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Greig Johnson
Calculating Total Length of DVD
on Jul 24, 2009 at 3:41:37 pm

Hi

I'm using Compressor for the first time and am unsure about how to calculate the total time of all the combined movies I'd like to put onto my dvd. It's six short films, three of which will have Storyboard/Animatic comparisons as Angle 2, five of which will have commentaries, and all of which will have subtitles.

I understand that a 15min film equals 15mins on the dvd, but does an additional 15min Audio track (i.e. a commentary) also equal a full 15mins of disc time?

Similarly, how do I calculate the size of a subtitle track?

Thanks,
Greig Johnson.


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Ed Dooley
Re: Calculating Total Length of DVD
on Jul 25, 2009 at 1:51:44 pm

The first thing you do (and this is the most important part), is do a search!
Googling bitrate calculator for DVD will turn up all kinds of answers.
Here's just one:
http://www.videohelp.com/calc.htm

Ed



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Daniel Low
Re: Calculating Total Length of DVD
on Jul 26, 2009 at 5:36:18 pm

Place all your assets in DVD Studio Pro, set them up correctly including additional audio tracks, angles and layers and DVDSP will calculate the total running time for you.

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