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MYDVD 2010 FILE SIZE ERRORS


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Hi there Guys,

 

I have strange problem whereby if I import an mpeg/avi of lets say 2.17gbs with quality settings set at "same as original' and DVD Size set to "4.7GB', only 752.5mbs comes in as being used!

Conversely if I import a file of 3.69gbs, still under 4.7GB standard DVD5 SIZE, the file size rockets to 5.3gbs on the bar indicator?

If anyone can tell me what I'm doing wrong here, it would be greatly appreciated.

 

I'd just like a 3gb video file or anything conforming to standard DVD5 size to just come in at its original size without compression.

 

Having dropped in a file of 3.69gbs I'm getting 5gbs on 'Same as original' and 'HQ', while the other settings like 'LP' reduce size to 1.5gb etc.

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Hi there Guys,

 

I have strange problem whereby if I import an mpeg/avi of lets say 2.17gbs with quality settings set at "same as original' and DVD Size set to "4.7GB', only 752.5mbs comes in as being used!

Conversely if I import a file of 3.69gbs, still under 4.7GB standard DVD5 SIZE, the file size rockets to 5.3gbs on the bar indicator?

If anyone can tell me what I'm doing wrong here, it would be greatly appreciated.

 

I'd just like a 3gb video file or anything conforming to standard DVD5 size to just come in at its original size without compression.

 

Having dropped in a file of 3.69gbs I'm getting 5gbs on 'Same as original' and 'HQ', while the other settings like 'LP' reduce size to 1.5gb etc.

 

 

File size is almost meaningless when it comes to creating DVDs, it is the time length of the video that matters. A standard 4.7GB DVD will hold 60 minutes of video using the HQ setting.

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Thanks for your response. I Just don't understand why a 2gb Mpeg is shrunk to around 700mb when it has only to fit a DVD5, are you telling me theres no quality loss?!

Files Size is meaningless!

 

Explain in more detail, your Source Files, but leave off file size info :lol:

 

Where did they come from?

 

How were they recorded?

 

In what quality (size & bitrate)?

 

What is the Playing Time?

 

How are you getting them to your PC?

 

What specific program in the Suite (there are 25 programs) are you trying to use?

 

What is you output goal for these files?

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Where did they come from? (Captured via Canopus ADVC300 to .avi video file)

 

How were they recorded? (Sony VHS-C Camcorder)

 

In what quality (size & bitrate)? ( 720x576,25fps, 30342KBPS TOTAL BITRATE)

 

What is the Playing Time? (9.62gb = 45mins 26secs)

 

How are you getting them to your PC? (Canopus ADVC300)

 

What specific program in the Suite (there are 25 programs) are you trying to use? (ROXIO MYDVD)

 

What is you output goal for these files? (Backup to DVD for archive)

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I have strange problem whereby if I import an mpeg/avi of lets say2.17gbs with quality settings set at "same as original' and DVD Sizeset to "4.7GB', only 752.5mbs comes in as being used!
MPEG2 OR AVI - they are not the same thing. If you use MyDVD, you are creating a Video DVD which will convert the AVI files to MPEG 2 so the files will play in a regular DVD player.

 

The ONLY time 'Same as Original' will apply is if the original is MPEG 2 when you are creating a video DVD.

 

I'd just like a 3gb video file or anything conforming to standardDVD5 size to just come in at its original size without compression.
There are several limitations.

1 - Original format must be the same as the final output. For video DVD, that is MPEG 2.

2 - File must fall within the limitations of MyDVD. The lowest bitrate is 3MB/s and highest is 9MB/s.

3 - Project Settings must be same as original file. For example if the original is interlaced, then the project settings must be interlaced. If the original is progressive MPEG 2, then the project settings must be Progressive.

 

If you follow these steps, then MyDVD should 'smart render' the file which means MyDVD will not change it at all.

 

If only want to 'archive' your files and NOT create a video DVD that plays in a DVD player, then you can use Creator Classic to save the files to a data DVD as is.

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Where did they come from? (Captured via Canopus ADVC300 to .avi video file)

 

How were they recorded? (Sony VHS-C Camcorder)

 

In what quality (size & bitrate)? ( 720x576,25fps, 30342KBPS TOTAL BITRATE)

 

What is the Playing Time? (9.62gb = 45mins 26secs)

 

How are you getting them to your PC? (Canopus ADVC300)

 

What specific program in the Suite (there are 25 programs) are you trying to use? (ROXIO MYDVD)

 

What is you output goal for these files? (Backup to DVD for archive)

A 45 minute file will fit on a 4.7 GB DVD, with room to spare.

 

2, 45 minute files will not!

 

When you are transferring from VHS you are starting with reduced quality and do not want to reduce it anymore! Keep them at HQ for capture and HQ for burning.

(Your Canopus card at 3 mbps is far from HQ quality. Set it as high as you can!)

 

Here is list of what a DVD will hold:

 

4.7GB DVD:

  • HQ = 1:06
  • SP = 1:37
  • LP = 2:22
  • ELP = 3:04

 

8.5 GB DVD:

  • HQ = 2:00
  • SP = 2:57
  • LP = 4:19
  • ELP = 5:35

Now keep in mind that MyDVD will make a DVD Movie that you can play anywhere...

 

If you just want a backup of the files, Burn Data Disc will give you that, then file size vs disc size does apply! And having an independent backup would be a very good idea ;)

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