Finally broke and put in my DVD+R/RW burner. Questions...

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  1. NickSo

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    I finally broke down, and installed my HP 300i DVD+R/RW burner, and I have some questions.

    Software:
    What software do you guys recommend for burning data and also video DVDs? I've been using Nero 6.0 for my CDs, is nero recommended for DVDs as well?

    Converting video:
    I have some episodes of shows i recorded from tape in DivX format, what software is recommended to convert it so I can burn it to DVD?

    I'll also be reading up at dvdrhelp.com later to get more info...

    Thanks!
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    That site should answer most of your questions.

    I use Nero 6 to burn both CDs and DVDs. I simply burn DVDs in the ISO/UDF format and burn the "Video_TS" folder and the DVD-related files onto the blank DVD.
     
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    i use nero for dvds as well, works well for me. as for converting, i use tmpegenc encoder with kdvd templates and i have had excellent results. the templates are free, and there is a trial version of tmpegenc encoder. if you buy it, it is reasonable, unlike cinema craft encoder.

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    The only that kills me about using TMPEnc for encoding a M2V DVD file from a non-compressed AVI file is that it takes forever to encode a 2 hour film (anywhere from 6 to 15 hours depending on quality setting used).
     
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    very true. when i encode something of considerable length, i do it overnight. this is when raw cpu speed comes in very handy, in math intensive applications. is CCE that much faster than tmpeg?

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    Yeah, my computer is currently encoding some DivX files (about 6 videos, 25-ish minutes long) to DVD format, estimated time was 10 hrs... Still going as I type... next time i'll do it overnight...

    I used nero express to make the DVDs, it was quite quick and painless... I guess its just very basic right now, i'll be able to better customize my settings as I get the hang of authoring more...
     
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    Okay, i got a problem...

    WHen i try to encode something in mpg2 in TMPGEnc, it always overlays a 'entymonix.com' mark, what is this? How do i get rid of it?
     
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    Are you sure that wasn't already on the DivX files being encoded?
     
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    Yes im sure...

    I figured it out... the MPEG-2 codec i was using to encode was a trial version of one from entymonix... I just downlaoded a freeware MPEG-2 codec and its fine now...

    I remember a program i used that let me see all the codecs i had on my computer and let me delete them and stuff, does anybody know what its called?
     

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