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Can't Make 210min Dvd To 8.5gb Dl Disk

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I have a 210min MPG (from ReplayTV) that I want to make a DVD from. I understand it won't fit on a 4.7GB disk because it's over 120min. With EMC 7.5 DVD Builder, it still tells me it's over 120 minutes and won't fit, even though I've reduced the quality to low and it shows at the bottom that it will fit on a 8.5GB DL disk.

 

A DL disk is supposed to handle 240 minutes. I am also willing to use DVD shrink to "make" it fit on a 4.7GB disk if I can only get an ISO made by EMC 7.5.

 

I tried using MPEG-VCR to split the file in about 1/2, then made two DL DVD's, but they won't play all the way through and freeze during playback.

 

I also have Adobe Premier 6.5, but it's too complicated for me to understand without taking some time to go through some tutorials.

 

John

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I have a 210min MPG (from ReplayTV) that I want to make a DVD from. I understand it won't fit on a 4.7GB disk because it's over 120min. With EMC 7.5 DVD Builder, it still tells me it's over 120 minutes and won't fit, even though I've reduced the quality to low and it shows at the bottom that it will fit on a 8.5GB DL disk.

 

A DL disk is supposed to handle 240 minutes. I am also willing to use DVD shrink to "make" it fit on a 4.7GB disk if I can only get an ISO made by EMC 7.5.

 

I tried using MPEG-VCR to split the file in about 1/2, then made two DL DVD's, but they won't play all the way through and freeze during playback.

 

I also have Adobe Premier 6.5, but it's too complicated for me to understand without taking some time to go through some tutorials.

 

John

I think you have misunderstood the 120 min limit message you are getting. What it is trying to tell you is that for each title in your production, the title cannot be more than 120 min. So what you need to do is split that 210 min video into 2. Put half in one title, and half in another, keeping each one under 120 min. Then you can burn it.

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I think you have misunderstood the 120 min limit message you are getting. What it is trying to tell you is that for each title in your production, the title cannot be more than 120 min. So what you need to do is split that 210 min video into 2. Put half in one title, and half in another, keeping each one under 120 min. Then you can burn it.

 

Ok, yes, you are correct now that I think about it. The problem I have is that when I split the show with MPEG-VCR, I think the audio lost sync with the video. I don't want to split the file, just make a 210 minute DVD from it. Can I do this? If not with Roxio, is there another DVD Creator program that will?

 

I can't for the life of me, figure out how to split the MPG using a Roxio tool. What am I missing?

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Ok, yes, you are correct now that I think about it. The problem I have is that when I split the show with MPEG-VCR, I think the audio lost sync with the video. I don't want to split the file, just make a 210 minute DVD from it. Can I do this? If not with Roxio, is there another DVD Creator program that will?

 

I can't for the life of me, figure out how to split the MPG using a Roxio tool. What am I missing?

You can't use the single file with Roxio EMC v7/7.5

You can use the single file with EMC 8

I don't know what other dvd authoring programs will allow you to use such a long file. The only other ones I have used are Sonic's DVDiT and MyDVD v6, and an old trial version of DVD Lab (I think that's what it was called). I don't know if any of those will work with that length for a single file tho. I've never tried using any that long.

 

It's not hard to split that long of a file in EMC 7/7.5, it's just that it will take a long time for it to create the 2 separate new files you need to work with. But if you want to try, you'd have to bring it into Videowave, find the spot you want to split it, save your project work, delete one half then render the remaining out to a new file (labeled something like Part1). Then reopen the production without saving changes first (split should still be in the same place). Delete the other half and render that out to a file (like Part2). then you could take and add the 2 new files to DVD Builder as 2 separate titles.

 

Or, since this is a mpg file, you could try a 3rd party software tool to split it into 2 separate files. Something like VideoRedo ( http://www.videoredo.com )should work for that.

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An alternative is to use 2 projects in VideoWave.

 

Load the long clip, split and delete the right 'half'. Save As project left

 

New Project and load the long clip. Split at the same point and delete the left 'half'. Save As project right

 

Open Builder and add project left. Then add new title and load project right.

 

The original clip is never touched and no rendering from VW is needed…

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You can't use the single file with Roxio EMC v7/7.5

You can use the single file with EMC 8

I don't know what other dvd authoring programs will allow you to use such a long file. The only other ones I have used are Sonic's DVDiT and MyDVD v6, and an old trial version of DVD Lab (I think that's what it was called). I don't know if any of those will work with that length for a single file tho. I've never tried using any that long.

 

It's not hard to split that long of a file in EMC 7/7.5, it's just that it will take a long time for it to create the 2 separate new files you need to work with. But if you want to try, you'd have to bring it into Videowave, find the spot you want to split it, save your project work, delete one half then render the remaining out to a new file (labeled something like Part1). Then reopen the production without saving changes first (split should still be in the same place). Delete the other half and render that out to a file (like Part2). then you could take and add the 2 new files to DVD Builder as 2 separate titles.

 

Or, since this is a mpg file, you could try a 3rd party software tool to split it into 2 separate files. Something like VideoRedo ( http://www.videoredo.com )should work for that.

 

Thanks for the help, I'll probably upgrade to EMC 8.

 

John

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