copying DVD material :: somewhat OT.
malcolm.kay at internode.on.net
Sat Dec 8 19:42:16 PST 2007
On Sun, 9 Dec 2007 07:33 am, Gary Kline wrote:
> IFF k3b works, and I think it might, I'll put up a howto
> on my bsd virtual site. Make this domain more useful.
> The help from this group has been outstanding, but getting things
> CD and DVD actually working has been a study in persseverancce.
I don't use k3b so what capability it has is not known to me.
> That said, first,if there is a website for total dweebs, please
> post it; or send it privately. I just bought some "Memorex
> DVD+RW" ; I want to record a 117 minute commercial DVD.
> On the back on the DVDs is says these are only good for 60 minutes
> in great qualty; it is good up to 120 minutes, and so on.
The nominal capacity of the single sided DVD is 120 minutes but some 32
different definitions are recognised including:
EP -- extended play - 360 minutes
LP -- long play - 240 minutes
SP -- standard play - 120 minutes
FINE - 60 minutes
But how are you getting your source? What definition is it in?
> Nutshell: how good will k3b and my Pioneer burner do on dubbing
> this professioally recorded disc?
As I've already said I know little of k3b but you'll probably need some sort
of authoring/editing software and possibly another package for compression/definition
> Also, Does thw "RW" mean tthat
> I can re-tape over this with another edu DVD?
Yes, it means that the total disk can be rewritten -- but the ability to
edit without rewriting all can be quite limited. And RW disks can have a
rather limited rewrite life -- some 10s of times.
> PS: I much prefer analogue cassettes; I've been taping stuff
> since I taped "American Bandstand" off the TV :-)
EP or LP modes with 6 or 4 hour capacity would probably both cater for a
better quality than your analogue cassettes.
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