Cannot Span Disks
Posted 20 September 2009 - 04:14 PM
I have read in a couple of places that all I need to do is to go ahead and try to burn even though it will not fit and the software will prompt me for the next disk when the first one is full.
The file is 26.6G long. I followed the instruction in another thread and found that the file was 1:49:32 long (time-wise).
What can I do?
Posted 20 September 2009 - 08:48 PM
Some DATA burning software would span discs, prompting you when to insert another blank disc, however this is not possible with a Video-DVD. The Video-DVD standard does not allow it.
What you need to do is to split your video into two parts, and then build yourself two DVDs using half the video for each one. This way, each disc is a stand-alone complete disc complying with the standard.
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:02 PM
I can see now that they do not actually say that I could do what I am looking for. Oh well.
I would like to hear more about your work around for my problem. How do I split the video using the Creator tools? I have noticed that sometimes the “trim” icon in MyDVD is not active. It seems that I had to futz around with it for a while to get it to highlight. Then, when I did trim some off the end, it did not seem to change anything. The required disk space number remained the same.
I assumed that I could open the .avi file, trim off the last half and burn the rest. Then restart the process and this time trim off the first half and then burn again. This does not sound very efficient. Will the second half of the file be gone when I go back to burn it because I trimmed it off? Or hopefully there is a better way.
Posted 21 September 2009 - 01:07 PM
Only thing I find with “span” on it is referring to Data files not movies!
I know the pic is 2010 but 2009 was the same.
It is a shame it doesn’t do it automatically but then you are getting into either very simple choices for how to handle the menu or complex feature that you see in $300+ Authoring packages (and they don’t even do editing)
The process Brendon outlined is the best, I have been using it since Ver 6 (2003)
Posted 21 September 2009 - 03:43 PM
Note, if you don't use a menu, the disc will start playing when you insert it and will loop to the start. With a menu, you have the ability to get seated comfortably before you press play.
Do you have a burner that does DL and can you cut off some of the video to make it under about 1:45. If so you might be able to fit the movie on a single disc.
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 04:06 PM
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