so if i dl a 700mb avi, why does it burn at 4.37gb?

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  1. kilabeez0

    kilabeez0 New Member

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    Probably a dumb question but i really dont know. It fills the dvd to capacity even though its a 700mb avi.:x:
     
  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    your software probably attempts to do some up-sampling :dunno:
     
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    Yeah, what SLED said; if the AVI is high-enough quality, the DVD-burning software is probably artificially increasing the resolution of the AVI so that your DVD will have the highest quality possible. It's pretty uncommon to find a commercially-produced DVD that doesn't use up the entire available space, for that very reason.

    Or, it could also be that the AVI is compressed (not a common practice -- MPEG is usually used for compressed video -- but it does happen) and the translation to DVD format (also a version of MPEG) is making it take up a lot more space. Or, yet another possibility is that your DVD-burning software is padding the end of the movie with blank data for God-knows-what-reason.
     
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    kilabeez0 New Member

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    using Nero
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I don't know enough about Nero to be of any help, then. Just dig around in the settings for a while, and look for something that has to do with DVD movie compression.
     
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    it's not going to "upsample" anything. a 700MB *AVI* is not going to be a 700MB *MPEG2*.

    Remember, when burning DVDs, the compliant format is MPEG2, which uses considerably more space than XVID, which is probably what that AVI is.

    And I'm willing to bet you pirated the AVI, so why are you even talking about it here?
     
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    FyreDaug lolswift

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    kilabeez0 New Member

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    um who said anything about pirating asswipe? shouldn't you be having a mechanic change the oil on your VW beetle Geek Squad car?
     
  9. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    no illegal content found, just software talk, however, i can see where this is going. Please keep the kindergarden name calling to a minimum.
     
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