Quicktime to WMA files

  ronec 20:53 22 Jun 2006

When I convert the Quicktime video files from my digital still camera to WMA files, to play on Windows Media Player, the file size increases ten fold, i.e. 3.4 mbs goes to 37.2 mbs.
If I then convert them to DVD files to play on my DVD player through my TV they grow to Gb size.
Is this OK or am I going about it the wrong way. My memory is quickly dissapearing from my computer.

  rodriguez 00:18 23 Jun 2006

This is normal, but the compression level should be able to be changed when you save the WMA file to stop it from growing too big. DVD's will take up GB's of space because it upscales the video to MPEG2 format which requires a lot of space. DVD files don't normally go to 1 GB unless the video is half an hour or more so it depends how long your QuickTime files go on for.

  ronec 09:48 23 Jun 2006

Thanks Rodriguez. One of my dvd's lasts about 20minutes and is over 2Gb in size, but I suppose if I had compressed it in the first place it would have been smaller. I will just have to delete them from my hard drive when I have copied them to DVD.

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