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    I'm trying to burn DVD's from video downloads I've purchased (model trains videos) using WinX DVD Author which I read is a pretty good program for Win 10. It will download about 1.7GB into a temp file, start the next video and will crash about a quarter of the way through next video with a popup that says RUNTIME ERROR. Both videos are a bit over 3GB and a DVD holds 4GB. What do you think is wrong?
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    What format (video and audio codec) are the downloads? A text file copy from MediaInfo would tell us.
    Otherwise, just guessing...

    You might try AVStoDVD.
    Or others here may have better ideas.

    And welcome to our forums.
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    These are MPG4
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    First and foremost, file size does not matter when talking about VIDEO DVD format. Actual file size would only apply to burning a data DVD. For DVD VIDEO format your limitations are time (1-2 hours for a SL disc, and 3-4 hours for a DL disc), depending on the file quality that you are trying to use.

    Basic info here: https://www.videohelp.com/dvd

    As for the error that you are seeing, that's just a general error and likely just an issue with that specific software.

    I haven't converted video to DVD and burned discs in quite awhile. There are far too many easier solutions.
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    Krispy Kritter, what are those easier solutions? I'm open to "other-ways". Thanks
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    Years ago, it started with simply burning the video files to a disc as data and then playing with a "DivX" capable DVD player. However, now there are multiple options for direct file playback. Most Blu-Ray players will play back files, or you could use a standalone media player such as WDTV Live, smart TV's will playback files from USB stick or USB HDD, many streaming devices such as Roku can stream/play files directly from your PC or NAS. Many new(er) mid-range and above AV hardware have DLNA support, which can stream files from your storage/PC for playback. As well as any "gaming" console (ie: Xbox, Xbox One, PS3/4, etc.) There are numerous options available as opposed to the time spent converting/burning DVD's and the actual cost of DVD's. You will sooner rather than later be saving money (not to mention a lot of your time).
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    until the HDD crashes and the data is lost
    which recently happen to me
    (2) drives setting turned off
    went to recover some backup movie folders and neither drive will even register on the PC

    Always use multiple backup / storage for digital media

    my only option now, is for sending out to clean room dissection recovery
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    wonder if it's some sort of copy protection that's causing the crash ??
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    Originally Posted by theewizard View Post
    until the HDD crashes and the data is lost
    which recently happen to me
    (2) drives setting turned off
    went to recover some backup movie folders and neither drive will even register on the PC

    Always use multiple backup / storage for digital media

    my only option now, is for sending out to clean room dissection recovery
    What does any of that have to do with the OPs question?
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    It has to do with the comment, of not making DVDs and using stored hhd data

    Don't depend on stored hhd data to always be there

    Use multiple storage methods

    In my case, I can remake/rip DVDs
    But the pictures also stored on there are priceless, along with some personal video I do not have on DVD
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    DVD's fail as well. And if we were talking about store bought DVD's I would buy into your argument. But we are talking about video files being converted into DVD Video. I was saying there are cheaper, easier, and less time consuming options.

    Data storage and backups, while important, aren't the issue here.
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