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Old 01-21-04, 10:38 PM
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DVD-R, how do I save more then 2 hours of video on a dvd?

DVD-R, how do I save more then 2 hours of video on a dvd?
Software compression?? I know this can be done just need some help on how this is done?
Compression software names what dvd creator software will except the compressed file?
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Have you tried dvdshrink?

http://www.dvdshrink.org
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You'll need to use a program that can give you a higher level of MPEG2 compression (lower bitrate). Then just burn it as usual.
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how do the DVDs end up looking using dvdshrink..?
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I would suggest TMPGEnc to compress .mpg files if that's the type you're working with.

As Alvis recommends, DVDRhelp.com has all your answers.
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If the Video already MPEG-2 format, you can author the DVD using a program like DVD-lab. This will create the VIDEO_TS folders and the necessary navigations from the MPEG-2 source. You can then use DVDShrink to get it to fit on a standard DVD.

If the Video isn't already MPEG-2 and you need to Convert it, then use a program like TMPGEnc and a bitrate calculator to determine the settings you'll need to fit the video onto your DVD.

How much do you want to put on the DVD?
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First thank you all for your posts.
Breaux124 I have a movie that I am moving from VHS to DVD 2hr 18 min. the format of the capture device is Windows MovieMaker.
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You should be fine lowering the bitrate of VHS source to fit it onto a DVD.

DVDShrink can easily do it if it's already in MPEG2 form, but preferably you still have it in AVI form (uncompressed) in which case TMPGEnc is a good solution.

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