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I have a 30GB .mp4 file (personal full HD movie) which I want to convert to a DVD quality (4.7GB) movie. What is the best way/tool to do that?

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You might want to provide a few more details. – Synetech Dec 15 '13 at 22:38
The first step use MakeMKVto get files you can convert. At that point you can use any video converter you want that supports the MKV file format – Ramhound Dec 15 '13 at 23:35

One of the best tools for transcoding is Handbrake, it's easy to use and well supported. You can specify target bit rates and such to do this.

HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.

Reasons you’ll love HandBrake:

Convert video from nearly any format
Free and Open Source
Multi-Platform (Windows, Mac and Linux)

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looks good, let me give it a try – Horatiu Jeflea Dec 14 '13 at 16:47

DVD, 'quality' or do you want to burn it to a DVD? do you want the DVD to play in DVD players, or only blueray players, or only on your PC. Because if you want ot make a DVD you need to use MPEG 2 video codec. If you use h.264 you can have the same 'quality' but a much smaller file.

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