How to burn an AVI or a MOV file?!?!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dontwalkhand, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    I have to burn a movie for a project, the .MOV file is 696MB, and the AVI file is 701MB.

    I drop the files into iDVD, and it turns into 6GBs for some reason! Why is that? Is there any way at all to burn these to a DVD that I can watch on a regular DVD player?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    It's converting to MPEG-2. Try lowering the quality of the file?
     
  3. petemwah macrumors regular

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    i find the best thing to use to quickly burn movie files to dvd is roxio toast x
     
  4. dontwalkhand thread starter macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    Thank you, I Have had Toast Titanium on my computer for a while, never thought of using it though! Thanks very much :)
     
  5. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    One note. The size of the avi and mov files are irrelevant. What will matter as far as fitting them on a DVD that will play in a standard home player is the length in minutes/hours of the files. To get them both on a standard dvd, your max will be around 2 hours. 4 hours for a dual-layer.
     

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