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    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.
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    There are DVD DL disks but not sure if there are any playback issues with these. They are about 8gb I think.

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    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
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    I would just chop off the endings of the films....

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    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. (hint, hint)

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 190320
    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.





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    And here I am talking about recording modes from the computer.

    I'll go back to sleep now!

    Tom (... Doh!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand, post: 190418
    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
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    any luck terry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 190759
    any luck terry?
    I`ve been a bit side-tracked these last few days Mick.
    I`ll give it a whirl over the weekend.





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