copying DVD material :: somewhat OT.
kline at tao.thought.org
Sun Dec 9 02:10:53 PST 2007
On Sun, Dec 09, 2007 at 01:56:55PM +1030, Malcolm Kay wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Dec 2007 07:33 am, Gary Kline wrote:
> > Folks,
> > 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.
So far I've only used it to burn CD's; beyond that ... .
> > 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?
The back of the disc says: "Aprox 117 minutes"; so evidently it was
mastered in SP. If there are *32* defs, man, I miht as well throw in
the towel and go back to my Shostakovich. (Unless these definitions are
largely air (== "PR stuff, aka hype).
> > 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.
Thanks for your datapoints. The URL that Predrag posted ought
to give more pointers.
> > gary
> > 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.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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