Size issue with Home Videos to DVD

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I am trying to copy family videos from VHS to DVD. Previously I have used
MovieMaker2 and CyberLink Disc Wizard to successfully burn much smaller DVDs.


Using an external VCR I copied the video (120 minutes...originally taped in
SP mode) to a miniDV tape on my Canon ZR80 (because the miniDV tapes only
hold 90 minutes I used 2 tapes). Next I imported the video into MovieMaker2
on my home computer (WindowsXP SP2). In MM2 I did minor editing (added one
title, one transition, and re-split the different parts of the video) to the
2 hour video and then saved it as a DV-AVI file (24.4 GB).

Currently, to burn the DVD I can either use, CyberLink Disc Wizard or
Sonic's My DVD, and have Sony DVD+Rs (120min/4.7 GBG). Using this set up is
there any way to get the entire video onto one DVD+R? If not, are there
other options for getting this video onto one DVD?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Some video capture/edit programs will have options to fit the video onto
    the DVD--it compresses it more with a reduction in quality that may or
    may not be noticeable. For example, when I use Roxio EasyMediaCreator 7
    if the file is too large it offers to shrink the file to fit before burning.

    Ken

    pjcrothers wrote:

    > I am trying to copy family videos from VHS to DVD. Previously I have used
    > MovieMaker2 and CyberLink Disc Wizard to successfully burn much smaller DVDs.
    >
    >
    > Using an external VCR I copied the video (120 minutes...originally taped in
    > SP mode) to a miniDV tape on my Canon ZR80 (because the miniDV tapes only
    > hold 90 minutes I used 2 tapes). Next I imported the video into MovieMaker2
    > on my home computer (WindowsXP SP2). In MM2 I did minor editing (added one
    > title, one transition, and re-split the different parts of the video) to the
    > 2 hour video and then saved it as a DV-AVI file (24.4 GB).
    >
    > Currently, to burn the DVD I can either use, CyberLink Disc Wizard or
    > Sonic's My DVD, and have Sony DVD+Rs (120min/4.7 GBG). Using this set up is
    > there any way to get the entire video onto one DVD+R? If not, are there
    > other options for getting this video onto one DVD?
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