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Bobby Hall
Burning DVD with movie longer than 120 min
on Jan 26, 2015 at 3:09:57 am
Last Edited By Bobby Hall on Jan 26, 2015 at 6:49:22 am

I want to burn a DVD with a VIDEO_TS folder I have of a ripped movie (it's under 4GB). I know recordable DVDs can fit movies longer than what they say (120 minutes) but I wasn't sure how much longer before the quality of the movie degrades. Can I put a 130 minute movie on a DVD+R with the same quality as if it were under 120 minutes? I'm using DVD Studio Pro 4.

Also, would the quality be any better if I put the movie on a dual layered DVD? Thanks.


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Jeff Pulera
Re: Burning DVD with movie longer than 120 min
on Jan 26, 2015 at 3:23:56 pm

The minutes thing on blank DVD media is just advertising, there is no 120 minute "limit" on the disc. Lower the bitrate and put 3 hours or more on the disc if you want. The quality will suffer, but can be done.

Since your DVD material is ripped from a completed DVD, there is no way to "increase" the quality - the content is already compressed. Just BURN to disc. However, you cannot just burn the VIDEO_TS as "Data", or the resulting disc will NOT play in a stand-along DVD player. To be "DVD-compliant", you must burn as "DVD Video". The tracks are laid out differently, flags set, to make it a "DVD Video compliant" disc.

I work on PC so can't say what options your software offers. For PC, there are FREE programs such as ImgBurn or BurnAware for instance.

Thanks

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers


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