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Video DVD Specifications

Specifications for DVD-Video master discs

Supply your disc as you would like it to play

Check that the DVD you're supplying will work in a variety of DVD players and computer DVD drives.

Avoid -VR and +VR

Although DVD-VR/+VR gives more flexibility when you're creating the DVD, it is less compatible than standard DVD-Video. If you must use DVD-VR/+VR, ensure that the recipients of the disc will be able to play it.  

Avoid DVD+R

All of our DVD duplicators record only onto DVD-R. If you supply a DVD+R master disc, it will be copied onto DVD-R discs. While this works most of the time, it is better not to mix the formats.

Use dedicated burning software

We often have trouble copying from masters that were burnt using video editing software. If you are using software to create the DVD, create only an image file. Then use dedicated burning software, such as Nero Burning ROM or Toast to burn the image file to the DVD.

Burn at 2x, 4x or 6x.

We often have trouble copying from masters that were burnt at 12x or higher. We have found that DVDs burnt at 4x and 6x are the most reliable.

Alternative video formats

If you are unable to supply a DVD-Video that is ready to duplicate, you can supply video in a number of other formats (additional charges and increased turnaround time will apply):

In order for us to complete your duplication job accurately, unless you supply us with a ready-to-duplicate disc, you must check the master disc before we proceed.

Alternative ways of supplying data to us include:

  • FTP
  • DropBox
  • Email
  • USB drive
  • SD Card
  • Using our exclusive 'YesVideo' process, we can convert from VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS, Video-8, Hi-8, Digital-8, Mini-DV, DVCAM and Betamax.
  • If the 'YesVideo' process is not suitable for your needs, we can arrange a custom encoding from a variety of formats including Betacam SP and Digital Betacam.

See also:  Specifications for all master discs

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