Calidore's idea is fine with me. I like idea very much. Anything that reduces disk thrashing and speeds up
overall project creation time is great.
Would this also take care of the very slow in-place dgpulldown? (do it from one drive to another?)
Or would that cause too much confusion ?
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Cool if it helps others who use more than one drive than it's a good idea, I thought avstodvd uses the output directory to place the ac3 and mpeg files then authors them and deletes after if your drive is fast enough then you don't need this but if you think it will speed the process up then why not.
I've just done a run with the latest AvsToDVD to convert .mkv to DVD9. The issue seems to be the source video has a frame rate of 24 fps. But when I process it, the output .m2v file has a framerate of 23.976 and pulldown is applied. The DVD output has audio out of sync even though the source .mkv plays in sync. Is there a way to instruct the program not to apply pulldown? I'm not sure how to get to a standard DVD from where I'm at.
Hi Miles, welcome back
I assume that DVD standard is NTSC.
You can avoid the pulldown step by editing the AviSynth script and replace line:
#Using DGPulldown/HCenc to upsize FPS
Video = Video.ChangeFPS(29.97)
BTW pulldown usually is not an out-of-synch generator. Please post the project log file, maybe there are some hints.
QuEnc by itself and see what I can get.
I don't have the logs. I only kept the intermediate output files.
If I find anything out I'll post again.
Thanks for the reply.
I've just upgraded to v. 2.3.4. I've been using the program for a while now and really like it, especially the idea that I can use one program for conversion, DVD creation, and burning. Very convenient. There is one thing that I don't understand and that has to do with encoding. I want to do 2-pass encoding but so far I have not been able to get the program to do that. I highlight HCenc VBR 2-Pass but invariably the program defaults to QuEnc. Is there anything I can do to get the program to choose HCenc and 2-pass encoding? I've also found that the program sometimes seems reluctant to change from PAL to NTSC. Whenever I open the program I go to video and check the NTSC box but after I click 'Start' and the settings are displayed, the video standard is still PAL and I end up having to abort the encoding. Why is that?
Are you sure that you unchecked this box:
Settings --> VIDEO tab --> Video Edit --> Auto Video Setup ?
Until you do that, Encoder Options in that tab remain grayed out, which means that the Auto Select (default) remains in effect. Being a fledgling user of this program, I'm not really sure how the Auto Select makes its determination (presumably something to do with the bitrate of the source files), but I've noticed that it generally defaults to Qu-Enc. But sometimes I want to use HC -- regardless -- so I override this with the manual choice. Ditto for 2-pass HC, which I'm most likely to use on marginal PQ material where I think it needs all the help it can get and there is not much to lose. Worse come to worst, I can always have another go at it with Qu-Enc. So far, I've not found any reason to regret it when I've done this.
I haven't dealt with PAL vs. NTSC, but I would also suspect there is a setting somewhere that is easily overlooked.
I was wondering about something. Say you've got a video where they screwed up on the original encoding, and the dialog sync is a bit off from the video. (Plus or Minus a second or two. Worst I've seen might be as much as 5 seconds, but usually less.) Without having to do major surgery on the video, is there any corrective for this in the course of taking it to DVD format with AVS -- perhaps with some adjustment in the Avisynth script tab ? (I noticed there is a "Delay Audio" checkbox in there.) If not, is this a feature you could add in the future: increment or decrease the timing for the Audio by X.__ seconds ? Something like that could come in handy. Fractional seconds option would also be great.
QuEnc manually with an .avs script
Ran QuEnc 8500 kbit CBR DC precision 10
When the .m2v came out I checked it with MediaInfo and it showed the frame rate
as 23.976 but I ran it through DGPulldown manually using 24=>29.97 using the other defaults.
I simply authored using DVDAuthorGui with the original audio track from the .mkv file.
It plays fine, hard subs look great.
Hi MrC, Seeker47,
Thanks for replying to my post. Still can't get the program to do 2-pass encoding. Seeker47, I looked for the check box you mentioned but could not find it. In my version (2.3.4) there is no video tab in settings. The video tab under preferences doesn't have the box you mentioned. I did do the settings before adding a video file and that resolved the other issue. However, tonight for some reason, the program doesn't want to accept ISO UDF file as the output. I did find that I can change that after the project settings are displayed. I'm assuming that change will, in fact, happen.
Just what I am doing wrong as far as the encoding is concerned? I highlight HCenc VBR 2-pass, check the box to save current preferences as default and then click 'OK'. I then load the video file (which in this case is .flv) and click 'Start'. But the program still defaults to QUenc and single-pass. I suppose I could go back to VideoRedo but I like AVStoDVD since it has very good video output and the one program does conversion, DVD creation, and burning. I prefer not to have to use two different programs.ganymede
ganymede, the setting is not in preferences, it's in edit title/video tab. If you change it there it applies to the
title/project in progress.
There is a setting in preferences, but that setting is to set the bitrate cut off points of the 3 choices.
For example: below 5000 use 2-pass, 5000-7000 use hcenc 1-pass, above 7000 use quenc.
Set it the way you want and save the prefences as MrC said and it will apply to all future projects.
The encoder used can be overridden anytime for the project at hand in edit title, as I mentioned earlier.
If there is more than one title, you can set it for each of them.
Hope this helps.
Last edited by davexnet; 17th Mar 2011 at 21:34. Reason: edited for clarity
Thanks for the explanation. I finally understood what Seeker was talking about. I followed your suggestion and was able to get the program to run HCenc and 2-pass encoding. The quality of the output video was definitely better than the output file I made the other night with QUenc. Thanks again for your help. This file is finally good enough to burn to DVD.ganymede
AssumeFPS=24.000 with some other gibberish after. I wonder if it's for these type cases?
Pulldown from 24 to 29.976 seems to have done it. Strange. Anyway everything came out. I have to learn more
about AviSynth(keep saying that but it's time consuming to experiment.)
Adding one file:
sample.mkv or another Movie
my Audio Settings:
deactivated: Track 0 (0x2) - EN AC3 640 kbps - CBR - 6ch - 48000Hz - 16bit - 42 seconds
activated: Track 1 (0x3) -DE AC3 - 640 kbps - CPR - 6ch - 48000Hz - 16bit - 42 seconds
after that i hit Start, but no encoding process is running.
The Encoder Starts, but no encodig. The Encoder hang.
HCenc not working
now i change the Settings from the same file:
chosse Track 0, hcenc now encodeing the File
choose demux Track 1, hcenc now encodeing the File
After that, next problem
wavi-Aften : Warning! Error found during Audio Track 1 encoding
Do you want to start Backup Audio encoding routine (FFMPEG based)?
no using FFMPEG-Aften, same error
error in Audio convertig
Last edited by fatality77; 28th Mar 2011 at 14:04.
I have a minor UI request. On the "front page" for a project, we cannot directly edit the Path for Output Folder . . . say, to change F:\whatever to G:\whatever. Instead, we have to use the Browse button and navigate to the desired folder. Same thing for Paths Preferences in AVS. I find it a lot simpler to just delete & replace the drive letter. Any chance of allowing that option ?
AVStoDVD try to decode your secondary audio track (Input Track 1) using FFAudioSource() filter. That filter probably fails with your mkv. Don't know why, I should have the mkv in my hands.
AVStoDVD release 2.4.0 beta 110401 is available to download
- Some bugs fixed
- Added multi subtitles tracks encoding and authoring capability
- Added support to VobSub subtitles (idx/sub)
- Added support to SubStation Alpha subtitles (ssa/ass)
- Added order tracking during Audio/Subs tracks selection
- Added possibility to open background image from DVD Menu Editor to default image viewer/editor
- Added possibility to use custom images for DVD Menu Thumbnails (Static Menu only)
- Added graphical support to 32bit icons using VB resource library (DLL ActiveX)
- Moved all .ico files to single .dll file for Skins
- Changed 'Default' Skin (thanks to 8ternity for new suite). Old 'Default' is now called 'Classic'.
- Changed 'Default' Splash Screen (thanks to 8ternity). Old 'Default' is now called 'Classic'.
- Changed default authored subtitles format from 'Tahoma 18pt Bold' to 'Tahoma 18pt'
- Added 'Menu Templates Path' option in 'Preferences'/'Paths'
- Removed 'Local AppData Path' option in 'Preferences'/'Paths' (discontinued)
- Improved 'Fix SRT' routine for authored subtitles
- Added MKVtoolinx 4.5.0 to AVStoDVD Installer package
- FFmpeg updated to r28671
- MediaInfo updated to 0.7.42
As usual, please provide feebacks and comments about this beta release.