Media Player says file is too big to burn

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  1. Ron1973

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    I'm sorry, guys and gals, but I must once again come with a dumb question!

    I ripped a DVD (not anything copyrighted!) to my computer, and now my uncle wants a copy. I'm trying to run off a copy, but WMP says the files are too large. One file is approximately 3 1/2 hours and the other one a shade over 30 mintues. What settings can I change to make it do what I want to do? Anything?!?!?!
     
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    It doesn't really matter how long the video runs for, the question is the size of the file. Right-click on the file or folder, and go down to "properties" and you'll see the size, lets say it's 5gb. Well, a 5 gb file will noty fit on a single layer dvd disk. In this case, you could use a dual layer disc that holds arould 7gb as I recall. Or maybe you could put the two videos on seperate discs.
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    I actually have Handbrake and love it, though I never have tried the file reducing aspect of it. I actually imported the videos from DVD via Handbrake.
     
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    Another option to compress video, is the old ancient dvdshrink.

    Back in the day, dvdshrink was popular for shrinking the content from dual-layer DVD9 discs into something which could be burned to a generic single-layer dvdr blank disc. (It hasn't been updated in over a decade).
     
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    DVD Shrink still works on Windows 10, though. I use it and Handbrake to convert TV shows from DVDs we own to MP4 format for viewing on a tablet or phone when we travel.
     

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