Size of Avi captured video

  geedad 11:13 06 Jan 10

I have just captured an .avi video from my TV.
It was a mere 70 seconds or so, and I was therefore amazed at the subsequent size of the video!
It came out at 1.53GB!
I can't believe that it takes up so much space!
Is there any way to reduce the size without losing any quality for eventual authoring to DVD?

Kworld DVB-T USB DVD Maker.
Cyberlink Software, PowerProducer and PowerDirector. Came with gadget.

Thanks all,

  michaelw 11:16 06 Jan 10

AVI is the best quality and therefore the largest. You can use DVD Flick to convert and burn click here

  Les28 11:39 06 Jan 10

Do you have any options in your capture software to capture as mpeg2, this is about the 3 GBs an hour region, or dv-avi about 13GB an hour.

  geedad 13:20 06 Jan 10

Thank you. I will give that a try!
Thank you,also.
Yes, there is, I believe, that option, and I will change the option to that and see what happens.
In both instances, I will let you know the outcome.
Thanks again to you both!

  geedad 20:54 14 Jan 10

Results are fine after using mpeg2 option.
Thanks both!

  Wolfgang Schmitt 16:57 15 Jan 10

good day from the Southern hemisphere!
You seem to know about the subject! My I draw your attention to my thread "TV card" ?

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