Burning DVDs for convention submission?

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Burning DVDs for convention submission?

Postby tamarahlee » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:06 am

Sorry if I seem really newb, but I am really just new to the whole AMV making thing. I just completed my first AMV and I would like to burn it into a DVD as a submission to a convention AMV contest. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough, but how do you burn DVDs? What programs do you use?
I have the Cheetah DVD Burner program on my computer, but I don't think it's Windows 7 friendly ^w^;; It keeps crashing on me.

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Re: Burning DVDs for convention submission?

Postby Kariudo » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:55 am

You burn DVDs like you would burn toast...in a toaster. :p

Personally, I use imgburn...but anything that lets you make a data dvd should work(which should me almost every program).

Also, moved to general video because I couldn't think of a more suitable place for this.
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Re: Burning DVDs for convention submission?

Postby Qyot27 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:28 am

Conventions have specific format requirements; if a 'DVD' is acceptable, it probably means 'DVD-Video' 99% of the time. You need to look at doing an MPEG-2 encode compliant with DVD-Video specs, and then use an authoring program to create the necessary file structure (sometimes both of these steps can be combined, as there are several 'one-click' DVD authoring programs out there like AVStoDVD, although it can just do a pass-through and skip encoding anything if the video/audio content is already compliant). Then use ImgBurn or the burning program of your choice.
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Re: Burning DVDs for convention submission?

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:41 pm

Most con requirements spell out "DVD complaint MPEG2" if that's what they want. If they don't say "authored DVD", they don't want an authored DVD, they want data burned onto a DVD. If you're running windows 7, you don't need any software. Drag the files onto the disc and click the button to burn them. It's the same as burning a data CD under XP.
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