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Old 3 Jul 2007, 03:37 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, ANY help would be appreciated. Although I am sure I am just overlooking something.

I have my complete season one of Prison Break on my harddrive. When I look at it, it says it is 7.50GB (in AVI format). I would like to put this onto a Dual Layer DVD (8.5GB). I have learned to use DVD Flick but it seems even with the autofit ON, the whole season will not fit on a single DL DVD.

Am I doing the math wrong? 7.5GB IS less than 8.5GB right? I'm new, to this converting stuff. I didn't expect this all to fit on one 8.5GB DVD, but it would be nice if it did. Or even on two 8.5GB DVDs. But the way it seems to work out, I would have to use FOUR Dual Layer DVDs, Which is too expensive for my liking.

Can I not convert this, then use a program that "shrinks movies to fit them on dvds" ???
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7.5GB AVI will not NECESSARILY fit into 8.5GB DVD.The original avi may have been highly compressed.What is the length(timewise) of your video file?
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assuming you have captured these in avi directly that's still about 900 minutes of video and if you can't play them on a divx capable player then you would need to burn 8 single layer disks

now if these were downloaded that would be against the rules
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Well, paglamon, it's 22 X's about 42mins... so just over 900 minutes of video.

Chewy: does it matter if it is 8 single layer or 4 double layer discs??? I suppose I should just stop being cheap and buy a DivX capable player.

oh, and of course their not downloaded! that would be against the rules!
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oh yeah, why did my posts go back down to 1 ??? i had like 4 or 5!!! lmao
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it may be my imagination but dvd flick seems to take extra long when I tested converting 170 minutes of avi files to fit one dvd, I did notice the quality degrading
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yeah, i heard it's a slow process no matter what you use, and everyone keeps telling me to just buy a DVD player that plays DivX. I was just doing this to learn how to do it, and I will probably not convert very many things unless i have to.

Do you know of a program that is significantly better than DVD Flick???
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You can try ConvertXtoDVD(shareware). Don't know whether it is significantly better.
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Even a Divx capable standalone player probably won't be able to play that file. AFAIK none are able to play AVIs over 2GB.
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Even a Divx capable standalone player probably won't be able to play that file. AFAIK none are able to play AVIs over 2GB.
Yes.But why this restriction?
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from the original spec's in 96 w/ 1gig limit(header) then added another gig with extended header

directshow's new standard is ~17TB
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One possible reason, but IIRC AVI 1.0 was limited to 2GB. Another possibility (at least for some players) is the player may not support the UDF file system.
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OK.I made a little test.Created a XviD avi of 2.5GB.Burned it on a DVD-RW as UDF1.02.Tried playing it in my LG standalone.Know what? It played without any problem.
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Did it play the whole way through? Apparently most standalone players will read the file up to around 2GB.

(Sorry for the lateness).
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Did it play the whole way through? Apparently most standalone players will read the file up to around 2GB.

(Sorry for the lateness).
Well, I played it in parts.Fast forwarded to nearly the end of the disc(well beyond 2GB mark) and played from there.Didn't find time yet to play continuously.
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