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  1. Member
    Join Date: Mar 2003
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    After a long fight against the bugs, I've finally given up on ffmpeg. It's a good tool, nice and fast, but I just couldn't beat the occasional audio sync issues. I've had a look at alternative software, and D2MP combined with CCE SP looks like an ideal solution for my needs... but I can't get the trial version of CCE to open some of my files.

    I get the following error:

    acmStreamOpen() failed: error 512
    The wave format is 85

    The video is DivX 5 / MP3 (*not* VBR, at least not according to virtualdubmod). I don't want to have to demultiplex before processing, ideally. I have the LAME ACM codec installed, and VirtualDubMod can open and process the file correctly, so it doesn't look like a codec issue to me. It's definitely an audio issue, though, because when I switch audio processing off, the video processes through CCE correctly.

    Anyone have any clue what might be going on here?
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  2. Hi-

    Anyone have any clue what might be going on here?

    You said it yourself, the audio. It's MP3. Either disable it or remove it entirely. Use CCE for encoding the Video. Convert the audio using an audio specific application.
    Read your manual to learn what types of audio CCE accepts:
    Audio
    Wave files uncompressed ones only
    AIFF files uncompressed ones only
    Better would be to feed CCE an AviSynth script, perhaps one generated by FitCD.
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    Thanks; it's been a while since I worked with Windows software... I'd completely forgotten about avisynth :o
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    here is an example that works for me

    the source is avi-xvid, with mp2 audio

    the example pix are set for mpeg2, and the output was then authored convertX ( not the very best setup , but very watchable )

    # -= AviSynth v2.5.7.0 script by FitCD v1.2.8 =-
    AVISource("C:\Documents and Settings\Mr Wizard\Desktop\Tremors-TV 1-9.avi")
    LanczosResize(704,480,0,0,512,384)
    AddBorders(8,0,8,0)
    #Trim(0,61082).FadeOut(150)
    ConvertToYUY2() # For VirtualDub or CCE
    start CCE then drag & drop script in to the window




    double click on the file inside the cce window and get this




    note the 740 resize is checked, the bitrate was lowered from 6000 to 5000, this assures that (2) episodes will fit on one DVD, the frame rate set to 29.97 and pulldown is on

    audio bitrate set at 384K the same as the file

    now goto the picture quality window



    and set it to look like this

    close the , click apply an OK and then OK on the setup window then click encode

    and can choose to create an elementry stream 'video no audio' mpv ,keeping the native FPS, then use dgpulldown to get an m2v and mux & author with gui4dvd

    from your source, avidemux2 will extract your audio as AC3 and save your video as a video only avi stream
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  5. There are some strange things in your setup there, but I'll just mention this:

    the frame rate set to 29.97 and pulldown is on

    The framerate is, indeed, set for 29.97fps, and therefore the Pulldown box is greyed out, as you don't apply pulldown to a 29.97fps source. What you've checked is the Inverse Pulldown box (IVTC box). If your AVI is really 23.976, you don't apply IVTC. If it's at 29.97fps, then the chances are very good it can't be IVTC'd, since it's been resized (and probably deinterlaced) already. To apply Pulldown, you have to first select 23.976fps (and do that only if the source AVI is really 23.976fps).
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    let me apologize and make a correction

    in my actual run , processing this file, several weeks ago,I did not change the frame rate, the file was outputed at the input frame rate 23,976

    I let convertX worry about changing it to nstc 29.97 TV video

    when i set this up to take the example screens shots for the post, I choose the wrong setting for the screen shot
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