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How to compress for burning to DVD?

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Mar 7, 2013 6:56 AM

Hi there. I have a series of .avi files that I want to burn to a single DVD. However, their total size is 4.7 GB. I cannot work out how to compress the files just a little bit in order to fit them on a single data DVD - any suggestions?

 

I have tried Toast but it only seems to compress Video_TS (?) folders for DVD-Video disks, not data disks. I have tried creating a disk image with Disk Utility and resizing, but the minimum resize that it gives me is 4.8 GB.

 

Appreciate any suggestions, thanks!

MacBook (13-inch Late 2009)
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (47,365 points)
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    Mar 7, 2013 7:17 AM (in response to Dri, WA)

    Try MPEG Streamclip to convert one of your largest files in the group to make it small enough for the entire group to fit on a data DVD.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,430 points)
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    Mar 7, 2013 8:26 AM (in response to Dri, WA)

    Have you tried using a dual-layer DVD?

  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (47,365 points)
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    Mar 11, 2013 8:33 AM (in response to Dri, WA)

    Toast can burn data DVD's but can't compress the data. It does compress when burning a standard definition DVD (MPEG-2 format) to make things fit.

    I don't use MPEG Streamclip enough to know more about its settings options and don't use AVI container files, either.

    Simple solution? Delete the smallest file in the list of files to make things fit.

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