Saving to DVD

Stephanie-Mickle wrote on 11/23/2021, 4:41 PM

My 12 GB file will not fit on one DVD so I cut it in thirds but it still won't 'fit' (despite each DVD holding 4.7GB).

1. Can I compress files in Vegas Pro? Nothing pops up in the Help menu

2. It won't download to a 32 GB flash Drive either.

What the hec? This is my biggest file, I don't usually have any trouble uploading online (but this is too big for that too).

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


Joelson_Forte wrote on 11/23/2021, 6:18 PM

A dual layer DVD can support up to 8.5GB.

1.Vegas does not compress files, as depending on the type of compression, the quality will be affected. But there are specific software for this.

2.The 32gb flash drive will accept a 12gb file without problems if it is in NTFS format.


Peter-Riding wrote on 11/24/2021, 7:31 AM

Is your 12GB file an MP4 file? And have you checked what format your USB flash drive is in?

It sounds like your flash drive is pre-formatted in FAT32 - which is the default with most brand new ones. But you can easily reformat it to EXFAT or NTFS without needing to compress anything and just use that.

You should be able to upload a 12GB file to Google Drive as well and share it for online viewing and downloads. It costs only peanuts per month.

You can in effect compress your file by just bringing it back into Vegas as an MP4 file then rendering it at a lower quality to fit e.g. at 8GB should you wish to then burn it onto a dual layer disc. But be careful if using dual layer discs as some people may not be able to copy that type of disc. MP4 H265 should be a lower file size than H264 for the same quality level. Or if you have the original Vegas project still, just render it at an appropriate lower bit rate.

rraud wrote on 11/24/2021, 9:45 AM

About a hundred years ago (so it seems), I used 'DVD Shrink' to reduce the size of a project that was originally destined for a dual-layer DVD disc, but later decided on a more universally reliable single-layer. I have not tried it, nor do I have a reason to... but DVD Shrink should run on Win 10 and prior.

DVD Arc can basically do the same thing but it was slow as I recall.

Grazie wrote on 11/24/2021, 10:09 AM

@rraud - DVD Shrink! OMG 😱. Back when software was software!

Grazie wrote on 11/24/2021, 10:11 AM

@rraud - Shall we talk about the DARK Art of reducing Over Weight GigaBelches? I used to enjoy all that stuff.

Grazie wrote on 11/24/2021, 10:12 AM

BitRate Viewer? And that wonderful DVD Analyser? Hells teeth what was it called? David’s……?

Grazie wrote on 11/24/2021, 10:14 AM

I’m feeling quite nostalgic 😢.

john_dennis wrote on 11/24/2021, 1:14 PM



Post Mediainfo for the "12GB file"

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