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I have videos in MP4. I want to convert to DVD and burn to 4.7 gb disc. The file is 4.76 gb so I get the message to insert correct disc. I thought there was was an option to compress to fit on the 4.7 gb disk. I cannot find that option.

 

Can you help with this.

 

Thanks in advance.

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MPEG-2 for DVD-Video allows for some neat Fit-to-DVD5 extra compression (‘requantizing’) if the difference isn’t too much. The same feature does not apply to MP4.

If the source file is not MPEG-2, and you want to convert to DVD-Video (VIDEO_TS), then the conversion will result in a different output file size, which may be more or may be less.

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No need to jump through conversions as Video is measured in TIME and file size has nothing to do with it.

 

A 4.7 DVD will hold about 1 hour of HQ Video.

 

One thing we have to watch in the NXT 4/5 is that Roxio took out any control for quality in MyDVD :o So it is up to us to control time in VideoWave otherwise MyDVD will degrade quality just to keep it one one disc.

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Sorry it took so long to reply but old people have trouble like this - oh there goes a butterfly. I was pondering my options and your responses really helped.

 

Back to my earlier question it is wiser to just use dual layer DVDs correct? Then this is not a problem and the quality is there.

 

Thanks for your help

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Burned DL can still be a bit flakey...

 

The commercial DL Discs are actually pressed just like a 78 record :lol: They are pretty reliable but burned DL media often gets lost in the transitional track that switches to the next layer.

 

I personally have not had issues but my DL burning is small and limited to friends and family. Read that as maybe 20 DL discs in the last 10 years :huh:

 

Remember TIME is the measure and 1 hour per 4.7 GB disc is the magic number.

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