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How To Burn A 3 Hour Disc

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I captured a 3 Hour show fromVHS using Roxio 8.5. Went to burn to disc in MyDVD and tells me I do not have enough room on disc. Went into project settings and made sure fit to disc was checked and still does not have room. I captured show in megpeg best quality. Does 8.5 not have a way of automatically compressing and fitting 3hours to a 4.7 disc.

 

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I captured a 3 Hour show fromVHS using Roxio 8.5. Went to burn to disc in MyDVD and tells me I do not have enough room on disc. Went into project settings and made sure fit to disc was checked and still does not have room. I captured show in megpeg best quality. Does 8.5 not have a way of automatically compressing and fitting 3hours to a 4.7 disc.

 

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2 hours seems to be the limit of MyDVD.

 

Most people would not want to view a 3 hour project packed onto a 1 hour (4.7gb) disc!

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I know that you can't fit 3 hours using MyDVD. Try burn that project to an ISO or video folder. Then use Disc Copier to transcode it. I'm not sure what (if any) limitations that Disc Copier may have for transcoding.

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I captured a 3 Hour show fromVHS using Roxio 8.5. Went to burn to disc in MyDVD and tells me I do not have enough room on disc. Went into project settings and made sure fit to disc was checked and still does not have room. I captured show in megpeg best quality. Does 8.5 not have a way of automatically compressing and fitting 3hours to a 4.7 disc.

 

Walt

 

I have not tried it yet but if you only want to play that disc on your computer or if you have a DVD player that will play a DivX movies, you can try that.

 

Let us know how it works for you.

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Thanks to those who answered me on this situation. Divx is not a solution can't loan to someone else to watch. Unfortunately the program is 3 hours long so I have no choice than to put all on one disc. I know that using my Philips recorder I can record up to 6 hours on a 4.7 disc. So could not understand why MyDVD can not do this..

 

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Walt

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6 hours on a DVD! Yes my Recorder will do it too but I consider it nothing I want to look at!

 

No magic here, it is simple math. To get more on a fixed size media you cut quality. Roxio must have elected to stop at 2hr. Any more than that and the forums would be filled with complaints about poor quality.

 

Using VideoWave you can cut a program anywhere you choose to.

Thanks to those who answered me on this situation. Divx is not a solution can't loan to someone else to watch. Unfortunately the program is 3 hours long so I have no choice than to put all on one disc. I know that using my Philips recorder I can record up to 6 hours on a 4.7 disc. So could not understand why MyDVD can not do this..

 

Thanks again

Walt

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Not a reply just an observation - I have a similar situation have created a video project with EMC8 which at the resolution setting selected tells me that the project size is 4.5Gb - It burns onto a disk at that resolution which views fine on all my DVD players and PC (2hrs). When you inspect the DVD it reports that it has only used 1.9Gb which means that i should be able to fit 4hrs onto a DVD but cant. Am i missing something or is the program just miscounting the file size used?

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Walt,

 

My solution has been to use two discs like James recommended. There's really only one other option - use double layer discs. That solution has really worked well for me. Your three hour show fits on them perfectly and they play really well in most every player I've tried.

 

If you are careful, you can find them for $2 a disc either Memorex or Verbatims.

 

You could also do the math, and two $0.20 DVD+/-R discs is sure cheaper.

 

There's another advantage to two discs - no compression time. You realize your computer is going to have to encode and compress that video to fit in a smaller size? If you go with original quality, no compression computer time.

 

Hope that helps.

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Don't quite agree with this, if I have a movie which was sourced at a lower standard then I expect to watch it that standard. I don't expect the software to force me to show it at far greater higher standard and waste half my DVD (and not get any improvement to the video).

 

It is just a failing in Roxio software that it doesn't support all the DVD formats. The justification sounds a bit hollow.

 

p.s. I like all the Roxio stuff bar MyDVD.

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I agree that probably the best all around solution is what James suggested. Using VideoWave, cut the project in an appropriate location and then burn each portion to an ISO file then burn from there. Using the DL disk media is great if version 8 allows that much time for a video. My version of EMC only allows the 2 hour limit.

 

Frank...........

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