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Old 23 Apr 2008, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default Converting mkv files with ac3/dts intact to DVD

Hey guys:

I tried ConvertxtoDVD. It works sometimes, but if I run into a complication like having to combine 2 mkv's into one, and extracting subtitles and adding them back in later it doesn't always work. It's aggravating. I am looking for a better/more serious method.

I would like to use a few programs that are capable of taking me from from mkv's to dvd's with a high dependability rate and w/o video/audio loss.

I am not sure where to start and thats why I'm here.

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Old 23 Apr 2008, 03:50 PM   #2
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try dvd flick?
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Old 23 Apr 2008, 04:23 PM   #3
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As I suggested in your other thread, try AVIDemux. I tried to convert the mkv sample to DVD compliant mpg using AVIDemux. It went smoothly with both mp2 audio and ac3 audio.
Also try DVDFlick(as Night suggested), FAVC, AVI2DVD.
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Old 23 Apr 2008, 11:35 PM   #4
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I'll give these a shot right now.

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Old 24 Apr 2008, 01:24 AM   #5
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I've got Avidemux opened, When I opened the mkv file, the program said it detected H264:

If the file is using bframe as reference, it can lead to crash or stuttering. Avidemux can use another mode which is safe but YOU WILL LOSE FRAME ACCURACY. Do you wish to use that mode? Yes or No

I not sure. I chose No and I am currently "Rebuilding Frames"

I went into AUTO, chose DVD and the video, audio and format on the left side of the program defaulted to DVD (lavc), MP2 (TwoLAME), MPEG-PS (A+V). I'm not sure if this is right. I was hoping for AC3 audio, but I just went with the defaults and I'll see what I get.

Good choices?

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Old 24 Apr 2008, 09:18 AM   #6
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jwmghf I haven't done a lot of H264 so this is just "anecdotal evidence" but
seems like every time I try it in AviDemux I get that same message. AviDemux works well for me in lots of areas but I seem to have better luck with DVD Flick on H264, .wmv and Divx 3 Low Motion conversion(esp the Flick 1.3 beta seems to handle them well.)
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Old 25 Apr 2008, 02:30 AM   #7
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Hey Guys:

Iit created 4 files.

xxx.xxx 3,794,616kb File
XXX.XXX.qs 2kb QS File
xxx.xxx.stat 3563kb STAT File
xxx.xxx.stat.fake 28,004kb FAKE File

I don't recognize or have any idea what to do with these. I'll play around with these a bit but feel free to chime in any time.

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xxx.xxx 3,794,616kb File
This should be the actual converted file.
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Old 29 Apr 2008, 06:45 AM   #9
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Hi guys:

Heres what I finally got to work:

I used mkvextract to extract my ac3 file(its a different one then the above stated one). I then used besweet to convert the file to a wav file. I would like to run this mkv file through a program that can convert it to an mpeg 2 file without any compression during the encoding.(I don't know if I will need the wav file for this purpose or not, but it was nice to finally be able to create it!!)

I was using TMPGEnc 2.5 for the mpeg-2 creation, but I think that the mpeg-2 is going to end up being larger than it can handle. Any ideas what might be able to do this? Once that's done I want to run them through an authoring program. Does that sound like I am on the right track?

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Hey Guys:

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without any compression during the encoding
Not possible.
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I was using TMPGEnc 2.5 for the mpeg-2 creation, but I think that the mpeg-2 is going to end up being larger than it can handle
You can always configure the settings in TMPGEnc to produce a desired file size.
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Hi Paglamon:

Here's my dilemma... I need to have ffdshow installed on my system in order to load the mkv into TMPGEnc 2.5.

When it's installed, however, any file(.avi) I process through TMPGEnc 2.5 produces VERY choppy output.(and I know all my settings are correct within TMPGEnc for the type of .avi I am using) I don't know if it's the settings that need to be adjusted within ffdshow or not? So the bottom line is:

I uninstalled ffdshow and re-installed the Xvid codec ver. 1.1.3. My outputted mpegs are perfect again!

I would like to try a different program that will allow me to convert the mkv, along with the .wav file (if necessary) to either:

an mpeg-2 so I can burn eventually to a dvd or

a different type of file(whatever it might be) so that I can be burn it to a blu-ray disk.

I hope this isn't to confusing.

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Here's my dilemma... I need to have ffdshow installed on my system in order to load the mkv into TMPGEnc 2.5.
Try Haali's Splitter.
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I don't know if it's the settings that need to be adjusted within ffdshow or not?
Open FFDSHOW/Video Decoder Configuration and disable decoding options for files you do not want FFDSHOW to decode. Believe me, FFDSHOW is really all you need for your codec requirements.It just needs a bit of personal tweakings
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Everyone makes a big deal out of MKV when they shouldn't...

Download VirtualDubMod (freeware), open the .mkv file, select "Direct stream copy" for both video and audio. Then save an avi.

Then you can use any AVI to DVD program (I use DivX2DVD, the old freeware one, but if you want better quality maybe try something like TMPGEnc as others were saying... If you have Nero you could try that but I personally don't like the quality it produces).

Do you have both ac3 AND DTS audio on one file? Or are you just being generic?
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Everyone makes a big deal out of MKV when they shouldn't...

Download VirtualDubMod (freeware), open the .mkv file, select "Direct stream copy" for both video and audio. Then save an avi.
VirtualdubMod crashes when I open almost all MKV files. I only have 1 that didn't cause it to crash.

Runtime error

EDIT: Nevermind. They all caused VdubMod to crash. It's just that one of the files waited until Vdub was finished "Parsing", then it crashed.
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