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Steve Mann wrote on 6/6/2012, 9:15 AM
The free space (for the Prepare operation) has to be contiguous space. 24GB free is miniscule and probably fragmented as well.

You absolutely need a larger hard disk or a lot more room on your current hard disk.
musicvid10 wrote on 6/6/2012, 10:22 AM
Start with source footage that is DVD compliant. Otherwise, Architect must create very large temp files. As mentioned, 24GB isn't very much overhead for this type of work.

https://www.custcenter.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/84/
BabysDaddy wrote on 5/28/2020, 5:04 PM
I cannot prepare or burn an image in DVD Architect 5.0. It shows I have 24.4 Gigabytes free storage space in selected folder and in the bottom right hand it shows 8.5 disk space used. Any thoughts?


Did you get this figured out? I am having the same problem so hoping someone can help me quick... My project is 18GB and just trying to create an ISO file to test it out before doing a burn. I have 48GB of free space. Tried entering different folders for the file to go on, did a disc cleanup, then a defrag. Keep coming up with this error message. I tried using this same project with PowerDirector AND Nero, and neither gave me this error (both produced an ISO but neither worked) so not sure whats going on here.

BabysDaddy wrote on 5/29/2020, 7:38 AM

 

You need twice the size of the resulting disc on your drive plus of course Windows needs space so you are rather pushing it. So the answer unfortunately is you need to create more space.

The reason, as I understand it, is that DVDA creates an image then converts it to an iso file.

Thank you but i'll continue it here so maybe it will help others in the future since its on topic and my other post is not. So I tried a much smaller project instead. This one just 7.7GB (5 hours long and a M2TS file) with nearly 48GB of space still available on my drive. I received no, "there is not enough space to prepare the image" error this time so was allowed to continue. Interestingly, this one had audio play during "preview" but my first attempt with the mp4 18GB project did not play audio during preview.

After it taking about 10 hours, I ended up with the error message you can see in my attachment. What happened now?

 

Former user wrote on 5/29/2020, 9:14 AM

The error message says you ran out of space. Are your files Bluray compliant? You don't want DVDA to render them. It sounds like DVDA is rendering your files to compliant files first. That requires even more space for temp files and final renders.

BabysDaddy wrote on 5/29/2020, 1:00 PM

The error message says you ran out of space. Are your files Bluray compliant? You don't want DVDA to render them. It sounds like DVDA is rendering your files to compliant files first. That requires even more space for temp files and final renders.

Ah, that must be why it took so long...Bluray Compliant? I thought M2TS meant they would be? How do I check if they are, and if not, how to make them so? I saw the output only had mpeg2 which i assumed DVDA turns into M2TS when rendering on Bluray which is why i created the original as M2TS before importing

Former user wrote on 5/29/2020, 1:49 PM

For Bluray DVDA accepts either MPE2 or AVC. M2TS might be the file that DVDA creates, but it cannot be a source. Be sure you create a separate video and audio file. Audio must be either AC3 or WAV at 48k.

EricLNZ wrote on 5/29/2020, 7:11 PM

How do I check if they are,

File/Optimize disk. This gives you info on recompression.

EricLNZ wrote on 5/29/2020, 7:15 PM

For Bluray DVDA accepts either MPE2 or AVC. M2TS might be the file that DVDA creates, but it cannot be a source.


M2ts can be the source. For convenience I use m2ts files in my Blu-ray compilations. Obviously the m2ts needs to contain compliant streams, in my case avc.

EricLNZ wrote on 5/29/2020, 8:05 PM

@BabysDaddy You may have 48gb free space but I wonder if it is available to DVDA? Windows requires a certain amount of space and may have it reserved. Unfortunately I haven't found the answer on the net but I remember reading years ago that 15% of the total space is needed when defragging. Most of us have this done automatically in the background nowadays so maybe Windows always keeps space reserved?

BabysDaddy wrote on 5/30/2020, 8:36 PM

For Bluray DVDA accepts either MPE2 or AVC. M2TS might be the file that DVDA creates, but it cannot be a source.


M2ts can be the source. For convenience I use m2ts files in my Blu-ray compilations. Obviously the m2ts needs to contain compliant streams, in my case avc.

Ok... so I created an mpeg2 and imported. Before burning i received an alert that it would have to be "RE-compressed", but my first attempt with the m2ts gave no such alert although it DID say it would have to be "compressed". Which, the imported m2ts has less bitrate than what its rendering so not sure why it needs to "compress". Back to the mpg2, upon starting the ISO file it gave a 5ish hour time estimate. I thought, ok that is half of the m2ts attempt. But after that 5hours, it jumped another 5hrs so the ending time was the same. Near the end, I got the same error message of "ran out of space". It seems ridiculous to me how a 7.7GB project would need more than 48GB of free hard drive space to render. BTW, i did end up just discovering of that 48GB free space, only 39GB is available. Thank you for reminding me to turn off automatic defrag on my Windows! We'll see if that is causing the problem now? What about if I uncheck/untick "legacy disc driver" in the burn tab of my preference settings? Ugh.

I don't know what you mean when you say, "the m2ts needs to contain compliant streams, in my case avc.". What is the compliant "stream"? In this attachment, are you saying in Video Format I should change it from mpg2 to avc (going back to my imported M2TS file and not the mpg2 one)??

Former user wrote on 5/30/2020, 8:39 PM

How did you create the MPEG2? It needs to be a DVD compliant MPEG2, not just a generic MPEG2 file. Are you trying to make a DVD or a Bluray, I am a bit confused.

EricLNZ wrote on 5/30/2020, 9:15 PM

Yes, I'm also confused. The screen image shows the project is a for a DVD with NTSC resolution and framerate.

Looking at @BabysDaddy 's first post in his other thread he tells us he's wanting to put SD videos onto a BR disc. So the project settings should be for a Blu-ray, not DVD. As mentioned previously if the SD mpeg files are compliant they will go onto a BR disc as they are.

BabysDaddy wrote on 5/30/2020, 10:47 PM

How did you create the MPEG2? It needs to be a DVD compliant MPEG2, not just a generic MPEG2 file. Are you trying to make a DVD or a Bluray, I am a bit confused.


As you can see from my attachment in the upper right, it says "make Blu-ray disc". Not DVD as your both assuming. Yes, i want to put SD material on BD. I noticed it becoming a little more common in European discs with "SD on Blu-Ray" across the top of the case. I believe this is a brilliant way to reduce a carbon footprint since your able to put a lot more material on one BD rather than the same amount of footage spread across 4 or more DVDs. But for many companies just wanting more profits, theyd prefer you to spend 4 times the amount of money to buy 4 or more separate DVDs. Anyway, we're getting off topic. Im still having errors trying to produce something that this software gives me the options to do. Generic MPEG2? I used Cyberlink Powerdirector to produce them. I import my original files, edit them, and export as either m2ts or mpg4, or mpeg2. When I then import them to DVDA, I enter all the same info to burn to BD as what the file is (4:3, 720X480, between 2-4Mps, etc).

Regarding my last comment before this one, please answer the last sentence in the first paragraph, and the last sentence in the 2nd paragraph.

EricLNZ wrote on 5/31/2020, 5:14 AM
  1. The Disc Properties only apply to menu creations and any files (video and/or audio) that aren't compliant and need to be recompressed. By entering SD values you might be causing problems as it's a Blu-ray disc.
  2. Did you check File/Optimize disc to see which files (if any) would be recompressed? Give us a screenshot of what is shown.
  3. With your Legacy disc driver query, yes it might. Try checking/unchecking to see if it makes any difference.
  4. My compliant avc comment related to HD material. With your SD exports they should be mpeg2 video and LPCM or AC3 audio.