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Hi there - I have burned an iso file to DVD disc and plays just fine. My question is - can I save the iso file ONLY for future burning and delete the files I created in videowave and mydvd (i.e. dmsm, dmsd files)? Just trying to free up some space and didn't want to jeapordize losing my finished project if I delete everything else and only keep the iso file. Thank you in advance! I always find the best help here :o)

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The Iso is what you burned to the disc and viewed fine. The (i.e. dmsm, dmsd files) were instructions to compile and make the project, just save the ISO image file for future burning. :)

 

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Now, personally I'd have suggested deleting the .ISO image, or saving it somewhere else because it can be recreated. If the original files are the only copies of digital images or videos, I'd hang onto those for future use, again, possibly burning them to DVD or CD for archival purposes.

 

Just a different perspective, and that's without knowing more about the original source files.

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One present example along Dave's line of thinking:

 

I have some VCD's (352 X 240) which were state of art at the time they were made. I no longer have the original source.

 

If I want to put them on a DVD (720 X 480) they cannot be made 'better' than what they are and in fact will look horrible if output at anything over 352 X 240!

 

Flash forward! You just got a Blu-Ray burner and want to put your old DVD's on it. If all you have is an ISO, you are locked in at 720 X 480. If your original source was better than that you would have a chance of improvement, otherwise not…

 

My thinking is that you do not lock yourself into yesterdays state of art just to be stingy on storage…

 

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One present example along Dave's line of thinking:

 

I have some VCD's (352 X 240) which were state of art at the time they were made. I no longer have the original source.

 

If I want to put them on a DVD (720 X 480) they cannot be made 'better' than what they are and in fact will look horrible if output at anything over 352 X 240!

 

Flash forward! You just got a Blu-Ray burner and want to put your old DVD's on it. If all you have is an ISO, you are locked in at 720 X 480. If your original source was better than that you would have a chance of improvement, otherwise not…

 

My thinking is that you do not lock yourself into yesterdays state of art just to be stingy on storage…

 

 

A whole lot of what ifs in that logic . How good and at what better quality were your source files, you put to VCD, way back then? If they were better why not make a SVCD? I forgot Roxio software didn't do that way back then. If one bought a HD Blu-ray camcorder $1,110.00 , why would one down convert to standard DVD? Most folks make the 'WHOLE' move, or stay where they are until prices come down, don't they?

 

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A whole lot of what ifs in that logic . How good and at what better quality were your source files, you put to VCD, way back then? If they were better why not make a SVCD? I forgot Roxio software didn't do that way back then. If one bought a HD Blu-ray camcorder $1,110.00 , why would one down convert to standard DVD? Most folks make the 'WHOLE' move, or stay where they are until prices come down, don't they?

 

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Okay then, I built a slideshow DVD from images from my camera, significantly higher resolution than DVD, but hey, that's the drive I have now. At some point I get a BD drive. Re-encode the slideshow from the original image files to BD and the "upgrade" from the original files is done.

 

But yes, there are a lot of "what ifs" in all of this, aren't there?

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The ISO file no longer need the source files to burn it to disc.

 

 

The Iso is what you burned to the disc and viewed fine. The (i.e. dmsm, dmsd files) were instructions to compile and make the project, just save the ISO image file for future burning. :)

 

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Yipeee - Thanks to you both. See? The best help and answers in town right here :lol:

 

 

The Iso is what you burned to the disc and viewed fine. The (i.e. dmsm, dmsd files) were instructions to compile and make the project, just save the ISO image file for future burning. :)

 

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Hi there - I have burned an iso file to DVD disc and plays just fine. My question is - can I save the iso file ONLY for future burning and delete the files I created in videowave and mydvd (i.e. dmsm, dmsd files)? Just trying to free up some space and didn't want to jeapordize losing my finished project if I delete everything else and only keep the iso file. Thank you in advance! I always find the best help here :o)

 

Okay then, I built a slideshow DVD from images from my camera, significantly higher resolution than DVD, but hey, that's the drive I have now. At some point I get a BD drive. Re-encode the slideshow from the original image files to BD and the "upgrade" from the original files is done.

 

But yes, there are a lot of "what ifs" in all of this, aren't there?

 

deweywright',

what new version of Roxio software would work with earlier version files (i.e. dmsm, dmsd files), unless somehow it worked by accident! :lol:

 

As far as the source files I see your point.. :mellow:

 

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Ok yes, very well and thanks for asking. :)

 

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deweywright',

what new version of Roxio software would work with earlier version files (i.e. dmsm, dmsd files), unless somehow it worked by accident! :lol:

 

As far as the source files I see your point.. :mellow:

 

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I have opened EMC9 .dmsm and .dmsd files, in EMC 10. I don't know if EMC 10 will keep intact transitions from EMC 8, but I doubt that it will. I don't have EMC 8 on any of my computers, so I can't try it.

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deweywright',

what new version of Roxio software would work with earlier version files (i.e. dmsm, dmsd files), unless somehow it worked by accident! laugh.gif

Point taken... and I was really only addressing the source file issue, not the dmsm, dmsd files, which can always be recreated, if painstakingly. And indeed, the dmsm/dmsd files were the real question.

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