A friend just asked me in an e-mail the following.
“…could a copy of a dvdr that says for pc only be put on to something that would play on a dvd player…a DVDR is for sale and it says it is 37 hours long but only plays on your pc. … wondering if i buy it if you could copy it to something that would play on a dvd player…”
My answer to him was ‘probably’ depending on the file format of the 37 hours of videos on the DVDR.
The question that occurred to me is even if the DVDR is DL (8.5 GB) what file format can hold that many hours of video. WMV? Certainly not MPEG2 or AVI.
My DVD Creator program produces VOB files that essentially limit a standard SL DVDR (4.7Gb) to about 2 hours (maybe 2.5 at a max).
Simple math dictates (in my mind) that to encode and burn 37 hours of video would require about 15 SL DVDRs.
Again the question - What file format can hold 37 hours of video in 8.5 Gb?