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TRANSFERING CAMCORDER DVD DISCS TO DVD

layler

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#1
Hi There.
Not sure if this is the right place to place this question wondered if somebody could help with the following query.
I HAVE A SAMSUNG CAMCORDER WHICH USES THE MINI DVD DISCS WHICH ARE 30 MIN DISCS.
I AM TRYING TO FIND A WAY OF PUTTING THEM ONTO ONE DISC.
FOR EXAMPLE WHEN I GO ON HOLIDAY I GENERALLY USE 2 DISCS BUT WANT TO SOMEHOW TRANSFER THEM TO A SINGLE DISC IF THIS MAKES SENSE!
WILL I NEED TO BUY SOME SOFTWARE OR IS THERE A FREE DOWNLOAD SITE THAT I COULD USE TO TRY AND DO THIS?
THANKS
LAYLER
 

RandyL

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#2
What ever you use to put 60 minutes on to a 30 minute disk is probably going to greatly reduce the video quality. What is the file type on the disks?
 

Plastic Nev

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#3
Hi, if what you mean is to copy the file from the mini disk onto your computer, then burn a multiple of these mini disk files to a full size DVD disk, then you will need some form of ripper/burner software.
There is fortunately quite a lot of freeware available that can do this. Here is a ripper program that at least will be a start, so you can take the file onboard your computer.

DVDSmith Movie Backup: DVD Decrypter to copy DVD movie to computer hard drive, and remove all the CSS, RC, RCE, APS, UOPs and Sony ARccOS protections

This is a freeware application that you can download and install. It is quite good and I have used it to rip a video from a friends DVD disk.

Next you you should be able to then burn it to a normal full size disk with a burning program, Nero is popular but expensive and quite heavy in resources use. There are other and some free programs available.
Try this if you like, though I haven't as yet, so cannot vouch for how well it works.
free dvd copy cd dvd burner audio data shrink dvd - burn4free freeware

Most modern full size DVD rewrite drives will take the mini disk as well, though you may also have a cable to transfer from the camera direct which could save the need for a ripper program. It depends a lot on what the output file type is from the camera.
Nev.
 

paulc

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#4
What type of files did your camcorder save the film in
cos you may have to convert them to play on a stand alone dvd player. but if your dvd player play's them all you have to do is join the files togeather.
 

BeeCeeBee

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#5
This may all be a bit overcomplicated and based on a lot of assumptions. IF he mini discs play on your your home dvd player, it may require nothing more than copying the movies to a folder on your hard drive and then burning them onto any DVD as a data file. Most computers with a dvd/cd writable drive come with basic burning software.

If the mini discs do not play independently then you may need to look into converting the format so that they will.