Problem with burning .avi files to a DVD

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  1. Jackasscoley15 15 Delicious Flavors

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    Hey all, I recently just got a DVD burner packaged with Nero 7 Essentials and am having problems burning some .avi files. When I go to "Make a DVD-Video" and start to add my files to the project (around 175-250 MB each), they take up around ten times more space than they should (1-2 gigs). Does anybody know if I'm doing something wrong? Have the wrong settings, maybe? Remember, I'm Supernoob when it comes to this, so please, be gentle.
     
  2. JaD Thriller Night

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    i have a burner that came with Nero too

    i think thats just the way it goes

    like the size of the original file doesnt even matter i think, u drag any type of video file into the program to burn onto DVD, its gonna almost triple in size because of the encoding or whatever, just have to work it out with what cds ur gonna burn


    (ha and u've got the same location as me haha, everyones going to the winchester)
     
  3. JTIZZLEVILLE Registered

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    A movie file has to be in a certain format so that it plays on a dvd player after burning. I know for certain that .avi isn't that format so when you start burning it Nero probably goes ahead and converts your .avi to the correct format during the burning process.

    And that dvd format (I can't remember the name right now) is probably bigger than an .avi format.

    I've burned .avi movies that are 300 mb but when I convert them to burn they end up being so big they are the only thing I can fit on the dvd.
     
  4. Asteroid-Man Registered

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    avi's do that when converted to a VOB while burning. Convert it to an MPEG first then try again.
     
  5. Jackasscoley15 15 Delicious Flavors

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    Thanks for the advice, guys. :yay: I think I'll try converting to MPEG and see how that goes.
     
  6. strikezone89 Smarks Chat CM PUNK :-/

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    well i have a good program called Xilisoft AVI to DVD Converter.. it cost money. unless you can find a crack.... which is easy. (USE GOOGLE) lol

    anyways the program does as it's called.
    it burns avi files straight to dvd and you can create your own menu and stuff like that.
    very easy and user friendly
     
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    A lil tip I wanted to share on this.When Im creating a file like this I allow it to "do its thing" , but when I go to burn I always put the Iso file in a different folder and burn it from there.Many programs try and force VOB on you(like DVDFlick) but Ive learned that format wont play in many players.((VOB files wont play in my PS2,but ISO's will))
    Kind of unrelated but I had a brain fart when I read "VOB":oldrazz:
     

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