I’ve been using Nerovision for some time and have run into a problem with the latest editions.
I use a LiteOn DVD recorder to transfer home-video etc. to DVD then use NeroVision to import, edit, master and burn to DVD. Because the DVD recorder produces DVD compliant video files, I can record up to 2 hours of video and Nerovision will master the new disc in about 45 minutes using the SmartEncoding feature. This maintains the original quality and processes very quickly.
However, in the newest version of NeroVision 4 with the intoduction of the Fit-To-Disc “feature” I have lost the ability to SmartEncode my DVDs.
Formerly, on the Automatic setting, SmartEncode would take over and I could process 2 hours of video in about 45 minutes. Since the “Automatic” quality setting now is “Fit-To-Disc” then it always insists on transcoding the video to fill the DVD. This is a pointless operation, as increasing the bit-rate will not improve quality, it will only fill the disc unnecessarily. If I have too much video on the disc (over 4.5GB), I simply save to HD folder using the DVD-9 setting, then use Nero Recode to shrink it down to DVD-5 for burning.
Using the custom or other quality settings does not invoke the SmartEncoding feature, even if it is turned on. This means that instead of 45 minutes, my slow processor wants to take 24 HOURS to transcode a video that does not require transcoding.
Can I have my old “Automatic” setting back, please, or force SmartEncoding to take precedence? Am I the only one with this problem?