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8 episodes max.... i want 13 episodes. how do i do it

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by aznrtx10, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. aznrtx10

    aznrtx10 Guest

    Ok.. first of all im pretty use to converting files and burning them on dvd from avi>mpeg format.

    for a while now i could fit around 8 episodes of 500 mb files (for a lil above minimum quality per dvd.

    but now.. i want 13 episodes on a dvd .. so i won't have to make 2 unnessesary DVD's splitting 7 epis. and 6 epis.

    im gonna source the size to buy me like 3 minutes off each episode.. but im still over limit.

    i was gonna post pictures... but i didn know this site didn support direct pic links -_-

    so basically the problem i have now is... how do i fit 13 episodes onto one dvd without splitting 2 dvds.
    any advice will help me out.. thanks alot everybody.
    this will save me ALOT of money and time.

    if you would like more description of my problem let me know

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  2. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    dual layered discs that have 9.4 gig to them and you would have to have a dual layered burner as well or you could wait until bluray comes out and then i think you can get about 21gig to a disc.
  3. jimmyfro5

    jimmyfro5 Guest

    dual layer Q.s

    I have the new NERO that came with dual layer burner
    Q: Do I need special blank DVD's?

    Q: How can I use NERO to fit, for example, KILL BILL I and II on one DVD. I've tried to fit 2+hrs worth of MPEG2'S on a DVD+R already, it said there wasn't enough space.(but that it WOULD fit on a "DVD 9" ?

    Q: What is a DVD-9
    Thanks for your time. Jim
  4. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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  5. mav7x

    mav7x Guest

    DVD-9 are the special disks you need to burn dual layer dvd's. they are dual layer dvd media (8.5 gig). kinda costly right now. most are $9.99 per disk. the cheapest i found so far is here

    fitting more episodes on a 4.7 gig dvd (single layer) can be done with DVD2one by setting the compress size smaller
  6. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    heres some info for you:

    Capacities of DVD:
    For reference, a CD-ROM holds about 650 megabytes, which is 0.64 gigabytes or 0.68 billion bytes. In the list below, SS/DS means single-sided/double-sided, SL/DL/ML means single-layer/dual-layer/mixed-layer (mixed means single layer on one side, dual layer on the other side), gig means gigabytes (2^30), BB means billions of bytes (10^9). See note about giga vs. billion in section 7.2.

    DVD-5 (12 cm, SS/SL) 4.37 gig (4.70 BB) of data, over 2 hours of video
    DVD-9 (12 cm, SS/DL) 7.95 gig (8.54 BB), about 4 hours
    DVD-10 (12 cm, DS/SL) 8.74 gig (9.40 BB), about 4.5 hours
    DVD-14 (12 cm, DS/ML) 12.32 gig (13.24 BB), about 6.5 hours
    DVD-18 (12 cm, DS/DL) 15.90 gig (17.08 BB), over 8 hours
    DVD-1 (8 cm, SS/SL) 1.36 gig (1.46 BB), about half an hour
    DVD-2 (8 cm, SS/DL) 2.47 gig (2.66 BB), about 1.3 hours
    DVD-3 (8 cm, DS/SL) 2.72 gig (2.92 BB), about 1.4 hours
    DVD-4 (8 cm, DS/DL) 4.95 gig (5.32 BB), about 2.5 hours
    DVD-R 1.0 (12 cm, SS/SL) 3.68 gig (3.95 BB)
    DVD-R 2.0 (12 cm, SS/SL) 4.37 gig (4.70 BB)
    DVD-R 2.0 (12 cm, DS/SL) 8.75 gig (9.40 BB)
    DVD-RW 2.0 (12 cm, SS/SL) 4.37 gig (4.70 BB)
    DVD-RW 2.0 (12 cm, DS/SL) 8.75 gig (9.40 BB)
    DVD+R 2.0 (12 cm, SS/SL) 4.37 gig (4.70 BB)
    DVD+R 2.0 (12 cm, DS/SL) 8.75 gig (9.40 BB)
    DVD+RW 2.0 (12 cm, SS/SL) 4.37 gig (4.70 BB)
    DVD+RW 2.0 (12 cm, DS/SL) 8.75 gig (9.40 BB)
    DVD-RAM 1.0 (12 cm, SS/SL) 2.40 gig (2.58 BB)
    DVD-RAM 1.0 (12 cm, DS/SL) 4.80 gig (5.16 BB)
    DVD-RAM 2.0 (12 cm, SS/SL) 4.37 gig (4.70 BB)*
    DVD-RAM 2.0 (12 cm, DS/SL) 8.75 gig (9.40 BB)*
    DVD-RAM 2.0 (8 cm, SS/SL) 1.36 gig (1.46 BB)*
    DVD-RAM 2.0 (8 cm, DS/SL) 2.47 gig (2.65 BB)*
    CD-ROM (12 cm, SS/SL, 74 minutes) 0.635 gig (0.682 BB)
    CD-ROM (12 cm, SS/SL, 80 minutes) 0.687 gig (0.737 BB)
    CD-ROM (8 cm, SS/SL) 0.180 gig (0.194 BB)
    DDCD-ROM (12 cm, SS/SL) 1.270 gig (1.364 BB)
    DDCD-ROM (8 cm, SS/SL) 0.360 gig (0.387 BB)

    * Formatted DVD-RAM discs have slightly less than stated capacity. For example, the contents of a completely full DVD-R will not quite fit on a DVD-RAM.

    Tip: It takes about two gigabytes to store one hour of average video.

    The increase in capacity from CD-ROM is due to: 1) smaller pit length (~2.08x), 2) tighter tracks (~2.16x), 3) slightly larger data area (~1.02x), 4) more efficient channel bit modulation (~1.06x), 5) more efficient error correction (~1.32x), 6) less sector overhead (~1.06x). Total increase for a single layer is about 7 times a standard CD-ROM. There's a slightly different explanation at <www.mpeg.org/MPEG/DVD/General/Gain.html>.

    The capacity of a dual-layer disc is slightly less than double that of a single-layer disc. The laser has to read "through" the outer layer to the inner layer (a distance of 20 to 70 microns). To reduce inter-layer crosstalk, the minimum pit length of both layers is increased from 0.4 um to 0.44 um. To compensate, the reference scanning velocity is slightly faster, 3.84 m/s, as opposed to 3.49 m/s for single layer discs. Longer pits, spaced farther apart, are easier to read correctly and are less susceptible to jitter. The increased length means fewer pits per revolution, which results in reduced capacity per layer.

    Note: Older versions of Windows that use FAT16 instead of UDF, FAT32, or NTFS to read a DVD may run into problems with the 4 gigabyte volume size limit. FAT16 also has a 2 gigabyte file size limit, while FAT32 has a 4 gigabyte file size limit. (NTFS has a 2 terabyte limit, so we're ok there for a while.)


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