How to Burn 5 Movies on One DVD
By Alan Donahue
DVD movies at the store typically feature one movie in top quality condition, but some DVD packs feature two or three movies on one disc. If you burn movies on your own computer and want to save discs by putting more than one movie on at a time, then you can do so and even expand disc use to include five movies at once. This process, which requires Nero Vision or other DVD-burning software, will leave you with discs full of content and a lot of money saved on extra discs.
Open Nero Vision and start a new DVD project. Click on the option that says "Make DVD..." followed by "DVD-Video". The best disc to burn these files on is a dual layer DVD+R, but if you only have a single layer DVD+R that will work as well.
Select the drop-down menu in the bottom right-hand corner of the program. If you are using a Dual-Layer DVD+R, then select the option that says "DVD-9". If you are using a standard DVD, then select "DVD".
Drag and drop the first movie file into the "Content" window. The "Space Used" bar at the bottom of the program may already indicate a full DVD, but that will change when each new title is added.
Drag and drop the second movie. If the disc goes over the Full meter, a pop-up window will appear with a warning. The warning will ask you if you want to reduce the video quality in order to fit the movie onto the disc. Press the "Yes" option. The video will get rendered, and the "Space Used" bar will drop dramatically.
Repeat this process for the remaining three videos. If all of the movies are about 100 minutes or less, then they should all fit fine onto the DVD disc.
Keep the menus and chapter selections simple for the DVD because the more menus you create, the more disc space is taken up.
Proceed through the next menu options until you have reached the "Burn" screen of the program. All five movies need to be converted; the process could take 3 to 4 hours, but the DVD should burn and play fine. Do not use your computer during this time so that the DVD is not disrupted.
Test each movie out when the burning process has been completed.
Alan Donahue started writing professionally in 2003. He has been published in the Norwich Free Academy "Red & White," UNLV's "Rebel Yell" and on various websites. He is an expert on wrestling, movies and television. He placed second in the NFO Screenwriting Contest and received filmmaking awards from Manchester Community College and Norwich Free Academy. He currently attends Academy of Art University.