Lead-out writing time - so long?
by lev on Jul 12, 2004 at 12:39:34 pm
Encore is doing some strange things of late. I haven't had the need to use it in a while and have recently found the lead-out write time is taking 10min+. My god, what is it doing??? Is anyone else getting this issue?
The strange thing is, a collegue has the exact same hardware workstation, same OS everything same, just he uses tmpgenc author program and it does the lead-out write in just over a minute on the same DVDRs I use.
Just seems encore takes WAY longer....
Maybe I'm going mad. Just when you're in a hurry and you're staring at the "please wait" and the whole DVD burnt faster than the lead-out...it gets frustrating.
Anyway...just wondering what others have experienced.
Re: Lead-out writing time - so long? by Roadkill on Jul 12, 2004 at 2:44:22 pm
The lead-out burn time can be longer for shorter projects. With short projects the DVD-R will be topped up to at least 1GB with "dummy data" to avoid a compatibility issue with set top players. (Some set top players will start by moving the laser out to 30mm from the center to perform a calibration test. If they find nothing there - as they would on a DVD-R with very little data on it - they will assume an unplayable disc and fail.)
The behavior may be different with DVD+R media, as these don't need the filler data.
Re: Lead-out writing time - so long? by lev on Jul 13, 2004 at 1:35:45 am
Wow thanks for that, Roadkill. I was wondering about whether there is some sort of "filling" that is performed. It does indeed not take as long when I write longer movies. I only noticed this recently on 2-5min movies a client wanted me to distribute.
Been using all this stuff for a while and still learn something new, hehe.
Re: Lead-out writing time - so long? by Lloyd Coleman on Jul 12, 2004 at 7:27:36 pm
I upgraded to Encore 1.5 and noticed a huge increase in the lead-out write times. I opened projects that were created in 1.0 and burned the same project on the same media with 1.5 and the lead-out times went from about 2 minutes to 12 minutes. I am using a Sony dual format burner. I asked in the Adobe forums, but did not receive a response that was helpfull. I did notice the threads about increased burn times, but that does not appear to be the same problem that I am having. It reports my burn time is the same as 1.0, but the lead-out time is greatly increased. For me this means that if I want to burn 10 copies of a simple project I 'upgraded' from a total time of about 1 hour to 3 hours!