How to fit a 2 hr. HD show on a DVD
This is more computer related than my title seemed. I have recorded lots of shows on Tivo and transferred them to my computer. Now my computer hard drive is getting full and I'd like to burn them on DVD. My DVD-R disc says it's 4.7 GB (2 hours in SP mode). But when I try to burn the 2 hour episode of American Idol, it says it won't fit on the disk. Now perhaps it was recorded in HD - could that be why it won't fit? Is there a way I can convert it to a format that would fit on one DVD? Or is there another kind of DVD I could buy that could fit an entire 2 hour episode.
I don't think I need it in HD format - I happened to watch it in that format and record it. But my recollection is that unless I have a blu-ray player (which I don't), my regular DVD player won't play it in HD anyway. So I'm okay converting these - but to what format? I have Tivo desktop plus which, I believe, gives me several formats to choose. But my windows xp may offer a program - or perhaps there are better, free programs?
There are so many shows I'd like to burn on DVD. Even some slightly longer movies. Any ideas?