avi file to cd disc

  dp600 10:33 24 Nov 2003

I am trying to cpy som avi files to cd so i can play them in my DVD the file is 699 long as the cd is 700 lonb but i get the mess that the cd dos not have enough space.I am using Nero Expres on win xp.

Thank You Dave

  bremner 12:12 24 Nov 2003

You would be much better off converting the avi file to an mpeg. This will reduce its size by about a factor of 8-10.

ie your 700MB avi file will be 70-100MB as an mpeg.

  dp600 12:30 24 Nov 2003

Thank you but i am new to all this how do I do that ?.

  bremner 12:50 24 Nov 2003

What software do you currently have for video editing - bare in mind if you have Windows XP it comes with Movie Maker

  dp600 12:59 24 Nov 2003

Ahead Nero Xpress

  bremner 14:50 24 Nov 2003

Noero is a burning program. Do you have something like Pinnacle Studio, MYDVD, Ulead Movie Maker.

Do you have Windows XP

  dp600 15:05 24 Nov 2003

yes i do have xp

  bremner 15:11 24 Nov 2003

Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Movie Maker.

Have a look around this program, it is good for a beginer. It is a cut down version of many of the Video Editing programs available.

You will be able to take your avi file and burn it onto CD. In doing so the avi file will be massively compressed allowing many more minutes of video on each CD.

  dp600 15:39 24 Nov 2003

Thank You

  Hyperangelic 15:45 24 Nov 2003

If your CD says it holds 700MB, it is unlikely to take a 699MB file unless you're doing a straight data burn. Formatting the disk takes up some space, and if you have an AVI file, there are files which will go on the disk in the background, to make it readable when you put it in a player or PC.

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