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    I own a couple of compressed Blu ray movies that are in mkv format. These files are slightly larger than what a DL DVD holds. Around like 8.9GB in size.


    I did not do the video editing or compression, i simply downloaded them from the net.

    I guess i need help in re-encoding them so it fits properly into a DL DVD.

    Pls help me by telling me which programs to use.

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  2. Are you going to keep them as MKV, only shrinking the size, and then burning as a data disc, or do you want to convert them to DVD/MPEG-2 video and (probably) AC3 audio so you can make DVDs playable in a DVD player?
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    Originally Posted by manono
    Are you going to keep them as MKV, only shrinking the size, and then burning as a data disc, or do you want to convert them to DVD/MPEG-2 video and (probably) AC3 audio so you can make DVDs playable in a DVD player?

    Yes my original intention is to simply shrink it and burn as a data disc since i believe that this helps keep the quality intact but maybe i could also convert it so i can play it on my dvd player but the quality will decrease am i right?
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    If you want to be able to watch it on a DVD player, yes, the quality will have to be reduced. You can't watch HD video on a DVD player, so... say, for example, your video is 1920x1080. The maximum DVD resolution is 720x576 (PAL), 720x480 (NTSC), meaning you'd have to re-encode the video... and that's a guaranteed quality hit.

    Burning the file to a data disc as-is (assuming you can indeed fit it to a standard DVD-R/RW ) won't otherwise touch the data, so the quality shouldn't be affected.
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    i was hoping to get a few software recommendations.
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    Recoding will reduce quality. You might want to demux and cut out 500MB (e.g. the credit role + more).
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    I think you can use MKVMerge (not entirely sure with the BR-converted MKVs) to delete some unnecessary streams in the MKV. Does the MKV have more than one audio stream, and/or subtitles? If you don't need those alternate audio streams or subtitles, removing those might help bring the MKV under the DL limit. (Work on a copy of the video, of course, not the original, just in case.)
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    Well, if you split the MKV file in half, it would fit on 2 single layer DVD discs. Based on another thread you have, it would also seem that you would save a lot of time that way.
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    Also check to see if the movies are 1920x1080,lot of the mkv are 1920x800 and wont play properly on most blu-ray players unless they are resized to 1920x1080.Uncropmkv is what i use on these type of mkv.
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  10. HD mkv files are a good archive format, can be watched as HD or on a dvd, this is what I do;

    For Dvd, use ConvertxtoDvd, select DVD9/DVD5 depending on the size of your mkv. You should see "Excellent" for quality conversion, for a very nice DVD.

    For Blu-ray,
    For files larger than 4.2GB,
    open Mkvmerge, select "enable splitting, after this size" 4200000k, start muxing, which should produce 2 mkv files.

    Drop each new mkv file into tsmuxer, select AVCHD and burn with imgburn on a DVD5 RW for HD or FHD quality viewing...
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