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MYDVD9 home movie project,

all material used was vintage reel to reel films converted to dvd. The project is huge, appx. 2hrs. (4697MB)

I have it set on "fit to disc"

 

This may be a loaded question, and im sure the correct answer is "whatever works best ", but I want to throw it out there anyway.

 

IS THERE A STANDARD WHEN IT COMES TO SETTINGS AND BURNING OPTIONS?

 

 

Hardware / Software Render

 

ISO / Direct to disc

 

Interlaced / Progressive

 

 

I am using Verbatim DVD+R, and will burn at 4x

 

This movie is going to get handed out to many people, and will be played on every imaginable device.

I want to set the settings , so the dvd (hopefully) plays on every device, without hang ups, jitters, or problems

 

any reccomendations,Personal experience, failures, success, why to go with this or that,

would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

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I think I found what I was looking for

 

I foundthe 'disc&device utility'

 

and I think my driver is actually HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B (this is my burning drawer the lower one...........duh)

 

anyway I opened 'drive properties' and it says it writes the following:

DVD-R

DVD-RW

DVD+R

DVD+R Dual Layer

DVD+RW

 

but it doesnt mention DVD-ROM

 

is DVD-ROM the setting that i need in there to change the book type??

how do i add DVD-ROM to this list?

Am I on the right path?

 

 

I went back to 'info' then clicked on "+RW" for book type

and got the following message:

 

 

"It seems like your drive does not support bit setting"

 

does this mean I cant do the book type?

 

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I think I found what I was looking for

 

I foundthe 'disc&device utility'

 

and I think my driver is actually HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B (this is my burning drawer the lower one...........duh)

 

anyway I opened 'drive properties' and it says it writes the following:

DVD-R

DVD-RW

DVD+R

DVD+R Dual Layer

DVD+RW

 

but it doesnt mention DVD-ROM

 

is DVD-ROM the setting that i need in there to change the book type??

how do i add DVD-ROM to this list?

Am I on the right path?

 

 

I went back to 'info' then clicked on "+RW" for book type

and got the following message:

 

 

"It seems like your drive does not support bit setting"

 

does this mean I cant do the book type?

 

DVDinfo Pro Help File.

LG book-type bitsetting

This utility is intended for use with LG GSA-4120B DVD burners fitted with firmware A104 or later.

 

The following controls are available:

Normal. This button sets the book-type to Normal when the drive writes to any media. Normal means the book type that is normal for the type of media that is currently loaded. The change is sent to the drive immediately and verified by re-reading the setting from the drive and displaying it in the Current view area.

DVD-ROM. This button sets DVD-ROM as the default mode for book-type when the drive writes to any media. The change is sent to the drive immediately and verified by re-reading the setting from the drive and displaying it in the Current view area.

Change +R/RW mode. This button sends your chosen book type to the drive for +R/RW media. Media burned after this setting is selected will be set to this book type.

Change +RDL mode. This button sends your chosen book type to the drive for +RDL media. Media burned after this setting is selected will be set to this book type.

Current Settings. This section shows the book-type settings for the drive's default settings.

 

 

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If you checked a burned DVD +R or +R DL disc and it reported "book type: DVD-ROM" then disc type as DVD +R or DVD +R DL, its preset in the drives firmware to set the booktype bitsetting to the DVD-ROM. :) Question, are you happy now?

 

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here's what it read:

 

Medium type : DVD+R

DVD Book type : DVD-ROM

Content type: Rom/Audio

................

..........

........

.....

with a firmware version of D108

 

This is all greek to me, im assuming it is already set to what we were hoping for?

In the DVD-Rom setting it has better chances of playing in all players?

 

if your answers are yes.................then yes, I am very Happy

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here's what it read:

 

Medium type : DVD+R

DVD Book type : DVD-ROM

Content type: Rom/Audio

................

..........

........

.....

with a firmware version of D108

 

This is all greek to me, im assuming it is already set to what we were hoping for?

In the DVD-Rom setting it has better chances of playing in all players?

 

if your answers are yes.................then yes, I am very Happy

 

Happy is a good thing, go burn some disc's now. Remember for better player compatibility use +R media now that we know your drive booktypes it to DVD-Rom.

 

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MYDVD9 home movie project,

all material used was vintage reel to reel films converted to dvd. The project is huge, appx. 2hrs. (4697MB)

I have it set on "fit to disc"

 

This may be a loaded question, and im sure the correct answer is "whatever works best ", but I want to throw it out there anyway.

 

IS THERE A STANDARD WHEN IT COMES TO SETTINGS AND BURNING OPTIONS?

 

 

thanks

Unfortunately, you got it right with, "whatever works best". As for making a disc that can be played in "every type of equipment imaginable", well, good luck. You may want to look into getting your disc replicated (pressed). I have a fairly expensive Sony combo DVD/VCR recorder, and it's somewhat picky about the discs it'll accept. It likes "plus" (DVD+R) media better than "dash" (DVD-R) media. I also have a $30 Magnavox DVD player and it's usually happy with anything I put in it. You'll also find people with players that prefer "dash" media over "plus" media. So, you may need to produce some discs on both types of media. I did a "slideshow" movie for out kids 5th grade class, and only a few people had trouble with the DVD-R media I did the initial run with.

 

As for rendering, that depends some on what hardware you have, and the transitions you're using. If you're using any 3D transitions, then you need to use Hardware rendering. If not, then try both and see which looks better.

 

You also say your project is approximately 2 hours. At "best quality" that should be put onto a DL (dual layer) disc.

 

That doesn't really tell you much, but that's just my experience.

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I agree with Dave on using a DL disc.

 

If you don't have and don't want to get a DL burner, encode the project to an ISO file at best quality. When you copy the ISO file to a disc, the program will automatically fit the project onto a disc at the best possible quality. This is probably the best you will get with DL also.

 

Many people have indicated that discs made with the ISO file method tend to be more universally playable.

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is " Dual Layer" a certain disc style?

are my Verbatim's DL?

if not which disc's are?

 

or is DL something within my computer's burning system

 

what about this talk about book type?

what is that? and should I consider changing that?

if so, how does one go about changing that?

 

thanks, guys.

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is " Dual Layer" a certain disc style?

are my Verbatim's DL?

if not which disc's are?

 

or is DL something within my computer's burning system

Verbatim is a brand name. And they carry single layer DVD and Dual Layer DVD, among other types of DVDs. Take a look here.

 

Check the specs of your burner if it supports DL DVD.

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yes, thats them.

 

how do I check my specs of my burner to see if im even able to burn DL?

 

What are the benefits of DL

 

Should I do the booktype thing, how is that done?

 

thank you

I can only answer the middle question since I'm not at home now. A DL disc gives you roughly twice the capacity of a 4.7GB single layer disc.

 

I have EMC 10 on my laptop, but don't run that too much. In EMC 9, I'd open the Disc & Device Utility (under "Tools") and see if my drive supported burning DL burning, but I'm not certain if EMC 10 has Disc & Device Utility.

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yes, thats them.

 

how do I check my specs of my burner to see if im even able to burn DL?

 

What are the benefits of DL

 

Should I do the booktype thing, how is that done?

 

thank you

 

 

1. Disc information in Roxio EMC10 tools will show supported media and identify your drive. Or download #9 in my signature, useful tool giving lots of drive read/write capability.

2. single layer 4.7gb, DL 8.5gb, get it?

3.Pressed bought DVD's are DVD-Rom when looked at with a disc utility. DVD +R's one can booktype to DVD-Rom, some say/ think greater DVD settop player compatibility. You can not booktype DVD -R media, it is pre written in the leadin and cannot be modified like +R media.

I avoid DVD-R DL media! I use Verbatim DVD+R DL media only for video and booktype to DVD-Rom setting.

I need to know your Drive ID string to advise further on setting booktype, please post it.

 

 

 

 

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1. Disc information in Roxio EMC10 tools will show supported media and identify your drive. Or download #9 in my signature, useful tool giving lots of drive read/write capability.

2. single layer 4.7gb, DL 8.5gb, get it?

3.Pressed bought DVD's are DVD-Rom when looked at with a disc utility. DVD +R's one can booktype to DVD-Rom, some say/ think greater DVD settop player compatibility. You can not booktype DVD -R media, it is pre written in the leadin and cannot be modified like +R media.

I avoid DVD-R DL media! I use Verbatim DVD+R DL media only for video and booktype to DVD-Rom setting.

I need to know your Drive ID string to advise further on setting booktype, please post it.

 

 

 

 

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bare with me here im learning, but where would I find this drive ID string

 

and if I can already fit my project on a 4.7 would I be wasting my time to go to DL ??

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Happy is a good thing, go burn some disc's now. Remember for better player compatibility use +R media now that we know your drive booktypes it to DVD-Rom.

 

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just thought I'd post some feedback on the settings that worked best for me:

 

Software Render

 

ISO Burn

 

Progressive Scan

 

Now, on to the next project..........................with a little more insight and experience

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DVDinfo Pro Help File.

LG book-type bitsetting

This utility is intended for use with LG GSA-4120B DVD burners fitted with firmware A104 or later.

 

The following controls are available:

Normal. This button sets the book-type to Normal when the drive writes to any media. Normal means the book type that is normal for the type of media that is currently loaded. The change is sent to the drive immediately and verified by re-reading the setting from the drive and displaying it in the Current view area.

DVD-ROM. This button sets DVD-ROM as the default mode for book-type when the drive writes to any media. The change is sent to the drive immediately and verified by re-reading the setting from the drive and displaying it in the Current view area.

Change +R/RW mode. This button sends your chosen book type to the drive for +R/RW media. Media burned after this setting is selected will be set to this book type.

Change +RDL mode. This button sends your chosen book type to the drive for +RDL media. Media burned after this setting is selected will be set to this book type.

Current Settings. This section shows the book-type settings for the drive's default settings.

 

 

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cd

 

 

like I posted above, i get the following message

"It seems like your drive does not support bit setting"

 

so i guess i cant do it.

thanks anyway for all your support

 

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bare with me here im learning, but where would I find this drive ID string

 

and if I can already fit my project on a 4.7 would I be wasting my time to go to DL ??

 

 

1. #1 in my last post, start, all programs, Roxio EMC 10, Roxio EMC 10 Suite, tools, disc information.

 

Or, in XP right click my computer and click properties. The system properties window opens, click the Hardware tab and then click device manager. The Device Manager Window opens, from the top view, make sure a dot is next to view devices by type. Click the + next to DVD/CD-Rom Drives, post what it reads?

 

 

2. No not your time, you would just waste half the disc space being empty and the extra $2.00 for the DL disc!

 

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bare with me here im learning, but where would I find this drive ID string

 

and if I can already fit my project on a 4.7 would I be wasting my time to go to DL ??

Well, technically, your project might not on a 4.7GB disc, because the disc manufacturers call a GB 1,000,000,000 bytes. In the digital world, that's 1 billion bytes, and 1GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes. So, there's really more like 4.3GB of space available on the disc.

 

If you go into the Device manager in Windows, and look at the properties for your drive, you'll find the drive string.

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grego137,

 

do you have a DVD +R disc you already burned with the LG drive? The reason I ask, I read a post where a Dell user with the same HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B drive. Claimed his set booktype bitsetting automatic on +R single layer a +R Dual Laer disc's to DVD-ROM. If you have a disc you could use DVDInfo Pro and check for disc type and booktype setting on the burned disc.

 

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1. #1 in my last post, start, all programs, Roxio EMC 10, Roxio EMC 10 Suite, tools, disc information.

 

Or, in XP right click my computer and click properties. The system properties window opens, click the Hardware tab and then click device manager. The Device Manager Window opens, from the top view, make sure a dot is next to view devices by type. Click the + next to DVD/CD-Rom Drives, post what it reads?

 

 

2. No not your time, you would just waste half the disc space being empty and the extra $2.00 for the DL disc!

 

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ok (good instructions) here's what i found

it reads:

HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GWA4164B

TSSTcorp DVD-ROM TS-H352C

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ok (good instructions) here's what i found

it reads:

HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GWA4164B

TSSTcorp DVD-ROM TS-H352C

 

 

Did it come with your PC and what brand of PC? Seems to be a OEM only drive for the folks like Dell and such! If so you might have to do your research for the drive on the PC website.

 

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Did it come with your PC and what brand of PC? Seems to be a OEM only drive for the folks like Dell and such! If so you might have to do your research for the drive on the PC website.

 

cd

 

 

I think i'll just do the booktype thing, can I do that??

does anyone know how to change that?

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grego137,

 

do you have a DVD +R disc you already burned with the LG drive? The reason I ask, I read a post where a Dell user with the same HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B drive. Claimed his set booktype bitsetting automatic on +R single layer a +R Dual Laer disc's to DVD-ROM. If you have a disc you could use DVDInfo Pro and check for disc type and booktype setting on the burned disc.

 

cd

 

 

well I just did as instructed, and clicked disc properties

it reads

DVD book type: DVD-ROM

 

so i guess it was already like this or ???

 

well, thanks allot

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well I just did as instructed, and clicked disc properties

it reads

DVD book type: DVD-ROM

 

so i guess it was already like this or ???

 

well, thanks allot

 

 

If you checked a burned DVD +R or +R DL disc and it reported "book type: DVD-ROM" then disc type as DVD +R or DVD +R DL, its preset in the drives firmware to set the booktype bitsetting to the DVD-ROM. :) Question, are you happy now?

 

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I think i'll just do the booktype thing, can I do that??

does anyone know how to change that?

 

 

I think you can set the booktype bitsetting with your LG Drive.

 

But you don't reply to questions asked, you just ask more questions!

 

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