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Old 9 May 2004, 02:16 AM   #1
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i have just encoded a film from divx to mpeg2 usind TMPGEnc but the file is bigger than 4.7 gig how can i fit it on a dvd without editing the film please help
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Old 9 May 2004, 08:54 AM   #2
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use dvd shrink and compress to ur needs...

if dont understand how to use dvd shrink ask again....
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To hayhan101:

Before you use DVD Shrink to compress the size of your film, you must first "Author" the mpeg 2 file into a DVD-related file structure (.IFO, .BUP, .VOB) with an authoring application such as "TMPGEnc DVD Author" (different than TMPGEnc) or "DVDLab". DVD Shrink will only work with a native DVD file structure, not a straight mpeg 2 file. However, if for some reason you would like to keep the file in mpeg 2 format, you could try and use a program called “ReJig”, which will compress mpeg files.
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Old 9 May 2004, 05:34 PM   #4
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Before you use DVD Shrink to compress the size of your film, you must first "Author" the mpeg 2 file into a DVD-related file structure (.IFO, .BUP, .VOB) with an authoring application such as "TMPGEnc DVD Author"

Thnks Ormonde... forgot that part..
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Old 9 May 2004, 07:58 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info
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"Thanks for the info"

Glad (We) could be of help, and hope it works out.
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Before you use DVD Shrink to compress the size of your film, you must first "Author" the mpeg 2 file into a DVD-related file structure (.IFO, .BUP, .VOB) with an authoring application such as "TMPGEnc DVD Author" (different than TMPGEnc) or "DVDLab". DVD Shrink will only work with a native DVD file structure, not a straight mpeg 2 file. However, if for some reason you would like to keep the file in mpeg 2 format, you could try and use a program called “ReJig”, which will compress mpeg files.
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I have a 7.x GB mpeg file (DVD compliant) that will not load in DVD Author. Do you know if there is a file size limitation? I get a "Cannot initialize decoder" error. However, when I authored a smaller file (1.5 GB) I got no such error. I was able to run it through TMPGenc and then Author had no problem but this seems like a waste of time (an extra 5 hours). All I want to do is take a large mpeg file and cut out commercials, add chapter points, maybe shrink it with DVDShrink (if necessary) and then burn it. I would ask Pegasys this question but since I am in my trial period with DVD Author, they won't address it.

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"when I authored a smaller file (1.5 GB) I got no such error."

If that particular method worked for you, just use the "Merge and Cut" feature in TMPGEnc and chop the 7.x GB mpeg file into smaller files. (5 or more) Then use DVD Author and import the individual file segments.
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Looks like it had nothing to do with the file size. I just authored a 5+ GB file with no problems. I am really mystified. The source file settings are the same in each instance. I have tried authoring about 6 files from 350 MB to 7+ GB and half of them generate the error "Cannot initialize decoder". Maybe the problem isn't with TMPG or my mpeg encoder...maybe it is my computer...?
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"Maybe the problem isn't with TMPG or my mpeg encoder...maybe it is my computer...?"

Possibly. How powerful is your CPU? How much RAM do you have?
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"I was able to run it through TMPGenc and then Author had no problem but this seems like a waste of time (an extra 5 hours)."

This would indicate that, despite what you've said, the initial file was NOT DVD-compliant...
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"I was able to run it through TMPGenc and then Author had no problem but this seems like a waste of time (an extra 5 hours)."

This would indicate that, despite what you've said, the initial file was NOT DVD-compliant...
You are probably right, although I'm not sure why. According to Snapstream (Beyond TV) and Pegasys (TMPG Author) the problem most likely lies with the hardware encoder (although not sure why the error was "cannot initialize decoder "). I would think that if the mpeg encoding setting are not changed from file to file that they would all come out the same way However, as I've mentioned before, some files need to be re-encoded before Author and some do not.
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