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joey301

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I used the Roxio Video Copy and Convert program to create a storage file for a collection of short videos that I have, and the predicted time to completion was 522 hours. As far as I can tell, that makes this program useless even if I set it up improperly. I had 84 short .wmv files that I collected, then set the machine to copy them to a dvd in wmv 9 format. They really did not need to be reformatted, but I did not see a mechanism to just copy the files as they were. I set this up at 10AM, when I came back at 6:30 pm, the process was 22% complete. I said cancel and it canceled something, but then said 522 hours to complete the copying (I assume of what it had already converted). This was a total of 4.4GB of files that I wanted to move

 

How could any setting take that long to copy? I never had this kind of problem when I used CDs, but they are not big enough. I had closed everthing else on the computer, there was nothing else open at the time.

 

Joey

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If you're just making a data disc to store the files, use Creator Classic to copy them to a dvd. Shouldn't take more than 12-15 minutes. VC&C will convert your file to a dvd format or convert to another format for use on an iPod PS etc. That will take time depending on the files you have and how compressed they are. Encoding is an intensive, lengthy process.

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If you're just making a data disc to store the files, use Creator Classic to copy them to a dvd. Shouldn't take more than 12-15 minutes. VC&C will convert your file to a dvd format or convert to another format for use on an iPod PS etc. That will take time depending on the files you have and how compressed they are. Encoding is an intensive, lengthy process.

 

Thank you, I finally got a copy like I wanted, I don't even remember what program I used. It took 6 minutes. I understand that encoding is intensive, but 48 or 522 hours? This is amazing, who would want to do that for 4 gb?

 

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Basically when you encode it will take a minimum of the playback time to do it - if it's one 3 hour video, you're looking at at least 3 hours, possibly longer (depending on your computer).

 

File sizes don't enter the equation here - it's pure time duration

 

Hope that explains it a bit

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Thank you, I finally got a copy like I wanted, I don't even remember what program I used. It took 6 minutes. I understand that encoding is intensive, but 48 or 522 hours? This is amazing, who would want to do that for 4 gb?

 

joey

 

If you are simply copying the wmv files to a DVD as data, there should be no encoding going on all. Encoding 4GB of wmv files to a DVD (which may be equivalent to about 10 hours of video) will take a loooong time and would never fit on a DVD anyway. But then you admit you don't even know what you did :blink:

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