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Nero 6 Ultra edition

Discussion in 'Nero discussion' started by rikraus, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. rikraus

    rikraus Guest

    I am not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I will try and I am sure that some brainiac out there will know where to direct me?

    I have been helping a friend in his office. We are buring DVD's for his client. (He is a private investigator and these are his evidence that he sents to the client.) Not everyone has a DVD player in their computers and while I know that they can view them in a non-computer DVD player, for one of our clients, this is not an option either.

    Our next step was to use Nero's option to recode the DVD movie we originally make into a CD. Ok, so we have done that and it works great on the main desktop computer. Now the glitch.

    These CD's are saved in the MPEG-4 format and not all machines are up to code with being able to view this format yet. The client that needs these, is a huge insurance company and the IT guys won't update the software nor will they get approval for DVD players to save all of us this headache.

    Is there a way to adapt these to be played in the MPEG-2 format? Or are we just hoping for the unthinkable here? If we can't adapt these, does anyone know of a really good video compression software on the market that will do what we need it to?

    What we need is to be able to take the DVD and convert it to a MPEG-2 format so that the movie can be played on say Windows Media player and yet allow us to get at least 1 hour of video on a CD-R?

    Please help!!!!!! We need to find some answers quickly!

    Thanks in advance!!!!

    Ruth
     
  2. fasfrank

    fasfrank Active member

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    this is what I would try to convert the DVD into a CD:

    Put the DVD in your PC drive.

    Open Nero Startsmart.

    Select CD/DVD from the small window at the top of the Smartstart screen.

    Select Photo and Video from the top row of icons.

    Select Make Video CD from the icons on the left.

    This opens NeroVision Express 3.

    From the "What would you like to do" menu select "Import Disc"

    Select the drive that has the DVD.

    This opens the "Import Titles From Disc" window.

    Select "Select All".

    Note the "Save files to" setting at the bottom left. Change this if you need to put the files in another location. Once this is done, select OK.

    NVE will now export the title(s) from the DVD in the correct format.

    When that finishes, select Next.

    This opens the menu screen. Select from the choices from the "Menus to Use" menu at the upper right. You can elect to not create a menu here.

    Select Next when you have the menu options set.

    This lets you preview the project.

    Select Next.

    This opens the burn options screen. Select your burner using the "Burn To..." Menu, upper right.

    Put in a blank CD and then select Burn.

    Try it and see if it works for you. I assume you are using an up-to-date version of Nero.





     
  3. fasfrank

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    This should save your video as mpeg-1 which is the standard for VCD:


    From http://www.deskshare.com/Resources/articles/dmc_understandingvcddvdformats.aspx -

    Disc- VCD
    Picture Standard- NTSC
    Disc type- CD
    Dimensions- 352x240
    Frame Rate- 29.97
    Bitrate- 1152
    Audio Bitrate- 224

    "MPEG-1 is a relatively low-resolution format currently used in VCDs and the World Wide Web for short animated files. The MPEG-2 is a much higher resolution format developed for digital television and used in DVD's."

    This format should play correctly with the media player installed on your client's PC.

     
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  4. rikraus

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    Thanks, I will try this. I am hoping that it works. I am tired of trying to get this mess figured out! I will respond back when I find out if it works.

     
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    Good luck, if you have any problems let us know and we can try to resolve them. It should not be to difficult to do this conversion.
     
  6. loveya

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    Hey fasfrank,
    I had the same problem as Ruth here and after reading your reply, I was able to solve it. You know, you should post/reply more often (I mean help) Anyway, thanks. See you around.
    P.S. Where is ScubaPete? Haven't seen him post in a while.
     
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    Thanks lovya,
    Pete has been having some PC problems lately. I talked with him a few days ago and he was going to have to get some work done on it. Hopefully he will be back soon.
     
  8. loveya

    loveya Guest

    Ok, tell him an anonymous person want to said "hi". My com. is getting some help now.I hoped.Doesn't work anymore. :(
     
  9. rikraus

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    Hi! Thanks for the information. I did try your suggestion and it appears to work. The quality isn't as good, but for what the insurance company needs them for, I think it will be ok.

    My PI has been out of town and now that he is back I am off for a trip, so I still don't know if it was acceptable to him or not. I will find out when I get back and let you know.

    Again thank you so much for the help!!!!!

    Ruth
     
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    Im glad I could help! too bad you can't talk your client into getting DVD ROMs. The big problem here is getting the one hour onto a CD. You could use a different format and split the video into multiple CDs. That would let you improve quality. I doubt your client would enjoy swithching CDs every 15 minutes though.

    Cheers,
    Frank
     
  11. rikraus

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    Well, the latest is this:

    I have been out of town and the PI called me and told me he couldn't open it. Now, of course, there has been an issue with his laptop not performing 'autoplay'. So he has to actually go into the CD and open things. Well, it saves lots of different files and of course, won't listen to me when it comes to which one to open.

    So the dilema now is, is it just his laptop that won't read it or is it something more. When I get back to town, I will see what is really going on.

    Ruth
     
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    I'd have to know more about his laptop, OS etc. Most of the time you can pop a DVD or a CD in a PC and it will usually play it without to much trouble. This laptop should not be any different. Does he have any kind of media player installed?
     
  13. rikraus

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    His laptop is a Dell running Windows XP Pro. He has Windows Media player and also another DVD program that came with it, something like InDVD (not sure of name).

    The thing is, it used to just auto run CD's and DVD's. We have double checked that autoplay is checked to allow this. It was and still is.

    My thought is that his drive is going in some way. Which is entirely possible for as much use as it gets. After I get back to the city, and now he gets back from Iowa, he and I will have to get together and see just what is happening. All I know is what he told me on the phone.

    I have a family member having surgery on Monday and have to help my Mother with some things on Tuesday, so I won't get back to the city until Wednesday or Thursday of next week. (Oh, and I have to celebrate a birthday in there too!)

    I will keep you posted.

    Ruth

     

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