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dvdxcopy & " Temp " folder

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by lobotech, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. lobotech

    lobotech Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone
    when u use dvdxcopy , before burning , the movie is send to a temp folder
    ( DOCUME~1\you\LOCALS~1\Temp ).Supposedly the whole movie is saved there.WHy I can"t see it? Is this movie erase from the folder once the burning is done or it is still somewhere?
    thanks
     
  2. CrackerC78

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    dvd x copy will not save the movie image, once burning is complete it deletes it.
     
  3. MustBNuts

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    It creates the temp file as a precaution - to ensure that the data that is sent to the burner is sent at a more constant rate.

    Most burning software has this option (some allow you to tweak whether or not to use it). Creating a temporary file is supposed to minimize the possibility of buffer overruns and underruns (example: if a CD-R is trying to burn at 40X and the data is getting to it too slowly, it will cause the burner to stall and create a bad disk, the reverse is also true: data getting to the burner too fast and causes a traffic jam at the burner).

    Hope this helps,

    MBN
     
  4. lobotech

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    ye thanks
    now 2 questions
    (1) what would be the best way to save my DVD movies to my HD and to keep them there like in a playlist.( a movie is from 4GB to 8GB I believe ).

    (2) If I want to save a movie to CD (already edited DV cam ) in windows movie maker I have plenty of options.If I plan to play that movie in a home theater DVD player which would be the options?
     
  5. MustBNuts

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    1) with an application like Alcohol, you can create an image of the movie in any number of formats (iso, nrg, cue, et al) then "mount" the image into Alcohol's virtual DVD drive. You are then able to play the image as if it were a real DVD.

    2) If you are using MovieMaker, I believe the only option for saving is as a wmv. Save it as the highest quality you can. If you then use a burning software like Nero, you can create a VCD or DVD - Nero will recode the wmv to the appropriate mpg format and create the CD/DVD. This will only work if your dvd player states that it can play VCDs and/or DVD-R/RWs.

    Personally (for #2 abovd), I use an editing program (Ulead Media Studio) to edit and encode the movie into the appropriate format (mpg) then use Nero for burning only. As a rule, burners aren't great encoders...it isn't what they are built for. But if this is the only option you have, play with it.

    Hope this helps,

    MBN
     
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