ESB = 4,469 MB
ROTJ = 4,463 MB
These are the numbers that you get when you open each DVD in DVD-Shrink and select just "title 1". ANH fits a single layer DVDr fine as-is, with room to spare. ESB also fits, coincidentally being the exact size that DVD-Shrink sets as a limit for single layer DVDr's (4,463 MB). ESB is 6 MB too big as far as DVD-Shrink is concerned and wants to levy a 99.8% compression on it. TMPGenc DVD Author also believes that ESB is too large for a SL DVDr. Nero doesn't seem to have any problems with ESB's size, as it sets the limit for SL burning at 4,483 MB for some reason (20 MB higher than DVD-Shrink's limit).
What are you folks' opinions? Is 4,469 MB fine to burn on a SL DVDr? I know I can cut a few frames off the end credits, or let DVD-Shrink apply its compression, but I really didn't want to alter the files (beyond fixing the 4 second black screen which I have already done). I also don't want to force my DVD drive past its boundaries both during burning and full playback, which happens with too much of an "overburn".