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I captured the video off a vhs tape to my hardrive. the tape was 2:04 hrs long but the avi file is almost 28 gbs. how do i get this file on one dvd?

As you already get your answers, I just want to add to the "why".

 

When captured the video and audio are not necessarily compressed; hence the very large size.

Think of comparing an uncompressed BMP bitmap file to a (compressed) JPEG file.

 

(And there are a variety of compression methods available, with and without loss of quality. Codecs contain the algorithms and methods for the given Encoding and Decoding.)

 

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No, but you can bring the video clip into VideoWave (Edit Video-Advanced), and split it into 2 productions. Delete the 2nd half, and save the production under a name such as Part A. Now, start a new production, bring that video file back in, and split it at the same place. Delete the first half this time, and save the production under a name such as Part B.

 

 

Close VideoWave, open MyDVD (Create DVDs-Advanced), bring in the first production, and burn it to a DVD. Close MyDVD, open it again, and bring in the second production, and burn it to a DVD.

 

 

Edit: Or, if you have a DL burner, you can try burning the 2 hour video (not split) to a Folder Set, then burning that to a DL disc with Video Copy And Convert.

thanks, I'll try that.

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I captured the video off a vhs tape to my hardrive. the tape was 2:04 hrs long but the avi file is almost 28 gbs. how do i get this file on one dvd?

 

File size means nothing, it is the timelength of the video that is the important parameter. A standard 4.7GB video will hold a 60 minute video at best quality. At lowest quality you can squeeze 120 minutes on the DVD but it might not be watchable. I would recommend that you split the long video and put it on 2 DVDs.

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File size means nothing, it is the timelength of the video that is the important parameter. A standard 4.7GB video will hold a 60 minute video at best quality. At lowest quality you can squeeze 120 minutes on the DVD but it might not be watchable. I would recommend that you split the long video and put it on 2 DVDs.

 

I will try that because I burned to one 4.7 and I cannot play dvd. Is there a way to configure roxio to split video to 2 dvds or do I have to recapture in 1 files?

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I will try that because I burned to one 4.7 and I cannot play dvd. Is there a way to configure roxio to split video to 2 dvds or do I have to recapture in 1 files?

 

No, but you can bring the video clip into VideoWave (Edit Video-Advanced), and split it into 2 productions. Delete the 2nd half, and save the production under a name such as Part A. Now, start a new production, bring that video file back in, and split it at the same place. Delete the first half this time, and save the production under a name such as Part B.

 

 

Close VideoWave, open MyDVD (Create DVDs-Advanced), bring in the first production, and burn it to a DVD. Close MyDVD, open it again, and bring in the second production, and burn it to a DVD.

 

 

Edit: Or, if you have a DL burner, you can try burning the 2 hour video (not split) to a Folder Set, then burning that to a DL disc with Video Copy And Convert.

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