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Movie maker- what type of CD

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    jan Guest

    Movie maker- what type of CD

    I have finished making a video on Windows movie maker but I'm not sure what
    kind of CD to buy to put the movie on a DVD. I realize that I should purchase
    a DVD type CD but I don't know what the difference is between some of the
    options. What is the best way to put the video onto some sort of media
    (whether it is a CD or DVD). Thanks

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    Re: Movie maker- what type of CD

    Quote Originally Posted by jan View Post
    I have finished making a video on Windows movie maker but I'm not sure what kind of CD to buy to put the movie on a DVD. I realize that I should purchase a DVD type CD but I don't know what the difference is between some of the options. What is the best way to put the video onto some sort of media (whether it is a CD or DVD). Thanks
    CD-ROM is limited to 600, 650 or 750 MB, whereas DVD is 4.7 or 9 GB. Windows Movie Maker will give you about 150 minutes of video on a 4.7GB DVD. I've never used CD for video because compressing the video to fit 600-700 MB destroys the quality to a point where it's almost unviewable.

    Worrying about whether you use DVD+R or DVD-R is almost a no-brainer, as most (if not all) DVD players recognise either type. Although in my experience, DVD-R writes slower, even if they are rated at the same speed as DVD+R.

    Avoid using rewriteable or RAM disks (DVD RW and DVD RAM) for projects that are supposed to be "permanent" in nature.

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    Symp EL Guest

    Re: Movie maker- what type of CD

    It depends on your dvd drive. Is it plus or minus or both? Chose the DVD
    from there.

    "jan" <jan@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:BC274802-1363-4B8D-8954-043D7126520B@xxxxxx

    >I have finished making a video on Windows movie maker but I'm not sure what
    > kind of CD to buy to put the movie on a DVD. I realize that I should
    > purchase
    > a DVD type CD but I don't know what the difference is between some of the
    > options. What is the best way to put the video onto some sort of media
    > (whether it is a CD or DVD). Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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