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  1. Dash
    Join Date
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    Location
    United States
    Search Comp PM
    I am a long time ffmpegx user, and have always been more than happy with the results I get creating DVDs with the ffmpeg profile, but something has changed with the new version, and the output video I get now is HORRIBLY choppy when I try and make a DVD from an xvid file.

    I have gone so far as completely deleting the application and support files (/Library/Application Support/ffmpegx) and installing a fresh 0.0.9w_r3 copy and binaries, but still get the same result. The process I have always used is very simple:

    1. Drag and drop the file onto the Source window
    2. Select the DVD ffmpeg preset on the Summary tab
    3. Select DVD 16:9 on the Video tab
    4. Press "Encode"

    I have also occasionally used the Deinterlace filter and checked "High Quality" on the options tab in the past, but the output is s so similar that I usually ignore those. I have tried both since the choppiness problem started with no difference.

    Everything appears to finish OK, but the video jumps and is EXTREMELY choppy using the exact same process that worked so wonderfully in the past.

    One curious note: as another user posted the older version used to create 2 or 3 support files along the way (.ac3, etc) which I would delete after successfully converting. Now only one support file is created during the process (the .avi.ff.mpg file). Don't know whether that matters or not.

    Any ideas?

    Sample output follows:

    FFmpeg version CVS, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    Wed May 3 11:36:03 MDT 2006
    Mac OSX universal build for ffmpegX
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.9.0
    libavformat version: 50.4.0
    Input #0, avi, from '/Users/me/Desktop/MYSHOW_S7E20.avi':
    Duration: 00:21:12.6, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1151 kb/s
    Stream #0.0, 23.98 fps(r): Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 624x352
    Stream #0.1: Audio: mp3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 128 kb/s
    Output #0, dvd, to '/Users/me/Desktop/MYSHOW_S7E20.avi.ff.mpg':
    Stream #0.0, 23.98 fps(c): Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480, q=2-20, 4000 kb/s
    Stream #0.1: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5:1, 448 kb/s
    Stream mapping:
    Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
    Stream #0.1 -> #0.1
    video:616789kB audio:69596kB global headers:0kB muxing overhead 2.380807%
    bench: utime=883.607s
    STAT: Picking VTS 01
    STAT: Processing /Users/me/Desktop/MYSHOW_S7E20.avi.ff.mpg...
    STAT: VOBU 16 at 3MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 32 at 7MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 48 at 11MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 64 at 16MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 80 at 22MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 96 at 26MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 112 at 31MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 128 at 35MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 144 at 39MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 160 at 43MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 176 at 46MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 192 at 49MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 208 at 52MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 224 at 56MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 240 at 59MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 256 at 63MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 272 at 67MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 288 at 70MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 304 at 75MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 320 at 78MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 336 at 81MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 352 at 84MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 368 at 87MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 384 at 92MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 400 at 98MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 416 at 104MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 432 at 111MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 448 at 118MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 464 at 124MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 480 at 130MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 496 at 135MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 512 at 140MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 528 at 145MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 544 at 149MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 560 at 153MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 576 at 158MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 592 at 161MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 608 at 164MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 624 at 167MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 640 at 170MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 656 at 172MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 672 at 179MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 688 at 184MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 704 at 189MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 720 at 193MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 736 at 198MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 752 at 202MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 768 at 205MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 784 at 210MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 800 at 215MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 816 at 219MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 832 at 223MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 848 at 227MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 864 at 230MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 880 at 234MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 896 at 239MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 912 at 244MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 928 at 248MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 944 at 252MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 960 at 256MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 976 at 260MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 992 at 266MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1008 at 271MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1024 at 276MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1040 at 281MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1056 at 287MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1072 at 292MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1088 at 298MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1104 at 302MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1120 at 306MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1136 at 309MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1152 at 313MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1168 at 317MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1184 at 322MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1200 at 328MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1216 at 333MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1232 at 337MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1248 at 341MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1264 at 346MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1280 at 350MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1296 at 354MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1312 at 359MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1328 at 363MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1344 at 367MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1360 at 371MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1376 at 374MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1392 at 377MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1408 at 382MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1424 at 385MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1440 at 389MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1456 at 392MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1472 at 395MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1488 at 399MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1504 at 403MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1520 at 406MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1536 at 410MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1552 at 414MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1568 at 417MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1584 at 421MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1600 at 425MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1616 at 427MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1632 at 431MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1648 at 434MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1664 at 439MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1680 at 443MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1696 at 446MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1712 at 449MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1728 at 452MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1744 at 456MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1760 at 459MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1776 at 462MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1792 at 466MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1808 at 470MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1824 at 475MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1840 at 479MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1856 at 482MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1872 at 486MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1888 at 489MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1904 at 494MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1920 at 497MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1936 at 501MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1952 at 506MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1968 at 510MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 1984 at 514MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2000 at 520MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2016 at 526MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2032 at 534MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2048 at 543MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2064 at 547MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2080 at 554MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2096 at 560MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2112 at 564MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2128 at 571MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2144 at 576MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2160 at 583MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2176 at 590MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2192 at 596MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2208 at 603MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2224 at 608MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2240 at 612MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2256 at 617MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2272 at 621MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2288 at 625MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2304 at 630MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2320 at 634MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2336 at 639MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2352 at 643MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2368 at 647MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2384 at 651MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2400 at 656MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2416 at 660MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2432 at 664MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2448 at 668MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2464 at 671MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2480 at 674MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2496 at 678MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2512 at 682MB, 1 PGCS
    INFO: Video pts = 0.500 .. 636.760
    INFO: Audio[0] pts = 0.500 .. 1273.108
    STAT: VOBU 2525 at 686MB, 1 PGCS
    INFO: Generating VTS with the following video attributes:
    INFO: MPEG version: mpeg2
    INFO: TV standard: ntsc
    INFO: Aspect ratio: 16:9
    INFO: Resolution: 720x480
    INFO: Audio ch 0 format: ac3/6ch, 48khz drc
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 3MB (17/2525, 0%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 7MB (33/2525, 1%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 11MB (49/2525, 1%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 16MB (65/2525, 2%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 22MB (81/2525, 3%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 26MB (97/2525, 3%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 31MB (113/2525, 4%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 35MB (129/2525, 5%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 39MB (145/2525, 5%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 43MB (161/2525, 6%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 46MB (177/2525, 6%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 49MB (193/2525, 7%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 52MB (209/2525, 8%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 56MB (225/2525, 8%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 59MB (241/2525, 9%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 63MB (257/2525, 10%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 67MB (273/2525, 10%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 70MB (289/2525, 11%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 75MB (305/2525, 12%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 78MB (321/2525, 12%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 81MB (337/2525, 13%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 84MB (353/2525, 13%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 87MB (369/2525, 14%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 92MB (385/2525, 15%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 98MB (401/2525, 15%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 104MB (417/2525, 16%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 111MB (433/2525, 17%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 118MB (449/2525, 17%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 124MB (465/2525, 18%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 130MB (481/2525, 19%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 135MB (497/2525, 19%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 140MB (513/2525, 20%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 145MB (529/2525, 20%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 149MB (545/2525, 21%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 153MB (561/2525, 22%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 158MB (577/2525, 22%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 161MB (593/2525, 23%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 164MB (609/2525, 24%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 167MB (625/2525, 24%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 170MB (641/2525, 25%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 172MB (657/2525, 25%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 179MB (673/2525, 26%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 184MB (689/2525, 27%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 189MB (705/2525, 27%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 193MB (721/2525, 28%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 198MB (737/2525, 29%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 202MB (753/2525, 29%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 205MB (769/2525, 30%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 210MB (785/2525, 31%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 215MB (801/2525, 31%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 219MB (817/2525, 32%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 223MB (833/2525, 32%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 227MB (849/2525, 33%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 230MB (865/2525, 34%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 234MB (881/2525, 34%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 239MB (897/2525, 35%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 244MB (913/2525, 36%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 248MB (929/2525, 36%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 252MB (945/2525, 37%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 256MB (961/2525, 38%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 260MB (977/2525, 38%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 266MB (993/2525, 39%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 271MB (1009/2525, 39%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 276MB (1025/2525, 40%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 281MB (1041/2525, 41%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 287MB (1057/2525, 41%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 292MB (1073/2525, 42%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 298MB (1089/2525, 43%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 302MB (1105/2525, 43%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 306MB (1121/2525, 44%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 309MB (1137/2525, 44%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 313MB (1153/2525, 45%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 317MB (1169/2525, 46%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 322MB (1185/2525, 46%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 328MB (1201/2525, 47%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 333MB (1217/2525, 48%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 337MB (1233/2525, 48%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 341MB (1249/2525, 49%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 346MB (1265/2525, 50%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 350MB (1281/2525, 50%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 354MB (1297/2525, 51%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 359MB (1313/2525, 51%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 363MB (1329/2525, 52%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 367MB (1345/2525, 53%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 371MB (1361/2525, 53%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 374MB (1377/2525, 54%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 377MB (1393/2525, 55%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 382MB (1409/2525, 55%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 385MB (1425/2525, 56%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 389MB (1441/2525, 57%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 392MB (1457/2525, 57%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 395MB (1473/2525, 58%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 399MB (1489/2525, 58%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 403MB (1505/2525, 59%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 406MB (1521/2525, 60%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 410MB (1537/2525, 60%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 414MB (1553/2525, 61%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 417MB (1569/2525, 62%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 421MB (1585/2525, 62%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 425MB (1601/2525, 63%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 427MB (1617/2525, 64%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 431MB (1633/2525, 64%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 434MB (1649/2525, 65%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 439MB (1665/2525, 65%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 443MB (1681/2525, 66%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 446MB (1697/2525, 67%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 449MB (1713/2525, 67%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 452MB (1729/2525, 68%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 456MB (1745/2525, 69%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 459MB (1761/2525, 69%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 462MB (1777/2525, 70%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 466MB (1793/2525, 70%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 470MB (1809/2525, 71%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 475MB (1825/2525, 72%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 479MB (1841/2525, 72%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 482MB (1857/2525, 73%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 486MB (1873/2525, 74%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 489MB (1889/2525, 74%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 494MB (1905/2525, 75%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 497MB (1921/2525, 76%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 501MB (1937/2525, 76%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 506MB (1953/2525, 77%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 510MB (1969/2525, 77%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 514MB (1985/2525, 78%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 520MB (2001/2525, 79%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 526MB (2017/2525, 79%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 534MB (2033/2525, 80%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 543MB (2049/2525, 81%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 547MB (2065/2525, 81%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 554MB (2081/2525, 82%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 560MB (2097/2525, 83%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 564MB (2113/2525, 83%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 571MB (2129/2525, 84%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 576MB (2145/2525, 84%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 583MB (2161/2525, 85%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 590MB (2177/2525, 86%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 596MB (2193/2525, 86%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 603MB (2209/2525, 87%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 608MB (2225/2525, 88%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 612MB (2241/2525, 88%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 617MB (2257/2525, 89%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 621MB (2273/2525, 89%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 625MB (2289/2525, 90%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 630MB (2305/2525, 91%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 634MB (2321/2525, 91%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 639MB (2337/2525, 92%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 643MB (2353/2525, 93%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 647MB (2369/2525, 93%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 651MB (2385/2525, 94%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 656MB (2401/2525, 95%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 660MB (2417/2525, 95%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 664MB (2433/2525, 96%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 668MB (2449/2525, 96%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 671MB (2465/2525, 97%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 674MB (2481/2525, 98%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 678MB (2497/2525, 98%)
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 682MB (2513/2525, 99%)
    STAT: fixed 2525 VOBUS
    INFO: Scanning /Users/me/Desktop/MYSHOW_S7E20.avi.ff.mpg.DVD/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.IFO
    Encoding completed on Wed May 3 11:50:00 MDT 2006
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  2. Try to enable "Normalize audio", to check if it does make any difference.
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  3. Dash
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    Thank you for the quick response and advice Major.

    That did not help. I get exactly the same results with the choppy video after checking the "normalize audio" option. I do see that those additional support files I mentioned get created now.

    Thanks in advance for any additional advice you can lend!

    Below is a truncated version of the output ( less the numerous repeated STAT lines).

    FFmpeg version CVS, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    Sat May 6 10:33:48 MDT 2006
    Mac OSX universal build for ffmpegX
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.9.0
    libavformat version: 50.4.0
    Input #0, avi, from '/Users/me/Desktop/MYSHOW_S7E20.avi':
    Duration: 00:21:11.4, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 2305 kb/s
    Stream #0.0, 23.98 fps(r): Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 960x528
    Stream #0.1: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 448 kb/s
    Output #0, rawvideo, to '/Users/me/Desktop/MYSHOW_S7E20.avi.ff.mpv':
    Stream #0.0, 23.98 fps(c): Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480, q=2-20, 4000 kb/s
    Stream mapping:
    Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
    ...
    MYSHOW_S7E20.avi. 45% done, ETA 00:00:10 (batch 45% done, ETA 00:00:10)
    MYSHOW_S7E20.avi. 100% done, ETA 00:00:00 (batch 100% done, ETA 00:00:00)
    ...
    FFmpeg version CVS, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    Mac OSX universal build for ffmpegX
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.9.0
    libavformat version: 50.4.0
    Input #0, wav, from '/Users/me/Desktop/MYSHOW_S7E20.avi.ff.wav':
    Duration: 00:21:11.3, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1536 kb/s
    Stream #0.0: Audio: pcm_s16le, 48000 Hz, stereo, 1536 kb/s
    Output #0, ac3, to '/Users/me/Desktop/MYSHOW_S7E20.avi.ff.ac3':
    Stream #0.0: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5:1, 448 kb/s
    Stream mapping:
    Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
    video:0kB audio:69524kB global headers:0kB muxing overhead 0.000000%
    STAT: Picking VTS 01
    STAT: Processing /Users/me/Desktop/MYSHOW_S7E20.avi.ff.mpg...
    STAT: VOBU 16 at 3MB, 1 PGCS
    STAT: VOBU 2576 at 686MB, 1 PGCS
    ...
    INFO: Video pts = 0.166 .. 635.885
    INFO: Audio[0] pts = 0.166 .. 1271.462
    ...
    STAT: VOBU 2588 at 689MB, 1 PGCS
    ...
    INFO: Generating VTS with the following video attributes:
    INFO: MPEG version: mpeg2
    INFO: TV standard: ntsc
    INFO: Aspect ratio: 16:9
    INFO: Resolution: 720x480
    INFO: Audio ch 0 format: ac3/6ch, 48khz drc
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 3MB (17/2588, 0%)
    ...
    STAT: fixing VOBU at 686MB (2577/2588, 99%)
    STAT: fixed 2588 VOBUS
    INFO: Scanning /Users/me/Desktop/MYSHOW_S7E20.avi.ff.mpg.DVD/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.IFO
    Sat May 6 10:55:35 MDT 2006
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  4. Does the .mpg intermediate file look/sound fine? Please also consider sending me a test file (by using yousendit.com) to major4@mac.com.
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  5. Dash
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    Thanks major

    To make file sizes more manageable for exchange, I trimmed another .avi source down to one minute using MPEGStreamClip. When converting it using the DVD ffmpeg preset I get the same badly choppy results. I checked the intermediate mpg file and it appears to be fine, both audio and video. One weird thing - the final VIDEO_TS file plays horribly using the MAC OS X software DVD Player, but if I play the vob within the VIDEO_TS folder using MPEGStreamClip it appears fine. Could the trouble be with the file structure in the VIDEO_TS folder? This only happens on the new version when converting xvids. I also use ffmpegx to create DVDs from my EyeTV HD recordings, and they still are working great.

    What files would you want to see? The original 1 minute file, the intermediate mpeg file, and I could zip up the VIDEO_TS folder and send that maybe?
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  6. Dash
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    An update -

    I spoke too soon. The EyeTV HD recordings are also choppy after DVD ffmpeg process, only much less so. The VIDEO_TS structure may be the culprit, as the vob plays fine using MPEGStreamclip, but not the DVD in (multiple) players, including the Mac OS X software DVD player. What files should I send?

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  7. Send me the file you used as source for the ffmpegX encoding, I'll try to do the same and check results.
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  8. I too am having the exact same problem with version .9w. the choppy video looks a lot like it has been encoded as PAL format, and thats why its playing so bad on standalone players. when the file is encoded (even with 'normalize audio' checked) it shows that the file is 29.97 fps, but I ripped one of the problematic dvds using handbrake. I set the framerate(fps) to 'same as source' and the resulting movie file is showing 23.976 fps. If I rip the bad dvd using handbrake at 29.97 fps, then re-encode with ffmpegx, the dvd turns out perfectly. this has kinda been my workaround for now.

    I'm not an expert by any means, but it looks to me like the fps is only getting changed in the headers or something like that, while the encoded file is still at the original fps (in this case 23.97fps). everything in the log shows the correct fps (29.97), and all programs like DSP4 and ffmpegx read it as 29.97fps but it is actually still 23.976fps (from what I can tell).

    It took me about an entire stack of dvds, but this is what I came up with from my own debugging. I don't even know if it makes sence. I hope this helps cut down on some debuggin time for you Major.

    thanks for all the work and time put into this project
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    OK - I trimmed a source file down to one minute and then used the DVD ffmpeg preset on it with the same results. Plays horribly choppy, but the vob created within the VIDEO_TS folder plays fine with MPEGStreamclip. I am sending you the one minute source file now, and have included the output from the conversion below.

    Thanks for your time major (and yours ammonkc!)!

    FFmpeg version CVS, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    Mac OSX universal build for ffmpegX
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.9.0
    libavformat version: 50.4.0
    Input #0, avi, from '/Users/me/Desktop/MYSHOW_S7E20_TRIM.avi':
    Wed May 10 20:12:46 MDT 2006
    : 0.000000, bitrate: 3067 kb/s
    Stream #0.0, 23.98 fps(r): Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 960x528
    Stream #0.1: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 448 kb/s
    Output #0, dvd, to '/Users/me/Desktop/MYSHOW_S7E20_TRIM.avi.ff.mpg':
    Stream #0.0, 23.98 fps(c): Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480, q=2-20, 4000 kb/s
    Stream #0.1: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5:1, 448 kb/s
    Stream mapping:
    Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
    Stream #0.1 -> #0.1
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  10. Playing it with ffmpegX "Preview" button also plays fine. The issue with Apple DVD Player, and possibly other players, appears because the NTSC FILM stream lacks the 3:2 pulldown flags when encoding with ffmpeg engine, and picky players may fail to understand that condition.

    You have three options,

    1/ Encode with ffmpeg engine to NTSC instead as NTSC FILM, or
    2/ Encode with ffmpeg engine to NTSC FILM and enable "Normalize audio", then pick the m2v elementary stream at the end of the encoding and add 3:2 signals to it by using the Pulldown tool in the Tools tab. Then use the "Mux as" tool to remux the pulled-down m2v with the audio.
    3/ Encode with mpeg2enc engine to NTSC FILM as it automatically supports 3:2 pulldown (slower)
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    OK major - thanks for the feedback!

    I do remain confused as to the change. Why is the behavior now different with the ffmpeg DVD preset? The software player and the 6 different hardware DVD players I have in the house have always worked wonderfully with the DVD ffmpeg preset until now.

    I guess I remain concerned that something else changed, possibly with the VIDEO_TS structure, since the problem is new for me after LONG time use. Having said that, I definitely defer to the experts.

    Thanks again!
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  12. Originally Posted by major
    1/ Encode with ffmpeg engine to NTSC instead as NTSC FILM,
    I actually have been encoding it as NTSC with all of the attempts that went bad. I've had trouble with encoding a NTSC FILM xvid to NTSC and encoding PAL to NTSC. I get the same results with both. If I set it to NTSC do I still need to add the pull down to the .m2v stream? or does that only apply to NTSC FILM? Also whenever I use the ffmpegx DVD preset and normalize the audio, I get a .mpv file and not a .m2v. can I use the pull-down tool on .mpv extension also? or just m2v? It seems like I only get .m2v extensions when I use the mpeg2enc preset.
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    Major -

    I have to say that I am exremely dissapointed at this point. There are others experiencing problems similar to what I have (see the "i'm at my wits end!!!" thread in addition to this one), and it appears that something has changed in the new release that is causing this. The tool was so wonderful for many iterations that it was a no brainer for me to support the shareware fee as I could not live without it. Now I am unable to get satisfactory results and I am stuck using Toast to transcode my DVDs both from avi/xvid's as well as my EyeTV HD recordings. FFMPEGX did a better job in the past and I miss it!

    I just want to stress that something has changed, I believe in the DVD VIDEO_TS structure, that is a problem. The intermediary files created are not the same. There is now just the .ff.mpg file where there used to be additional files (two or three - I wish I had taken notes in advance of this occurring). Was that an intentional change?

    What can I do to support getting it back working again for me? Can you point me to an older version along with older builds of the support files? I would happily go back to where I was a month ago.

    Thank you for your time -
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  14. Originally Posted by ammonkc
    Originally Posted by major
    1/ Encode with ffmpeg engine to NTSC instead as NTSC FILM,
    I actually have been encoding it as NTSC with all of the attempts that went bad. I've had trouble with encoding a NTSC FILM xvid to NTSC and encoding PAL to NTSC. I get the same results with both. If I set it to NTSC do I still need to add the pull down to the .m2v stream? or does that only apply to NTSC FILM? Also whenever I use the ffmpegx DVD preset and normalize the audio, I get a .mpv file and not a .m2v. can I use the pull-down tool on .mpv extension also? or just m2v? It seems like I only get .m2v extensions when I use the mpeg2enc preset.
    The pulldown signals only apply to NTSC FILM. You can rename mpv to m2v and pulldown it.
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  15. Originally Posted by dascher
    it appears that something has changed in the new release that is causing this.
    A newer version of ffmpeg is now used, it is quite possible that something has changed in its core encoders. I'll upload the older version if you want.
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    Thank you for your response.

    I would LOVE to be pointed to an older setup. I did archive off and still have ffmpegX_0.0.9u_r1.dmg but do not know where to get the versions of the support tools necessary to use it.

    Thanks again!
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  17. To get the versions, select "Install binaries" in the ffmpegX menu and you will find the download URL in the window which will appear.
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    Thanks major -

    I backed out and installed the older binaries as you indicated, and all looks great again. Obviously the problem is not with your GUI but with the ffmpeg binary update. As before I now get 3 intermediary files (a .mpg.ff.ac3 file, a mpg.ff.mpg file, and a mpg.ff.mpv file) and the final VIDEO_TS looks really beautiful.

    I will look forward to the time when the problem with the ffmpeg is corrected and I can update to your current version fo FFMPEGX. In the interim, thanks MUCH for the help in getting me back working and happy!

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  19. Hey Guys!

    I had all these problems so I reinstalled version 0.0.9v, now its just fine!

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    Do you have a link you can point to 0.0.9v? The most current backup I could find was 0.0.9u.

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    Originally Posted by geefourman
    I posted it on my website: http://hem.sheab.net/~geefourman/

    /Gee
    Thanks.

    0.0.9w was the first time I've used ffmpegx. I've been using Toast to convert AVIs to DVDs, but the video is pretty poor quality so I decided to try something else. I tried a couple of AVIs and I thought that maybe the choppy video was a deliberate flaw built into a demo version.

    0.0.9v works perfectly.
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    Yes, I have exactly the same problem too. I posted before regarding problems when making a DVD from an .rmvb file. I thought this was a problem of the .rmvb files. It is now clear that ffmpegx is UNUSABLE to make DVDs. I tried converting an .avi file and I have the same problem, namely the video stops about every second.

    The .mpg file plays perfectly in QuickTime Player. The .VOB file plays perfectly in MPlayer and VLC, BUT NOT in Apple's DVD Player AND a physical DVD player.

    PLEASE HELP!!! I need ffmpegx because Toast will not recognize the type of video files I have.


    Originally Posted by major
    You have three options,

    1/ Encode with ffmpeg engine to NTSC instead as NTSC FILM, or
    2/ Encode with ffmpeg engine to NTSC FILM and enable "Normalize audio", then pick the m2v elementary stream at the end of the encoding and add 3:2 signals to it by using the Pulldown tool in the Tools tab. Then use the "Mux as" tool to remux the pulled-down m2v with the audio.
    3/ Encode with mpeg2enc engine to NTSC FILM as it automatically supports 3:2 pulldown (slower)
    I tried option 3 and IT DOES NOT WORK, either. Haven't tried the other two options. Can anyone confirm that any of these options works?

    Should I re-install a previous version of ffmpegx?
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    Yes, 0.9v works perfectly again.

    Thanks, geefourman.
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    Retraction: EVEN VERSION 0.9v DOES NOT WORK.

    It plays fine with Apple DVD plyer, but the actual DVD player still shows choppy video! (A little less choppy than 0.9w, but still unusable).

    I am now totally and hopelessly confused.
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  25. Did you also try processes 2) and 3) outlined here? https://forum.videohelp.com/viewtopic.php?p=1516113#1516113
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  26. Originally Posted by geefourman
    I posted it on my website: http://hem.sheab.net/~geefourman/

    /Gee
    Gee - this link is access forbidden at the moment. Do you still have a copy of 0.9v? If so, can you update the link please?

    Thanks!
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    I've been having problems ever since upgrading to this version of ffmpegX. When I re-encode an avi or mpeg file and go and play it on a standalone divx player, the audio is out of sync, which was never a problem with the older versions. It plays fine on the mac, but the problem occurs when I burn to disc and play in divx player.

    Any suggestions, or should I just try and find an older version of the software and relevant binaries (ie. version v)?

    Any help greatfully appreciated.
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