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converting VHS and burning to DVD

By cola6598
Apr 10, 2006
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  1. Hi

    I am taking old videos created with a Handi-cam and burning the movies to DVD.
    The first one I did went well but it was small and fit on a 4.7 gb dvd.

    This next one is a bit bigger.

    This is what I have done.

    I have captured the movie using Windows Movie Maker.
    These have created files that are in the "windows media audio/video files".

    I now want to shrink these.

    DVD Shrink and DVD2one both want my file to be in a valid DVD-video file set.

    So I guess I need to convert these files to something not sure what:)

    Anybody have any idea how I can shrink these files (they are 6.2 gb by the way).

    (I know I can always buy double layer DVD's but pretty expensive still).

    Thx.

    Colleen
     
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    So they're WMV files? Those would have to be converted first to work on a DVD. www.videohelp.com should have some guides or tools to do the conversion. It would probably be better to just capture them as MPEG2 so they can be put directly on DVD. You can use an authoring program to edit the footage and create a DVD.
     
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