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VHS to DVD taking 2 DVD's ?


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New to Creator 2010 and tried copying VHS tape to DVD+R and 145 minutes tape will not fit on one DVD. That's a huge problem. No one is going to get up and insert another DVD for the last 15-20 minutes of the movie. Did I purchase the wrong DVD's ???? Help !

Actually, you're doing good to get that much onto a disc, are you using dual-layered discs? For a standard single-layer disc, you normally figure 1 hour of "best quality" video. You have over 2 hours of video. Even commercial discs, which are typically dual layer usually keep themselves to 2 hours per disc. So, you may be able to compress it even more, with a resulting loss in quality. You'll have to decide how to balance the quality vs. convenience issue. If you're using single layer discs now, then I'd personally go with 70-some-odd minutes per disc and cut it in the middle and improve your video quality.

 

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Actually, you're doing good to get that much onto a disc, are you using dual-layered discs? For a standard single-layer disc, you normally figure 1 hour of "best quality" video. You have over 2 hours of video. Even commercial discs, which are typically dual layer usually keep themselves to 2 hours per disc. So, you may be able to compress it even more, with a resulting loss in quality. You'll have to decide how to balance the quality vs. convenience issue. If you're using single layer discs now, then I'd personally go with 70-some-odd minutes per disc and cut it in the middle and improve your video quality.

 

Hope that helps!

That's not really true.

 

The movie industry doesn't use a $89.00 software!

 

They use something better.... :lol:

 

A few examples..

 

Inglourious Basterds, 153 minutes

 

Public Enemies, 140 minutes

 

The Dark Knight, 153 Minutes

 

Spider-Man 3, 139 Minutes

 

Blood Diamond, 143 minutes

 

Casino Royale, 144 Minutes

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, 150 Minutes

 

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, 147 Minutes

 

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While taken out of context here:

 

"...I spent a few minutes tabulating the average running time of the top 50 movies of 2008. While not perfect, I think this gives a much better indication of the now, as opposed to the wow. And that number is 110 minutes."

 

I'll stand by my "usually keep themselves to 2 hours per disc" if nothing else than because so many movies are less than 2 hours long. The collectors editions of the three Lord of the Rings movies run close to 4 hours each, and each of those is broken up into two discs.

 

And yes, they use much more expensive software and powerful processing facilities than the $89 Creator 2010 on whatever Windows box any of us can afford.

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New to Creator 2010 and tried copying VHS tape to DVD+R and 145 minutes tape will not fit on one DVD. That's a huge problem. No one is going to get up and insert another DVD for the last 15-20 minutes of the movie. Did I purchase the wrong DVD's ???? Help !

Split the movie into a 1.5 hour movie (for a dual layer disc) and the remaining 1 hour on a single layer disc. Or use 3 single layer discs (1 hour, 1 hour, 1/2 hour).

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While taken out of context here:

 

"...I spent a few minutes tabulating the average running time of the top 50 movies of 2008. While not perfect, I think this gives a much better indication of the now, as opposed to the wow. And that number is 110 minutes."

 

I'll stand by my "usually keep themselves to 2 hours per disc" if nothing else than because so many movies are less than 2 hours long. The collectors editions of the three Lord of the Rings movies run close to 4 hours each, and each of those is broken up into two discs.

 

And yes, they use much more expensive software and powerful processing facilities than the $89 Creator 2010 on whatever Windows box any of us can afford.

 

 

Your the one that made the comparison, I simply pointed out what you said "commercial discs, which are typically dual layer" can run well over the two hour limit. Even the site your "taken out of context" ( I might as well to) shows,

 

the top 14 grossing lie action films of all time. As you can see, all of the movies run over two hours, with some even running longer than three. The average run time is 159 minutes, or 2 hours and 39 minutes.

 

I see no Lord of the Rings movie in this list that's close to four hours!

 

Isn't this what's on the second disc, Dave?

 

Special Features

 

* Three in-depth documentaries:

* "The Quest Fulfilled: A Director's Vision" (23:05)

* "A Filmmaker's Journey: Making The Return of The King" (28:30)

* "National Geographic Special: Beyond the Movie" (45:57)

* Six featurettes

* --Aragorn's Destiny (3:25)

* --Minas Tirith: Capital of Gondor (3:10)

* --The Battle of Pelennor Fields (2:14)

* --Samwise the Brave (4:32)

 

 

The point was you can put way more than two hours on a DL Disc.

 

It's just what you do it with that makes the difference.. ;)

 

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I see no Lord of the Rings movie in this list that's close to four hours!

 

Isn't this what's on the second disc, Dave?

 

Special Features

 

* Three in-depth documentaries:

* "The Quest Fulfilled: A Director's Vision" (23:05)

* "A Filmmaker's Journey: Making The Return of The King" (28:30)

* "National Geographic Special: Beyond the Movie" (45:57)

* Six featurettes

* --Aragorn's Destiny (3:25)

* --Minas Tirith: Capital of Gondor (3:10)

* --The Battle of Pelennor Fields (2:14)

* --Samwise the Brave (4:32)

 

 

The point was you can put way more than two hours on a DL Disc.

 

It's just what you do it with that makes the difference.. ;)

 

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No, the collector's edition has 4 discs for each of the three parts, 2 with the movie (each about 2 hours in length) and 2 with "extras". The National Geographic special is an entirely separate disc, not part of the other 12 discs.

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