iDVD and other Authoring

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by THEROC, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. THEROC macrumors member

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    Hello
    I have 2 AVI that i want to turn to DVD using iDVD. They are around approx 1.4G together. When I look at the 'Project info' the size of both files 'according to the information bar below is 10G. The DVD blank is 4.7G so I would have thought that both, after the DVD encoding, would have fit on that blank without problems. I would hate to waste a 2nd blank to fit both. Can someone help me with settings so I can somehow compress these 2 videos into 1 DVD blank.
    Thank You!
     
  2. martinX macrumors 6502a

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  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    iDVD is limited to approximately two hours of content. Whether you stick with iDVD, switch to Toast, or some other application, the .avi video must be transcoded to MPEG-2. That said, .avi is not a video format; it is a video container format. Most modern .avi video is DivX-encoded, a much higher compression format than MPEG-2. This means that the MPEG-2 version of your video will be several times larger than your .avi version. When transcoded to MPEG-2, your .avi files may still fit on a DVD but that is by no means guaranteed.
     
  5. THEROC thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys. I will take that on board. As for the duration of the clips...looking at about 3hrs. I would have thought the size mattered more than duration. I also have DVD studio. Will that be a better way to create the DVD? Funny, I used to do this a few years ago and have been out of the loop with all this encoding.Like I said, I will take all advise but if there is more, I will keep reading. Thank you Mac People.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    honestly, i think you should use Burn.app :)
     
  7. THEROC thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey..I tried Toast and it still only allowed me a clip which was about 1:30 hr. I am not after a great quality of output so it didn't matter. I will however take your advise and check that out.
     
  8. martinX macrumors 6502a

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    Did you select the auto recompression box?
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    Toast.app should work fine - im not sure why it isnt, probably a settlings thing - Burn should be able to fit it on.
     
  10. THEROC thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah...no. I have looked at the preferences and other settings and I can't see any that call it 'recompression'. The name of the program is Toast Titanium. Is that the same program? Could I have downloaded the wrong one?
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    sure - this is what you want to have it setup as.

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    the button is "automatic" for me. i fit 4x43min TV episodes + 1x2hr movie + 1x1hr TV episode onto 5.44GB! im SURE you can fit 3hrs into it using the correct settings.
     
  12. THEROC thread starter macrumors member

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    That's the one. The only thing I had different to you is that i had a menu, I didn't have play all items continually and video quality I had good thinking best would just increase the size. Still I wanted just 2 clips around 2hrs all up on a 4.7G dvd and I could only get 12 clip around 1:20hrs. How you got all that stuff even on an DL blank is beyond me but you obviously have the right settings.
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    it was compressed to the absolutely crapper ;) but hopefully that will work for you!
     

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