I don't know about other variants of Windows, but with Windows XP, if you copy AC3fix.exe in to the windows directory, you would be able to make a batch file (*.bat) with notepad and have it work with no problem...Originally Posted by Ecko_Blue
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i seem to be having difficulty in the audio part. Here's the situation, i have a video which is XVID and audio is wav. Then in virtualdubmod, i followed the guide. i saved as wav. then i processed the wav file into ac3 using besweet. Then after that, i used ac3fix to fix it. then i import it as a media asset in dvd maestro...but when i try the navigation menu and play the file, there is still no audio....
can someone please help me? i've been trying to do this for a week already..am really desperate...
thanks in advance!
Man, I forgot all about this guide. DVD Maestro is almost impossible to get 'legally'. If you're using legitimate methods I recommend buying DVDLabPRO and checking out some guides on that, or searching eBay for someone selling DVD Maestro.
I'll see if I can pull together an update for this guide in my spare time. Many people have problems with the subtitles aspect. Other than that only the audio section needs fixing.
Comments on what should be added are welcome. I'll see what I can do.
*Like I said in the guide, AC3Fix is garbage. Or was last december, I haven't used the app since. From your problems it still can't convert to AC3 correctly.
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Well ChristianHJW, I guess I must be missing something right here. You say that extracting/converting matroska to avi just sucks. And, at the same time, you post a tutorial to convert directly to dvd using an all-in-one crappy software. Also, if the audio track you want to keep is not the first one, you must use mkvmerge to produce another matroska which has the preferred audio track in the first place. Moreso, if subtitles are not in srt format, at the end you must use mkvextract to extract subs and convert to srt. And you may find this does not suck.
In my very very humble opinion, I prefer to extract all the stuff from mkv files into elementary streams, and then work with each of them with the tools of my choice, my favourite video encoder, my audio tools and so on.
How do i work with a mkv file that uses aac as its audio codec and S_Text subs. Virtualdubmod does not like this subtitle format for some reason.
Edit: I tried MKVextract and successfully got rid of the subtitles, but the conversion of the audio files is another matter. iTunes doesn't even like the file.
Originally Posted by NormaJ
Hey, i just got into authoring and encoding, and i was just wondering. I have some OGM format files I want to encode to DVD (which the guide says how) but i want both audios and subtitles. Any help?
if you have hard subs in the vid you MUST remove it?
Originally Posted by Enforcer83
at the end before you encode in TMPG Xpress you can click output preview to see how it looks after.when i play the vid it doesnt cover the whole window.
is it suppose to be like that when you view it from there or do i have letterboxing in the vid?
I don't know why, but when i finish the TMPGExpress part and encode the movie part, the movie i created is fine in every way, except that it keeps pausing like every 3 seconds, kind of like it's lagging or something.
On Step 5, Here you get to play around a bit. Leave the Image resolution to the default highest.
My movie is 640x480 with aspect ratio = 4/3. No letterboxing exist.
Should I set Image resolution to 720x480?
Originally Posted by shadomic hedgehog