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    • Thread Starter

    Can someone help? I making a movie in iMovie and it says that it is about 18GB. I want to burn it onto a disc but can't find one that has that amount of storage.

    I did find a blu-ray one but that isn't compatible with the superdrive I have.

    Any ideas would be great as I'm rapidly running out of time!!! :o:S
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    • Community Assistant

    Community Assistant
    DVD disks don't go up to 18GB sizes. The standard size limit is 4.7G. While there are ways to increase capacity you won't get anything close to 18GB on a standard disk. Blu Ray is your only realistic disk option.

    There's a few things I have to question about this though. Why have you made a movie that's 18GB in size? How have you even done that? A 720p HD film will fit on a DVD when compressed. Something is very odd if you've got an 18GB file.

    Why does it need to be burned to a disk? Does it have to be a disk?

    Rather than trying to find an appropriate disk you'd benefit more from making the file smaller. There's got to be a reason it's such a large file. Deal with it from that angle. Because an 18GB movie file is not at all normal.
    • TSR Group Staff

    TSR Group Staff
    Use Handbrake to compress the movie file to a smaller size so it will fit on a standard DVD.
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