Can I place multiple .avi files in iDVD without encoding them?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 2Shae, May 27, 2007.

  1. 2Shae macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2006
    I want to make a DVD with menu for some tv shows that I have in .avi format (about 350mb each). The problem is that iDVD starts encoding the files which makes them a lot larger.
    I want to burn them on a standard dvd but it won't fit because of the encoding.

    I'll show you what I mean with these screenshots.

    iDVD - What I'm trying to make:

    Size that it puts out is way to big:

    Can this be done in iDVD, if not...
    With what kind of program can I do this?
  2. heehee macrumors 68020


    Jul 31, 2006
    Same country as Santa Claus
    For the DVD to work in a DVD player, it has to be encoded first. You have too many files to fit in to one DVD.
  3. 2Shae thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2006
    That's not a problem...I have a dvd player that can play avi as well
  4. Tinlad macrumors member

    May 1, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    Your DVD player will probably play .avi files on a data disk.

    Just create a burn folder, drop the files into it and burn it.

    You can't have the menus without re-encoding to DVD video. DVD video has to be MPEG-2, it can't be avi, which is why iDVD is re-encoding the video files.
  5. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2007
    Bristol, England
    then just burn the AVI's to disc without bothering with iDVD.

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