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Popcorn 3 won't compress my Video_TS folder...

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Okay, so I used a 3rd party program to rip a DVD into a Video TS folder. The options say that "Fit-To-DVD" compression is on, but when I go to burn to the disc (A 4.7 GB DVD-R), it won't even start. Brings up a message that says "The video file is too large blah blah blah." Do I need to do something special to activate the compression?

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Just a reminder that Popcorn requires full disc extractions when ripping DVDs. You may already have done that so it probably isn't an issue here.

 

With the VIDEO_TS folder in the Popcorn window click Options and then choose Custom. Here you can select just those titles from the VIDEO_TS folder that you really want on the DVD. Give that a try and see if Popcorn will do the compression.

 

If you want Popcorn to create a menu along with some but not all the VIDEO_TS folder's content you can take a different approach. Choose DVD video as the format in the DVD section. Place your VIDEO_TS folder on the desktop (not inside any other folder). Choose DVD with the top button of the Popcorn Media Browser. The next button enables display in the browser of either the titles or the chapters within a title. Choose the titles you want and add them to the Popcorn window. Popcorn extracts the MPEG files from the VIDEO_TS folder. Now set up the menu the way you want and choose Save as Disc Image.

 

The next step is to get the content of that disc image burned on a single-layer DVD. To do this select the disc image using Popcorn's Image File setting. When you click the burn button you'll be asked if you want this compressed for a single-layer disc. Click that option and burn your DVD.

 

I'm pointing this option out to show you that Popcorn 3 has flexibility that isn't immediately apparent but was entirely lacking in previous versions. Normally you'll either want an entire VIDEO_TS folder duplicated with it menus or you'll just want a main movie copied and don't need any menu. But when you want something in between you can now have Popcorn include selected titles and create a new menu.

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Okay, so I used a 3rd party program to rip a DVD into a Video TS folder. The options say that "Fit-To-DVD" compression is on, but when I go to burn to the disc (A 4.7 GB DVD-R), it won't even start. Brings up a message that says "The video file is too large blah blah blah." Do I need to do something special to activate the compression?

 

 

It appears that Popcorn 3 just doesn't work for some VIDEO_TS folders even if they compress and burn fine in Popcorn 2.

 

I have had no resolution from Roxio 'Support' on this issue so it would be great to report it - so they understand this is not an isolated issue.

 

For more on this topic see the thread "Popcorn 3: they must be joking".

 

Good Luck

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It appears that Popcorn 3 just doesn't work for some VIDEO_TS folders even if they compress and burn fine in Popcorn 2.

 

I have had no resolution from Roxio 'Support' on this issue so it would be great to report it - so they understand this is not an isolated issue.

 

For more on this topic see the thread "Popcorn 3: they must be joking".

 

Good Luck

Have you been able to discern any differences between those that Popcorn 3 won't compress even though they work with Popcorn 2? Are you doing the full VIDEO_TS or did you select specific titles in the Options window?

 

I don't do a lot of fit-to-DVD projects but haven't run into this problem as yet. I'm wondering if the ones that won't compress in Popcorn 3 have PCM audio tracks.

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Have you been able to discern any differences between those that Popcorn 3 won't compress even though they work with Popcorn 2? Are you doing the full VIDEO_TS or did you select specific titles in the Options window?

 

I don't do a lot of fit-to-DVD projects but haven't run into this problem as yet. I'm wondering if the ones that won't compress in Popcorn 3 have PCM audio tracks.

 

No obvious differences between ones that work and ones that don't. I've even had disks from two or three disk sets that don't work when the others do.

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Now set up the menu the way you want and choose Save as Disc Image.

 

The next step is to get the content of that disc image burned on a single-layer DVD. To do this select the disc image using Popcorn's Image File setting. When you click the burn button you'll be asked if you want this compressed for a single-layer disc. Click that option and burn your DVD.

Are you saying that the only way that we can choose how much compression we want is to first turn the video_ts file into a disc image? This doesn't make sense. Obviously when a person chooses what kind of media they want to use (DVD or DL DVD) the program should take that into account when it calculates the amount of compression, right? But it's not doing that. It's always stuck at 'low compression'... :mellow:

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Are you saying that the only way that we can choose how much compression we want is to first turn the video_ts file into a disc image? This doesn't make sense. Obviously when a person chooses what kind of media they want to use (DVD or DL DVD) the program should take that into account when it calculates the amount of compression, right? But it's not doing that. It's always stuck at 'low compression'... :mellow:

We're talking about different things. I'm only referring to a way in which you can create a menu along with selected (but not all) items from a VIDEO_TS folder. This requires authoring a new VIDEO_TS folder which is the point of creating the disc image. If you don't want a menu then none of that is necessary.

 

Popcorn does not have the ability to compress video to fit a DL disc. If you are using DL media Popcorn assumes no compression is needed. This makes sense because the compression is entirely about fitting DL content onto a single-layer disc.

 

If you have content that fits an DL disc and you are going to burn it to DL media just click the burn button and Popcorn will recognize the media and not compress your video. If you have too much content for a DL disc I'm not certain what will happen. It might initiate compression for a single-layer disc even though you have DL media. As I said, there is no option to compress to fit DL media.

 

Alternatively you might try selecting Always Re-encode in the custom encoder settings and see if Popcorn can encode MPEG files small enough to fit more content on the DL disc rather than using the Fit-to-DVD compression.

Edited by tsantee

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I'll put in my dos centavos on this.....

 

I've looked at the compression levels on this and it's been on "high" and seems like it should run ok....being that I used it all day long, but it occasionally hangs and seems to correct on reboots...

 

And can go right back to ver 2, no prob......

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