8.8 GB of MPGs on a 4.7GB DVD ? ? ? - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 06-09-2011, 06:52 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
LiteBright's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I used Video Studio to export the video on a (non-HD) 4.7GB DVD to my PC. The total size of the MPG files exported is 8.8 GB.

The MPG frame size is 720x480. Bitrate is 9736 kbps. Frame rate is 29.97 frames/sec.

I'm guessing that Video Studio is not exporting the video encoded the same way as it is on the DVD. Archiving files twice as big as they could be seems wasteful. Is there a utility that will export chapters in the same MPG format as they are encoded on the DVD?
LiteBright is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 06-16-2011, 04:38 AM
Member
 
baldbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 80
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Are you sure it's not a dual-layer dvd?
baldbear is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 06-16-2011, 01:51 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
LiteBright's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Single layer DVDs for sure.

I really just want to transfer my DVD videos to files so I can archive them long-term (lossless) on a hard drive. I would like to have easy access to the files anytime, --and also have them stored on something (like a hard drive) that won't disintegrate after 20 years or more.
LiteBright is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 06-19-2011, 04:59 PM
Newbie
 
d514's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I'm not sure a hard drive will still be readable in twenty years but if you want to archive the DVDs just create an .iso from them. If it's really a single layer DVD the iso can't be bigger than 4.37GB. And if you use a tool like Virtual Clone Drive or Deamon Tools you can mount the isos and use them like a real disc in a DVD drive.
d514 is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 06-19-2011, 08:52 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
LiteBright's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I believe a hard drive will more likely be readable in 20-30 years than a typical DVD. Drives usually "wear" out with use, they don't warp or lose their magnetic state with time.

There are two problems with creating ISO's for long term storage. Videos saved as ISO's can't be directly accessed on demand. Also, in 20-30 years it may not be practical to go through the process of burning an ISO to a DVD and then finding a DVD player to view or convert the video.

It seems like there should be an easy to use application that strips video from a DVD's wrapper and saves it as an MPG that is the same size as what is stored on the DVD.
LiteBright is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 06-22-2011, 01:07 PM
 
SAM64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,592
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 74
Quote:


Videos saved as ISO's can't be directly accessed on demand. Also, in 20-30 years it may not be practical to go through the process of burning an ISO to a DVD and then finding a DVD player to view or convert the video.

As mentioned, you don't have to burn the iso to view it.
SAM64 is online now  
Reply HD DVD Software

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off