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Old March 26th, 2008, 04:34 PM   #1
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27 gig move files - best setting for smallest size?

I want to put these video files on a DVD as a FILE for a backup, not a VOB, but most are around 27-29 gigs in size. What is the best setting in Vegas for rendering them down to a 4 gig size to fit on a DVD? Thanks
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Old March 26th, 2008, 06:07 PM   #2
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Nearly the same question was asked in Archiving codec. I suggest x264 high profile two-pass constrained by file size.
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Old March 26th, 2008, 06:11 PM   #3
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I should mention that I assumed that you were willing to install an encoder to get the best quality. Here's a nice x264 VFW installer, which is pretty easy to use from Vegas.
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Old March 26th, 2008, 07:26 PM   #4
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x264 encoder is free I take it. Do I need that for the h.264, or is that just a suggestion?
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Old March 26th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #5
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x264 encoder is free I take it. Do I need that for the h.264, or is that just a suggestion?
Yes, it's Free Software. I think it's the best h.264 encoder.
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