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How do I burn music CDs to DVD-R with my Sony DRU-500A?

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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Reginald Trent

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Posted March 26 2003 - 03:24 PM

I understand a 4.7.gig DVD = seven 700MB CD-Rs. I want to burn music to DVD-R to take advantage of the extra space. What do I need to do this?

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Christ Reynolds

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Posted March 27 2003 - 06:20 AM

do you mean backup mp3s? you wont be able to record audio like you do to a cd, to a dvd. even if you managed to get the music on there, you wouldnt be able to play the dvd through the cd player. i just received this drive today, and burned my first data dvd, 4.2 gb in about 20 mins or so, pretty fast. i will have to try a dvd video later, as soon as i get my capture card running again. good luck. CJ
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#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Reginald Trent

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Posted April 01 2003 - 03:10 PM

Thanks guys for the input. However, I just not proficent with this stuff. I also recently got a DV camera that I have questions on. But I'm still lost on the CD-DVD question.

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted April 01 2003 - 04:21 PM

Like they said. You would need to get basic DVD authoring software, and encode each track as a WAV file. Make a simple menu which is linked to said WAV file (48KHz 16-bit stereo) to play them, and you wouldn't be able to do a "play all" without a more advanced package and some scripting Bottom line, buying a CD changer would probably be oh so-worth it compared to the hassle you're going to put yourself through

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Ken Chan

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Posted April 02 2003 - 07:27 AM

[quote] That's 825 4-minute songs. I'm not sure if that would exceed a file number limitation or not (or if there even is a limit to the number of files on a DVD [quote] For DVD-Video, everything gets mushed together into VOB files, so that's not an issue. I dunno if you could have one 55-hour track (there's got to be a time index somewhere, dunno what the max is), or if you'd really want one.

You probably want to be able to hit Next/Prev to skip songs. The limit there is 99 chapters per title, and 99 titles per disc. Most low-end authoring programs only allow one title, so you only have 99 tracks.

Also, you probably can't have just audio for regular tracks. A still of the cover is a good idea, but even if it never changes, because of the way MPEG works it still requires some of the bit budget, and the practical minimum would probably cut the total time in half, if not more. But you might be able to get around that by using still menus with background music.

Another alternative would be to author genuine DVD-Audio discs. From what I can tell, you can still have stereo 16-bit 48Khz audio. With MLP lossless compression (about 2:1), you could then have like 14 CDs worth of CD-quality audio on one disc.


#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Reginald Trent

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Posted April 03 2003 - 08:02 PM

Even though you guys are talking over my head, I appreciate your comments and suggestions. I'll have to read up on this more.

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