A Burning Issue

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Goldeneye
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Does anyone encounter problems when burning DVD's for clients. To be exact, does anyone find that they have to adjust the bitrate settings and re-burn the DVD several times until they get it right, or do most of you get it right first time.
Also, do you find that it could work ok on your clients dvd player, but not in another. I'm trying
to find a method of authoring DVD's with a high reliability of playback on different machines.
At present I use adobe encore with a Pioneer 106 burner and verbatim datalifeplus 4x R- disks.
the wedding I'm currently having problems with is 90 mins and I'm burning it at 5mbs CBR. I've tried VBR as well at different settings, but
once I've produced the DVD it seems to stutter at the resume part on the last 4mins of the disk.
Any helpful suggestions anyone?

branny
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You're right in using Verbatim discs and a VBR of 5 mbs will be OK. We use DVD workshop and have never had a write or read problem. Not having used encore, this is my only query.
Does Encore take a Mpeg2 direct or does it convert within the program.

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encore
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These are the things I have found to work best for me over the years. I stick to these every time and don't get many problems or clients coming back with my dvd don't work.

I always:-

Stick to CBR either at 6 or 7 I was advised only to use vbr if you have alot of special effects on your video. Make sure your audio is converted to AC3 sticking wav on the disc not only increases the size of the disk but also causes problems with a lot of DVD players. I always use 2x dvdr disc's a write at a speed of 1x. This works for me and I tend to stick to it as I don't get many problems.

I check compatibility with the client's machine by sending them a DVD demo to make sure it plays in their machine.

David James
Encore Productions

Barry Hunter
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Using Edition to author & burn to a 106, I have an extremely high success rate.

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The-Video-Compa...
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Are you always writing at 1X, as anything faster can sometimes cause problems with playback & lipsync.

I've encountered your problem mant times before, and it was always corrected by slowing down the write speed.

Same As It Ever Was! :(

Goldeneye
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Branny,
Encore seems to take the mpeg2 file direct and then transcode it for burning.
It also takes the wav and converts it to AC3.

VCC,
I'll try burning at 1x to see if it makes a difference. At the moment the disks I use are Verbatim 4x, but I burn them a 2x

Thanks guys for the info. Very useful.
Might try workshop Branny, if all else fails

Mahesh
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Verbatim DVD-R x2 discs, burn at x2 speed. Use CBR only.
Over last 24 months, only failures I have had were entirely due to my stupidity.

PS: Must get my Pioneer A03 firmware upgraded soon. Anybody can point me to the relevent URL?

Regards Mahesh crestvideo.co.uk

SIFI
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I edit in Prem 6, encode with Storm hardware encoder and author and burn with DVDWS. I only use verbatim 2x printables at 2x speed and I haven't had a single failure in over 150 discs.

I also usually use VBR upto 7mbps.

Simon

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Goldeneye
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Is there no one else on this forum burned 90 min weddings with encore successfully. By successfully
I mean successfully playing on any DVD player.
Workshop is increasingly becoming the next option for me.

Arthur.S
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't DVDWS use whatever your burning software is (ie Nero) to actually burn the disc? It does look like it's all done within the programme, but I'm sure I've read somwhere......

SIFI
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Originally posted by Arthur.S:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't DVDWS use whatever your burning software is (ie Nero) to actually burn the disc?

No Arthur.

I don't have any other burning software on my PC. DVDWS is used to author and burn my discs. It can also encode but I prefer the Canopus for speed and superior results.

WS is a very simple but very effective programme for good quality DVDs.

Simon

Simon

bruise
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Do any but replicated DVDs work on all DVD players?

mooblie
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Short answer - no.

(But it's getting better all the time. Early - and often expensive - DVD players are the worst, when combined with cheap or unbranded DVD-Rs.)

Martin - DVdoctor in moderation. Everyone is entitled to my opinion.