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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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.
I use the free program ImgBurn to burn files to discs
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
My tip is to download FairUse Wizard from the VideoHelp site
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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?
Originally Posted by chaoscreater
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.
Originally Posted by chaoscreater