Jump to content
  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 14 Guests (See full list)

    • There are no registered users currently online
  • 0

Confused About All The Different Formats


pam_mortensen
 Share

Question

I am confused about all the different formats for Rendering and Burning my video to a DVD. I want the best quality possible that will not only play (wide screen) on my Blu Ray player but alsoon an older DVD player. Is this possible?

 

Sorry for all the stupid questions but this program seems so much more complicated than my old Easy Media Creator 9. Thanks!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

I am confused about all the different formats for Rendering and Burning my video to a DVD. I want the best quality possible that will not only play (wide screen) on my Blu Ray player but alsoon an older DVD player. Is this possible?

 

Sorry for all the stupid questions but this program seems so much more complicated than my old Easy Media Creator 9. Thanks!

I make mine in BD then switch to regular DVD Movie for those that haven't made the switch to BD.

 

If they don't have WideScreen, that is not my problem!

 

But you are fussing way too much over this. Go to Blockbuster and rent 5 DVD Movies at random.

 

4 out of the 5 will not fit either a WideScreen or a Regular screen TV :o Look closely and you will see it.

 

Now do you really think Hollywood stays up all night worrying about this?

 

Your questions are not a problem :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I am talking about what do I select under "Purpose" and "Video file quality" when I render. If I select "All" for "Purpose" will it work for Blu Ray, DVD and Youtube? Under "Video file quality there are around 50 choices...what is the difference between all these different formats, is there someplace that explains it? I could not find it in my User Guide or on line...unless I am blind and it is right there under my nose and I am missing it.

 

Then again there are so many choices when I burn too.

 

Can I render with Blu Ray and burn as a DVD? I don't have a Blu Ray burner...just a Blu Ray player.

Edited by pam_mortensen
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I am talking about what do I select under "Purpose" and "Video file quality" when I render. If I select "All" for "Purpose" will it work for Blu Ray, DVD and Youtube? Under "Video file quality there are around 50 choices...what is the difference between all these different formats, is there someplace that explains it? I could not find it in my User Guide or on line...unless I am blind and it is right there under my nose and I am missing it.

 

Then again there are so many choices when I burn too.

 

Can I render with Blu Ray and burn as a DVD? I don't have a Blu Ray burner...just a Blu Ray player.

 

No, you would need a blu-ray burner and blu-ray discs to burn a blu-ray project to a disc. Let me rephrase the answer, you, you can output to a blu-ray format but you will down convert later. What is the resolution of the starting video?

 

I always select "all" in Video Wave and then use only about 3 different options for rendering depending on what I want to do. Lately I have been using only two - blu-ray and AVCHD. If I want to post a project to YouTube than I select that BUT if you select something that produces a small file size and screen resolution, you cannot make it better for regular DVD or for high definition. Star with high definition output and then reduce the quality later.

 

If you don't have a blu-ray burner but do have a blu-ray player. First see if it will play an AVCHD disc. Not all blu-ray players do.

 

You make an AVCHD disc with a standard DVD disc and a standard burner. From Video Wave, you would chose one of the AVCHD outputs. If you've got a fast computer, then chose HQ. If you have a slower computer and/or a video chip, it may take overnight for the video file to render. Once you have rendered all your projects to AVCHD, close Video Wave and open MyDVD. Select to make an AVCHD disc. Do all your menu edits and output to an ISO file at HQ. Save the project in MyDVD. After you have finished, you can then change the project to a standard resolution DVD and repeat.

 

Note: I do AVCHD discs all the time. I bought the computer I have now because the quality of the AVCHD discs are phenomenal and I didn't want to spend days rendering (encoding) the projects.

 

You can put about 40 minutes of video on an AVCHD disc. Perhaps a little more.

 

Now comes the big question. What computer and what graphics (video) card /chip do you have?

Edited by sknis
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Thank you! That was what I was looking for. My computer specs are in my signature. I did render one movie in AVCHD then did an ISO at HQ, it played on my blue ray beautifully! The only problem is I sent it to my sister and it didn't play at all on her DVD player. I appreciate the idea to use "All", I was not sure that would work.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Thank you! That was what I was looking for. My computer specs are in my signature. I did render one movie in AVCHD then did an ISO at HQ, it played on my blue ray beautifully! The only problem is I sent it to my sister and it didn't play at all on her DVD player. I appreciate the idea to use "All", I was not sure that would work.

 

I think you are mis-understanding the "All" Purpose. When you select "All" it just allows you to display all possible formats that you can select when outputting. It has no effect on the video format. If you select one of the other options from the Purpose drop-down menu, you will see that the list of available quality options changes.

 

Could you explain a bit bit more what you did with the iso (at HQ quality) file? How did you burn it to the DVD that you send to your sister.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

You are right, I was confusing the "all". I wish I could tell you how I burned that DVD, all I remember is it took all night! I had no idea what I was doing so I just selected one. I better start taking notes from now on so I know what works and what doesn't. I think it was an AVCHD?

 

If you burn an AVCHD DVD then you need a BlueRay player to play it. Maybe that is why your sister could not play it.

 

If you are not doing any editing of your source video, there is no need to mess about with Videowave and selecting video formats. Just launch myDVD, select the project type and then add the video file you want to burn to DVD.

 

To burn a standard DVD and be sure that your sister can play it, select the 4.7GB DVD from the Disc Size drop-down menu and also select "Same as Original" from the quality drop-down menu on the myDVD main page.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Thanks. I actually do a lot of editing, add music, text, overlays and transitions. I am pretty handy with Videowave for my productions, I am just a little confused with the formats for rendering and burning on this new program. Also, I post on Youtube and Facebook with my videos and I have yet to figure a way that works best for that with all the choices.

 

Thanks again for the suggestions.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Thanks. I actually do a lot of editing, add music, text, overlays and transitions. I am pretty handy with Videowave for my productions, I am just a little confused with the formats for rendering and burning on this new program. Also, I post on Youtube and Facebook with my videos and I have yet to figure a way that works best for that with all the choices.

 

Thanks again for the suggestions.

 

One size (format) doesn't fit all. :blink::P

 

Glad you liked the AVCHD disc and that you could play it. Now you know what you can buy your sister for her next birthday! Blu-ray players are getting much less expensive ($100) but remember that not all players will play AVCHD..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...