[mythtv-users] MythArchive DVD too large
beww at beww.org
Sun Jun 18 02:29:55 UTC 2006
On Jun 17, 2006, at 8:18 PM, Ted Anderson wrote:
> After several successful attempts at using MythArchive, I'm stuck on
> this one: I selected 8 recordings and chose to have them written to a
> Single Layer DVD. However, the resultant ISO is 6.7 GB and will not
> on a single layer drive. Here is the requant section from the log:
> Total size of video files, before multiplexing, is 9708 Mbytes,
> audio is
> 620 MBytes, menus are 30 MBytes.
> Need to shrink MPEG2 video files to fit onto recordable DVD, video is
> 6354.4 MBytes too big.
> Need to scale by 2.65522271425
> tcrequant /myth/tmp/work/1/stream.mv2 /myth/tmp/work/1/video.small.m2v
> [tcrequant] MPEG2 Requantiser by Makira.
> [tcrequant] Using 2.655223 as factor.
> [Same for all 8 entries]
> Total DVD size AFTER TCREQUANT is 6679.1 MBytes
> I can see that it shrank the files a little, but not nearly enough.
> else can I do to make this work automatically? In the meantime I
> have to
> move the ISO to another computer (5+ hours over my wireless
> network) and
> use DVD-Shrink on the ISO. I'd obviously rather skip those steps.
Maybe this is a silly suggestion, but:
Can your DVD drive record dual-layer disks ?
I'm not using MythArchive, but I routinely write DL disks and it
The blanks are expensive, but they have now got below $2 each at least.
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