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Old 29 Jun 2004, 01:31 AM   #1
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Guys Please help! I have .mpg files from my camcorder. I have to burn it on DVD with menus. Do I have to encode it first, then author it and burn it. If so, what freeware's are available in the market? I used tmpgenc software but somehow when I did simple deMultiplex my .mpg files (1.3 GB), I got 2 files 1movie file and other powerdvd file. I am not sure what they are? I thought it will create video_ts and audio_ts. Can someone help me?
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Old 29 Jun 2004, 02:11 AM   #2
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One set of procedures (other posters may/probably will suggest alternative methods) would be:

1) If not already DVD-compliant, use "TMPGEnc" (or "TMPGEncPlus") to convert the MPEG to compliant MPEG2-for-DVD format - Use "TMPGEnc's" DVD wizard/template to accomplish this (This step may not be necessary, if your MPEG-2 filies are already in DVD compliant format)

2) Use "TMPGEnc DVD Author" (a different program than "TMPGEnc") to easily create the required additional DVD files and structure (and chapters and a menu, if you wish)


**If the combined filesize of the DVD "package" written to your hard drive is greater than 4.37Gb, use DVD Shrink (or similar) to compress


If your O/S is either Win2000 or WinXP, TMPGEnc DVD Author can also burn your DVD. Otherwise, use NERO to burn in "DVD-Video" mode
(As an alternative to "TMPGEnc DVD Author", you could use "DVDLab")


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Old 29 Jun 2004, 03:18 AM   #3
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How do I know that the video I transferred from my camcorder is DVD Complaint? The video file (.mpg) properties says its a PowerDVD type (When I right click and looked at the properties of that file). Please let me know. Thanks!
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Old 29 Jun 2004, 09:55 PM   #4
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I was able to author a DVD with my video files using "TMPGEnc DVD Author" but the quality of the output on the TV is not that good and also there are jerks here and there. Please tell me why this might have happened?

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One set of procedures (other posters may/probably will suggest alternative methods) would be:

1) If not already DVD-compliant, use "TMPGEnc" (or "TMPGEncPlus") to convert the MPEG to compliant MPEG2-for-DVD format - Use "TMPGEnc's" DVD wizard/template to accomplish this (This step may not be necessary, if your MPEG-2 filies are already in DVD compliant format)

2) Use "TMPGEnc DVD Author" (a different program than "TMPGEnc") to easily create the required additional DVD files and structure (and chapters and a menu, if you wish)


**If the combined filesize of the DVD "package" written to your hard drive is greater than 4.37Gb, use DVD Shrink (or similar) to compress


If your O/S is either Win2000 or WinXP, TMPGEnc DVD Author can also burn your DVD. Otherwise, use NERO to burn in "DVD-Video" mode
(As an alternative to "TMPGEnc DVD Author", you could use "DVDLab")


Let us know of your success ;>}
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"How do I know that the video I transferred from my camcorder is DVD Complaint?"

A DVD-compliant mpeg 2 file would consist of:

NTSC: 720X480/352X480 (resolution); 29.97 fps (Frames Per Second). The audio should be at 48,000Hz (LPCM, Ac3, Mp2)

PAL: 720X576/352X576 (resolution); 25 fps (Frames Per Second). The audio should be at 48,000Hz (LPCM, Ac3, Mp2).

Load your file(s) into either VirtualDubMod ("File" > "File Information") or a utility called "GSpot" to check. If the file(s) are not DVD-compliant, follow the advice given in setarip's post.
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Old 30 Jun 2004, 04:43 AM   #6
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The fact that "TMPGEnc DVD Author" accepted the files for input confirms that they ARE DVD-compliant.

"quality of the output on the TV is not that good and also there are jerks here and there"

Is it worse/different than the output from the original source?

Define "jerks here and there"...
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Old 30 Jun 2004, 10:14 PM   #7
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Thanks for your replies. The quality of video on the result DVD is Ok but when compared with the source, the quality is little low. When I say low, it means it has some thing like matte finish. Is it because of the Camcorder or is it because of the miniDV tapes that I used or Is it because of the LP/SP mode. I believe I used SP mode. I am using Panasonic PVDV402 and Maxell miniDV tapes. Some times I use Sony miniDV tapes. Also, regarding the jerks, the picture stops and then starts in few seconds (This is very minimal - it happenned only twice in the entire duration) and sometimes there are slow motion shots (very minimal).
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Did you have to use "TMPGEnc" before using "TMPGEnc DVD Author"?

If so, you can use (in addition to the DVD template/"wizard") one of the "TMPGEnc" sharpening filters...
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