Made movie 1hr 46 min long, sent to DVD Architect, won't create dvd

Charles-DePauw wrote on 4/12/2020, 2:50 PM

Made a home movie with VEGAS\Movie Studio Platinum 16.0\MovieStudioPlatinum160.exe of length 1 hour 46 minutes. Sent it to VEGAS\DVD Architect\dvdarch70.exe. Put a 4GB disk in computer, tried to make DVD, program says it is 110% of disk capacity. I thought it was suppose to be able to put 2 Hours of movie on a DVD. Other than making the movie shorter, why does it not work?

Thank you for any help you can give me.,


vkmast wrote on 4/12/2020, 3:24 PM

This tutorial is a bit old, but should give you clues

Steve Grisetti wrote on 4/13/2020, 7:16 AM

BTW, a standard DVD can hold about 70-80 minutes of video at full quality. Only a dual-layer DVD can hold two hours or more without applying a compressor to it or reducing bitrate or video quality.

john-de wrote on 4/16/2020, 3:09 AM

I've made commercial DVDs long ago with 2 x 45 mins plus extras on a single sided 4.7GB DVD quite happily with very good picture quality - this was using Avid DVD(Sonic DVDit Pro HD) not DVD Architect though. It's obviously to do with your bit rate but you can get good PQ up to 2 hours. I've always used Sorenson Squeeze Pro (Now defunct) - consumer editing software is rarely suitable for disc media prep. I'd look for some better compression software and always use ac3 not PCM for audio. Have a look at this calculator, and you will see 90 mins can still carry a high quality encode (2 pass VBR)