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Old 22nd May 2012, 18:39   #1  |  Link
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how to make a DVD playable disc?

I have quite a number of wmv, asf, avi, mp4, divx etc files that I want to make them playable on DVD players, in addition to computer. I don't need design for the DVD but just several arrays of box showing the clips and the viewers can choose the clips they want to watch by a simple remote. Up and Down, Enter, Going to next page....etc

Is there any free and clean software to do so? Thank you.

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Old 22nd May 2012, 18:56   #2  |  Link
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DVDFlick, AVStoDVD, DeVeDe, DVDStyler...

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hello, i am trying DvdFlick, but it seems it's going to take really so much space because when I've only added just three small videos with sizes of several tens each (i.e. 27mb, 37mb, 40mb) but the estimated harddisk space requirement rise up to 4XXX mb, I think it's really non-sense, is there any compression option available or other better software to solve this 'big-size' problem??

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See the answer in the other thread of yours.
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@kenny1999

First of all, do not cross post! I think this is the appropriate thread for your problems, not the General section.

Re your size problem with DVD Flick and DVDStyler, I believe you must have made some mistakes in the settings, and (like Ghitulescu already pointed out) it helps if you have some basic knowledge about the MPEG2 format.

The video format for DVD is MPEG2, and it looks like the majority of your source files are MPEG4 (either AVC = Advanced Video Codec = H.264, or ASP = Advanced Simple Protocol = DivX or XviD). The MPEG2 standard is inherently much less effective than MPEG4. This means that if you reencode your MPEG4 source files to MPEG2, you have to expect that the target files are at least 10 times bigger than the source files. Additionally your source files may have a frame size which is much smaller than the standard DVD frame size. The encoder has to resize the source files to meet the DVD standard which makes the target files even bigger.

As a rule of thumb the total duration of your DVD should not exceed 2 and a half hours (bitrate about 3800 kbps).

Now let's talk about the encoding apps:
DVD Flick's default settings (Project settings) specify DVD5 as the target size, bitrate is set to Automatic by default. To me it looks like you have changed one of these settings. If you leave these settings at their default values, DVD Flick will calculate the required bitrate to fill the DVD as much as possible.

The same is true for DVDStyler. In the settings you have to specify the target size, and the bitrate setting should be left at Automatic. With both apps I never had any oversizing problems using these default settings.


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