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cant burn 702 mb mpeg onto cd

I have a video clip 702 MB long. It does not burn on a normal 700 MB CD.
What can I do to burn it on the CD.

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
What software are you using?  What Burner?  Some burners, with software (Nero does this) allows what's called overburning.  Letting you fit more data onto the disk.  Sometimes such disks aren't read correctly on other drives though, so you should be wary of doing it.  Also, this MPG MIGHT be a SVCD mpeg and could be meant to be burned as an SVCD, not just a standard MPEG file.  For more information see:

http://www.videohelp.com
http://www.tomshardware.com/storage/20020411/
http://www.fact-index.com/o/ov/overburning.html
http://users.pandora.be/erik.deppe/cdrmedia/overburning.htm
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GuJu23Commented:
You can compress it using WinZip or WinRAR.  This should bring the size down quite a bit.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
MPEGs are already highly compressed - most compression programs won't get more than a few meg out of it.  Yes, it would fit on a disk, but not with being quickly readable.
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deersuperAuthor Commented:
Hi GuJu23, I tried the WinZip WinRar routine but I feel its not a feasible option. This Cd will go to someone who is not computer savvy and will not know how to do anything.
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paraghsCommented:
Normally, 700 MB CD has capacity ranging from 702MB to 707 MB.

Try CD media of a different brand. First check by burning in Simulation mode.
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mrielfCommented:
If mpg video file is SVCD resolution (Pal - 480 x 576 pixels or NTSC -  480 x 480 pixels) then write CD as SVCD not as Data CD.
If mpg video file is VCD resolution (Pal - 352 x 288 pixels or NTSC -  352 x 240 pixels) then write CD as VCD not as Data CD.




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GuJu23Commented:
Is this a mpeg file?
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deersuperAuthor Commented:
Yes it is
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mogrifyCommented:
mrielf is right -- mpg files that are intended for SVCDs or VCDs can actually appear to be much larger than a CD's stated capacity and still fit, but only if burned in that mode (not as a data CD).
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mogrifyCommented:
another thing occurred to me... VCD/SVCD mode would be good for a non-tech-savvy user since they will play automatically on many computers, and will work in many DVD players.
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gecko_au2003Commented:
If you have Nero burning rom or any thing simmiliar you should be able to enable something called over burning which are in the expert features , here are some URL's as shown below to guide you on how to do this :

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=253

http://www.cdmediaworld.com/hardware/cdrom/cd_oversize.shtml

Also as mentioned above, you can get 800 mb cd-r's

Here is one more URL that would be a good site to look at :

http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=19

I hope this helps.
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amirinamdarCommented:
You can get good compression with DivX along with Virtual Dub. Reduces MPEG size for me.
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deersuperAuthor Commented:
Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best ! Thanks guys !
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