3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 9, 2013 11:26 AM by A.T. Romano

    PAL DVD burned very, very fast! Seems odd.

    tyiol

      I burned a Premiere Elements photo slide show project (50 min in length) to a DVD in NTSC format. It took 15 minutes and plays as it should.  I burned the same show to a DVD in PAL format for a friend in Greece and it burned successfully (it says) in about 20 seconds.  Something seems odd since it says the burn was successful but it  burned so fast.  I can't see much of a burned portion on the disc visually and don't have a PAL format DVD player/tv setup to test it.  Something tells me it will not work when I send it to my friend. Does PAL information take up that much less space on a DVD than the NTSC version?

        • 1. Re: PAL DVD burned very, very fast! Seems odd.
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          It's not likely you successfully burned a 50 minute DVD in 20 seconds. Something is wrong somewhere.

           

          Meantime, I would suggest your not trying to burn a PAL DVD from your NTSC project. It's rarely a clean conversion.

           

          In fact, virtually all European DVD players are capable of playing both PAL and NTSC discs. So I'd recommend you send your friend a regular NTSC DVD of yoru slideshow. It will play on his or her machine.

           

          Meantime, I hope you're not re-creating DVD files every time you want a copy of your disc.

           

          it's much wiser to select the option to burn your DVD to a folder on your hard drive rather than directly to a disc. Creating duplicates of your DVD are then as simply as using a program like the ImgBurn (free) to burn copies of your VIDEO_TS folder to discs.

          • 2. Re: PAL DVD burned very, very fast! Seems odd.
            John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Your burn did not work properly for some reason... but, all is not lost... many/most PAL players work with NTSC... email your friend and ask

             

            ADDED... Steve posted while I was writing

            • 3. Re: PAL DVD burned very, very fast! Seems odd.
              A.T. Romano Level 7

              tyiol

               

              You asked

              Does PAL information take up that much less space on a DVD than the NTSC version?

              When you were in the burn dialog of each burn to (NTSC) or burn to (PAL), what did the Quality Area of the burn dialog show for:

              Space Required

              and

              BItrate

               

              I find that I get the same space required and bitrate for the same Timeline content whether the burn to DVD  disc project preset is

              NTSC_Dolby DVD

              NTSC_Widescreen_Dolby DVD

              PAL_Dolby DVD

              or

              PAL_Widescreen_Dolby DVD

               

              When you explore the properties readouts for your burn tos with different burn times, were there any differences observed.

              http://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo

               

              If you take both DVD discs and explore them, opening to each's VIDEO_TS Folder/VTS_01_1,VOB, and playback that VOB on your computer player, how do the duration and content compare?

               

              Were you multitasking when you were burning to DVD disc the one that had the longer burn time?

               

              Just some thoughts for now.

               

              ATR