Hello - A few years ago I prepared an avi file to burn to a dvd (I no longer have the original avi). So, now I have an m2v and a wav file. I'd like to post the video/audio on YouTube but I'm not sure of the best method. I want to keep the best quality possible.
With a standard avi file, I have been using the Adobe Flash Encoder to create flv files for YouTube. But that wont work with the two separate files, as far as I know.
I could easily convert the wav file to mp3 if that would help.
Thanks for any help.
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So, now I have an m2v and a wav file.
By the way, if you got the M2V and WAV file from that DVD you made, then just use VOB2MPG on the VOB and then upload the resulting MPG file.
Why? Just upload the AVI (assuming it's an XviD or DivX file). Why degrade it some more by converting it to FLV before YouTube then gets its grubby paws on it to ruin it some more?.
So, now I have an m2v and a wav file.Assuming they're DVD compliant, mux them using Muxman and then upload that (maybe after converting the resulting VOB to MPG).
YouTube always reencodes. It's been years since it was possible to upload it in a format they accepted without reencoding.
And yes, you wouldn't have wanted to upload the DV AVI. I was thinking it was an XviD or DivX AVI.
I got it sorted. I found this thread http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=150905 which gave me some more options.
I originally tried MPEG StreamClip, but it crashed just after opening the m2v file. I tried a few things but never figured out why.
I then tried Womble MPEG Video Wizard DVD paid version. The thread above gave me crucial information such as to rename the m2v file to mpv. Also, how to locate the lpcm audio option. I like Womble because it produces an mpeg file and it seems to do a straight multiplex without any reencoding. The resulting mpeg looks good on YouTube, so I'm happy.
Last edited by manono; 23rd Jul 2012 at 19:26.
Here's the link:
Keep in mind that the original source was a VHS tape from 1985! Every other video on my channel is a avi-->flv conversion.
manono, that's good info about aspect ratio tags, but I was aware of that. I always use the yt: stretch=4:3 tag. As far as I know, that's all I need for my 4:3 content.
*I had to put spaces in the tag to keep the forum software from putting a smiley-face there, lol.
Last edited by LouAnne; 23rd Jul 2012 at 22:01.
Oh, you already knew about it? Yeah, it looks good.