iDVD '08 making the whole simple process very, NOT simple

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  1. wouldyoukindly macrumors member

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    Ok, so, long story short, no matter what size videos I add into iDVD it always says that I am exceeding the maximum space and must reduce the quality (even when I'm on the lowest quality setting).

    It seems to just increase the size of the files I'm adding.. I added two 350Mb files and yet it said that the DVD was coming up to 5.74Gb...

    I mean, wtf????

    Any help please guys, it's really p*ssing me off now...

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It's called MPEG-2. Size changes when you transfer to a playable DVD format. That's how it is.
     
  4. wouldyoukindly thread starter macrumors member

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    I know it changes... but why such a great amount??

    I'm guessing only solution is.. Dual layer DVDs?
     
  5. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    It changes because MPEG2 files for a DVD must be in a pretty specific format. Theres nothing you can do about it because its a DVD standard.
     

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