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07-22-2004, 11:04 AM
I finally am in the wonderful world of DVD burning since I am now creating large video files I want to share for friends and family. However DVDs only hold 4.7GBs of information. I have a file thats about 7.5GBs and I wanted to see how everyone here would handle that and set it so that my friend's DVD player can watch it. I personally would like to split the video off into 2 discs so that their big screen can test out the quality of the recording.
I've also been hitting up my buddies that are guys that go out to the race track and record movies of them racing. If everyone wants I am more than willing to share the info I get from other sources. I'd like to make this easy enough that a non-techie can do it within a few buttons of the firefly remote....
07-22-2004, 11:13 AM
FYI the dual-layer DVD burners/media support single-sided double-layer @8.5gb. I think the media is hard to find and $$$ still. The drives can be had for $85 or so from newegg. That doesn't help you but those who don't have one yet, maybe ;)
Is it a movie DVD? You could strip the extra audio tracks and such and that might do it.
07-22-2004, 01:03 PM
This is another feature I'd like to see Sage add a plugin for the future. Something that could point to DVD Shrink (or another program) to rip it onto your HD and then be able to burn it using Nero on your DVD burner. Just a thought for the future.
EDIT: Also to be able to burn a music CD would be great! :)
07-22-2004, 04:44 PM
Talked to some of my buddies. They both recommended Adobe Premier for the easiest way of doing the cutting and then using Nero to burn the discs. There is apparently a plug in to Nero that allows you to take movies on DVDs and record them as SVCDs on mutiple discs as well.
As far as plugins...DVD authoring would be cool, but I would far FAR rather they get the present stuff to work with the hardware thats out there. I think add ons are cool, but Id rather see them get Media MVP, and ShowCenter clients, and get the xCard to work THEN once the present software works with it all, get the cool add ons. This thing is primarily a PVR. Have it do that function well first then put the cool stuff on afterwards.
07-22-2004, 05:35 PM
If all you want to do is cut, Womble MPEGVCR or VideoReDo are probably the best MPEG cutters out there. Premier is an excellent program, but is overkill for simple cutting, and AFIAK isn't capable of editing MPEGs w/o re-encoding.
Oh and at the top of the Edit Post page there's an option to delete posts FYI.
07-23-2004, 12:09 PM
I have a copy of Premier floating around, but I will definitely try your suggestion as well the easier the better....In my old age the less I have to dick with something the better.
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