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Windows 7: Burning to DVD

01 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Burning to DVD

I have a bunch of seasons of Star Trek I want to burn to DVD, 7 to be exact. I know this is going to take a while, and MANY discs. Now, I started to do one as a test with a program called "DVD Flick" but I've run into problems. The capacity of my disc is 4.7GB and each episode is just under 100MG but for some strange reason it will only let me burn ~6 episodes per disc. The disc itself also reads "120 minutes" but as each episode is 45 minutes long I'm WAY over that as well.

Here are some file details for a typical episode.
-- Video --
Length: 00:45:27
Frame width: 576
Frame height: 432
Data rate: 269kbps
Total bitrate: 305kbps
Frame rate: 23frames/second
-- Audio --
Bit rate: 35kbps
Channels: 1 (mono)
Audio sample rate: 24kHz

And to make matter worse, the audio encoding is taking 5 times longer than the video encoding. I'm not kidding, it finished 2.5 of them in about 18 hours!

Is it just DVD Flick screwing up, or what? Should I try another program?

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01 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hello there. why don't you use another DVD Burning Software?

Burn as "Data CD/DVD" and you will use the 4.7GB, if you burn them as Video CD/DVD you will use the 120mins.

I'd suggest you use the free solution :: RocketDivision :: CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD recording and mastering

Download the portable if you want so you don't install anything in your PC. i've been using StarBurn for 2 years now, and it has been awesome.

Take a look, download and happy burning

Post your results after finishing
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01 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Hello there. why don't you use another DVD Burning Software?

Burn as "Data CD/DVD" and you will use the 4.7GB, if you burn them as Video CD/DVD you will use the 120mins.

I'd suggest you use the free solution :: RocketDivision :: CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD recording and mastering

Download the portable if you want so you don't install anything in your PC. i've been using StarBurn for 2 years now, and it has been awesome.

Take a look, download and happy burning

Post your results after finishing
The only problem is that these DVDs must be playable in a DVD player. What I'm puzzled by is the fact that I'm not being limited by either the 4.7GB OR 120min limit.
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01 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Try DVDShrink. It will take care of the problem of fitting a dual-layer DVD to a single-layer.

You can get it here: DVD Shrink Software - The Backup Solution of your DVDs!

NOTE: The software I have has a note. It says DVD Shrink will always be free. The above link is asking for money, so be careful.
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01 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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01 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

eitsupp:

Please see my edit to the above post.

DVD Shrink is supposed to be a Free software solution to fitting large movies onto smaller disks.
Actually, I regret posting the above URL as I am not sure it is bona fide.

I'm simply not sure.
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01 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
eitsupp:

Please see my edit to the above post.

DVD Shrink is supposed to be a Free software solution to fitting large movies onto smaller disks.
Actually, I regret posting the above URL as I am not sure it is bona fide.

I'm simply not sure.
Yes, I'm rather confused about the purpose of the software, as I don't see the point in squishing multiple movies that one already owns onto other discs.
I'll try reading more about it, though. Maybe it can help me in some way... in terms of compression, perhaps?
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01 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The purpose of the software is, for example, to take a DVD Movie on a dual-layer disc, compressing it to a given size, then creating an ISO that can then be burned onto a single-layer disc.

Sure, there is some quality loss. Not noticeable by my old eyes. You also have control over what sub-elements are included which can amount to many MBs of data.

It's really a cool program that has saved me a bunch of money by not having to purchase expensive dual-layer discs to store my movies.
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01 Mar 2011   #9

Win7 Ent x64 / Win7 Ult x86
 
 

DVD Shrink is good if you want to make a backup copy of your DVD's. I generally do this with my kids movies. The kids can then watch the 'backup', scratch it, draw pictures on it, ......, while the original stays in a safe place. The quality isn't perfect but good enough for them

If I understand you correctly then for what you want try xConverter - ConvertXtoDVD

great for converting divx/xvid AVI's, MKV's, etc to DVD format.

Alternatively buy a DVD/bluray/media player that can also play your files.
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01 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rotaz View Post
DVD Shrink is good if you want to make a backup copy of your DVD's. I generally do this with my kids movies. The kids can then watch the 'backup', scratch it, draw pictures on it, ......, while the original stays in a safe place. The quality isn't perfect but good enough for them

If I understand you correctly then for what you want try xConverter - ConvertXtoDVD

great for converting divx/xvid AVI's, MKV's, etc to DVD format.

Alternatively buy a DVD/bluray/media player that can also play your files.
I'm going to try that program out, thanks.

Edit: Seems to be working a LOT better and faster than the last one I tried did, and it fits more! I'll see about the quality, though.
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