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Bob Cole
favorite DVD calculator
on Sep 4, 2008 at 6:24:18 pm

Please help me find my lost calculator -- the absolute best DVD bitrate calculator I've ever seen.

I've searched this forum and found links to plenty of not-as-good calculators.

This particular one has a very clean interface, supplies defaults for all of the various elements of a DVD, and provides at the very bottom line the answer to the most frequently-asked question: what bitrate do I need to use for my video encoding?

I'd appreciate your help!

Thanks.

Bob C



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Jeff Pulera
Re: favorite DVD calculator
on Sep 4, 2008 at 9:17:28 pm

Hi Bob,

There are several at videohelp.com or just Google "bit rate calculator"

Also, just found an Adobe article recently that said to divide 560/minutes and I started using that and it works very well.

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers
http://www.sharbor.com


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Bob Cole
Re: favorite DVD calculator
on Sep 4, 2008 at 9:53:53 pm

I did that google search incl. videohelp -- no luck. If I find it I'll post the URL here - it was clearly the best one.. Grrr.



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Bob Cole
Re: favorite DVD calculator
on Sep 5, 2008 at 2:15:47 pm

Thanks Eric. I had already seen this, but looked again and found one good one (Videocalc). But warning to others: one of the links from videohelp contained an annoying "You've won a Nintendo Wii" page. It makes you appreciate the COW, doesn't it?

And, I still haven't relocated my favorite DVD calculator, which was even more thorough, asked all the right questions, provided nice prompts in case you don't understand, and still gave you the bottom line answer in a very straightforward way.

But Videocalc does the job...I think.

One question that probably isn't in any of the calculators: way back when I was told that you shouldn't actually fill up a DVD -- you should provide a "cushion" to improve playability. True anymore?

Bob C



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Hikmat Kand
Re: favorite DVD calculator
on Sep 8, 2008 at 4:07:16 pm

Have you tried this one? http://dvd-hq.info/bitrate_calculator.php



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Bob Cole
Re: favorite DVD calculator
on Sep 8, 2008 at 4:29:37 pm

Yeah. Great effort but not the one. Thank you very much though.

Bob C



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Jeff Pulera
Re: favorite DVD calculator
on Sep 8, 2008 at 4:19:22 pm

Hi Bob,

I've almost always filled my DVDs right up to capacity and I duplicate/distribute about 1500 per year, no issues. I use Taiyo Yuden DVD-R media, have had zero rejects out of thousands used, these are the best.

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers
http://www.sharbor.com



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