video files not fitting onto DVD

TechiMan

Active Member
I have converted a couple of video files (standard resolution) to a .TS file ready to burn to a standard 4.7GB blank DVD. I had initially converted the files using Nero Recode in order to to able to fit all each video files onto one disc (otherwise there would be one left over which would've been a waste to simply put that one file on a separate disc) and I was able to get the files down to half the size with barely any noticeable different in quality (surprisingly). Using Nero Video all the files fitted all on the DVD-5 timeline with a small amount of free disc space left, but for some reason when I had converted the files to a .TS file, the outputted file size came to 4.40GB. I then opened up Imgburn and placed a blank DVD-RW disc in the drive, but the programme couldn't burn the disc as there wasn't enough disc space. It could be that the disc is faulty as I previously had the same issue with another disc which turned out to be a faulty disc, but considering the outputted size exceeds a standard DVD then it's probably likely there isn't enough space on the disc, but why would Nero show that there was?. Could be an issue with Nero Recode. Some of the programmes I've been using have had heaps of issues with. I captured the files from a VHS player using Corel Video, but for some reason it captures MPEG-2 video in an odd size (something like 480x576) but none of the other editing programmes I have seem to recognise this size, maybe because the version is set to capture NTSC video (there's no option of changing this), and the sound during capture and playback is abit tinny, but this maybe down to the video recorder or the capture device. As well as this, nearly every editing programme I have, including Windows Movie Maker and VLC player, is 32bit, yet my laptop is 64bit, but strange they function OK. No idea whether Movie Maker I have came with my laptop or I downloaded.
 

outoftheknow

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Hi @TechiMan - is this a different question to the one in your existing thread?

 

TechiMan

Active Member
Hi @TechiMan - is this a different question to the one in your existing thread?

Technically yes.

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next010

Distinguished Member
Max usable capacity of DVD-R 5 is 4380MB (4.38GB)

Your content probably exceeds that at 4.40GB, also video encoders don't always hit their target file size output due to variables and settings used, even if Nero UI thinks its okay that's just a guess on its part.

How old is your Corel editor that has been replaced by video studio pro that has built in DVD creation & burning no need to use Nero & Imgburn in such a convoluted fashion.
 

TechiMan

Active Member
Max usable capacity of DVD-R 5 is 4380MB (4.38GB)

Your content probably exceeds that at 4.40GB, also video encoders don't always hit their target file size output due to variables and settings used, even if Nero UI thinks its okay that's just a guess on its part.

How old is your Corel editor that has been replaced by video studio pro that has built in DVD creation & burning no need to use Nero & Imgburn in such a convoluted fashion.
The version of Corel Video Studio Pro is 2018. I have never had a conversion to a TS file do that. I used Nero Recode in order to squeeze the files so that they would all fit onto one disc, using the dropdown option and selecting 450MB limit. I didn't expect all the files would fit onto the DVD-5 timeline even after this (I was just trying different ways) but they did, and there was a small amount of space left. However, the outputted file read 4.40GB. Maybe the settings I had used in Nero Recode had messed something up.
 

Kapkirk

Active Member
I find Nero terrible to do that sort of stuff, I use ConvertXtoDVD, drag and drop, it does it all for you and even reduces the quality as needed to fit on the disc and you can even add chapters of your own size, plus it accepts all manor of video files so no need for conversion. Brilliant bit of software. ConvertXtoDVD - AVI to DVD Video Converter to burn on DVD
 

oneman

Well-known Member
I have said this repeatly.on your 100 previous threads, why are you bothering to covert the files to TS?

This is why you are failing and will continue to fail forever and keep wasting everyone's time.
 

v2 API

Distinguished Member
If you insist on doing it your way, buy some DL DVD's, and you will have 8.5gb to play with. Buy a good quality disk and burn slow (x2)
 

Sloppy Bob

Distinguished Member
I gave up burning years ago as it's just as cheap to store digitally and burned discs eventually rot.

I had a pile of stuff on good quality media that I burned, got it out of the cupboard after a house move years later and most of it wouldn't play anymore.

Is there a particular reason you need to both burn a disc and burn it to an actual DVD format rather than just as data?
 

oneman

Well-known Member
If you insist on doing it your way, buy some DL DVD's, and you will have 8.5gb to play with. Buy a good quality disk and burn slow (x2)
its not going to help him. The issue is that he is complicating the matter. All he needs to do is drop the source files into something like Freemake, select the DVD Recorder drive as output and click convert. That is it. By trying to convert to TS and then making a DVD out of it is pointless.

And seeing as the source is VHS, absolutely the simplest thing to do and that has been advised multiple times is get a standalone VHS to DVD recorder.
 

v2 API

Distinguished Member
Agreed, but if he wants to do it that way rightly or wrongly those VOB files will burn creating an .iso file.
Nero was creating the .iso file, shrinking it and burning.

Apologies I'm not up to speed with the whole tale, and not sure why he isn't still using Nero? However I would have thought the Imageburn program would do the same.
 

TechiMan

Active Member
Agreed, but if he wants to do it that way rightly or wrongly those VOB files will burn creating an .iso file.
Nero was creating the .iso file, shrinking it and burning.

Apologies I'm not up to speed with the whole tale, and not sure why he isn't still using Nero? However I would have thought the Imageburn program would do the same.
I tried to just drag and drop the files straight onto a DVD where it burns the files so that the DVD player would read the files without having to create a menu, transcode etc. I did an MPEG-2 and an AVI, which I was surprised played on my Sony DVD player. However, when I did the same for an MP4 file the DVD player couldn't recognise the file, no idea why.
 

v2 API

Distinguished Member
I tried to just drag and drop the files straight onto a DVD where it burns the files so that the DVD player would read the files without having to create a menu, transcode etc. I did an MPEG-2 and an AVI, which I was surprised played on my Sony DVD player. However, when I did the same for an MP4 file the DVD player couldn't recognise the file, no idea why.
Use the free programme 'Handbrake', to burn MP4 to DVD
 

oneman

Well-known Member
I tried to just drag and drop the files straight onto a DVD where it burns the files so that the DVD player would read the files without having to create a menu, transcode etc. I did an MPEG-2 and an AVI, which I was surprised played on my Sony DVD player. However, when I did the same for an MP4 file the DVD player couldn't recognise the file, no idea why.
You continue to astound me with your lack of understanding. You aren't creating a video DVD, what you are doing is dumping files onto the DVD and lucky for you the player understands some of the file formats, obviously not the MP4. Do you even have a video-ts folder in the route ?

You are relying on the player understanding the files, take the discs to another player and it may not play any of the discs including your mpeg2 and Avi discs.
 

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