File size too big?

Ken Brits wrote on 5/2/2013, 10:44 AM
Hi I am using DVDA Pro 5.2 and I am experiencing this problem. I created an mpg file in Vegas Pro, the file size being 4.12 GB. Once in DVDA, it says that the file is 5.2GB. How is this possible? I am using one of the DVDA menu images and have added some text on the menu. It is not the first time this has happened. DVDA just refuses to write the disc. Previously I used Ulead DVD Movie Factory 6 to write the disc. Has anyone else ever had this?


Steve Grisetti wrote on 5/2/2013, 11:03 AM
Your menu pages will add to the file size. But try optimizing your file first. This should change your disc size to something more accurate.

Generally, you can fit about 70 minutes of standard definition DVD on a DVD disc. If you check the Fit to Disc option, you can crunch a little more in without much of a loss of quality.

How long is your video?
Ken Brits wrote on 5/2/2013, 11:23 AM
Thanks Steve. I only have one menu page with text links on it. Before I even select one of the included images, i.e. all I have done is add the mpg file which was created in Vegas Pro, the default blue menu is showing, but it already shows it as being to big.I did try optimize but it does nothing. Surely Fit to Disc would mean rendering out again? I wanted to avoid another render in orderr to preserve quality. As I said, the file is within the required size. What I eventually did was render an AVI file in Vegas Pro and then using TMPGEnc Videomastering Works 5 render out a new mpg. Then in DVDA selecting Edit > Set Media I replaced the original mpg which kept all 76 chapters where they were supposed to be be. By doing this, the file size now showed correctly and I was able to write the DVD. I have 93 minutes SD on the disc.


Steve Grisetti wrote on 5/2/2013, 11:34 AM
At 93 minutes, I don't think there's any way you can not re-render the file in order for it to fit on a standard DVD, Ken. But give it a go. You may find that the loss of quality isn't even noticeable!
Ken Brits wrote on 5/2/2013, 11:45 AM
Hi Steve, as I said, the actual file size of the original mpg is 4.12 GB outside of DVDA, but in DVDA it becomes about 1 GB "bigger". This is what does not make sense. When I created an AVI in Vegas Pro, then rendered it to mpg using TMPGEnc, the file size of the resulting mpg does not increase once inside DVDA.

musicvid10 wrote on 5/2/2013, 2:16 PM
Ken, it's your audio, and the fact you haven't rendered DVDA compliant files.
Use only the DVD Architect video stream template.
Use the Dolby AC3 DVD Architect audio stream template.
Render two files. Bring the video file into DVDA, the audio will follow.
If the estimated file size is a bit too big, Prepare (not burn) the DVD folder anyway and see how it turns out. An estimate is an estimate.
Use a bitrate calculator to determine your MPEG-2 bitrate.
Here's the docs.

Here's the bitrate calculator.
Ken Brits wrote on 5/2/2013, 2:22 PM
Hi Musicvid

Thanks, next time I will try it that way.