I've just finished my project in Encore (just getting to grips with it - great application!) and whilst it's not saying there are any errors, I'm a bit concerned that the content is too big for the disc.
Its 01:39:35 in length, and a 3.97GB file. But I thought the actual data limit didn't matter on DVD's and it was all about length?
Heres a screen grab of the project info: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/17765790/Encore2.png
Here's one of the Encore project: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/17765790/Encore1.png You can see that the disc info bar is all the way to the top!
Thanks very much!
Where did you get the .mp4 file? Note that DVD is always MPEG-2, so if you provide anything other than a DVD-legal MPEG-2 file to Encore, Encore will "transcode" it to the proper format automatically. So file size doesn't matter for non-compliant files, as they are going to get recompressed anyways.
If the video is something you edited yourself, then do not create an .mp4, you are needlessly recompressing and losing quality. From Premiere, use Media Encoder and create the proper "MPEG-2 for DVD" file and import that into Encore and no further transcoding of the file will be done. To figure out the correct data rate for the encode, look up "bit rate calculator" online.
Sorry if I missed any info in your screen grabs, parts of them were cut off on the small screen I am on at the moment.
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There is a FINITE amount of space on a DVD. So, the longer the program, the lower the data rate (quality) must be. At the highest quality, a standard DVD will hold 1 hour of video, but you can put 3 hours or more on there if you don't mind lower quality. And in fact, depending on the subject matter, a 3 hour DVD doesn't have to look bad. If it's a talking head video or similar, without a lot of detail and motion, it can look just fine.