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Thread: 2:46:22 (690 MB) .WMV file will NOT fit on DVD which is 4.7G (SOS!)

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    Default 2:46:22 (690 MB) .WMV file will NOT fit on DVD which is 4.7G (SOS!)

    Hi, I am somewhat new to this more advanced video editing stuff and am experiencing a VERY frustrating problem I have been tirelessly trying to solve since 2:00 PM yesterday.

    I have a video file that I am trying to burn to a DVD so that I can watch it on the most basic DVD players anywhere I go.

    The file originally came as 2.0G mp4 file and I have managed to shrink it to a 690 MB wmv file.

    The only problem is that when I try to use Windows DVD maker to burn to a DVD, Windows DVD Maker (WDM) says the video is 16 minutes too long although the the file size is considerably smaller than the allotment on the DVD.

    The tools/software I have available is:

    iMovie
    Windows Movie Maker (2.6 and Live versions)
    Windows DVD Maker
    Blaze Media Pro trial edition
    If totally necessary, I can install Adobe CS4 programs from my university..

    Is there any way possible to get this file to fit onto a DVD5 with the available tools and/or any other freeware apps out there? I plan on buying the Blaze software although I cannot right now due to funds.

    Thanks for your time .

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    Do you want it to play on a Video DVD (ie one that can play on a domestic DVD player)? If so, it HAS to be converted to MPEG2 which is what Windows DVD maker is trying to do and that is where it;'s getting too large (it maybe simply that WDVDM is guessing it's going to be too large). realistically 2hrs is the absolute max you'll get on a video DVD, but you could look at DVDShrink software.
    Tim

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