I'm using Adobe Encore CS3 and i'd like to know how/based-on-what does Encore calculate disc capacity, and can we be lenient with its claimed limit?
My final project resulted in measuring some 38 KB below Encore's build-dvd limit (ouch!). Then, before proceeding with building, i decided to re-design how buttons/chapters/menus we're linking, and added a chapter playlist along the way, after which the build-dvd tool reported that dreaded "project exceeds disc capacity" message...
I built an image anyway, which Windows Vista reports measured
4.31 GB (4,630,315,008 bytes)
According to what i read in different places, this should still fit OK on a DVD. Is Encore just keeping extra safe-zones which in truth can be used and will play OK on any DVD player? Does the above byte count look dangerous?
P.S. how come a chapter playlist takes up so much space anyway?
I'm trying to make a "Play All" button and then a "Chapter select" menu with buttons to specific chapters. I made a chapter playlist which plays all chapters sequentially for the "Play All" button. Is there any better way of doing this?