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10 GB file onto a 4.7 GB dvd

Discussion in 'PS3 Media & Streaming' started by bekko, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. bekko

    bekko Active Member

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    Hi i have a 10 gb mkv file i am wanting to put on a 4.7 GB dvd disk am i right in thinking i need to use a program like dvd shrink to get the file size down to 4.7GB ?
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    No DVDShrink is for compressing DVD-video - and was designed to compress movies originally on dual layer disks to fit onto a regular single layer DVD+/-R.

    I don't know of any standalone equipment that will play .MKV files so does it really need to be a single DVD?

    If say the MKV file is an HD movie, your best bet is to split/cut the video over a few disks - as compressing it further would just make a mess of the file quality-wise. MKV2VOB will repack the video into a .vob file which playsback on the PS3, and you can also tell it to split the files to DVD-R/CD-R sizes etc.
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    I was wanting to play the disk/file on a standard dvd player so the .mkv would have to be changed to something like .AVI ?
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    Your never going to get that MKV (I'm assuming a 1080p rip) onto a DVD without reducing the quality.

    All you can do is use something like ConvertXtoDVD (Not free but by far the best quality video to DVD conversion software)
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    Yes, you'll need to convert it to another format to play it on a standalone player. Your player may support DivX/XviD .avi files saved to a CD or DVD - but like the others have said I recommend you avoid that and convert it to standard DVD.

    I agree ConvertXtoDVD is a good prog as it will convert just about anything.

    A free solution which should work is FAVC. The only reason this will not work is if you have dts audio in the MKV file as opposed to Dolby Digital , as i don't think that is supported. Check it out here/download at videohelp.com:

    FAVC

    I've used it a few times to convert HD MKV files to DVD in the past and it's fairly simple. I'm sure there's even a guide on that page that will tell you step by step how to do it, although it's essentially a one-click solution.
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    Thanks ye it is a 1080p file if i use convertXtodvd will it be of a good quality say as good as dvd even though it will compress it quite abit ?
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    Yes the quality will be as good as DVD.
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    It would probably be quicker and easier to download a new version, either a Xvid dvd rip or a dvd-r.
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    Does the standard player have a USB slot ?
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    But surely that wouldn't be legal ;)
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    No it doesn't.
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    You mean all these file..........
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    Ive been reading with interest guys as I have a similar problem,for xmas I got a WD Media player which is superb,it has played every file ive thrown at it so far! the problem i have is that I have several large movie files (some as big as 8gb) mostly .mkv that I have downloaded sitting on my laptop and I cannot get them on to any usb/ex hard drive as they are larger than 4gb is there a way to shrink these or wll i have to bin them?
    Oh bye the way- Happy Christmas.

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