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making vid files smaller

Postby tunis5000 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:02 pm

I've got a bunch of TV shows on my HD that I want to back up to CD, but I'm always like 50 MB over and instead of wasting blank space I'd like to make them smaller. I've done a google search and tried virtualdub but I'm not having any luck. Anything out there free that'll do that for me? Something like a mpg to divx converter...?
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Postby DoPeY5007 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:34 pm

why not put a few on a DVDr ?
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Postby tunis5000 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 3:40 pm

hmm maybe cuz I don't have one... :( :p
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Postby DoPeY5007 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:01 pm

ehter do I :p


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Postby eGoCeNTRoNiX » Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:26 pm

Oh Wait.. that doesn't help does it? :P he he..

Just a thought, are you wanting to be able to watch them from the CD or just store them? Is 50MB too much to overburn? Nero does support OverBurn but I don't know how much? Have you tried using tmpeg to cut things out like the credits and what not?

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Postby tunis5000 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:44 pm

I'm just storing them/backing them up sorta thing. I've found some apps that do it but so far nothing free...
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Postby canton_kid » Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:51 pm

Pop $100 for a DVD burner and another $25-$40 for about 50 disks if you got it to pop! Well worth it!

If not, try Tmpgenc to resize your files. Been a long time since I used it myself. It will let you cut some and change your various settings like bit rates. I used it a few times, but for me that stuff takes too long, I just capture real close to the correct size for DVDs now and If I get a little over sized I use DVD shrink.

Tmpgenc is(or was) a free program and does mpeg1 files and some others I think. Like I said been along time. Tmpgenc Plus does the same thing plus mpeg2 files for DVDs, but it costs.
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Postby dick » Mon Apr 05, 2004 7:47 pm

windows media encoder... I think i know you can capture with it and you can make move files for pocket pc's and such i would try that if i were you


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