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I have found that i have better luck burning video TS folders to disc if i first create a disc image and then burn the disc image, then burn it to a dvd. This is a hassle, but i can deal with that (and have to b/c if i try to burn straight from the video TS to a dvd it freezes during the process about 3/4 of the time.)

 

anyway, my question is this: how can i set popcorn to create a disc image that doesn't compress the image to 4.7 GB but compresses to 8.5 GB instead.

 

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Maybe i'm going about this incorrectly, but when i create a disc image i set everything up the way i would if i was burning from a video TS folder and then select "Save as disc image" from the file menu...when i do this the window that opens up simply asks for a new file name and location, there is no left pane. I poked around in everything i could find (preferences, copy options, etc) and could never find "Fit-to-DVD video compression"

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Maybe i'm going about this incorrectly, but when i create a disc image i set everything up the way i would if i was burning from a video TS folder and then select "Save as disc image" from the file menu...when i do this the window that opens up simply asks for a new file name and location, there is no left pane. I poked around in everything i could find (preferences, copy options, etc) and could never find "Fit-to-DVD video compression"

Without testing it out for myself, I believe as long as you don't choose any Copy Options - in other words just drag in the VIDEO_TS folder - and then choose Save as Disc Image Popcorn will either automatically make it for DL media or will ask if you are planning to burn to DL or SL media. In your first post you mention compressing to fit DL media. There is no compression needed to fit DL media and so that isn't an option in Popcorn. Compression options only appear if trying to fit a DL-sized content to single-layer media.

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Without testing it out for myself, I believe as long as you don't choose any Copy Options - in other words just drag in the VIDEO_TS folder - and then choose Save as Disc Image Popcorn will either automatically make it for DL media or will ask if you are planning to burn to DL or SL media. In your first post you mention compressing to fit DL media. There is no compression needed to fit DL media and so that isn't an option in Popcorn. Compression options only appear if trying to fit a DL-sized content to single-layer media.

 

 

sorry about the confusion, when i wrote about compressing to 8.5 GB i should probably have written that it should create a disc image that is 8.5 GB.

 

when i go to burn straight from a video TS to a dvd, the information between the large "Select" button and the large "copy options button" (if there is a way i can post a screenshot let me know) which is refered to as the copy summary shows that auto compression is on. Perhaps there is a way to turn this off. If i proceed from here and burn on a SL dvd then it compresses normally and writes.

 

If i instead burn to DL media the drive seems to "know" that it doesn't need to compress (though it nevers shows me that it does by, for instance, showing the auto compression is "off" as it would show if the video TS folder was less than 4.7 GB). In my experience burning straight from a video TS folder to SL media has caused problems such as freezing, so i have in the past had success writing an image file and then burning it (much thanks to tsantee for that, i read some other posts, tried it and it worked).

 

My problem is that if i want to burn to DL media i don't know how to create an image file that is not compressed, popcorn will automatically compress it to be burned to SL media. I tried what you mentioned about not selecting any copy options, but it still had the auto compression when i started it it went ahead started compressing. Prompting me about DL or SL would make sense, but it never did.

 

anyway, any help would be much appreciated. thanks for looking.

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I tried to test this myself but awhile ago I trashed Popcorn 1 because I'm now using Popcorn 2. The version I have does ask if I want to save a disc image for a single-layer disc or for a dual-layer one just after I select Save as Disc Image. I thought version 1 did that as well.

 

Since there isn't any compression involved and the burning will begin immediately, you should be safe to burn directly to the DL media without first saving as disc image. Of course, if that doesn't work I'm too far away for you to kick me for that advice.

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