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how do i burn a 780MB mpg file on a 700MB disc?

Old 08-26-02, 11:52 PM
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how do i burn a 780MB mpg file on a 700MB disc?

so i've got my mpeg 2 file ready to burn...but i can't figure out how i'm supposed to get it to fit on a disc that has a smaller capacity than the file i'm trying to burn. i have nero, which is supposed to work for this, but i can't figure it out. am i supposed to be adjusting block sizes or something? if it helps, i'm making a vcd.
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Old 08-27-02, 04:06 AM
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Well, I just made a couple SVCDs over the weekend, and that's most likely what you'll have to do. Somehow or another, they get more than 700 megs on a CD...as always, the guys @ VCDhelp.com can get you through this:

http://www.vcdhelp.com/author.htm
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just drop it in nero and burn as a vcd

780mb should be around 78 minutes.. and its an 80 minute cd
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but you can only do around 45min of svcd at full quality per disc...
Re-encode it with a smaller bitrate, or find out what bitrate its at right now.
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Originally posted by discostu1337
but you can only do around 45min of svcd at full quality per disc...
Re-encode it with a smaller bitrate, or find out what bitrate its at right now.
yeah, actually i have 2 files of about 45 minutes each. i open nero, select svcd, and drag the first file into the folder labeled mpeg. at this point the burn cd image becomes grayed out as the bar graph at the bottom goes past the red. am i doing something wrong?
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Old 08-27-02, 12:21 PM
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Originally posted by broadwayblue


yeah, actually i have 2 files of about 45 minutes each. i open nero, select svcd, and drag the first file into the folder labeled mpeg. at this point the burn cd image becomes grayed out as the bar graph at the bottom goes past the red. am i doing something wrong?
I tried doing this with Nero but was having problems - do you have the latest version of Nero? I would suggest you download ULEAD DVD Movie Factory - makes great SVCDs very easily.
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Old 08-27-02, 02:49 PM
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broadwayblue,

Others had similar questions in this thread, and we tried to clear things up a bit. Scroll down to the bottom:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=229781

The running time of the video is only relevant in conjunction with the bitrate. The size of the mpeg file is also only relevant relative to other factors. You need to know how many CD minutes it takes. If it's less than 80 (or just over for overburn), you can burn it.

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thanks guys. i got it to work. it was my fault as i was trying to add the mpg file to the svcd folder instead of the main drag and drop window. the picture quality is very good too. next time i'll try and add chapter titles.
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