Burning 6 movies to one DVD?

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  1. macsForLife macrumors member

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    Hey guys, I have all of Top Gear season 11 (6 episodes), and each one is ~700 MB. I made a great title page in iDVD, and have everything working (It took a while, lol), and now I want to burn it, and of course I forgot that it doesn't matter if its a 50x50 pixel clip, if its long enough you can't fit more than a certain amount. Now of course, it will fit based on the file sizes, 6*700 is about 4.2 gigs, plus the other stuff, it comes to about 4.45 or something. Each one is roughly an hour long. I would love to put it all on one disc, the native quality is pretty good, its not like it has to be encoded to put only one per disc, if I could get all 6 on there it would look fine. How can I do this? I need this disc by tomorrow, so any answers would be great!
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    You could fit it on one single DVD disc. A dvd is 4.7, 4.8 GB. If that doesn't work, just buy a dual layer, which has 9gbs.
     
  3. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Not do it in iDVD? You could always just burn a folder containing each episode along with a copy of the player program. It won't play in a dvd player, but it's something.

    As far as I know, iDVD doesn't care about how long your clips are, only how much space they take up. Perhaps you're taking up too much space. I know it shows less than 4.5GB, but there are always overheads, try taking something out.

    Another thing is iDVD has a limit of 99 tracks, and each item, menu, and slideshow might use several tracks each, putting you over the limit.

    hope that helps.
     
  4. macsForLife thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I kinda want it to play in a dvd player. It says that the project size is 20.097 gigs, which I think what it will be after it is burned, if it is encoded at the regular rate, but all the files together are around 4.2 gigs. I read something about converting them to dvd files and then burning, does anybody know about this?
     
  5. j26 macrumors 65832

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    If you can get hold of Visualhub (great app, but it's been discontinued by the dev) it can author up to 18 hours of video to a single dvd. You might be able to pick up a copy somewhere.

    Here's the website for what it's worth
     
  6. macsForLife thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks so much, I'll see if I can torrent it, downloading a discontinued program isn't steeling is it? :confused:
     

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