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Gangs of New York Problem

Discussion in 'Copy DVD to DVDR' started by Buchanan, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. Buchanan

    Buchanan Member

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    I am using DVD X Copy Xpress Platinum 3.2.1 and after the program asks me to insert blank media(after it has read the disc) I recieve an "error writing to blank media, check log file" or something along those lines. Anyway, when I go into the log file, it says something about the files being to big for the medi. Now Im kinda new to all of this, but shouldnt that size, take care of itself when I compress the movie?
    I am including the log file, in the hope that you guys will know what is wrong. Oh BTW I am also using a Lite-on DVD+R burner, and it hasnt ever given me problems before.
    VDXCopy Platinum 3.2.1
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    Build Date : Oct 28 2003 15:29:02
    Current Date: Thu 1-29-2004 7:2:55 PM
    Windows Version: 5.1
    DLL Versions:
    asyncflt.dll 3.10
    bouducon.dll 1.2.1.83
    english.dll 1.0.0.0
    platinum.exe 3.2.1
    resdll.dll 1.0.0.1
    vso_hwe.dll 1.3.6.98
    xpress.exe 3.2.1
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    Setting up resource for DVDAPI
    Loading Resource
    Available Drive : 1:1:0 - HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8481B C102 [E] (Ide)
    Selected Drive : 1:0:0 - LITE-ON DVD+RW LDW-401S ES0J [D] (Ide)
    Using Selected Drive: 1:0:0 - LITE-ON DVD+RW LDW-401S ES0J [D] (Ide)
    Using Selected Drive Index: 1
    _____________________________________________________________________



    Generating Compression Settings for 1 titlesets.

    Total Sectors: 9121 Overall Compression Pct: 100

    Titleset 6: 100 % Size: 9121
    Compressed Titleset 6: 100 % Size: 9121 (18,679,808)


    Total Compressed Sectors: 9121 (18,679,808)


    Generating Compression Settings for 2 titlesets.

    Total Sectors: 558875 Overall Compression Pct: 100

    Titleset 5: 100 % Size: 549754
    Compressed Titleset 5: 100 % Size: 549754 (1,125,896,192)
    Titleset 6: 100 % Size: 9121
    Compressed Titleset 6: 100 % Size: 9121 (18,679,808)


    Total Compressed Sectors: 558875 (1,144,576,000)


    Generating Compression Settings for 3 titlesets.

    Total Sectors: 1250114 Overall Compression Pct: 100

    Titleset 4: 100 % Size: 691239
    Compressed Titleset 4: 100 % Size: 691239 (1,415,657,472)
    Titleset 5: 100 % Size: 549754
    Compressed Titleset 5: 100 % Size: 549754 (1,125,896,192)
    Titleset 6: 100 % Size: 9121
    Compressed Titleset 6: 100 % Size: 9121 (18,679,808)


    Total Compressed Sectors: 1250114 (2,560,233,472)


    Generating Compression Settings for 4 titlesets.

    Total Sectors: 1435019 Overall Compression Pct: 100

    Titleset 3: 100 % Size: 184905
    Compressed Titleset 3: 100 % Size: 184905 (378,685,440)
    Titleset 4: 100 % Size: 691239
    Compressed Titleset 4: 100 % Size: 691239 (1,415,657,472)
    Titleset 5: 100 % Size: 549754
    Compressed Titleset 5: 100 % Size: 549754 (1,125,896,192)
    Titleset 6: 100 % Size: 9121
    Compressed Titleset 6: 100 % Size: 9121 (18,679,808)


    Total Compressed Sectors: 1435019 (2,938,918,912)


    Generating Compression Settings for 5 titlesets.

    Total Sectors: 1546021 Overall Compression Pct: 100

    Titleset 2: 100 % Size: 111002
    Compressed Titleset 2: 100 % Size: 111002 (227,332,096)
    Titleset 3: 100 % Size: 184905
    Compressed Titleset 3: 100 % Size: 184905 (378,685,440)
    Titleset 4: 100 % Size: 691239
    Compressed Titleset 4: 100 % Size: 691239 (1,415,657,472)
    Titleset 5: 100 % Size: 549754
    Compressed Titleset 5: 100 % Size: 549754 (1,125,896,192)
    Titleset 6: 100 % Size: 9121
    Compressed Titleset 6: 100 % Size: 9121 (18,679,808)


    Total Compressed Sectors: 1546021 (3,166,251,008)


    Generating Compression Settings for 6 titlesets.

    Total Sectors: 3752841 Overall Compression Pct: 60.9092

    Titleset 1: 60 % Size: 2206820
    Compressed Titleset 1: 60 % Size: 1324091 (2,711,740,160)
    Titleset 2: 60 % Size: 111002
    Compressed Titleset 2: 60 % Size: 66601 (136,399,248)
    Titleset 3: 60 % Size: 184905
    Compressed Titleset 3: 60 % Size: 110942 (227,211,248)
    Titleset 4: 60 % Size: 691239
    Compressed Titleset 4: 60 % Size: 414743 (849,394,432)
    Titleset 5: 60 % Size: 549754
    Compressed Titleset 5: 60 % Size: 329852 (675,537,664)
    Titleset 6: 60 % Size: 9121
    Compressed Titleset 6: 60 % Size: 5472 (11,207,884)


    Total Compressed Sectors: 2251701 (4,611,483,648)

    -- Single Disc with Compression --
    >> Titleset Compression 1: Size: 1324091 (2,711,738,368)
    >> Titleset Compression 2: Size: 66601 (136,398,848)
    >> Titleset Compression 3: Size: 110942 (227,209,216)
    >> Titleset Compression 4: Size: 414743 (849,393,664)
    >> Titleset Compression 5: Size: 329852 (675,536,896)
    >> Titleset Compression 6: Size: 5472 (11,206,656)
    Done Reading..
    Load burn engine.
    0040B4F0: New BLANK or ERASABLE DVD media has been inserted - progress is the media change count, starting from 1:
    Writing Disc: GANGS_NY_D1
    0040B4F0: Gathering file from the path passed
    0040B4F0: Finished.
    0040B4F0: Files are too big to fit on a DVD+/-R(W):
    0040B4F0: Ready To Write.

    Thanks - Bull Buchanan
     
  2. fasfrank

    fasfrank Active member

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    It looks like xpress will only compress the title sets to 60%:

    Generating Compression Settings for 6 titlesets.

    Total Sectors: 3752841 Overall Compression Pct: 60.9092

    Titleset 1: 60 % Size: 2206820
    Compressed Titleset 1: 60 % Size: 1324091 (2,711,740,160)
    Titleset 2: 60 % Size: 111002
    Compressed Titleset 2: 60 % Size: 66601 (136,399,248)
    Titleset 3: 60 % Size: 184905
    Compressed Titleset 3: 60 % Size: 110942 (227,211,248)
    Titleset 4: 60 % Size: 691239
    Compressed Titleset 4: 60 % Size: 414743 (849,394,432)
    Titleset 5: 60 % Size: 549754
    Compressed Titleset 5: 60 % Size: 329852 (675,537,664)
    Titleset 6: 60 % Size: 9121
    Compressed Titleset 6: 60 % Size: 5472 (11,207,884)


    Total Compressed Sectors: 2251701 (4,611,483,648)

    Which makes the movie too big to fit. xpress won't sacrifice quality by overcompressing, it just won't copy the movie if it has to go more than 60%.

    If I remember correctly, "Gangs" is a 3 hour movie, right?
     
  3. Buchanan

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    Yes its 167 minutes= 2 hours and 46 minutes. I do have the ability within the program to manually "up" the compression. Is this what I need to do? And to what extent?
     
  4. fasfrank

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    A little trial and error may be in order, 4.36 GB is an accepted target size for good quality media,also DVD Shrink's default target size is 4464MB, so you are not missing it by much. Try 62% compression and see if that will work. I'd add compression in 2% increments untill it burns.
    Maybe someone will do the math for us. :D
    Frank
     
  5. Buchanan

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    Hmm.....are you familiar with Platinum at all? I dont believe I can change the overall 60% compression. I can alter each individual title set however. When it was 60% overall, i had each title compressed to 40 percent, and 48 percent it still didnt work. Im getting more confused by the minute. I think the second disc might actually burn. I have it in now. Ill let you know
     

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