So i was recording a movie using Mirillis Action! , and when it finished , it was 14.4gb (gigabytes). My dvds can only hold 8gb , but i need to burn this to a dvd. When i try to convert it to WMV , mp4 , ect windows movie maker cant read it. It just says : windows movie maker cant read this.
Im using a windows 7 computer .
The movie is in .avi format.
The movie size is 14.4gb.
Please help !!!!!!!
I will give anymore info if someone asks.
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Thread: .avi too big for dvd
Last edited by BettaFish; 10th Jan 2014 at 00:57.
Best to have a better title.Why are you trying to convert it?Just do a search for dvd converting and burning.I think,therefore i am a hamster.
A title like "Help!!!" is not allowed because anyone searching for a solution to a problem like yours will have a more difficult time finding your thread among all the others titled "Help!!!".
Rename your thread to something actually about your problem.
According to their site you have the choice to capture using their own proprietary AVI codec or H.264. I hope you chose H.264 or you'll probably never be able to convert it to a DVD playable on regular DVD players. If you don't know what you have, post the text information about it from MediaInfo.
If it's H.264 then Avs2DVD should be able to make a DVD from it. If it's this FICV AVI, start over again. Forget Windows Movie Maker.
Just what the world and YouTube need - more gameplay videos.
Sorry about the title .
But i can't really start over recording a 2 hour video. Is there any OTHER way i can make my .avi file smaller than 14.4gb?
If you can convert it to MP4 after the capture using the program's software then, yes, you should be able to make it any size you want. But it won't play in any DVD players if all it can make from the AVI is an MP4.
Then my only option is to buy bigger DVDs . I just looked on Action! , and i can only record at AVI and MP4 , H.264 doesn't seem to be a option.
FICV (Fast Intra Compression Video - Mirillis codec)
Linear PCM (Stereo/5.1) (AVI)
AAC LC (Stereo/5.1) (MP4)
Last edited by manono; 10th Jan 2014 at 01:17.
Thank you very much ! I'll record it again using the MP4 format. One last thing , there are 2 MP4's : MP4 , and MP4 (Intel Quick Sync Video). I just need to know which one to use , because i don't want to waste another 2 hours using the wrong format. Thanks !
Maybe choose the Intel one if your computer can use its Quick Sync Video feature. If you can't, or don't know what that is, just go with the regular MP4.
Only certain newer Intel CPUs have that feature and the output quality isn't all that good:
Thanks again. I think i'll go with the regular MP4 just to be safe with the quality.
Last edited by BettaFish; 10th Jan 2014 at 01:30.