Length: from Windows Explorer view, the AVCHD project ISO image file is 4,384,704 KB. When in MyDVD, the usage bar shows 4501.9 MB.
Burn: To burn the image file, I went to Roxio Creator NTX, Home, Burn Disc Image, it shows the ISO image file I want to burn on the left, and copy to information on the right which reads: HL-DT-ST-DVD+-RW DL (H:) and beneath that is reads "DVD-R, blank media". It pops the disc back out.
I have also tried burning the movie production file (not image file) directly from MyDVD using "burn to disc". It tells me the drive is empty, capacity of current disc 0.0 Mb, estimate size of project 4501.9 MB.
I do not know what VLC video player is. I just know enough about this stuff to be dangerous and know that somehow, it can get done. We have burned straight videos a lot, but I'm very new to creating movie productions.
My burner is on a Dell Dimension E510. It is a combo. DVD R/RW and CD
Yes, the structure is identical to what you have shown above.
We only have -Rs, will pick up a few RWs today. Suggested brand?
The reason I changed from m2ts to MPEG2 is that once I had created the movie production in VideoWave, it was horribly choppy. I tried all of the fixes for choppy video recommended by Roxio, and it was still choppy (audio was fine, but image was choppy and behind audio). I thought maybe converting from m2ts to MPEG2 might make resolve the issue, and surprisingly it did.