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    • markyramone
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    Fit 90 minutes on single side DVD

    I brought a quicktime reference of a 90 minute project in to AvidDVD. No menus or chapter points just a straight DVD that plays by default. However the movie is about 900mb in the red (on a 4.7gb single sided disc). Does anyone know of a formula or method for compressing in Squeeze to a custom duration? Or is is trial and error adjusting the data rate to bring the file size down?

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    Re: Fit 90 minutes on single side DVD

    Hello Mark,

    After you have brought the QT reference into AvidDVD you should go to the Preferences (I think it is under "File") and under SD change the bitrate to something smaller than the default.
    I don't have AvidDVD near at the moment, but I think the default is 8,000kb/s, you have to lower that and check the output size again.
    The lower the bitrate - the more you can fit onto a DVD - and the poorer the quality becomes!

    It's all a question of balance. You will probably also have to play around with the CBR/VBR settings there too.

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    Re: Fit 90 minutes on single side DVD

    Try 5,500 kb/s VBR and see how you go.  Should get you close with a reasonable quality burn.

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    Re: Fit 90 minutes on single side DVD

    I'd go with 5.7Mbps and 192K audio. Should just fit.

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    Re: Fit 90 minutes on single side DVD

    video quality is primary

    set 6200 vbr, 2 passes

    reencode audio to mp3 - 384

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  • Thu, Feb 2 2012 12:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: Fit 90 minutes on single side DVD

    Brilliant Douglas!

    Thanks for tripping my memory. I thought there was a way to do this from AvidDVD. FYI the encode settings were under "Project settings" not "Preferences" but  you set me on the right path (and you did say "I think" so I'll let it slide!).

    I can put up with a slight drop in quality, the project was not super high quality to begin with.

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    Re: Fit 90 minutes on single side DVD

    And thanks for everyone's suggested settings! Just glad I didn't need to go in to Squeeze to reduce the file size.

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    Re: Fit 90 minutes on single side DVD

    markyramone:
    Thanks for tripping my memory. I thought there was a way to do this from AvidDVD. FYI the encode settings were under "Project settings" not "Preferences" but  you set me on the right path (and you did say "I think" so I'll let it slide!).

    Yes Glad to hear you got it sorted.

    Actually I was going to write "Project Preferences" at that time. I know there are 2 similar sounding names involved.

    But all is well that ends well....... As you probably know by now I am a "cut out the middle man" BluRay/DVD creator..... and don't involve Squeeze in my workflow.

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  • Thu, Feb 2 2012 1:21 PM In reply to

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    Re: Fit 90 minutes on single side DVD

    If you need to see what your bitrate should be, do a google search for "bitrate calculator" and you will get several links to websites that will let you enter the time of the video and will then tell you the correct bitrate.

     

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    Re: Fit 90 minutes on single side DVD

    vpcmike:

    If you need to see what your bitrate should be, do a google search for "bitrate calculator" and you will get several links to websites that will let you enter the time of the video and will then tell you the correct bitrate.

     

    There is a very basic (inaccurate?) bitrate calculator in AvidDVD, where you set your media type.

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  • Thu, Feb 2 2012 2:10 PM In reply to

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    Re: Fit 90 minutes on single side DVD

    Didn't know that - we use Encore for all of our DVD's and we always run QT Ref files thru Sorenson first.  Always nice to learn new things!

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