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#1 jack63ss

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:33 PM

I have about 30 hours of MPEG files that I imported from VCR tapes that I would like to burn to DVD. I can just "copy" them to the DVD as data, but I thought it would be nicer to use Roxio to create a Movie DVD. The problem is that MyDVD wants to re-encode the entire MPEG file before it burns it, which is way too time consuming. I already spent I have no idea how many hours importing them, and I don't want to spend the same amount again just to get them into just another format.

Basically what I want is the menu structure that goes with a MovieDVD that will work with a series of MPEG files. That way I would only have to encode the Intro that went with the menu, the rest would be straight MPEG. It would cut the time from probably 2.5 hours to encode and burn a 4GB MPEG to maybe 30 minutes.  

Am I smoking something strong or is there a way to do this ?

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Oh, and did I mention I have another 20 hours of VHS to import ?

Edited by jack63ss, 24 February 2012 - 07:35 PM.


#2 myguggi

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:51 PM

View Postjack63ss, on 24 February 2012 - 07:33 PM, said:

I have about 30 hours of MPEG files that I imported from VCR tapes that I would like to burn to DVD. I can just "copy" them to the DVD as data, but I thought it would be nicer to use Roxio to create a Movie DVD. The problem is that MyDVD wants to re-encode the entire MPEG file before it burns it, which is way too time consuming. I already spent I have no idea how many hours importing them, and I don't want to spend the same amount again just to get them into just another format.

Basically what I want is the menu structure that goes with a MovieDVD that will work with a series of MPEG files. That way I would only have to encode the Intro that went with the menu, the rest would be straight MPEG. It would cut the time from probably 2.5 hours to encode and burn a 4GB MPEG to maybe 30 minutes.  

Am I smoking something strong or is there a way to do this ?

Thanks
Jack

Oh, and did I mention I have another 20 hours of VHS to import ?

Just because you have an mpeg file does not mean that you can use it to burn a video DVD. They have have to be in the correct DVD compliant mpeg-2 format. You cannot just "copy" mpeg files to a DVD and then play the DVD on a DVD player. You will only be able to play those files on a computer

When you captured the video from the VHS tapes you propably encoded them to a format that is not DVD compliant and that is why they have to be encoded again. C2009 will not re-encode the correctly encoded video.
How long in time is that 4GB mpeg video?

How did you capture the video from the VHS tapes? What program did you use? What capture settings?

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