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I have an m4v video i took while on vacation. It's large (2.3GB) and will fit on a DVD as a file. But i want to burn it in DVD format compatible with most American DVD players. Windows 7 Live Movie Maker says it's too large to fit on the DVD.

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Is there any program i can use so it scales down the quality a bit just enough to fit? Or how would be the best way of doing this?

I have handbreak which i can specify a target size. But i don't know what size that has to be. As it is now the video is 2.3GB while 4.7GB is the DVD capacity. So i don't know how much more i need to cut down.

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How long is the video? (In terms of time.) –  David Schwartz Feb 19 '12 at 1:58
two hours and 30 minutes 2:29:10.64 –  capdragon Feb 19 '12 at 2:53
Most commercial DVD's are dual layer because they need more than 1.5 hours of video play time, you will need a dual layer DVD. –  Moab Feb 19 '12 at 5:20
You can only get credit if you post an answer. (+1) –  capdragon Feb 19 '12 at 6:06

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