Movie too long to burn issue?

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#1

I recorded footage from a VHS tape which is 135 minutes long, the max on my blanks are 120 minutes, what’s the best thing to do in this case? Try to use a shrinking software to make it fit or split it into 2 parts and burn on 2 DVD’s? While we’re on the topic, if I were to record say 200 minutes of fottage and then have to burn this on 2 DVD’s, how do I best split this up?


#2

It depends on what you want to do with this data and at what quality.

You could even burn an 240min long video onto a DVD5 - it requires a lower res and bitrate then, of course.

www.videohelp.com/convert


#3

I don’t want to tamper with the quality, just to find the best ways/tips to split up the file into 2 to fit on 2 DVD’s.


#4

How would you use the shrinking software for a VHS?


#5

I capture the VHS footage as DVD files on my pc before burning.


#6

I was just thinking that maybe I should simply get some discs that have more capacity? What other discs are there that have larger capacities than the regular 4.7 gb ?


#7

Try shrinking the files with DVDshrink and look at the quality, if the results are acceptable, then problem solved.


#8

I will try that option if I don’t have any other choices but what about the issue of getting larger discs, won’t this work?


#9

If it’s from VHS then the quality is way below DVD standards therefore compressing to fit will not be a problem.
With a DVD movie of 135mins the quality after compressing to fit on a DVD5 is still above VHS quality.

The only other DVDs you can get are Dual Layer @ 8.5GB. A total waste of money for transferring a movie from VHS IMO.


#10

Of course there are always Dual Layer (DL) discs that hole 8.5G. The only one I would recommend is Verbatim, but they are more expensive, $2 per disc for a 10 pk if you can find a sale. However, like the man said, try shrink first, you probably won’t be able to notice a difference on a 135 min. disc. Rip to your HD, shrink and burn.


#11

ok, I see what you guys mean now, well explained, thanks, from searching the net I also came across DVD 9, good to know that I have these options so if according to the size of a file that may just be too large for the shrink to work, then I can always use the dual layers.


#12

In what format was your video captured to your hd , if it’s mpeg2 or avi , you won’t be able to use Shrink as it will not recognize the files tmk … if someone knows how please let me know how to do it … :confused:
I know you can use nero vision but then you got to lower res or bitrate as Chef previously mentioned …


#13

My videos are captured in DVD format, if this can’t work with shrink which I will look into tomorow then I will not be doing any conversions of any sort, I will simply get the DVD 9 blanks becuase I olny have a few videos which will require this.