ok, got it. Let me know when you will give it a try.
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Ok, got it and converted it.
Actually the file you have sent me ("Ironside.1967.s01.e01.Message.from.Beyond.mp4 ") IS a mp4 container with video AVC (H264) and audio AAC (6ch 96kbps, weird), NOT a wmv container. Hence 80% of this thread is off topic....
BTW I fed AVStoDVD with that mp4 and the conversion was successful. See attached project log file as reference.
Frankly speaking, I am a bit confused about the real issue with DVD Flick: the rejected file was this mp4 or the wmv? If it was this mp4, then you can safely use AVStoDVD for the conversion. If you are not satisfied for the video quality (as you previoulsy mentioned), we can talk about that and figure out what are your concerns.
However, my 2 cents about DVD Flick -
it is relatively speaking old and unfortunately no longer supported -
I think the version of ffmpeg is therefore pretty old as well
(an aside: if anyone knows how to update the ffmpeg for DVD Flick please share this info?)
so it cannot handle more complex audio - therefore it will occasionally fail - sometimes without any obvious warnings -
after DVD Flick appears to have finished "successfully" - one has to read the log files to find this out .
That's why I suggested converting the audio of the file using VirtualDub to something "friendly" ie: AC3-acm 192k at 48000kHz - for MP4 (if it was that) would have been very simple - but one still needs the necessary plug-ins (a fact of life with vDub).
I use both DVD Flick - my preference (faster, simpler to use)
and AVStoDVD which can help avoid video stuttering -
but it is not quite as easy, nor flexible for subtitles.
MrC & UnknownVT,
I have finally found a workable solution. I used DDVideo AVI Mpeg Converter Gain from Day Day Video Corp (www.daydayvideo.com) to convert the mp4 file(s) with the 5.1 audio back to a mp4 file with 2 channel stereo using the following settings:
Profile Setting: MP4 - Mpg4 Video
Audio Channels: 2 (Stereo)
Enable Gain box: Ticked
This gave me the video quality of the mp4 file plus good audio to match. Since the audio level on the original mp4 file was low, the beauty of the Enable Gain box being ticked was that I could increase the audio from 68db to 95.9db for an acceptable solution. I could have gone to 105.5db, but that was way to strong.
Like UnknownVT said, AVStoDVD takes much longer to encode/burn than DVD Flick. I like the options and features of AVStoDVD very much, especially the ease of menu creation, but the trade off for length of time to encode and burn is to great, especially since I have appx 240 48 minute episodes to encode and burn to DVD. I am putting 8 episoded to a dual layer disk which means somewhere around 32 disks. When you drastically increase the encode/burn time that AVStoDVD takes, that is a lot of extra work.
Thanks to everyone for your help and suggestions given on this post. It is good to know that there are still people in this world who will take the time, and go the extra mile (especially MrC) to help a fellow geek accomplish a task.
Have a great week!
So while you certainly have nothing to lose by trying a newer ffmpeg with Flick if you want, definitely don't delete the old one.