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Slowhand
12-02-2010, 03:07 PM
I have recorded several films from the tv onto my dvd recorder hard drive and to free up space I want to copy these onto some dvd`s which I can then watch at my leisure.
I`ve just been to PCWorld where I was told that the largest capacity dvd that they do is 4.7GB which is good for up to 2 hours of video and they said that this is the largest capacity available. [Mind you the salesperson seemed to be only just out of his nappies [diapers]!] LOL
Some of the films I recorded are longer than 2 hours.
Any suggestions from any film buffs/techno experts would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

josh.p.
12-02-2010, 03:32 PM
There are DVD DL disks but not sure if there are any playback issues with these. They are about 8gb I think.

EDIT: Just googled;
http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=DVD+DL+disks&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=4080480003641647994&ei=aXR1S-2HNJSi0gSO5M2iCQ&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CB0Q8wIwAg#ps-sellers

ukwdwnut
12-02-2010, 06:27 PM
not true you can get 9+gb dvd, which are double sided....but.....

on my player you can select a mode which fits say a 3hr recording onto a 2hr disc

what make recorder is it terry?

on mine i have

high speed
XP
SP
LP
EP AND FR which does the mode i was talking about

Ursula
13-02-2010, 09:30 AM
I would just chop off the endings of the films....

catrancher
13-02-2010, 01:23 PM
Terry,

There's also dual layer DVD's which hold up to 8.5Gb of data. However, using those depends on whether or not your DVD burner supports dual layer. Most computers and DVD burners somewhere in the spec will tell you what they're capable of reading and writing. It will look something like this:

DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RAM, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW

If it's got the "+R DL" on it, it's capable of doing the double layer discs. This nets you about 3 1/2 hours of video.

BTW... those figures up above are from my Mac which CAN burn dual layer. :D (hint, hint)

Tom (:macwave:... it's never simple, is it?)

Slowhand
13-02-2010, 01:25 PM
on my player you can select a mode which fits say a 3hr recording onto a 2hr disc

what make recorder is it terry?

on mine i have

high speed
XP
SP
LP
EP AND FR which does the mode i was talking about
It`s a Panasonic Model DMR-EX98VEB Mick and it also has the various recording modes as you describe.
Normally I use the LP setting when recording.

catrancher
13-02-2010, 01:33 PM
And here I am talking about recording modes from the computer. :unsure:

I'll go back to sleep now! :homer:

Tom (:macwave:... Doh!)

ukwdwnut
13-02-2010, 06:07 PM
It`s a Panasonic Model DMR-EX98VEB Mick and it also has the various recording modes as you describe.
Normally I use the LP setting when recording.

mines a panny too not far off your model, try FR mode it automatically fits it onto a disc if it doesnt fit on like high speed which i always used as the disc in that mode is burnt in just a few mins without needing to watch it :D

ukwdwnut
16-02-2010, 12:44 AM
any luck terry?

Slowhand
16-02-2010, 02:28 PM
any luck terry?
I`ve been a bit side-tracked these last few days Mick.
I`ll give it a whirl over the weekend. :fingers:

ukwdwnut
16-02-2010, 05:17 PM
I`ve been a bit side-tracked these last few days Mick.
I`ll give it a whirl over the weekend. :fingers:

ok cool. let us know if it works....how long is the recording needed to go on the disc out of interest?

whenever i have a recording thats too big for a 4.7gb disc i use fr mode and never had a problem :)