AVI files are compressed and can't be read on a standalone DVD player unless the dvd-writing program uncompresses them to a different format before burning to disc. So if you're writing program thinks you want to make a dvd-player compatible disc, it correctly tells you that it can only fit two of them on the disc when they are uncompressed.
If, however, you want those files to remain compressed (avi) during the writing process and you don't need to watch them on a dvd-player, you need to tell your writing program to make a DATA disc, not a video disc.
Just as if you were making a disc containing program files or MP3 files, for example. Don't use a video burning application since that will always try to create a dvd-video by changing the format of your AVI files (and uncompressing them). Use instead a data-burning application like Nero which will burn AVI files just as they are.
Edited by pip22, 17 December 2006 - 01:22 PM.