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Windows 7: how can I extend record time on windows


31 Jan 2014   #1

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how can I extend record time on windows

how can I extend record time on windows dvd maker from 150 minutes to at least 180? I've looked in folder thinking I could change it in there but no luck.Any help appreciated

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31 Jan 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What are you recording and what is the filetype of the file.
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31 Jan 2014   #3

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Windows DVD Maker is limited to 150 minutes. Since most DVDs will record only 120 minutes, that's usually enough.
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31 Jan 2014   #4

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I use any video converter to convert it to mpeg status to burn as my dvd maker wont make dvd's of anything else for some reason and yes I am computer savvy enough to get where I'm going I just can't find the file to change the time. In answer to other question My dvd recorder hooked to my cable box will record up to 6 hrs. on a 2 hour dvd
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31 Jan 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

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I guess that's the trick. You have to rerecord with the video recorder. You lose quality though. Or maybe there is even a way to hook up the recorder to the PC for recording. I have seen equipment that allows the hookup for input to the PC.
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01 Feb 2014   #6

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yeah I've done that, it is just a waste of dvd's ya know? I was hopin to cut down on the waste! Thx for all the replies!!!
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01 Feb 2014   #7
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What is the format of video the DVD recorder makes?
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01 Feb 2014   #8

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VOB I believe!
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01 Feb 2014   #9
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Apparently the recorder uses some different compression to get 6 hours on a DVD. The .vob (Video Object) is the format on commercial DVDs which isn't compressed as much as .mpeg files are.

I can offer an option while it's not a solution to your question.
Use Blu-ray disks and a recorder if possible in your setup. One BD has 25GB and I think would record well over the DVD maker limits.
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01 Feb 2014   #10

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cool when I can afford it I'll try that appreciate the help!
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