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How many hours of video fit on a DVD at Mpeg-2?

by artgoi / February 7, 2006 2:36 AM PST

Any idea? i barely get 1, and my DVDs advertise for 2....

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My Artec gets 6.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2006 2:45 AM PST

It's a quality setting in its menu. I found 6 hours to be slightly worse than a VCR whereas 4 hours is very nice compared to the old VCR.

While it may be possible to get out to 10 or more hours, I'll stick to "6 hours" since I can do that here and now.

Bob

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Depends
by joe_smith / February 7, 2006 3:58 AM PST

As Robert alluded to, it depends on the quality settings you're using. Higher quality means more space is needed, so less time per disc.

Technically, DVDs have a fixed bitrate that they use, and so not all players will accept anything else.

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About that fixed bitrate.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2006 4:16 AM PST
In reply to: Depends

I can enable a display of bitrate on my Philips DVD player. The bitrate is not fixed and I've seen lower and higher numbers.

Why is that?

Bob

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Change it
by artgoi / February 24, 2006 6:58 AM PST

Ok so anyone know where i can change the bitrate? i use ulead video studio editor, by the way, so any users familiar with the program might be able to help....thanks in advance!

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I don't have that one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2006 7:04 AM PST
In reply to: Change it

I have DVD MovieFactory and something else. But the rate is changeable. Keep looking.

Bob

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