N/APosted on - 08/15/2011
Memory in my laptop was getting low, and I got many movies stored so I decided to download Easy Media Creator to burn my movies. I converted those movies to MPEG format so that I can watch it in my television. I observe that the original size of the MPEG format movie doubled when I add it to this software to be burned. I didn't touch any settings when I did this.
The original size of one of the movies is 1.3GB, when I add it in this software, it takes 2.6GB space.
What could be the problem that makes every movie I add on it doubled?
Original size of a movie doubled when added to Easy Media Creator.
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Without getting into too much technical detail, your MPEG file is getting re-encoded to a HIGHER bit rate in order to conform to DVD standards. A higher bitrate means the file size also gets bigger.
If you want your movie file to stay at the same size then burn it as data instead of DVD. Most DVD players nowadays can already read divx, xVid, mpg files. Check your DVD player's manual or get yourself a DVD-RW disc so you can test if your movie files can be played directly on your DVD player without the need to convert it into DVD disc.
Hope this helps.