Thank you for your prompt response, My apologies for the delay in replying, I work away during the week.
The 4 dvds are holiday movies that were taken on tape camcorders or pictures taken on mobile phones and digital cameras. So i assume they are standard definition. Each holiday was then made in to a dvd which plays from start to finish as one movie. With the original DVDs, I joined all the clips together as one movie, burnt it to the hard drive, used DVD Shrink to get the size to 4GB then used 'Copy and Convert to burn it to DVDR discs.
I copied the 4 dvds onto my hard drive using 'Video copy and convert' (the copy part anyway). Then started a Bluray project in 'My Dvd'. Imported the 4 dvds to create a "top menu" with the 4 movies. Each movie then had chapters created as and where i wanted them, usually between days or events to create sub menus. The Bluray project says its :-
Used : 26025.5MB
Time Remaining : -00:28:42.
I have also tried altering the 'Quality' selector and this is the lowest i can get it by using the 'fit to disc' option.
If the project is burnt to the hard drive is there anyway of shrinking it to fit within the 25GB but leave all the menus working and then what program do I use to re-burn it to disc.
My bluray player is a samsung portable drive. I thought by using blu-ray I could save on storage space and i wanted to be able to take the disc and player round to family and friends. My folks also showed interest in having their movies put on one or two discs rather than 20 odd. I want the final disc to be able to be played on any Bluray player as a project with menus and chapters just as a commercial Bluray disc from the shops would.