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    hello,

    The DVD's normally would buy from the store how do i make them professional DVD's on my own system using like TMPGEnc to convert them from AVI and i believe the store DVD's are copyright? Is there any guides to make them professional like that?
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    If you want same copy protection as on commercial dvds you can burn them yourself. If you want good looking menus it's just lots of work, see for example http://forum.videohelp.com/topic331892.html?highlight=professional%20dvd
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    Originally Posted by sedtedgmail
    If you want same copy protection as on commercial dvds you can burn them yourself. If you want good looking menus it's just lots of work, see for example http://forum.videohelp.com/topic331892.html?highlight=professional%20dvd
    I didn't see on that topic how to make the menus. how do i burn compyright?
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    Ooops, I mean If you want same copy protection as on commercial dvds you can NOT burn them yourself.
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    Originally Posted by sedtedgmail
    Ooops, I mean If you want same copy protection as on commercial dvds you can NOT burn them yourself.
    ok. how do i make the menus and settings the same way as commercial DVD's? I will be using TMPGEnc Plus for encoding.
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    Originally Posted by php111
    ok. how do i make the menus and settings the same way as commercial DVD's? I will be using TMPGEnc Plus for encoding.
    You need an authoring tool -- to combine the MPEG, audio, and make menus, and produce a VIDEO_TS folder ready to burn..

    See http://www.videohelp.com/tools/sections/authoring-dvd

    I personally use GuiForDVDAuthor.

    Whatever you choose, you will have to spend some time reading the documentation.
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    Begin with a simple, foolproof authoring tool like TMPGEnc DVD Author then work your way up to more complex tools after you have gained more experience. Eventually, you will be able to make "professional looking" DVD's but this is not the same thing as a commercial disc.
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    Originally Posted by AlanHK
    Originally Posted by php111
    ok. how do i make the menus and settings the same way as commercial DVD's? I will be using TMPGEnc Plus for encoding.
    You need an authoring tool -- to combine the MPEG, audio, and make menus, and produce a VIDEO_TS folder ready to burn..

    See http://www.videohelp.com/tools/sections/authoring-dvd

    I personally use GuiForDVDAuthor.

    Whatever you choose, you will have to spend some time reading the documentation.
    Alan that site was a download page for tools. Is there any professional for authoring and encoding using TMPGEnc?
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    As has been pointed out in many posts before, professional looking DVDs can't be created from guides or because you have a particular piece of software. Professional looking DVDs come form planning, preparation of assets, have a good eye for design, being able to use still image software, editing and/or effects software, and understanding how to make the navigation feel right. The authoring software is only used to glue everything together at the end. It is everything you do before you author that makes a DVD look professional.
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    OK. how can i do all of that so it can be a commercial DVD on my system?
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    There isn't any home authoring software you can use to make a commercial DVD. For a start they are pressed on giant machines and not burnt in a PC drive. The plants which press them require digital masters which are made to exacting standards. You would need about $50,000 worth of software and several years programing experience to be able to meet those standards. It is far cheaper/easier to hire a professional authoring house to do the work for you.
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    Originally Posted by guns1inger
    As has been pointed out in many posts before, professional looking DVDs can be created from guides or because you have a particular piece of software. Professional looking DVDs come form planning, preparation of assets, have a good eye for design, being able to use still image software, editing and/or effects software, and understanding how to make the navigation feel right. The authoring software is only used to glue everything together at the end. It is everything you do before you author that makes a DVD look professional.
    Well said. There are those who expect magic and instant gratification from an authoring program. But it really is just the canvas upon which a competent designer applies the "paint".
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    Originally Posted by php111
    Alan that site was a download page for tools. Is there any professional for authoring and encoding using TMPGEnc?
    Yes. Authoring tools. That's what you need.
    TMPGEnc makes MPEGs.
    You use them in an authoring program, as those linked.

    You keep using the words "professional" and "commercial".
    I don't know what you mean by that.
    Just what do you intend to do with your discs?

    For what it's worth, I think my discs are professional in that they work and aren't too ugly on the screen. But they're obviously not commercial because they don't have a lot of crap to click through like most "commercial" discs force you to before they let you see the damn feature.
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    Originally Posted by AlanHK
    Originally Posted by php111
    Alan that site was a download page for tools. Is there any professional for authoring and encoding using TMPGEnc?
    Yes. Authoring tools. That's what you need.
    TMPGEnc makes MPEGs.
    You use them in an authoring program, as those linked.

    You keep using the words "professional" and "commercial".
    I don't know what you mean by that.
    Just what do you intend to do with your discs?

    For what it's worth, I think my discs are professional in that they work and aren't too ugly on the screen. But they're obviously not commercial because they don't have a lot of crap to click through like most "commercial" discs force you to before they let you see the damn feature.
    hi,

    I just plan on watching the DVD's on a DVD player. What would be the best way to setup TMPGEnc settings to encode to an MPEG Alan? Up above saying i can't make commercial at home. What i mean by commercial is burn the DVD's the same way they are encoded and authored like they are at stores.
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    There is nothing you can buy which will make professional looking DVDs instantly. You need to begin with a simple but foolproof authoring tool, practice a lot, get things looking as good as you possibly can, then move on to a more elaborate authoring tool. After about three years you will be able to author discs with fancy interactive menus which look like they've been bought from a shop. Learn to walk before you can run. I strongly recommend TMPGEnc DVD Author as you are using their MPEG encoder already. It is foolproof, easy to learn and (with a bit of practice) can make some pretty decent looking menus. It has some limitations but by the time you have learnt what they are you will be ready to move on to a more elaborate authoring tool.
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    Hi, I just bought a pair of running shoes at K-Mart and I'm going to compete in the 100 meter race at the 2008 Olympics. Should I thank everyone before they give me the 1st place trophy or wait until they hand it to me? I just want to be a "professional" winner.

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    Originally Posted by php111
    I just plan on watching the DVD's on a DVD player. What would be the best way to setup TMPGEnc settings to encode to an MPEG Alan? Up above saying i can't make commercial at home. What i mean by commercial is burn the DVD's the same way they are encoded and authored like they are at stores.
    If you're just going to watch them yourself, or give to friends, all you want or need is to make standard DVDs with simple menus (or no menu, if you only have one feature). You don't want to be "commercial" at all, and professional only in the sense that you follow standards.

    There are plenty of guides here as to how to do that.
    See http://www.videohelp.com/tools/TMPGEnc
    A whole page of links to articles about how to do it.

    I don't use TMPGEnc myself, but plenty do so if you have any problems just ask and someone will help.
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    Originally Posted by php111
    ... how do i make them professional DVD's on my own system using like TMPGEnc to convert them from AVI?
    Professional looking DVD's aren't made from avi's so your starting point is already going down the wrong track.
    "Art is making something out of nothing and selling it." - Frank Zappa
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    Originally Posted by AlanHK
    Originally Posted by php111
    I just plan on watching the DVD's on a DVD player. What would be the best way to setup TMPGEnc settings to encode to an MPEG Alan? Up above saying i can't make commercial at home. What i mean by commercial is burn the DVD's the same way they are encoded and authored like they are at stores.
    If you're just going to watch them yourself, or give to friends, all you want or need is to make standard DVDs with simple menus (or no menu, if you only have one feature). You don't want to be "commercial" at all, and professional only in the sense that you follow standards.

    There are plenty of guides here as to how to do that.
    See http://www.videohelp.com/tools/TMPGEnc
    A whole page of links to articles about how to do it.

    I don't use TMPGEnc myself, but plenty do so if you have any problems just ask and someone will help.
    Alan on that page all i seen is TMPGEnc to download which i have and different formats converting nothing about menus and chapters.
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    Originally Posted by php111
    Alan on that page all i seen is TMPGEnc to download which i have and different formats converting nothing about menus and chapters.
    Page down. There are dozens of articles linked.
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