single layer dvd (4.7gb) + 4.3gb movie file = dvd too small.

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single layer dvd (4.7gb) + 4.3gb movie file = dvd too small.

Postby elm27 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:01 am

So i tried burning a 4.3gb movie file onto a single layer memorex 4.7gb dvd and it says i need a dual layer disc. i have the settings on a target size of 4700mb (custom), ntsc (720*480). What should i do?
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Re: single layer dvd (4.7gb) + 4.3gb movie file = dvd too sm

Postby JoeB » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:12 am

elm27 wrote:So i tried burning a 4.3gb movie file onto a single layer memorex 4.7gb dvd and it says i need a dual layer disc. i have the settings on a target size of 4700mb (custom), ntsc (720*480). What should i do?


What you should do is look at your settings again. The dropdown for Target Size in the Encoding settings does not say 4700mb for DVD-5 but 4300mb. So why have you chosen to use Custom at 4700? A 4.7gb disc really only holds a bit over 4.3gb. Lots of info about this on the 'net.

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Postby elm27 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:17 am

ahh i see, i have the target size set at 4700mb because the DVD says it can fit 4.7gb. but i didnt know that the size is 4300. if i want to fit a large movie file (4.5gb) onto a 4.3gb dvd what settings do i use for the highest quality.

thank you for the quick response by the way!
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Postby JoeB » Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:22 am

elm27 wrote:ahh i see, i have the target size set at 4700mb because the DVD says it can fit 4.7gb. but i didnt know that the size is 4300. if i want to fit a large movie file (4.5gb) onto a 4.3gb dvd what settings do i use for the highest quality.

thank you for the quick response by the way!


The file size of the input video is basically irrelevant. It is the runtime of the project that matters. Read the Sticky near the top of the forum on the subject of Answers to Most of your Conversion questions, and the links it provides to other threads on this issue, for more in-depth info.

If you really do want to understand what's happening, then read the sticky I referred you to. But as I have a few minutes available I'll give you the quicky guide:

If your project runtime is up to 80 minutes - use the SP setting;
If it's up to 160 minutes - use the MP setting;
If it's over 160 minutes - use the LP setting.

And, generally speaking, for good quality input of theatrical releases, the Lancsoz filter is likely the best choice in settings.

For more info for those projects that may be exceptions to the general rules, you'll have to work your way through the info on sticky to which I referred you, 'cause that's where the info resides.

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Re: single layer dvd (4.7gb) + 4.3gb movie file = dvd too sm

Postby bjsnode2811 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:34 pm

I would love to know why your replies are always condescending and just out right rude
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