Original size of a movie doubled when added to Easy Media Creator.

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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?

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Original size of a movie doubled when added to Easy Media Creator.

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Hello Nicole

When you say "I converted those movies to MPEG format so that I can watch it in my television." did you mean you were creating a DVD movie disc with menus, chapters and soundtracks?  If you were, then it is normal for the file size to increase to double or even more.

For example, I have here a 1.72GB avi movie.  Checking the file's properties under Windows Explorer, its data rate is 1740 kbps with audio bitrate 384 kbps.  The DVD standard, however, uses MPEG-2 compression from 2,000 kbps up to 9800 kbps.  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.

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