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Shane
1024x768 to DVD
on Jun 15, 2007 at 2:51:04 pm

I have made some screen recordings at 1024x768 resolution. There were recorded with camtasia studio, and are in camtasia .tscc avi codec.

I want to put these recordings on a DVD, but I want to keep the origianl 1024x768 resolution. If I try to encode them, it reduces them to 720x480, and then when they are viewed on a tv, the quality is reduced and some of the text is hard to see.

The DVD will mainly be viewed by people on PC's, but there might be the occasional person to view it on a TV. How can I keep the original resolution?

I thought about just burning all the files to the DVD without encoding them, keeping the files in their original avi format, but then it wouldnt play back on a tv.

Any ideas? (im using encore 1.5)


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Skarab
Re: 1024x768 to DVD
on Jun 15, 2007 at 3:09:58 pm

Encore is pretty fussy when it comes to video specs. I don't think it will accept any other resolution than what is specified in the help files: 720x480 and 720x486 for NTSC, and 720x576 and 704x576 for PAL.

Since Encore is built for DVD authoring, it appears to be locked into TV play specs. As far as I know, but I am a newbie.

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drumrob
Re: 1024x768 to DVD
on Jun 15, 2007 at 6:08:43 pm

It is not Encore that puts this limitation on the video. The DVD specification determines the size, bit rates, etc. that may be used for DVDs.

So the only way you can have it play back is on a computer at the size you are talking about. To play it back on a set top DVD player here in the US, it must be 720x480, unless you're doing MPEG-1 or the half-size MPEG-2 (not common).

Have fun!

Rob


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drumrob
Re: 1024x768 to DVD
on Jun 15, 2007 at 6:14:47 pm

Just to be clear, when I say you can play it back on a computer at the higher resolution, I meant just what you had said in your post. You can include an AVI at 1024x768 resolution (or QT, or whatever). Then you can just play back the file. But this would not be a DVD Video disc, just a data disc.

Rob


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