pkd7423 wrote:Right around 6 gig for a 2 hr movie. When I recorded it to disk....I was asked a question about record quality....with dvd, good, longer, and video cd being the options...
Check the input quality. Were you capturing it in .mpg or .avi mode (the captured file will tell you which mode, just look at the file name).
I captured a 90 minute concert from VHS, through my Mini DV camcorder and out to the computer (not using the tape in camcorder) via firewire and the whole 90 minute concert was 18GB
. It was an .avi file.
I also got the same options as you, when it was time to process the file.
Now, when I went to burn the concert, Nero re-encoded it down to about 3.5gb which is just about right (Nero even used Dolby Digital too!). That process took nearly 10 hours overnight.
It just seems the file you had for a 2 hour movie was small (unless you ripped it from a commercial DVD).
If you ripped it from a DVD, follow the link to www.doom9.org
provided in the earlier post. Doom9 has wonderful how to guides.
Personally, I use DVD2ONE to extract just the main movie file & audio tracks I want, then burn it with Nero. CloneDVD also does a similar job.