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DVD burning 101

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by JJYkim, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. JJYkim

    JJYkim Member

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    So if I want to burn a bunch of files onto a dvd, I use nero burning room..

    if I want to rip a dvd such as Lost in Translation and burn it to a dvd, what program do I need? And what media should I use? I have a verbatim datalifeplus that I got from newegg...would that do?

    Thanks.
     
  2. saugmon

    saugmon Senior member

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    I can't help you on the burning files to dvd,with all the different formats having to be converted.

    But ripping original dvds I can.

    You need a ripper, dvd shrink and dvd decrypter

    You need a compression program,to reduce those dvd-9 movies to dvd-5: dvd shrink

    You need a burn engine: Nero or dvd decrypter.

    You've got the nero,all you need is dvd shrink. I use dvd decrypter on some of the newer encryptions,spanglish being the latest.All 3 are very handy to have on your pc.

    You've got some fine media,that really helps you out.I use the +8x verbatim data life plus and have 100% success rate on them. Media quality is the #1 issue so keep using the good stuff.

    Here's some great guides to check out: http://home.comcast.net/~bbmayo/index.html
     
  3. JJYkim

    JJYkim Member

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    BTW-also...if I'm using divx to dvd converter..how many files can I add onto it? I have a total of about 10 files worth 300 mb each so it's less than 4.7 GB..but still, the software doesn't tell me the limit...so I wasn wondering how I should go about doing this...
     
  4. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Hi JJYkim, welcome to aD,

    Be prepared for a size change when going from AVI's to DVD. Those AVI files will grow when they change from one format to another. Convert all of your files; clips (whatever) then decide what program you're going to use and use a program such as DVD2One. IMO, one of the best programs for compiling multi-video projects.

    I have put as many as 4 DVD-9 DVD's on a single DVD. Not "whimpy" ones either - titles such as Dead Presidents, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc.

    You can do your project in a seamless or non-seamless mode -

    For 2 Discs on 1 use DVD2One in the "Join" mode.
    The join mode is a very powerful new feature of DVD2one. It can be used for many things:
    Joining a movie that has been spread over 2 sides of a disk (aka "flipper") or even over 3 disks.
    Joining of different episodes of a (TV) series on 1 disk.
    Adding a music video, documentary or Featurette after the main movie.
    Adding an intro (for instance THX or Dolby) before the main movie.
    Or any combination of the above possibilities !
    The join mode is not limited to only 2 titles, but it can join any number of titles on 1 disk. Of course the total size of the titles you want to join has its limits. DVD2one has built-in warning messages to let you know when you go to far.
    The join mode has 2 different modes:
    Seamless. The separate titles are joined in 1 titleset, and will play continuously without interruption.
    Non-seamless. Each title is put in its own titleset, and there will be a small delay when the player goes from one to the other title.
    The seamless mode is the perfect mode for joining a movie that has been spread over different sides or disks. DVD2one will examine automatically whether the different titles can be seamless joined together. For this the video, audio and subtitles need to be the same.
    The non-seamless mode will work with any title, and can be used in all other cases. DVD2one provides convenient ways to skip through the different title sets.
    How to use
    The join mode is very simple to use, since it works like a repeated movie-only mode. After selecting the first title you come to a summary screen. Here you can select another title you like to add to the list, or start processing. If you select to join another title, you will advance through the selection screens again. The only difference is when using seamless mode, you do not have to select audio, subtitle and angle. The selection for these items is taken from the title to which the new title is seamlessly joined.
    Advanced Navigation Mode
    This new feature is experimental and may not work correctly with specific DVD players, or may have some unwanted side effects. It is recommended to try it first with a re-writable disk. It adds the following ways to navigate between the different title sets:
    · Right menu button for next titleset.
    · Left menu button for previous titleset.
    · Next chapter at the last chapter of a title
    Goes to the next titleset.
    · Previous chapter at the first chapter of a
    Title goes to the previous titleset.
    The menu button system may interfere with subtitles. Also if a titleset does not have subtitles, a dummy subtitle is added to make this feature to work.

    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd-r_tools/dvd2one.cfm

    About $35.00 (USD) But well worth the $$ - I've never regretted my purchase of it. The Demo only does 30 minutes of movies.
    FYI, Using this proggy, I have put 3 episodes of the Sopranos on a single disc and I have put 3 trimmed DVD-9 movies on a single disc and 4, DVD-5's on a single sided DVD with the quality of a commercial VHS tape. 5 -hours of movies is a snap.

    Cheers,

    Pete
     
  5. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Huuuummm,

    I do tend to get "windy", Lol - and yet I forgot to address one of your concerns . . .

    When compiling files on DVD2One, it will tell you when you have reached your limit BUT as I said - you can pack a lot of stuff there :)

    Cheers,

    Pete
     
  6. JJYkim

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    wow.
    Thanks for the reply everyone.

    Yesterday night, I used divxtodvd software to encode a bunch of avi files. It took 4 hours..and after that, nothing happens when I put the dvd into the computer..it doesn't even recognize the media. Is there a second process for me to take?
     
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    ScubaPete,
    How would you fit say 10 avi files worth 359 mb each..but which is then converted to a format for a dvd...it probably is about 12 gb worth of stuff on one disc?

    And if I try a freetrial of the dvd2one...it'll only do 30 minutes worth of burning..
     
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  9. ScubaPete

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    Pretty much, that ain't gonna happen BUT you could render them into a VCD or SVCD files which would allow you to put them all on to a DL disc OR on to 2 DVD's.

    I can't do much about the limit on DVD2One BUT I bought it a couple of years ago and have never regretted it.

    I suggest you try it with about 6 small Files to see how well it does (and how easy it is).

    Cheers,

    Pete
     

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