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hello.

I have just one other question. In a earlier answerd you said that 60 minutes of movie is all that you put on a dvd because the quality will be going bad. Movies that you buy like Harry Potter have more than 2 hours of movie, why can I not make that because I have 7 hours of movie made in Amerika so I have to put it on 7 dvd's. How much gig. of my movies can I use at the most on 1 dvd?

I hope that my question is clear.

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hello.

I have just one other question. In a earlier answerd you said that 60 minutes of movie is all that you put on a dvd because the quality will be going bad. Movies that you buy like Harry Potter have more than 2 hours of movie, why can I not make that because I have 7 hours of movie made in Amerika so I have to put it on 7 dvd's. How much gig. of my movies can I use at the most on 1 dvd?

I hope that my question is clear.

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Forget about file sizes when talking about video DVDs, think mainly in terms of time length.

 

First of DVDs that are 2 hours or so are most likely Double Layer DVDs and so can hold more then 60 minutes. The 60 minutes we talk about here applies to standard 4.7GB DVDs.

 

When the Hollywood Studios make DVDs they do not use $100 consumer level programs to encode the movies but their programs cost several 1000 dollars and use much more efficient algorithms to do the encoding.

 

If you have a DL DVD burner you can put slightly less then 120 minutes on a DL disc at the best quality setting. You can of course squeeze more on a disc but quality is reduced. You have to decide what reduced quality you want to accept. RW DVDs are a good investment for doing this kind of testing

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Thank you. This is very helpfull. And thank you for your quick answerd.

I think I know enough for starting my big project. I am sure that it will take many hours but I hope that then I have a nice movie from our stay in America.

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Thank you. This is very helpfull. And thank you for your quick answerd.

I think I know enough for starting my big project. I am sure that it will take many hours but I hope that then I have a nice movie from our stay in America.

greetings Lies

 

Just a suggestion. Do not try to create one big, all inclusive project. Break it up into small projects, perhaps divided by themes, days, regions etc. Each of the small projects are easily combined in myDVD and can then become Titles on your final DVD. Small projects are easier to edit etc. If you were to put everything into one big project and something goes wrong you could possible lose all your work. With a small project it would not be that serious.

I also find that putting all the source files (videos, audio, photos) into a separate project folder is helpful. I always create a dedicated folder for this, separate from the default folders that Roxio wants to use.

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