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Converting AVI files to dvd writable files

by jasontflaco / October 5, 2006 12:26 PM PDT

i have a couple videos from my old camara

they are avi

i need to burn a lotta copies for family but everytime
i burn them its transcodes the video

i need to know a program so i can just transcode the video and save it so i can delete the original

it will be faster to burn because it takes like 2 horus to transcode and like 5 min to burn

someone plz help thanks

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Next time, save the resulting MPEG 2 files.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 5, 2006 11:42 PM PDT

The sad answer is that for DVD there is this 1GB file break point where your single AVI when converted to DVD will result in multiple MPEG 2 files. The convenience of a single playable file will vanish as your ready to burn MPEG 2 files will be limited to 1GB.

I won't explain further that issue since there are too many articles on the internet about that.

While we can solve it, the person who I solved it for immediately complained about the DVD limitations.

-> How about this. Create the DVD in some .ISO form and then when you need a new copy, just burn the .ISO.


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It's really not clear to me what you are talking about.
by Kiddpeat / October 6, 2006 12:28 PM PDT

Are you saying mpeg-2 files cannot be larger than 1 gig? Are you saying that mpeg-2 files larger than 1 gig cannot be burned to DVD? Further explanation really is needed.

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For DVD, yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 6, 2006 1:31 PM PDT

Look at DVD file structures and you'll discover this issue (or non-issue depending on your point of view.)

There is no explanation needed here. DVD layout and limitations are widely documented. I just wanted to share that they may not like the result.


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