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Converting Video Files And Burning To Dvd


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#1 DaChew

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 11:41 AM

One example would be capturing your home movies thru firewire from your DV camcorder, windows moviemaker2 included in sp2 for windows xp, is an excellent program for this, choosing the right size for the output is the problem. Remember you will be saving as an avi file and in it's raw format an hour of video can take up many gigabytes of hard drive space. After converting to mpeg2 and burning to dvd and considering that most camcorders don't capture video in HighDefinition, you need to try and keep your avi's less than a gigabyte per hour of video. A dvd compilation usually has the best video with about 90 to 120 minutes of video per single layer disk.

Other devices capture video in different formats, even mov. files, an apple quicktime format.

This technology is changing and evolving overnight.

Cameras with large memory capacities even eliminate tape.

I would reccomend Dvd Flick for a free beginner program for conversions

http://www.dvdflick.net/

after converting there's another excellent free program for burning to dvd, ImgBurn.

http://imgburn.com/

I am a poor guide writter, but I noticed there were no video guide here
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:14 AM

I am trying this out right now. It might be well to mention that for the second program to work, the video has to be converted to an iso and also the first program seems to be willing ot burn the image on the disc after finishing the project, is the second program more recommended as a choice for the burning?

Edit: I believe the first program opens the second when you set it to burn after finishing the project. The only thing that needs to be added to the guide is to change the settings to create an iso for the dvd. Thanks for this guide.

Edited by Masty, 23 December 2007 - 12:43 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2007 - 04:26 PM

With dvd flick and other video conversion programs I usually save to my hard drive then make sure everything is OK before burning to DVD. That's the safest approach, I don't bother with iso's as they are harder to play and check, Imgburn will burn a video compilation(ifo, bup, vob's) in build mode, see the guides on their main site.
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:19 AM

Ive downloaded a movie from a p2p, the file is Avi. What do i do next?

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:47 AM

Ive downloaded a movie from a p2p, the file is Avi. What do i do next?



Over at other forums, the use of the terms download, movie and P2P in the same sentence are considered a violation of copyright law rules.
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:53 AM

i thought it was ok to download movies just aslong as you dont sell them.

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:35 AM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/139310/is-it-illegal-to-download-tv-programs-via-bittorrent/

you might be living on the moon for all I know, this forum is based in the USA and complies with it's laws
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 02:44 PM

Chewy I downloaded DVDflick to try it out. I have to admit I'm a bit spoiled when it comes to video editors, I have a few good ones, but they weren't cheap.
But for the purpose of trying to help people here, who are looking to burn DVD's on the cheap, I thought I would try the free DVDflick.

So far so good.

Thanks Chewy. :huh:

As far as burning DVD's from your camcorder, or VCR, I still maintain that a DVR (DVD Recorder) is the best way to go. It's much faster, and the video quality is better.

http://www.amazon.com/DVD-Recorders-Player...mp;node=1036920

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/dvr.htm

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/dvr1.htm

Just my .02. :huh:

Edited by 12x48y, 02 April 2008 - 03:03 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2008 - 03:13 PM

I have never seen anyone who commented on the great job a dvr or any standalone dvd burner did. Technology has evolved and media and burners do the best job at around 8X burn speed, most capture thru firewire to avi, purists leave the dv in raw format(8 or 9 gigs per hour?), then edit before burning.
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 09:55 AM

I have never seen anyone who commented on the great job a dvr or any standalone dvd burner did.


Well . . . I guess you could say you heard it here first. :huh: But more and more people are warming up to the idea.

The DVD recorder has it's advantages. If a person doesn't have a fast enough PC to capture video without dropping frames, The DVD recorder may be the way to go. Compare the cost of upgrading your PC to make it a DVR. To the cost of a DVD recorder. ( I paid $49.99 at Wallmart on sale)
The DVD recorder can be used to record from satellite TV. (I have Dish Network) A VCR, Analog camcorder, or digital camcorder.
It's faster than a PC. My PC can take up to 22 hours to render and burn a video. The DVD recorder takes 3 minutes to finalize, plus the length of the movie in real time of course.
you can cut the commercials out of a show with the DVD recorders edit feature, or rip the finalized DVD to your PC and edit it on your PC.
If you have a decent video editor, you can add text, tranistions, effects, etc.
You can use a DVD-RW in the DVD recorder, rip the DVD-RW to your PC's HD. (VOB) with DVDdecrypter, and edit from your PC if you want.
Burn the video to a DVD R with DVDflick, Nero, etc.
Then erase the DVD-RW to use it again, in the DVD recorder.

Unfortunately, I write tutorials the way Rube Goldburg builds a mouse trap. But, If there is an interest here, and with a little help. I could try to write a tutorial. Right now, I'm still in the learning stage, but I have already burned many DVD's using a DVD recorder, with better results than capturing with my PC, and in less time than rendering on a PC.

So the DVD recorder might be the wave of the future. :huh:

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 10:28 AM

Well . . . I guess you could say you heard it here first.



do you have a scan of a burn?
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http://forum.digital-digest.com/showthread.php?t=66993

I specialize in quality control on dvd burning

I had to reburn hundreds of dvd's a few years ago before I learned about quality control, dvd's aren't all that reliable for data backup

Edited by DaChew, 06 April 2008 - 10:31 AM.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 09:28 AM

I had to reburn hundreds of dvd's a few years ago before I learned about quality control,


I hear ya. I just deleted a bunch of crap on my external. The DVD's I'm burning are old home movies from an analog Sony Handy-cam, and VCR. I'm pleased with the results I'm getting with the DVD Recorder. . . Though, they are far from perfect. (Those videos I deleted are ones captured with my PC, using Virtual Dub. I just can't seem to get any quality using the PC.)

do you have a scan of a burn?
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I'll have to get back to you on that.
Please keep in mind that my DVD recorder is one of the cheaper models.
( Funai Cprp. SV2000) There is a lukewarm review of it over at Videohelp.com.

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdrecorders/sv2000-wv10d6/1847

Edited by 12x48y, 09 April 2008 - 09:29 AM.


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Posted 09 April 2008 - 10:00 AM

dvd video is digital and has the advantage of copying and retaining all quality, analoge tape is a disaster, you lose quality with every copy

however dvd's don't do you any good if they don't last several years, I saw significant degradation with bad media and the burns weren't that good to start out with

ritekG05 mid code is infamous for this
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Posted 12 April 2008 - 08:24 AM

however dvd's don't do you any good if they don't last several years,


That's my biggest concern.

Chewy, I'd be interested in learning the results from a burn scan. Is there a tutorial? (something like Burn scans for the complete idiot) :huh:
I'm really pleased with some of the videos I'm getting from this unit. Crisp, and clear, especially those from the TV. But like you said, it won't do any good if the DVD won't last.

Question; Worse case scenario, Lets say this unit is total crap at burning DVD's. (Tho the video looks really good) Can I rip the DVD to the hard drive and, either save it on an external HD as an MPEG-2. Or re-burn it later with something better? (The MPeg-2 videos look and sound great on the PC.)

Thanks Chewy.

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 09:06 AM

well my scan thread/tutorial has had 60K views so far and
the scan guide
http://forum.digital-digest.com/forumdisplay.php?f=69
another 27K, that's about as dummie down as it gets I am afraid

Before I created those guides threads I had reburned a couple of hundred dvd's that I didn't trust, of course they kidded me about having rediculous standards, but any job worth doing is worth doing right

you need a healthy computer, a good dvd burner and good blanks

http://www.supermediastore.com/taiyo-yuden...vd-r-media.html
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