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Copying mini DVDs from camcorder


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Flrman1

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Let me preface this by saying that when it comes to burning DVDs I am very much a novice. I am an expert with CDs, but my experience with DVDs is at the beginner level.

I have a friend that has asked me to copy his home movies from the mini 30 min. DVD-RWs to DVD+Rs so he can play them on the home DVD player then format and re-use the mini DVD-RWs. I can easily copy the mini discs to the DVD+Rs one at a time, but this only allows me to put one 30 min. 1.4 gb mini DVD-RW on a regular 4.7gb DVD+R. I can easily fit 3 of the mini discs on one DVD+R, but so far I haven't figured out how to do it.

The burning software I have is Roxio Easy Media Creator 7, fully updated. As far as I see there isn't a way to do this with the version of Roxio I have. Maybe I am missing something, but I just don't see a way to do it. Does anyone know how/if I can do this with Roxio 7? If not, point me to software that I can use to do it and give pointers on how to best accomplish this.
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Hello,

Do you know what file format the camcorder uses to store the video files on the mini DVD-RW's? I believe most are MPEG2, and if so in this case, it would be quite easy to simply copy the files off 3 mini DVD-RW's and then author a "full sized" DVD and then burn that to DVD+R. There are a few free opensource options for DVD authoring if the files are in MPEG2 format. And if not, there is a great free program, SUPER, to convert them to MPEG2!
Link to DVDStyler:
http://dvdstyler.sourceforge.net/

Link to SUPER (amazing video file converting program):
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

Let us know how things go and we should be able to get this working.

Cheers,
Tom

Let me preface this by saying that when it comes to burning DVDs I am very much a novice. I am an expert with CDs, but my experience with DVDs is at the beginner level.

I have a friend that has asked me to copy his home movies from the mini 30 min. DVD-RWs to DVD+Rs so he can play them on the home DVD player then format and re-use the mini DVD-RWs. I can easily copy the mini discs to the DVD+Rs one at a time, but this only allows me to put one 30 min. 1.4 gb mini DVD-RW on a regular 4.7gb DVD+R. I can easily fit 3 of the mini discs on one DVD+R, but so far I haven't figured out how to do it.

The burning software I have is Roxio Easy Media Creator 7, fully updated. As far as I see there isn't a way to do this with the version of Roxio I have. Maybe I am missing something, but I just don't see a way to do it. Does anyone know how/if I can do this with Roxio 7? If not, point me to software that I can use to do it and give pointers on how to best accomplish this.


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Using Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 open DVD builder

step1.Capture Photos/Video
Add new title/add clips till DVD Disc Project Size bar at bottom hits Max
You can add chapters/Transtion themes/music etc

step2.Burn
I prefer to save to file (.iso) rather than burn instantly,choice is yours
It will take about 2 hrs either way to create dvd

Capturing video's in mpeg2 saves on hard drive space.
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Thanks HaraldR! That works perfectly. :whistling:

Thank you too gust0208. :blink:
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