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  1. Nothing here, move along.
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    For the latest AVStoDVD Alpha version see here:
    https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?p=1877275#post1877275

    Don't get fooled by the Alpha label. In my test this version proved to be extremely stable...


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    I have a few .ts files of vintage SNL episodes that I want to convert into playable DVDs, but I've been having a little trouble doing so. The first attempt was alright, but the picture seemed a little too "filmy"/compressed in terms of the framerate for a show recorded on videotape, so I tried changing a few settings. Unfortunately, now the video in the output file plays at 2X speed while the audio is normal, and even after making a few changes it still has the same problem.

    First attempt:
    <2019-08-01 8:10:36 AM>
    START PROCESS
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:10:36 AM>
    PROJECT SETTINGS

    DVD Video Standard: NTSC
    DVD Titles number: 1
    DVD Size: 4246/4450 MB (95%)
    DVD Output Setup: DVD Folder
    DVD Label: DVD
    DVD Menu: Static Menu
    Output Folder: C:\Users\Ben\Videos
    Delete Temp Assets Files: Yes
    Delete Temp Working Files: Yes
    Edit Command Parameters: No
    Post Process Task: Show Progress Status window

    PREFERENCES

    MultiThread: 1
    AVS Video Source Filter: A2DSource
    AVS Audio Source Filter: A2DSource
    AVS UpSize/DownSize Filter: Lanczos4Resize/Spline16Resize
    Frame Adjust Strategy: 0
    FPS Hard Conversion: 0
    PAL SpeedUp: 0
    NTSC SlowDown: 0
    Video Resolution: 0
    Video Encoder: 0
    Video BitRate Min: 2500
    Video BitRate Max: 8500
    Keep DVD Compliant Video: 1
    AC3 Audio Encoder: 0
    Force FFmpeg for Long Audio: 1
    DVD Audio Format: 0
    DVD Audio BitRate: 192
    Keep DVD Compliant Audio: 1
    Normalize Audio: 0
    Auto Delay Audio: 1
    DVD Audio Language (Primary): EN - English
    DVD Audio Language (Secondary): EN - English
    DVD Subs Language (Primary): EN - English
    DVD Subs Language (Secondary): EN - English
    DVD Subs Font: Tahoma 16pt (240,240,240)
    Chapters Interval: 5
    Use Source Chapters: 1
    DVD Burning Drive: D:
    DVD Burning Speed: 4x
    Auto Erase DVD RW: 1
    Unload ActiveMovie Library: 1
    Adjust DirectShow Filters at runtime: 1
    Save General Settings: 0

    SYSTEM INFO

    Processor Name: AMD A4-6210 APU with AMD Radeon R3 Graphics
    Operating System: Windows 10 (10.0.17763) 64 bit
    User has Admin Rights: YES
    Running with Elevated Privileges: NO (3)
    Available Output Disc Space: 105 GB
    AviSynth is installed: YES (release 2.6.0)
    LAV Filters is installed: YES (release 0.73.1)
    ffdshow is installed: NO

    CODECS REPORT

    H.264/AVC: LAV Video Decoder
    Xvid: LAV Video Decoder
    DivX 4/5/6: LAV Video Decoder
    Other MPG4: LAV Video Decoder
    DV: LAV Video Decoder
    MPEG1: LAV Video Decoder
    MPEG2: LAV Video Decoder
    AAC: LAV Audio Decoder
    MP3: LAV Audio Decoder
    MP2: LAV Audio Decoder
    AC3: LAV Audio Decoder
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    <2019-08-01 8:10:36 AM>
    TITLE 1 SOURCE FILES
    Video: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.ts
    Info: AVC - 0 kbps - 720x480 - DAR 1.364 - 29.97 fps - Interlaced (TFF) - 1:06:54 hours - 120285 frames
    Audio 1: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.ts
    Info: AAC LC - 0 kbps - VBR - 2 ch - 48000 Hz - 1:06:54 hours (-21 ms delay) - EN
    [MediaInfoLib - v18.03.1]
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:10:36 AM>
    AVISYNTH SCRIPT
    Import("C:\Program Files (x86)\AVStoDVD\Lib\A2DSource.avsi")
    LoadCPlugin("C:\Program Files (x86)\AVStoDVD\Lib\ffms2.dll")
    LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files (x86)\AVStoDVD\Lib\LeakKernelDeint.dll")

    Video = A2DVideoSource("C:\Users\Ben\Videos\SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.ts", CacheFolder="C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp", FrameRate=29.97)
    # Forced 'FFAudioSource' to encode secondary Audio Tracks
    Audio = FFAudioSource("C:\Users\Ben\Videos\SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.ts", track=7, cachefile="C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\A2DFFA_ " + String(Rand()) + ".cache")

    Video = Video.ConvertToYV12(interlaced=true)
    Video = Video.LeakKernelBob(1,7,false,false)
    Video = Video.AddBorders(0,4,0,6)
    Video = Video.Spline16Resize(720,480)
    Video = Video.SeparateFields().SelectEvery(4,1,2).Weave()

    Audio = Audio.DelayAudio(-0.021)

    AudioDub(Video, Audio)
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:10:36 AM>
    DIRECTSHOW AUDIO MIXER OPERATIONS:
    No LAV Filters mixer ON/OFF adjustment required at runtime
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:10:36 AM>
    START VIDEO ENCODING OPERATIONS
    Video Encoding Profile: FFmpeg CBR 1-pass
    Target Video FileSize: 4067.3 MB
    Encoding Parameters: -i "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_1.avs" -threads 4 -aspect 4:3 -c:v mpeg2video -b:v 8500k -minrate 8500k -maxrate 8500k -bufsize 2000k -dc 10 -flags +ilme+ildct -alternate_scan 1 -top 1 -y "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.m2v"
    <>

    <2019-08-01 9:06:33 AM>
    END VIDEO ENCODING OPERATIONS
    Video Source Filter: A2DSource - DSS2 mod (LAV Filters on)
    Created File: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.m2v (4067.4 MB)
    Ouput Video Info: MPEG-2 Video - 8500 kbps - 720x480 - DAR 4:3 - 29.97 fps - Interlaced (TFF) - 1:06:54 hours - 120301 frames
    Avg Video Encoding Speed: 36.1 fps
    <>

    <2019-08-01 9:06:33 AM>
    START AUDIO ENCODING OPERATIONS (Track 1)
    Wavi+Aften Parameters: "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_1.avs" - | "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVStoDVD\Aften\aften.exe" -b 192 -pad 0 -dynrng 5 -bwfilter 0 - "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_1.ac3"
    <>

    <2019-08-01 9:08:38 AM>
    END AUDIO ENCODING OPERATIONS (Track 1)
    Created File: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_1.ac3 (91.9 MB)
    Output Audio Info: AC3 - 192 kbps - CBR - 2 ch - 48000 Hz - 16 bit - 1:06:54 hours (0 ms delay)
    <>

    <2019-08-01 9:08:38 AM>
    DVD CHAPTERS CREATION OPERATIONS
    Title 1 Input Chapters List: 8991 17982 26973 35964 44955 53946 62937 71928 80919 89910 98901 107892 116883
    Title 1 Output Chapters List: 8991 17982 26973 35964 44955 53946 62937 71928 80919 89910 98901 107892 116883
    Created File: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_Chapters.txt (94 Byte)
    <>

    <2019-08-01 9:08:38 AM>
    START DVD MENU BUILDING OPERATIONS
    DVD Menu settings:
    Style: 0
    Aspect Ratio: 0
    Titles Format: 1
    Template: Menu in Black
    Max Titles Page: 12
    Enable Play All: 1
    Force Play All: 0
    Background Audio: 0
    Max Thumbs Row: 4
    Thumb Image Source: 0
    Thumb Frame Position: 10%
    HL Frame Format: 0
    HL Selection Color: 11
    HL Play Color: 7
    Menu Video BitRate: 6000 kbps
    Motion Menu Duration: 15 seconds
    Thumb Drop Shadow: 2
    Play All Shadow: 2
    Arrows Shadow: 0
    <>

    <2019-08-01 9:12:55 AM>
    END DVD MENU BUILDING OPERATIONS
    Created File (Menu Page 1): C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_MenuPage1.bmp (1 MB)
    <>

    <2019-08-01 9:12:55 AM>
    START DVD AUTHORING OPERATIONS
    BatchMux Parameters: -arglist "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_BatchMux. ini"
    BatchMux ini file:
    -bmlog "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_BatchMux. log"
    -d "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD\VIDEO_TS"
    -mxp "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_MuxMan.mx p"
    -l "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_MuxMan.lo g"
    -muxman "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVStoDVD\MuxMan"
    -prio LOW
    -palette "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_Palette.t xt"
    -v "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.m2v"
    -vidmode 4:3
    -a1 "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_1.ac3"
    -a1lang en
    -cellfr "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_Chapters.txt"
    -progfr "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_Chapters.txt"
    -chapfr "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_Chapters.txt"
    -SEG2v "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_MenuPage1.bmp"
    -SEG2vidmode 4:3
    -SEG2s1 "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_Menu.sst"
    -SEG2s1dmode LB
    -SEG2hlmnu "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_MenuPage1_But tons.mnu"
    -SEG2hlcsm "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_HighlightSche me.csm
    -hcn "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_BatchMux. hcn"
    <>

    <2019-08-01 9:22:37 AM>
    END DVD AUTHORING OPERATIONS
    Created Folder: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD (4237.2 MB)

    CHECK DVD SIZE
    DVD Folder (actual) Size: 4237.2 MB
    vs Assets Size: 4160.3 MB -> OK
    vs Estimated Size: 4246 MB -> 0.2% undersize
    <>

    <2019-08-01 9:22:37 AM>
    AVStoDVD Project ended successfully.
    <>

    <2019-08-01 9:22:38 AM>
    Log file created by AVStoDVD Release 2.8.8
    <>

    Second attempt:
    <2019-08-01 8:01:05 PM>
    START PROCESS
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:01:06 PM>
    PROJECT SETTINGS

    DVD Video Standard: NTSC
    DVD Titles number: 1
    DVD Size: 4245/4450 MB (95%)
    DVD Output Setup: DVD Folder
    DVD Label: DVD
    DVD Menu: No Menu
    Output Folder: C:\Users\Ben\Videos
    Delete Temp Assets Files: Yes
    Delete Temp Working Files: Yes
    Edit Command Parameters: No
    Post Process Task: Show Progress Status window

    PREFERENCES

    MultiThread: 1
    AVS Video Source Filter: FFMpegSource
    AVS Audio Source Filter: A2DSource
    AVS UpSize/DownSize Filter: Lanczos4Resize/Spline16Resize
    Frame Adjust Strategy: 0
    FPS Hard Conversion: 0
    PAL SpeedUp: 0
    NTSC SlowDown: 0
    Video Resolution: 0
    Video Encoder: 0
    Video BitRate Min: 2500
    Video BitRate Max: 8500
    Keep DVD Compliant Video: 1
    AC3 Audio Encoder: 0
    Force FFmpeg for Long Audio: 1
    DVD Audio Format: 0
    DVD Audio BitRate: 192
    Keep DVD Compliant Audio: 1
    Normalize Audio: 0
    Auto Delay Audio: 1
    DVD Audio Language (Primary): EN - English
    DVD Audio Language (Secondary): EN - English
    DVD Subs Language (Primary): EN - English
    DVD Subs Language (Secondary): EN - English
    DVD Subs Font: Tahoma 16pt (240,240,240)
    Chapters Interval: 5
    Use Source Chapters: 1
    DVD Burning Drive: D: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BP50NB40 1.00
    DVD Burning Speed: 4x
    Auto Erase DVD RW: 1
    Unload ActiveMovie Library: 1
    Adjust DirectShow Filters at runtime: 1
    Save General Settings: 0

    SYSTEM INFO

    Processor Name: AMD A4-6210 APU with AMD Radeon R3 Graphics
    Operating System: Windows 10 (10.0.17763) 64 bit
    User has Admin Rights: YES
    Running with Elevated Privileges: NO (3)
    Available Output Disc Space: 100 GB
    AviSynth is installed: YES (release 2.6.0)
    LAV Filters is installed: YES (release 0.73.1)
    ffdshow is installed: NO

    CODECS REPORT

    H.264/AVC: LAV Video Decoder
    Xvid: LAV Video Decoder
    DivX 4/5/6: LAV Video Decoder
    Other MPG4: LAV Video Decoder
    DV: LAV Video Decoder
    MPEG1: LAV Video Decoder
    MPEG2: LAV Video Decoder
    AAC: LAV Audio Decoder
    MP3: LAV Audio Decoder
    MP2: LAV Audio Decoder
    AC3: LAV Audio Decoder
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:01:06 PM>
    TITLE 1 SOURCE FILES
    Video: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.ts
    Info: AVC - 0 kbps - 720x480 - DAR 1.364 - 29.97 fps - Interlaced (TFF) - 1:06:54 hours - 120285 frames
    Audio 1: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.ts
    Info: AAC LC - 0 kbps - VBR - 2 ch - 48000 Hz - 1:06:54 hours (-21 ms delay) - EN
    [MediaInfoLib - v18.03.1]
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:01:06 PM>
    AVISYNTH SCRIPT
    LoadCPlugin("C:\Program Files (x86)\AVStoDVD\Lib\ffms2.dll")
    LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files (x86)\AVStoDVD\Lib\LeakKernelDeint.dll")

    # Forced 'FFAudioSource' to encode secondary Audio Tracks
    Audio = FFAudioSource("C:\Users\Ben\Videos\SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.ts", track=7, cachefile="C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\A2DFFA_ " + String(Rand()) + ".cache")
    Video = FFVideoSource("C:\Users\Ben\Videos\SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.ts", track=-1, fpsnum=2997, fpsden=100, seekmode=0)

    Video = Video.ConvertToYV12(interlaced=true)
    Video = Video.LeakKernelBob(1,7,false,false)
    Video = Video.AddBorders(0,4,0,6)
    Video = Video.Spline16Resize(720,480)
    Video = Video.SeparateFields().SelectEvery(4,1,2).Weave()

    Audio = Audio.DelayAudio(-0.021)

    AudioDub(Video, Audio)
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:01:06 PM>
    DIRECTSHOW AUDIO MIXER OPERATIONS:
    No LAV Filters mixer ON/OFF adjustment required at runtime
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:01:06 PM>
    START VIDEO ENCODING OPERATIONS
    Video Encoding Profile: FFmpeg CBR 1-pass
    Target Video FileSize: 4067.3 MB
    Encoding Parameters: -i "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_1_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_1.avs" -threads 4 -aspect 4:3 -c:v mpeg2video -b:v 8500k -minrate 8500k -maxrate 8500k -bufsize 2000k -dc 10 -flags +ilme+ildct -alternate_scan 1 -top 1 -y "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_1_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.m2v"
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:51:04 PM>
    END VIDEO ENCODING OPERATIONS
    Created File: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_1_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.m2v (2033.8 MB)
    Ouput Video Info: MPEG-2 Video - 8500 kbps - 720x480 - DAR 4:3 - 29.97 fps - Interlaced (TFF) - 33:27 minutes - 60154 frames
    Avg Video Encoding Speed: 20.4 fps
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:52:05 PM>
    Process halted during Title 1 VIDEO encoding operations.

    Error Message: 'Warning! Title 1 output Video duration (00:33:27) is shorter than expected duration (01:06:54).'

    Video errors warning message skipped.
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:52:05 PM>
    START AUDIO ENCODING OPERATIONS (Track 1)
    Wavi+Aften Parameters: "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_1_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_1.avs" - | "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVStoDVD\Aften\aften.exe" -b 192 -pad 0 -dynrng 5 -bwfilter 0 - "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_1_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_1.ac3"
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:53:44 PM>
    END AUDIO ENCODING OPERATIONS (Track 1)
    Created File: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_1_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_1.ac3 (91.9 MB)
    Output Audio Info: AC3 - 192 kbps - CBR - 2 ch - 48000 Hz - 16 bit - 1:06:54 hours (0 ms delay)
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:53:44 PM>
    DVD CHAPTERS CREATION OPERATIONS
    Title 1 Input Chapters List: 8991 17982 26973 35964 44955 53946 62937 71928 80919 89910 98901 107892 116883
    Title 1 Output Chapters List: 8991 17982 26973 35964 44955 53946
    Created File: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_1_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_Chapters.txt (43 Byte)
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:53:44 PM>
    START DVD AUTHORING OPERATIONS
    BatchMux Parameters: -arglist "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_1_BatchMux.in i"
    BatchMux ini file:
    -bmlog "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_1_BatchMux.lo g"
    -d "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_1\VIDEO_TS"
    -mxp "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_1_MuxMan. mxp"
    -l "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_1_MuxMan. log"
    -muxman "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVStoDVD\MuxMan"
    -prio LOW
    -palette "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_1_Palette.txt "
    -v "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_1_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.m2v"
    -vidmode 4:3
    -a1 "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_1_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_1.ac3"
    -a1lang en
    -cellfr "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_1_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_Chapters.txt"
    -progfr "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_1_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_Chapters.txt"
    -chapfr "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_1_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_Chapters.txt"
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:58:12 PM>
    END DVD AUTHORING OPERATIONS
    Created Folder: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_1 (2118.6 MB)

    CHECK DVD SIZE
    DVD Folder (actual) Size: 2118.6 MB
    vs Assets Size: 2125.7 MB -> OK
    vs Estimated Size: 4245 MB -> 50.1% undersize
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:58:13 PM>
    AVStoDVD Project ended with warnings.
    <>

    <2019-08-01 8:58:13 PM>
    Log file created by AVStoDVD Release 2.8.8
    <>

    Third attempt:
    <2019-08-01 9:12:09 PM>
    START PROCESS
    <>

    <2019-08-01 9:12:09 PM>
    PROJECT SETTINGS

    DVD Video Standard: NTSC
    DVD Titles number: 1
    DVD Size: 4245/4450 MB (95%)
    DVD Output Setup: DVD Folder
    DVD Label: DVD
    DVD Menu: No Menu
    Output Folder: C:\Users\Ben\Videos
    Delete Temp Assets Files: Yes
    Delete Temp Working Files: Yes
    Edit Command Parameters: No
    Post Process Task: Show Progress Status window

    PREFERENCES

    MultiThread: 1
    AVS Video Source Filter: FFMpegSource
    AVS Audio Source Filter: FFMpegSource
    AVS UpSize/DownSize Filter: Lanczos4Resize/Spline16Resize
    Frame Adjust Strategy: 0
    FPS Hard Conversion: 0
    PAL SpeedUp: 0
    NTSC SlowDown: 0
    Video Resolution: 0
    Video Encoder: 1
    Video BitRate Min: 2500
    Video BitRate Max: 8500
    Keep DVD Compliant Video: 1
    AC3 Audio Encoder: 0
    Force FFmpeg for Long Audio: 1
    DVD Audio Format: 0
    DVD Audio BitRate: 192
    Keep DVD Compliant Audio: 1
    Normalize Audio: 0
    Auto Delay Audio: 1
    DVD Audio Language (Primary): EN - English
    DVD Audio Language (Secondary): EN - English
    DVD Subs Language (Primary): EN - English
    DVD Subs Language (Secondary): EN - English
    DVD Subs Font: Tahoma 16pt (240,240,240)
    Chapters Interval: 5
    Use Source Chapters: 1
    DVD Burning Drive: D: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BP50NB40 1.00
    DVD Burning Speed: 4x
    Auto Erase DVD RW: 1
    Unload ActiveMovie Library: 1
    Adjust DirectShow Filters at runtime: 1
    Save General Settings: 0

    SYSTEM INFO

    Processor Name: AMD A4-6210 APU with AMD Radeon R3 Graphics
    Operating System: Windows 10 (10.0.17763) 64 bit
    User has Admin Rights: YES
    Running with Elevated Privileges: NO (3)
    Available Output Disc Space: 102 GB
    AviSynth is installed: YES (release 2.6.0)
    LAV Filters is installed: YES (release 0.73.1)
    ffdshow is installed: NO

    CODECS REPORT

    H.264/AVC: LAV Video Decoder
    Xvid: LAV Video Decoder
    DivX 4/5/6: LAV Video Decoder
    Other MPG4: LAV Video Decoder
    DV: LAV Video Decoder
    MPEG1: LAV Video Decoder
    MPEG2: LAV Video Decoder
    AAC: LAV Audio Decoder
    MP3: LAV Audio Decoder
    MP2: LAV Audio Decoder
    AC3: LAV Audio Decoder
    <>

    <2019-08-01 9:12:09 PM>
    TITLE 1 SOURCE FILES
    Video: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.ts
    Info: AVC - 0 kbps - 720x480 - DAR 1.364 - 29.97 fps - Interlaced (TFF) - 1:06:54 hours - 120285 frames
    Audio 1: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.ts
    Info: AAC LC - 0 kbps - VBR - 2 ch - 48000 Hz - 1:06:54 hours (-21 ms delay) - EN
    [MediaInfoLib - v18.03.1]
    <>

    <2019-08-01 9:12:09 PM>
    AVISYNTH SCRIPT
    LoadCPlugin("C:\Program Files (x86)\AVStoDVD\Lib\ffms2.dll")
    LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files (x86)\AVStoDVD\Lib\LeakKernelDeint.dll")

    # Forced 'FFAudioSource' to encode secondary Audio Tracks
    Audio = FFAudioSource("C:\Users\Ben\Videos\SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.ts", track=7, cachefile="C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\A2DFFA_ " + String(Rand()) + ".cache")
    Video = FFVideoSource("C:\Users\Ben\Videos\SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.ts", track=-1, fpsnum=2997, fpsden=100, seekmode=0)

    Video = Video.ConvertToYV12(interlaced=true)
    Video = Video.LeakKernelBob(1,7,false,false)
    Video = Video.AddBorders(0,4,0,6)
    Video = Video.Spline16Resize(720,480)
    Video = Video.SeparateFields().SelectEvery(4,1,2).Weave()

    Audio = Audio.DelayAudio(-0.021)

    AudioDub(Video, Audio)
    <>

    <2019-08-01 9:12:09 PM>
    START VIDEO ENCODING OPERATIONS
    Video Encoding Profile: FFmpeg CBR 1-pass
    Target Video FileSize: 4067.3 MB
    Encoding Parameters: -i "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_1.avs" -threads 4 -aspect 4:3 -c:v mpeg2video -b:v 8500k -minrate 8500k -maxrate 8500k -bufsize 2000k -dc 10 -bf 2 -mbd rd -cmp 2 -subcmp 2 -flags +ilme+ildct -alternate_scan 1 -top 1 -y "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_2_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.m2v"
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    END VIDEO ENCODING OPERATIONS
    Created File: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_2_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.m2v (2033.8 MB)
    Ouput Video Info: MPEG-2 Video - 8500 kbps - 720x480 - DAR 4:3 - 29.97 fps - Interlaced (TFF) - 33:27 minutes - 60154 frames
    Avg Video Encoding Speed: 12 fps
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    <2019-08-01 10:38:11 PM>
    Process halted during Title 1 VIDEO encoding operations.

    Error Message: 'Warning! Title 1 output Video duration (00:33:27) is shorter than expected duration (01:06:54).'

    Video errors warning message skipped.
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    <2019-08-01 10:38:11 PM>
    START AUDIO ENCODING OPERATIONS (Track 1)
    Wavi+Aften Parameters: "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_1.avs" - | "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVStoDVD\Aften\aften.exe" -b 192 -pad 0 -dynrng 5 -bwfilter 0 - "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_2_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_1.ac3"
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    <2019-08-01 10:39:57 PM>
    END AUDIO ENCODING OPERATIONS (Track 1)
    Created File: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_2_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_1.ac3 (91.9 MB)
    Output Audio Info: AC3 - 192 kbps - CBR - 2 ch - 48000 Hz - 16 bit - 1:06:54 hours (0 ms delay)
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    <2019-08-01 10:39:58 PM>
    DVD CHAPTERS CREATION OPERATIONS
    Title 1 Input Chapters List: 8991 17982 26973 35964 44955 53946 62937 71928 80919 89910 98901 107892 116883
    Title 1 Output Chapters List: 8991 17982 26973 35964 44955 53946
    Created File: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_2_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_Chapters.txt (43 Byte)
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    <2019-08-01 10:39:58 PM>
    START DVD AUTHORING OPERATIONS
    BatchMux Parameters: -arglist "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_BatchMux.in i"
    BatchMux ini file:
    -bmlog "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_BatchMux.lo g"
    -d "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_2\VIDEO_TS"
    -mxp "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_MuxMan. mxp"
    -l "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_MuxMan. log"
    -muxman "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVStoDVD\MuxMan"
    -prio LOW
    -palette "C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_Palette.txt "
    -v "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_2_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase.m2v"
    -vidmode 4:3
    -a1 "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_2_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_1.ac3"
    -a1lang en
    -cellfr "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_2_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_Chapters.txt"
    -progfr "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_2_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_Chapters.txt"
    -chapfr "C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_2_SNL - 1985-11-16 Chevy Chase_Chapters.txt"
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    <2019-08-01 10:44:17 PM>
    END DVD AUTHORING OPERATIONS
    Created Folder: C:\Users\Ben\Videos\DVD_2 (2119.4 MB)

    CHECK DVD SIZE
    DVD Folder (actual) Size: 2119.4 MB
    vs Assets Size: 2125.7 MB -> OK
    vs Estimated Size: 4245 MB -> 50.1% undersize
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    <2019-08-01 10:44:17 PM>
    AVStoDVD Project ended with warnings.
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    <2019-08-01 10:44:17 PM>
    Log file created by AVStoDVD Release 2.8.8
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    Can someone let me know what I'm doing wrong here?
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    Originally Posted by bjdwsm View Post
    ...but the picture seemed a little too "filmy"/compressed in terms of the framerate for a show recorded on videotape, so I tried changing a few settings. Unfortunately, now the video in the output file plays at 2X speed while the audio is normal, and even after making a few changes it still has the same problem.
    Hi and welcome to the forum...

    A few questions first:
    What exactly do you mean by "too filmy/compressed"? You used the highest possible DVD frame rate, and you converted your interlaced source to an interlaced DVD. This should look very good, what is it what you don't like?

    What settings did you change for the second and third attempts? I saw that you changed the video source filter from DSS2Mod to FFmpegSource, and obviously FFmpegSource did not like your source. It converted your source to a result which has only half the duration, and of course during playback you will get double speed.


    My recommendation is to not use Transport Streams as the source. Remux the TS source into an MKV container before feeding it to AVStoDVD. Use MKVToolNix for this. This should fix the double speed issue.

    For the "filmy/compressed" look you need to experiment. Maybe your playback chain has problems with deinterlacing interlaced DVDs correctly (you know that modern viewing devices like LCDs cannot display interlaced video, the video needs to be deinterlaced somewhere in the playback chain before reaching the screen). So it might look better if you deinterlace your video in AVStoDVD before encoding it, so your playback chain won't have to deinterlace the video.

    And maybe you can cut out and upload a short section of your source...


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    manolito,

    Is that problem with interlaced material strictly an LCD thing -- and therefore applicable to the latest OLED or QLED panels.
    Or would it apply to the older plasma panels as well ?

    Occasionally I will run into consistency of "speed / motion" or consistent smoothness vs. some jerkiness of motion issues in playback. I always assumed that it may have had something to do with film sources going to video (not by me) . . . but I'd have to stop and do some investigation into just what was the true nature of the material in question and what processing it may have gone through in order to shed more light on the matter. (If the material was downloaded -- as is often the case here -- there may be no reliable way of determining its provenance ?)
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    A disclaimer first...
    Since I am not personally affected by problems about viewing interlaced material (my TV still is an old CRT which handles interlaced input perfectly), some of the following information may be incomplete, incorrect or misleading.

    Today the only viewing devices which can display interlaced stuff natively are CRT TVs. Their electron beam writes one field after the other. All other devices (LCD, Plasma, OLED, Projectors) display frame by frame. If you feed them with analog NTSC or PAL signals (which deliver the stream field by field), these fields need to be weaved into whole frames first. When the content is interlaced (i.e. the two fields which make up a frame have been shot at different points in time), the resulting frame needs to get deinterlaced before being sent to the screen.

    All LCD TVs (or other modern TVs) have built-in hardware deinterlacers. When LCDs entered the market, the quality of these deinterlacers was often very poor, but this has changed. Today most (if not all) hardware deinterlacers produce good quality results.

    If you use a playback device which is digitally connected to your TV (HDMI) then this device needs to take care of the deinterlacing. This applies to a modern upscaling DVD player, BD players or streaming boxes. Such devices upscale an SD DVD source to the HD resolution of the TV, and resizing interlaced content vertically requires that the content gets deinterlaced before resizing.

    But how do playback devices determine if the stream needs to get deinterlaced? Unfortunately they use different methods which can cause all kinds of problems. Most video formats use flags which the decoder can evaluate to see if the "Interlaced" flag is set. For MPEG2 each frame is flagged individually, other formats may just use a flag for the container and not the stream itself. A problem comes up when an MPEG2 stream mixes progressive and interlaced in one stream. This is perfectly legal, but many playback devices only read the flag once when playback starts. So a safer method would be if the playback device did not rely on flags at all, but instead continuously checked the stream for combing and deinterlaced when necessary.

    Today it can make sense to avoid dealing with interlaced material and deinterlace all interlaced sources in software before reencoding. Since it needs to get deinterlaced anyways, you could just deinterlace it in software using a high quality deinterlacer like QTGMC. Since this software deinterlacer does not need to work in real time, the result could possibly look better than doing it in hardware in real time. But this matter is still disputed among the experts.


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    Originally Posted by manolito View Post
    Today it can make sense to avoid dealing with interlaced material and deinterlace all interlaced sources in software before reencoding. Since it needs to get deinterlaced anyways, you could just deinterlace it in software using a high quality deinterlacer like QTGMC. Since this software deinterlacer does not need to work in real time, the result could possibly look better than doing it in hardware in real time. But this matter is still disputed among the experts.
    If you deinterlace a video destined for DVD-Video, you have to do 29.97fps which would make you miss out on the 59.94 fluid motion. I would deinterlace before hand if it was not for the DVD-Video limitation of 25fps/29.97.

    Edit: Changed the word "with" to "which".
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    Originally Posted by KarMa View Post
    If you deinterlace a video destined for DVD-Video, you have to do 29.97fps with would make you miss out on the 59.94 fluid motion.
    Yes, but since the video needs to get deinterlaced somewhere in the chain anyways for viewing it on a current viewing device, you would loose this fluid motion no matter what. Deinterlacing a video always discards information. But what's the difference if you deinterlace the video before encoding it, or if you encode it interlaced and deinterlace it later? The omly way to retain this fluid motion would be if the playback device can upsample the frame rate by interpolating new frames.
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    Doesn't the TV just do a bob?
    29i becomes 59p and temporal fluidity is maintained
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    Originally Posted by davexnet View Post
    Doesn't the TV just do a bob?
    29i becomes 59p and temporal fluidity is maintained
    According to the last post in this thread:
    https://forums.creativecow.net/docs/forums/post.php?forumid=3&postid=952892&univpostid...952892&pview=t
    you are probably correct.

    But then it would always be better to keep your DVD encodes interlaced and let the TV do the (bob) deinterlacing, right? Because for a compliant DVD you cannot use software double rate deinterlacing, only same rate deinterlacing is allowed if you want to create a DVD which complies to the standard.

    But this is exactly what bjdwsm did on his first attempt, and he did not like the "filmy"/compressed look of the result. No idea...
    I did read in some forum posts that most current TVs let the user choose between different deinterlacing modes (like film mode and video mode). Maybe worth playing with such settings.
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    If the DVD was all or mostly film rate (23.976fps or PAL 25 Film) I'd deinterlace+decimate or field match+decimate down to that film rate. Otherwise I would leave the interlacing in.
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