looking for details about my DVD recorder, media, speeds, file formats, etc.
Posted on 2011-03-18
I have a DVD recorder to put VHS tapes on disc.
The DVD recorder has never been used, but is new....old....but never used.
It "records to DVD + R/RW"
what does this mean to me?
The media that came with it is:
DVD + R 4X
What does that mean to me?
1. two hours of VHS tape and the space it takes up is 4.7GB should I move it to my computer, or is that just the space on the blank DVD?
2. Should I use DVD + R....or it is best to use + RW or +R/RW and why?
3. 4X is the minimum, or maximum speed, that this DVD recorder will record?
I remember years ago when burning some LP's to CD's that 4x or 2x, etc. was the speed and the slower the speed, the "better" quality....?....or just how long it takes to record?
What do these mean to me as I proceed?
1. medium mp4
2. 360 p flv
3. 240 p flv
I assume flv = flash?
What does the "p" stand for?
What about the 240 and the 360?
What is meant by "medium" when it says medium mp4?
What happened to mp3...?...now obsolete and mp4 is the latest?
I'd like my DVD's to play on my computer or my table top DVD player hooked to my TV.
So, what are all the formats that can be played on:
VLC video player
portable DVD players
Nero Show Time
Since I'm years behind on all this what recommendations can you make as far as:
a. media players for pcs
b. blank media that will play on any type device
c. recording speed
d. file formats that will play any where
e. file converters
f. recording speeds
g. amount of space on a blank disc (better quality if I try to limit the amount of VHS videos that are on one DVD, or is it ok to use media that can hold as much as possible.
On my desktop computer, I have:
Nero 7 with Nero SmartSmart and I see "create CD mp3, mp4, wma and create DVD mp3, mp4, wma." What is wma?
VLC media player
Zilla tube 4.1
However, I have never used any of it so far, so just stating what is already on my computer and this computer had all this on it when I got it in 2010.
And the pc was custom built in Nov. 2008, so, the versions of the above may be old and obsolete (??)