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I just got a new DV-camcorder and tried making some DVDs.

I previously have successfully made DVDs before from my Mpeg-2 capture card and thought I worked out all the bugs.

I downloaded a 1 hour video from the camcorder using the Video Capture program.

I choose MPEG-2 as the file format, however I'm not sure if that is best for this type of download.

After choosing the video using My DVD and adding a menu (no chapters) I immediately went to DVD burning.

The encoding went along as normal. Then it when on to the burning phase, which also seemed normal except that around 28% done the computer stalls and the burning seems to start and stop without burning (burner light flashing occasionally). After about 5 minutes the indicator jumps to %100, says it done and I get a window with the DVD drive letter. The disk is listed as blank although you can see it was written about 1/3 of the way. I have done this several times now trying different quality settings, deframenting, deleting temp files, etc.

 

I have two hard drives, with one just for video and buffer, and 1 GB memory.

I also defragement all the time and have all the updates

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I just got a new DV-camcorder and tried making some DVDs.

I previously have successfully made DVDs before from my Mpeg-2 capture card and thought I worked out all the bugs.

I downloaded a 1 hour video from the camcorder using the Video Capture program.

I choose MPEG-2 as the file format, however I'm not sure if that is best for this type of download.

After choosing the video using My DVD and adding a menu (no chapters) I immediately went to DVD burning.

The encoding went along as normal. Then it when on to the burning phase, which also seemed normal except that around 28% done the computer stalls and the burning seems to start and stop without burning (burner light flashing occasionally). After about 5 minutes the indicator jumps to %100, says it done and I get a window with the DVD drive letter. The disk is listed as blank although you can see it was written about 1/3 of the way. I have done this several times now trying different quality settings, deframenting, deleting temp files, etc.

 

I have two hard drives, with one just for video and buffer, and 1 GB memory.

I also defragement all the time and have all the updates

Try burning to an image file (ISO) to your hard drive then use Disc Copier to burn to disc. For some reason, many people have problems burning directly to disc and if you are successful with the image file, you can then burn as many copies as you want.

Also, make sure you have the latest firmware for your burner.

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