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Tosty

Files Always Too Large For Destination Drive

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Hi everyone, I am hoping one of you can help me. I transferred several family videos from VHS to my computer using the "computer" option in Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3. The transfer went okay, but now I want to copy the file to a thumb drive but it says the file is too large for the destination drive. The file size was about 11 gigs but the thumb drive is a 16-gig drive so I don't know why it won't fit? I even went in and exported the "project" again at a lower quality level so the file size was then 6.4 gigs, and it still won't fit on a 16 gig thumb drive. I am having the same problem with files that I transferred that are about 2-1/2 gigs and it says they are too large to fit on a DVD which is supposed to hold up to about 4-1/2 gigs. Can someone please explain to me what I am doing wrong? I am desperate to figure this out because I have to make many DVD copies of family videos for Christmas gifts and I'm dead in the water at this point. I would be very grateful for any help anyone can provide. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

 

Best regards,

Tosty

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Roxio encodes at 9 plus mega bytes a second at a constant bit rate.

 

What that means is you only get one hour in viewing time on a standard single layer DVD two hours on a dual layer DVD.

 

So the 11 gigs your trying to put on a 16 gig USB Drive will grow beyond it's capacity.

Edited by cdanteek

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Thank you very much for the info cdanteek, I appreciate it very much. I guess for the 11 gig file I'll have to figure something else out. However, on the 2-1/2 gig video files, each time I "exported" the recorded video from the program I used the "Computer" option and it defaulted to the "PAL" frame rate, and since I know very little about this, I just used the default settings. I wonder if by selecting the "DVD" option if it would automatically compress the recorded file to fit a DVD? Perhaps I'll have to give that a try too. Thanks again, and I wish you a joyous holiday season.

 

Best regards,

Tosty

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TIME!

 

What is the total time of your projects/files. Video is measured in Time and file sizes are useless.

 

The file size is a result of the time and the settings... The tail does not wag the dog, so give us the information and we can make some suggestions :D

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Hi Jim. The time of the videos I am trying to put on the DVD's ranges from about 50 to 90 minutes. They are old videos of family picnics I took years ago with the big old-style "Camcorder" type unit that recorded directly onto a full-size VHS tape. (Now that's aging me a bit) :unsure:

 

Best regards,

Tosty

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Great!

 

The 50 minute will fit any 4.7 DVD but the 90 min will either require a split and 2 4.7 DVDs or a DL (8.5) DVD.

 

The Only Option that will produce a DVD Movie is the DVD option :huh:

 

The one you are using, Computer, will only produce a file that your PC can play and maybe some DVD Players.

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Thanks Jim. I'll pick up some DL DVD's on my way home from work tonight and give them a try. My only concern now would be if the DVD players will recognize the DL DVD's because I'm sure most of the people I plan to give the discs to have DVD players that are probably 5 or 10 years old. At that point though I'll just use your suggestion to split the videos between multiple discs. I appreciate your help.

 

Best regards,

Tosty

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That IS a consideration... :lol:

 

EVD 3 has a nice Split feature that is not found in other Roxio software. Still, Split is pretty easy in all other version, so it should not a factor to cut that 90 minute one into 2 discs ;)

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