LG GSA-4163B Overburning Information

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#1

Hi guys.

This is my first post after 2 years (and i had to re-register :slight_smile: )

I just bought the GSA-4163B. I bought it cos i been in Italy and i seen a DVD collection of some guy, i nice collection (all of DVDR) and the movies was in very high quality + the sound in different languages (5.1 ch too). I have tried making it in my DVD-R of 4.3 GB but failed…
I was looking for some overburn advices, has anyone ever overburned with this burner??? How much MB do u think i can go over 4500 ??

Any advic will be very helpfull… thx


#2

Welcome back. What was your previous account? :slight_smile:

It’s impossible to burn over 4.5GB instead of up to 4.3GB (which is about 4.7 billion bytes.)


#3

it was GuJack20 (the same as now) :slight_smile:


#4

The 4163B cannot overburn DVDs at all. Have a look at the section on overburning in this review. They tried overburning using several different brands of DVD+R and DVD-R media on the 4163B. It failed every time.

As I understand it, very few DVD writers can overburn DVD media. I don’t think it is wise to overburn DVD media anyway. Most people have enough problems making sure their data is still readable after about a year on normally burned DVD media. If you overburn you are probably risking your data.


#5

thx guys for the fast replies


#6

Underburning is more practical. :slight_smile:


#7

what technique do u think used that guy i mentioned in my first post??? Is it possible for a movie in a dvd-9 to be fitted in a 4.5 without loosing quality…? I have tested before with DVD shrink but i got scarsed results… (maybe i’m out of topic) :frowning:


#8

Without removing some languages and more, no software can reduce file size drastically while keeping the video quality same. For me, compressing about 5-8GB to SL size worked well. Compared to the price difference beteween DL and SL recordable media, the video quality still remains much better than VCD or MPEG-4. Another option is to use HDD for DL movies.


#9

thx Kenshin.


#10

If you have to reduce the size of the dvd, you will achieve much better results with DVD Rebuilder. It can take up to a day to recode the movie, but it uses a better encoder. Support forum here.


#11

thx Xterminator…
i have installed it and trying with different DVDs… i got no results yet cos as u said it takes a long time…but when it finishes let’s hope it has done a good job :slight_smile:


#12

Wow… I got wonderful results… i just encoded LOTR and got extreme quality…

Thx Xterminator for letting me know of this great tool…


#13

High-quality encoding typically requires a very long time. Electricity’s too expensive for me to encode a DVD in one day but if it takes nearly no money for your CPU to do the same work, why not? :slight_smile:


#14

Welcome back! :iagree:

Are you sure the movies were DVD-R and not DVD+R DL discs??


#15

Namoh thanks for the welcome.

I’m sure…cos he gave me some unburned discs and i checked them… they’re DVD-R 8X

I have another question…
does anyone know why i get “DVD files realocation failed…” in Nero when i try to burn in DVD-Video mode? i burn the DVD anyway and it plays OK but this error concerns me…Is it a burner or a software problem ???


#16

That message indicates some of the files do not follow the standard for a dvd video, at least according to Nero. Sometimes it is a real problem, most of the time it is not. Probably, someone has removed some parts of the dvd and did a sloppy job.
I always try to play the folder with Power DVD and if I can watch the video, I burn it.
If it does not play, you can sometimes fix the problem by using a recoding program and only select the main movie. You lose the menu, but that did not work anyway.


#17

For finding more about DVD burning, make use of various DVD software forums of Club CDFreaks where some transcoding/encoding/burning software experts and guides wait.


#18

yeah Kenshin…after writing that question a looked that the response was on other threads…i beg my pardon not to have searched before…

Xterminator…the problem appears when i try to burn the files created from DVD-RB… i think that is a false alarm cos all the DVDs i created till now play ok in my players…