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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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?
Originally Posted by manono
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?
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.If cameras add ten pounds, why would people want to eat them?
i was hoping to get a few software recommendations.
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.)If cameras add ten pounds, why would people want to eat them?
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.
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.I think,therefore i am a hamster.
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 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...