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Putting 2 1-hr HQ DVDs on 1 HQ DL DVD?


tgschaaff

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I made two 1-hr HQ DVD+RWs with a DVD recorder and I want to put the info onto a single double-layer DVD without losing the HQ aspect of the original recording. When I add the movie on the 1-HQ DVD to a 'MyDVD' project, it is only registering ~46 MB, but it is a full 4.5 GB for the 1-hr. recording. In addition, I am getting the option of opening two separate movies (but they are both the same information) during the 'add new movie' function.

 

If someone could send me a quick note with any advice, I would greatly appreciate it. I am reluctant to try and just make the DVD since the DL DVDs are not cheap.

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My testing indicates that a +DL hold about 1:57 at high quality (9mbps) so you are not going to be able to fit 2 hours + menus… (-DL's hold less)

 

Add both but check your Project Properties. At 8mbps it might just fit.

 

Keep in mind that burned DL's do not enjoy the compatibility that 4.7's have.

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tgschaaff,

 

I’ve not burned DL yet, but I can share my experiences with 4.7gig DVD’s. As James mentioned, “DL’s do not enjoy the compatibility that 4.7's have”, so I’m not sure if this would apply to DL’s.

 

I’ve successfully burned 3 hours 20 minutes on a 4.7 DVD with no noticeable loss of quality! I stopped after 3:20 – kept meaning to see how much I could fit but stopped due to the time involved. I read this procedure somewhere in this forum quite some time ago.

This was done on EMC 7.

 

I did this by…

1. Added 3 hours 20 minutes of video into DVD Builder.

2. Burned as an iso image to disk, did not select ‘Fit To Disc’.

3. Loaded the iso image into Disc Copier and burned to DVD. Apparently, Disc Copier will use a higher compression algorithm to compress the iso image to fit on the disc. This is different than ‘Fit To Disc’ which reduces the audio and video quality until it project fits onto the disc.

 

I’ll be testing this soon with DL.

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tgschaaff,

 

I’ve not burned DL yet, but I can share my experiences with 4.7gig DVD’s. As James mentioned, “DL’s do not enjoy the compatibility that 4.7's have”, so I’m not sure if this would apply to DL’s.

 

I’ve successfully burned 3 hours 20 minutes on a 4.7 DVD with no noticeable loss of quality! I stopped after 3:20 – kept meaning to see how much I could fit but stopped due to the time involved. I read this procedure somewhere in this forum quite some time ago.

This was done on EMC 7.

 

I did this by…

1. Added 3 hours 20 minutes of video into DVD Builder.

2. Burned as an iso image to disk, did not select ‘Fit To Disc’.

3. Loaded the iso image into Disc Copier and burned to DVD. Apparently, Disc Copier will use a higher compression algorithm to compress the iso image to fit on the disc. This is different than ‘Fit To Disc’ which reduces the audio and video quality until it project fits onto the disc.

 

I’ll be testing this soon with DL.

I agree with your steps and use them all the time on 4.7 discs. The longest I've done so far on a DL was 1:49 but it was in excellent quality. Haven't tried anything longer than that.

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