I have my DVD Premier 8 and when I try to add a 118 mb avi file to the prodject, it says that my total space taken up is around 3.3 GB. Is this true? Why was there such a large flux in size?
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Originally Posted by NHLroyrocks
Choose a supported target format in your DVD program. They often default to ~ 90min 6Mb/s MPeg2. It will still work with ~7 hours 320x240 so long as audio is set to 48KHz.
I'm sorry, but I think you underestimate my incompetence in these endeavors. Let me show you what i have and what I want.
These are the file properties of a video I have.
Along with the options i have to choose from.
I have a DVD-R 4.7 GB
I am wondering what settings to put on the authoring software so that i can fit the most on the DVD but still have good quality picture.
A 50 minute video converted to a 3.3GB MPEG-2 file would be encoded at about 8700kbps. If you want it smaller, reduce the bitrate. I used the VideoHelp Bitrate calculator to determine that. You can probably reduce the bitrate down to about 6000kbps if you need more space on the DVD. Much below that and you will likely have a fair amount of quality loss. A DVD-5 holds about 4.37GB. For the DVD specifications and format, look to 'WHAT IS' DVD to the upper left on this page.
BTW, the size of a AVI type file has little or nothing to do with the size of the encoded MPEG file. It goes by the running time only and the space you have available on your media. You should be able to get one hour of video on a DVD at good quality.