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Adding files to a dvd

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by kingmatt, May 29, 2005.

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  1. kingmatt

    kingmatt Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I've just succesfuly burnt my first dvd. I've captured the video from my camcorder, and after lots of fun and games got a burnt dvd in dvd format. Now the question.
    Can I add more footage to the dvd?
    If I can what are the tips and traps?
    regards
    Matt
     
  2. Moby

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    No.
    If the DVD is a DVD-RW, then you can wipe the disc - add the footage to your existing video on the computer, then re-burn the longer video back to the DVD.
    If the DVD is not re-writable, then that's it. All editing, adjusting, adding etc should be done before the burn.
     
  3. Arky

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    For DVD/RW it depends on the size of the data written. For DVD/R it depends on whether the disk was closed after the write or left open.
     
  4. Moby

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    Kingmatt, what software did you use to burn the DVD? What formats were the video files from your camcorder and did you do anything to them/author them before burning them?
    If you chose to create a DVD video on a DVD/R or DVD/RW disc, then you cannot add to it in it's current state, the discs are closed. With those DVD video and disc choices there is no 'multi session'option for DVD video that I am aware of.
    You would need software and a drive that supports the creation of a DVD/VR disc, which is editable direct from the disc and/or further video can be added to the disc. These can only be made from DVD+or-RW discs, with slight differences in the formats.
    You do not have the option with non re-writable DVD/R's, they will be closed and cannot be left open after putting DVD video on them.

    All this is based on Nero by the way, so if there are any magic programmes out there that can do different, then someone can chip in.
     
  5. kingmatt

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    Thanks for the replies.
    I used Nero. The statement no multi session seems to be a final nail. Ah well, I'm pleased enough that I finally got a working dvd. I'll just have to save several files to the hard drive before I compile the dvd.
    As I'm hoping to make these to save for a long time.
    Matt
     
  6. Moby

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    Kingmatt, Nero is able to create these type of discs. It is only a relatively new addition so if you update your Nero to the latest version from their website, (updates are free) the ability to create a 'DVD Video (VR)' will be there in the Smart Start options, or the Vision Express part of Nero, you'll just need a re-writable DVD disc in the drive to make it.
    Check if your drive is supported here.
    http://www.nero.com/eng/recorders.php
     
  7. kingmatt

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    Great Advice!
    Downloaded updates, 80 mb. Yep, updated version allows adding dvd files. I'll explore the options.
    thanks
    Matt
     
  8. kingmatt

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    I got tricked trying to work out how to make a dvd using nero's visionexpress 3se
    My default instalation didn't recognise a dvd to be burnt and wouldn't give me an option to burn a dvd, only a super vcd. To save someone else the same head scratching, a bit of info if you are in the same boat.
    Get to the nve 3se start screen. (start> all programs> nero> nero digital> nerovision express 3se) (windows xp installation)
    Click on the "more" button at the bottom of the screen.
    Click on the "default video options".
    Check the box " Enable smart encoding of Video and Audio material".
    Click okay and hopefully, you'll now see the "make dvd" option appear as one of the choices on the nve 3se start screen
    Hope this helps someone
    regards
    Matt
     
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