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Walt Bilofsky
Authoring a DVD with Native WMV Files?
on Jul 3, 2014 at 8:25:03 pm

(This might be a stupid question, so please be gentle.) :)

I have 8 one-hour WMV videos (about 550 Mb each) that I'd like to put onto one DVD.

Is there a way to create a menu structure for the DVD while keeping the video in WMV, without transcoding? My old Blu-ray player plays WMV files so I'm hoping that such a DVD would work in some if not all players.

Alternatively, is there a way to transcode to a DVD-compliant format with the same quality? I'm using WMV9, 1080p, 24fps, 1.25 Mbps and getting a very nice image using less than 600 Mb/hour. Using Premiere Pro CS5, I have tried generating the files in a number of MP? formats, but have not been able to come close to the quality of the WMV version in the same bandwidth.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


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Daniel Ludwig
Re: Authoring a DVD with Native WMV Files?
on Jul 7, 2014 at 2:55:41 pm

Walt,
Video-DVD is specified as follow:

1.) NTSC 720x480px 29.98fps
2.) PAL (720x576)px 25fps

could be 16:9 or 4:3

nothing else is specified, so reallity will kill your illusion - sorry for that.

IF you like to keep HD-quality you should use blu-ray.

danny


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Walt Bilofsky
Re: Authoring a DVD with Native WMV Files?
on Jul 7, 2014 at 3:39:44 pm

Thanks, Danny. 720x? is not my first choice but would be acceptable. But is there a set of parameters for a compliant video format that would give good video quality at under 2 Mbps?

The videos are lectures, mostly Powerpoint still images with some footage of the lecturers with little movement. WMV seems to take advantage of that better than MPEG or H.264.


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Daniel Ludwig
Re: Authoring a DVD with Native WMV Files?
on Jul 13, 2014 at 4:44:20 pm

Hey Walt,
no - there is no set for parameters at 2MBit that I could advice, but if you just have static pictures it should work.

IF you would like to put your WMVs on the disc as well, you could create a DVD-ROM-folder and put all the rom-stuff like html-pages, pdfs or WMV/flash-files in it and finally burn it to the disc.

danny


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