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Old 03-26-2009, 04:38 PM
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DVD Burn Taking Forever

I am trying to burn a DVD and it has been "running" for 16 hours and is still not complete. What could be the problem?!?!?!? It's on step 6 of 9 and the transcoding is taking forever.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:30 AM
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Re: DVD Burn Taking Forever

I use Ulead to create my DVD's so I can only speak for the time issue. Coming from an Mpeg2 original (native BTV recording format) I can burn a DVD in around 45 minutes on a 1Mhz machine. That's for 2 hours worth at 5-6 Mbits.

If I'm converting from something like Mpeg1, WMF or Quicktime then the transcoding will take some time and that can be several hours if the show is long...1 to 2 hours long.

Things to look for:

1) Do you have plenty of space on the hard drive you are working to. That means the one the temp files are being placed on?

2) What else is running? Are you making ShowSqueeze files at the same time? This can take up to 100% of your CPU if you have a single processor machine and not much else will get done.

3) It just may have crashed : (.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:33 AM
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Re: DVD Burn Taking Forever

I've never successfully burned a DVD (using the DVD plugin) that required transcoding. It does the same thing you're reporting.

I have burned a couple of DVD's from MPEG2 recordings, and they went fast - but they didn't require a transcode.

That's one reason I purchased (and have continued to use) Nero. The only down side is that Nero doesn't have any way to import chapter breaks, but I've resolved that by opening the chapters.xml in a text editor and then manually placing chapter breaks (to make it easy to skip commercials on the burned disc.)

I don't routinely make video DVD's, though. If I want to archive a TV show or movie, I usually make an H.264 data disc, since it uses less space.
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:27 PM
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Re: DVD Burn Taking Forever

jresnick,
I gave you a suggested solution to try over here...did you try it?

http://forums.snapstream.com/vb/beyo...d-burning.html
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:52 AM
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Give up. If the video has to be processed, it will never finish, or will die after many hours of runtime. I have not successfully burned a DVD using beyondtv.

I use the Nero video burning tools.
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Give up. If the video has to be processed, it will never finish, or will die after many hours of runtime. I have not successfully burned a DVD using beyondtv.

I use the Nero video burning tools.
Hmm. I burned every eposide of Battlestar Gallactica to CD this season for a friend without a single failure, including several that required transcoding (2 episodes onto 1 CD)
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:40 PM
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Re: DVD Burn Taking Forever

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Give up. If the video has to be processed, it will never finish, or will die after many hours of runtime. I have not successfully burned a DVD using beyondtv.

I use the Nero video burning tools.
If you bought Nero and don't mind dropping out of the viewscape to do it, then I guess that's good for you. Personally I like the convenience of dropping a blank disc in the drive, hitting a couple buttons on the remote, and letting BTV do the work (transcoding) for me in the background while I watch something else. I've burned over 200 DVDs of shows recorded in BTV and haven't made a coaster yet.
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Re: DVD Burn Taking Forever

Thickhead, thanks for the link. That did the trick for me (modifying the Divx decoder configuration utility).

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