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Windows DVD Maker ~ AVI files too big.

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Hi.

I have downloaded some movies in .AVI format and I can only make DVDs using Vista Ultimate and Windows DVD Maker if the file size is under approx 730mb. It seems if I go over this I get a "will not fit" message, for example files of around 1gb. How do I overcome this? Do I need to first convert the AVI file to some other format to shrink it or something?

Thanks.
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If the file is too big then the conversion to dvd will also be too big. You do need to shrink or convert files that are too big.

I use AVS video converter for all sorts of conversion and resizing tasks. I find it to be very useful:

http://www.avs4you.com/AVS-Video-converter.aspx
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Well what should I convert to AVI file to? In order to then go on and successfully use Windows DVD Maker?
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you should keep the same format but you should reduce the audio or video quality slightly to make the file size smaller.
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by:althakar
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use xilisoft software for video.. but it paid software. here u can change bit rate, etc

visit www.xilisoft.com
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