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how do I get more than 2 hrs video on dvd?

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by jimzcatz, May 16, 2004.

  1. jimzcatz

    jimzcatz Member

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    I did search,nothing came up. This is my very first post. I have all the necessary software(I think). Standalone dvd recorders will allow up to 6 hours video on one dvdr.Is there anyway to do this on my PC.I am not talking about backing up dvds. I already have the files on my PC.Thanks in advance.
    Jim Scarpine
     
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    Hi Jim,

    A resonable amount is about 2 1/2 to 3 hours on one disc, as far as movies go.

    What kind of files are we talking about here?

     
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    Hi!

    Considering standalone DVD recorders see the difference between DVD-9 and DVD-5.
    DVD-5, is the format, that you can create with your PC. It is half of the other, so if DVD9 is 6 hours, DVD5 is 3.
    You can encode 3 hours to 1 disc, but you should use a good encoder. Choosing a good martix can help in blociness.
     
  5. daba

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    Hi jimzcatz,

    You can play with the settings of your MPEG2 encoder to achieve longer video.

    First the bitrate. A DVD-R can contain about 2 hours at 5200 kbps. Just lower the bitrate and will get longer video.

    Then the resolution. High-quality DVD is called D1: 720x480 (NTSC) or 720x576 (PAL). You can use half-D1: 720x240 or 720x288. This is VHS-like quality. Use a bitrate of 2600 kbps and you'll be able to put at least 4 hours on a DVD-R.

    Cheers,

    Daba
     
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    Just for the record, Half D1 is 352x480/576 and the other DVD compliant resolution is 352x240/288 (AKA SIF), which can also be MPEG-1 instead of MPEG-2.
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  7. daba

    daba Guest

    Oops, my mistake.
     

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