How much video can a 4.7 GB really hold?

Post » Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:51 pm

in minutes how much can 4.7GB DVD hold including space for menu and effects? I have a 4.7GB DVD and a 1hr and 40min video that I want to use (it's rendering as we speak at 82% 3.61GB) the DVD-A .dar file is already about 400MB w/o the video so my question is how much video can a 4.7 disc really hold w/o having to lower the quality.
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Leonie Connor
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Post » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:24 pm

My experience using the defaults and a average menu system roughly 115 minutes.
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Marquis T
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Post » Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:14 am

That's just shy of 2 hours. I have a picture slide show in my dvd which I will probably have to get rid of because it's 400mb (Which I think is CRAZUZY! considering the image themself are like 10mb.

WHYYYY won't anyone sell the 7.6GB disc? AHHHHHHHHH It would make my life so much easier. It was a rumor that in the begining of DVDs that they could hold a max of 17GB but decided to go smaller to keep us "inside the box"
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Post » Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:26 pm


DVDs come in different flavors. They are named: DVD-5 (4.38GB), DVD-10 (8.76GB double-sided), DVD-9 (~8GB dual-layer), and DVD-18 (~16GB dual-layer double-sided).

Currently you can only buy DVD burnable disks in the DVD-5 (4.38GB) size. By this time next year you'll be able to buy dual-layer DVD-9 burnables.

Depending on your encoding parameters, you can get as much as 50 hours on a single DVD-5 disk. Most people stop at around 1 1/2 hours, and I think that's about the quality limit for the MainConcept MPEG2 encoder that comes with Vegas/DVD-A
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Krista Belle Davis
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Post » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:03 pm

It has less to do with the discs we can buy and more to do with the format that is supported on our burners.

Things may change.. and we may get support for the newer formats via firmware upgrade with our existing hardware.

We'll see. No need to invent a consipiracy.
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yessenia hermosillo
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Post » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:49 pm

You can buy a $400 Panasonic home type player/burner that will burn a standard DVD for up to 4 hours in about VHS quality.
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Gen Daley
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Post » Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:08 am

Currently you can only buy DVD burnable disks in the DVD-5 (4.38GB) size.

Nope, DVD-10 have also been available for some time. Check meritlne.
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Nathan Barker
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Post » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:23 am

you can have as minutes as you like, it just depends on the quality you are prepared to put up with.
I use about 4mps for about 2 hours, on the variable rate to save space when there are static images.
Also if your a just over the limit try changing the audio to AC3, that helps reduce the data rate.
Look on the DVD-A newsgroup, there should be more help there.
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Rachel Eloise Getoutofmyface
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Post » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:19 am

buying a double sided disc wouldn't help any of us because DVD-A doesn't give you the option of using it. If you try to record 5.5GB worth of stuff on to a 9.4 it will just say disc full and won't let you flip it to burn on the other side. I had to redo my dvd and take out about 33 minutes and my final product went from 5.5 to 4.3.
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