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  1. Man of Steel freebird73717's Avatar
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    This guide shows you how to encode an avi into an
    elementary m2v(video) and ac3(audio) ready for
    authoring.

    Tools required.
    Download and install all of these software (all freeware)
    Gspot (to get your avi's details)
    Virtualdubmod (to get your audio to wav)
    avisynth (for frameserving the video to HC)
    fitcd (Creates your avs script for you)
    Wavewizard (if you need to resample to 48000hz audio)
    Aften gui EncWavtoAC3 (to encode the audio)
    HCenc (to encode the video)

    First open your file in Gspot taking note of the aspect ratio
    (16:9 widescreen or 4:3 fullscreen) ,the Fps (frames per
    second), and the audio rate.



    Next open your avi in Virtualdubmod. Click streams then
    streams list.



    Next right click and choose full processing mode.



    Then right click again and choose compression.



    Make sure it is set to No compression.



    Then click save wav.



    Check the box that says "don't run this job right now" if
    you have more than one avi file to do.



    Now you can open more files if needed and repeat these
    steps. When done click job control then click start.





    Now you have wave files saved and ready for processing to
    ac3.

    When you opened your avi in gspot you took note of the
    audio rate. If your rate is 48000Hz then you are ready to
    encode to ac3 if not then you need to resample.

    I like wavewizard for resampling because it has a feature
    for normalizing to avoid clipping. Wavewizard is pretty
    self explanatory. You just need to set the preferences
    (click edit then preferences) and check the box that says
    convert sample rate to 48000Hz and set Sound Level
    control to Normalize on Clipping. Then just add your files
    and Click Convert.



    Now you are ready to use EncwavtoAc3 to process your
    audio. This is pretty self explanatory also. Add your files,
    set your bitrate ( I personally like 224kbps for 2 channel),
    and click encode.



    You are now about ready to process your video. Open the
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    bitrate calculator
    . Put in the video length ( if more
    than one video then add up the time and put that figure into
    the calculator) and set the audio rate to what you encoded
    at. You now have your average bitrate to encode to (it is a good idea to use a slightly lower~like 25kbs less~ rate than calculated to allow for authoring overhead).



    Next open your avi in fitcd.
    This is a wonderful little app that writes your avisynth script for you.
    Choose your destination size. For this project I chose
    1/2DVD or 352x480 NTSC 352x576 PAL. If your avi is
    widescreen then check the anamorphic box. If your avi is
    capped from tv it may be interlaced. If so check the
    interlaced box. If you downloaded the avi it is more than
    likely not interlaced. When done click save script.



    You are now ready to open the avs in HCEnc. Set your
    average bitrate with the rate you got from the bitrate
    calculator. Set your profile to "best". Set your aspect ratio
    to either 4:3 (full screen) or 16:9 (widescreen) depending
    on your source file. Your now ready to click the encode
    button. If your avi was 23.976 you could have check the
    3:2 pulldown box but I prefer to add pulldown after the
    encode using dgpulldown (23.976 to 29.97).



    If you have multiple avi's to process you can
    Click Here to see two different HC Batch
    Methods.

    You now have separate video and audio files ready for
    authoring in your favorite dvdauthoring program!
    Donadagohvi (Cherokee for "Until we meet again")
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    The GOP setting for progressive 23.976fps NTSC should be set to 12-2 but if you have 29.970fps then you can set it to 15-2 instead.

    I prefer 12-2 for 25fps PAL but 15-2 is supposedly A-OK according to some although I like CCE and it uses 12-2 for PAL material.

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    Thanks John. Good info! It was my understanding that If you left the "Auto Gop" box checked then HC would automatically select the correct GOP for you.
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    It does, and it is better than it was, however for PAL is flips between 14-1 Open and 15-2 Closed. Better to lock it in to either 15-2 or 12-2 (either is compliant)
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    Just trying your guide out, I get to the fitcd part and get this error with every avi i try
    http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/3058/screenshot001vs0.jpg
    is there anything I can do to solve this?
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    I have to admit that is an error I have not seen before. I'm not sure if why it is giving an "imaging helper" error. Does fitcd close when that error pops up?
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    Yes when I hit close it closes.
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    Are you sure you have to proper codecs installed? Can you post a gspot pic of the avi file?

    I don't think the problem lies in fitcd. I think it is something else.

    You might also try redownloading fitcd and saving it to another location. Then re-runing it.
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    Okay nothing unusual there and it does say that you have the proper codecs installed. Have you tried redownloading fitcd and saving it to another location then re-running it?
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    Yep tried that and same result. I found and old version of fitcd 1.1.2 on my hd and it works fine. I think I have fit2disc on disc somewhere, just have to find it.
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    found my older copy of fit2disc and it works fine too. wonder why fitcd 1.2.8 doesnt work?
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    I'm not sure. It works fine on my system. You might try contacting the author of fitcd http://shildebrand.de/ for more assistance with that. Glad you had an older version that works though. It sure makes creating avisynth scripts easier.

    By the way I just uploaded a new version of HCbatchGUI that contains the newest hcenc. I updated the gui to include new options introduced by hcenc0.22
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    I decided to use my older copy of fit2disc which is working great.
    Thanks for the update and your help Gonna be busy doing some encodes now.
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