Heck, I'd be happy enough if they did a good job and made most 8x DL media burn well at 8x! :rolleyes: 4x with non-Verbatim media takes too long IMHO. Only MKM media does really well at 8x (with consistency). Fix the current media first before making more expensive 16x DL media!!! :a
Oops, sorry for the rant. A 2-hour video compressed at VBR MPEG-2 with AC3/PCM will fit well within ~8GB of a DL disc with the best possible quality. It'll even fit on a SL ~4.38GB if compressed using a quality encoder on VBR mode, better yet if it is done with multiple passes. So no, it's primarily due to the MPEG encoder's settings and processing quality that determines if a video will "suck".