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    Hi I got 2 problems. I want to burn a 700mb .avi file onto a single 700mb CD. I have searched many guides/tuts on Google and don't find what i need. I tried using Nero 8 and try to make a VCD of it, after 40 mins of encoding Nero changed the 700mb into a 1GB file. I understand how that happened, that's because .avi file is supposed to be compressed, just like .mp3. So after changing to the VCD format, it's larger.

    But i just want to burn the 700mb file as it is onto a 700mb disc. Is this possible without too much of a hassle?

    I know i can split the 700mb .avi file into 2 parts using AVI Splitter, and then burn them separately onto two 700mb CDs, but that's going to waste more time for me and i would much like it better to just burn it straight on a CD.

    I don't wish to waste a DVD just for a 700mb movie. I know heaps of ways to burn it to DVD, and i have used heaps of tools before. But i don't want that. I think it's too much of a waste for a DVD, sure i can use programs like DVD Flick, DVD Santa, DVD FAB Platinum, ConvertX to DVD etc, there're HEAPS of those tools i can use and i've used hundreds of them before. But i don't wish to convert a 700mb file to a DVD format, because it's just making the file larger and wasting a DVD and also wasting more time.

    So anyway, i don't wish to waste my DVDs on a 700mb movie, i need the DVDs for other things more important than this. I just want to burn the 700mb file as it is without making it larger or anything. And imagine people who doesn't have a DVD writer, they can't do it this way then, so PLEASE DON'T SUGGEST anything related to what i just said.

    Please RECOMMEND "ANY" tool that will do the job.



    Now, i know it's getting a bit annoying and pretty long already but here's my 2nd question. Is there any tool that can convert/comrpess a 4.7GB DVD movie into a 700mb file? I've found a few guides on Google but those take too many steps as well as using 3 programs and A LOT of time just to do this. I just need a simple program that does everything for me. I don't want to manually configure the encoding settings etc, there're some burning softwares that makes u do all this work and that's just plain annoying and waste of time.
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    I guess your dvd player doesn't support DivX?

    VCD=80minute video on a 700MB/CD. If you want smaller format you can make so called XVCD with lower video bitrate. I would try DIKO then.
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    If you have a Divx type DVD player, then just burn it as a data disc with ImgBurn. I'll assume it's Divx player compatible. Otherwise you would need to re-encode it to a proper Divx format.

    If you want to play it on a regular DVD player, you don't have much choice as you would need to re-encode it to a MPEG format, either VCD, SVCD or DVD. It would need 2 or more VCDs, 2 SVCDs or one DVD.

    If you want to convert a DVD to Divx/Xvid, try AutoGk.

    And welcome to our forums.
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  4. I use the free program ImgBurn to burn files to discs
    http://www.imgburn.com/

    A AVI file that is 699 MB (733*986*816 bytes) large fits on a 700Mb CD disc
    Just burn it as a Data disc


    You can use FairUse Wizard to convert a DVD to a 700Mb file
    http://www.fairusewizard.com/
    My tip is to download FairUse Wizard from the VideoHelp site
    https://www.videohelp.com/tools/FairUse_Wizard
    Click on the "Download from mirror download" link
    Hubba hubba zoot zoot.......... :)
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    hi and thanks for the replies guys. I'm not sure if my DVD player can play .avi files or not, is there a easy and fast way to check? Sure i could burn it and test it but how can i tell if i just look at the DVD player?

    and as for the XVCD format with lower video bitrate, that means the video quality is worse rite?
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    Originally Posted by chaoscreater
    hi and thanks for the replies guys. I'm not sure if my DVD player can play .avi files or not, is there a easy and fast way to check? Sure i could burn it and test it but how can i tell if i just look at the DVD player?
    Usually there are a bunch of logos indicating what formats it can play: eg
    DVD
    VCD
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    And most Avi files are actually DivX. Use a program like GSpot to tell for sure.

    Of course, it should be in the manual too.

    And a blank CD is about 20 cents, so it's not a large investment to just suck it and see.

    It's often useful to have a few CDRWs for playing around and seeing what works.
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    ok thanks and if i want to know if the avi files are actually Divx or not, do i just load it with Gspot? Lol funny name for the program XD
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    Originally Posted by chaoscreater
    ok thanks and if i want to know if the avi files are actually Divx or not, do i just load it with Gspot? Lol funny name for the program XD
    Yes, it's free and pretty easy to use.
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