Movie files are 350mb each, DVD is 4.7gb. But I can only fit two movies onto a DVD

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by neiltaylor83, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. neiltaylor83 macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2009

    I am trying to burn a certain fabulous series onto DVD using IDVD. Each episode is around 350mb in size, however I can only fir two episodes approx 700mb onto this DVD. When in my eyes I should be able to fit 12 episodes onto a DVD.

    I am using an Imac, the files are AVI files. I have changed the encoding from Best Performance to Best Quality.

    Can someone help?
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    When trying to burn a normal video DVD file size doesn't matter. It's file length that's important because the file has to get converted into DVD standard MPEG2 before it's burned to disk. iDVD, I think, won't put anymore than 2hrs on a DVD.

  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    iDVD converts the files into DVD (MPEG-2) format, which requires more space than your original files. If your player can read AVI then you will need to use different software (such as Finder) to create the disc.
  4. neiltaylor83 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2009

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