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Old 14-05-2008, 18:43
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I have been using Windows DVD maker and its reeeeaallllyyyy slow is there any preferably free programs that are faster than windows DVD maker ?
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Old 14-05-2008, 18:45
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A DVD maker will only burn the DVDs at the speed of the drive, so you'll find they're all pretty much the same.
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Old 14-05-2008, 19:01
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I have been using Windows DVD maker and its reeeeaallllyyyy slow is there any preferably free programs that are faster than windows DVD maker ?
Are you talking about encoding to dvd, or, actually burning what you have made to disc?
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Old 14-05-2008, 19:01
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The question is quite vague,what are the specifications of your computer?
2 people could have similar computers using the same software one may take one hour longer to do the same task using the same software as the other person.
Software can be optimised for hyper threading and high spec processors,there are so many variables it's difficult to know where to start.
Settings within the software are almost as important as the actual pc hardware itself.
Tmpgenc works fast for me as it takes advantage of intel hyperthreading,but for someone else using the programme their results may be quite different.
I don't do a lot of videos now so i've made some adjustments to slow the software down through various better quality encoding settings,i could slow it down even further if i wanted or i could speed it up.I look for quality rather than speed,sometimes speed will mean a poorer result than taking time over it.
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Old 14-05-2008, 19:04
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Are you talking about encoding to dvd, or, actually burning what you have made to disc?
Well it took ages to encode and only a few minutes to actually burn. So.....
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Old 14-05-2008, 19:19
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As said above the speed of the PC has lots to do with it. I did one the other day that took 20 minutes the same film on my dads took over 2 hours using the same program (Nero Vision).

All the time was taken up by the encoding of the film and animated menus.
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Old 14-05-2008, 19:35
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personally i was only talking about the film,menus would add even more time to the process.
here is a long list of the programmes people normally use
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/sections/authoring-dvd
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Old 14-05-2008, 19:44
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My personal worst was Nero taking 13 hours to transcode and burn a movie! I went to bed and left it to carry on overnight. Admittedly it was quite an old, underpowered machine but even so, it didn't normally take that long.
It may very well have helped to kill my laptop.

On a new, faster machine Nero now takes about 90 minutes to transcode/burn a two hour video.
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Old 14-05-2008, 20:00
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I didnt really want to do all the menus and what not but it didnt really give me a choice.

Is there any way just to get a film on a dvd without adding menus and all that. I tried just adding the file to the disc before but it didnt play.
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Old 14-05-2008, 20:58
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i cant remember the last time i burned a dvd, its all about moving them to the external hard drive and watching them on the ps3!!
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Old 14-05-2008, 21:00
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i cant remember the last time i burned a dvd, its all about moving them to the external hard drive and watching them on the ps3!!
Same. I either watch videos using the VGA cable (much better quality on my HD TV) or via the Xbox 360.

I could even connect my phone to my TV and watch them from there

DVD is soooo last year
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Old 14-05-2008, 21:33
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I use ConvertX to DVD.
http://www.dvdcopysoftware.net/rj/9/...DVD/Page1.html
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Old 14-05-2008, 21:38
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Winavi is the fatest I've found - I had 100fps once!

It doesn't create menus though.
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Old 14-05-2008, 21:47
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convertxtodvd - the greatest!
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Old 14-05-2008, 21:58
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It takes abut 2 and a half hours to encode and burn 3 half hour episodes with 1 pass encoding with nero vision on my 3ghz celeron 1gb ram. Ner vision isnt working om my c2d 2gb ram lappy vista basic yet but I presume it would be faster.
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Old 14-05-2008, 22:08
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Yep, it also took me about 2 1/2 hours to encode using Nero Vision Express. I then switched to TMPGenc Plus as this was getting me much better results. I only had an mpeg2 file with the same resolution as that of dvd, but the quality was absolutely brilliant. The file was however 4 times the size of the original avi file.
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Old 14-05-2008, 22:23
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My old Pc would burn a full length film with basic menus in about an hour (3ghz and 2GB RAM).

My new one will do it in 25 minutes (3ghz quad core and 4GB RAM).

There might be faster programs out there but I have never had a DVD go wrong with Nero Vision and like the menu choices.
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Old 14-05-2008, 22:24
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Mine has been on since about 6pm and it has only got 28.5% finished
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Old 14-05-2008, 23:40
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convertx is what i use takes me about 50 mins to convert and burn.
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Old 15-05-2008, 00:07
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My old Pc would burn a full length film with basic menus in about an hour (3ghz and 2GB RAM).

My new one will do it in 25 minutes (3ghz quad core and 4GB RAM).

There might be faster programs out there but I have never had a DVD go wrong with Nero Vision and like the menu choices.
When you say burn, are you talking about burning to disc? This 3.2Ghz Pentium 4 laptop can burn a full 4.7GB (with overheads or whatever) disc in about 20 minutes. It only has 1GB of ram as well.
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Old 15-05-2008, 08:20
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My personal worst was Nero taking 13 hours to transcode and burn a movie! I went to bed and left it to carry on overnight. Admittedly it was quite an old, underpowered machine but even so, it didn't normally take that long.
It may very well have helped to kill my laptop.

On a new, faster machine Nero now takes about 90 minutes to transcode/burn a two hour video.
Eeek Takes me 25 minutes to burn 2 hours onto a DVD using Windows DVD Maker
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Old 15-05-2008, 08:35
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Eeek Takes me 25 minutes to burn 2 hours onto a DVD using Windows DVD Maker
What about transcoding? Burning is the easy bit.
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Old 15-05-2008, 09:25
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What about transcoding? Burning is the easy bit.
25 minutes is the whole process, mind you, that is on a quadcore
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Old 15-05-2008, 09:33
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Takes me about 30-40 mins to encode a movie and burn it onto dvd using Nero. My old pc used to take about 8hrs though!
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Old 15-05-2008, 13:02
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When you say burn, are you talking about burning to disc? This 3.2Ghz Pentium 4 laptop can burn a full 4.7GB (with overheads or whatever) disc in about 20 minutes. It only has 1GB of ram as well.
I mean transcode, burn and verify. The burning doesn't take much time at all, I also burn at 4x the max speed of the DVDs I use.
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