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    Chrissy? I really need&want motion menus etc. Am getting more and more requests for wedding videos etc and would love that feature.

    Also one other thing would it be possible to add a feature so that you could add a load of photos and have it make a slideshow/video out of them with music? This would be selectable along side a video vts on the same dvd/menu?

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    Well said m8. No update since last year by the looks of it, a wasted investment if it remains the same. Have started using convertxtodvd again...
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  3. A wasted investment would be a program that doesn't work as advertised, hardly the case with SVCD2DVD. Wherever did the "honest" come from in your member name?
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    No, I would say a wasted investment would be one where the program is not developed regularly - eg where the last update was over 9 months ago! Especially compared to other, similar,software which is developed on a month to month basis such as convertxtodvd.
    What EXACTLY gives you the right to slight me for having an HONEST opinion? Do you know me?
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  5. Ooooh, name calling, the very definition of someone small. Works well over the internet where you know you'll never have to step up - I hope you feel manly enough now.

    I have the same right to question your post as you think you have to slight a quality product that, again, works as advertised. Bug fixes have been ongoing, even at the single user level. Expecting to get the major improvements intimated for V3 for the price of your original investment - to the point of criticism of the developer - that's ridiculous.

    Remember, an honest opinion means little if you aren't informed, knowledgable or supported in it.
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    Calm down chaps. It will be soon. Work commitments dictate at the moment.
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    Originally Posted by Jikchung
    Ooooh, name calling, the very definition of someone small. Works well over the internet where you know you'll never have to step up - I hope you feel manly enough now.

    I have the same right to question your post as you think you have to slight a quality product that, again, works as advertised. Bug fixes have been ongoing, even at the single user level. Expecting to get the major improvements intimated for V3 for the price of your original investment - to the point of criticism of the developer - that's ridiculous.

    Remember, an honest opinion means little if you aren't informed, knowledgable or supported in it.
    Come back to me when you grow up.

    You have no idea of my level of knowledge etc of the product. You don't know me and I would choose not to ignore you if you are so ignorant and hostile.

    Thanks Chris, good to know it's ongoing
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    Most software only gets an updates once a year at most. Monthly updates are only made to software that sucks (full of bugs) or has the need (anti-virus, with near-daily database updates).
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    Or to add features
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    Not at all. Most new features come in major version revisions, and in most cases those are anywhere from 12-18 months in between.
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    I think you'll find there is a lot of of software that is updated more frequently than this.
    Anyway, lets just leave it at that abd not let this turn into a slanging match
    The main thing is that it's still being developed
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    Chrissey Your program is great, I only hope at some point in the future we can have Nstc to Pal with less jerky video frames. Anyway me is looking forward to v3. Writing programs is hard work and a pain, so people give the guy a break just wait, otherwise if you rush things people will be moaning about the bugs in the program not about the time and effort that goes into improving. Group hug leave Chrissy to sort things when he has the time.
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    One of the main things I purchased SVCD2DVD to do is to create better menus for DVDs that were recorded on a standalone recorder, or to create DVDs from video files I downloaded. I was unaware that re-encoding would lower the quality. I thought quality was only a factor when you needed to shrink things down to fit onto 1 disc, for example. But now I know otherwise.

    Is there some way to use the VOBs from a pre-existing already authored DVD in SVCD2DVD, create a new menu with SVCD2DVD, then create the new files for a new DVD that will have the new menu, WITHOUT having to re-encode? If that is not currently an option, is that something that can be easily added into v3, and what is the likelihood of that feature being added?

    And in response to one post I read, I LOVE the PAL to NTSC conversion, and of the two DVDs I converted, I saw absolutely NO flaws when I watched them. No jitters, Etc...

    Is this a problem a lot of people have?

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    One of the main things I purchased SVCD2DVD to do is to create better menus for DVDs that were recorded on a standalone recorder, or to create DVDs from video files I downloaded. I was unaware that re-encoding would lower the quality. I thought quality was only a factor when you needed to shrink things down to fit onto 1 disc, for example. But now I know otherwise.

    Is there some way to use the VOBs from a pre-existing already authored DVD in SVCD2DVD, create a new menu with SVCD2DVD, then create the new files for a new DVD that will have the new menu, WITHOUT having to re-encode? If that is not currently an option, is that something that can be easily added into v3, and what is the likelihood of that feature being added?
    If your source material is already DVD/SVCD compliant and meets your selected broadcast standard (NTSC/PAL) it won't be re-encoded (except for the audio portion when neccessary). If you have a file in AVI or MKV format, re-encoding is a neccessary part of the process to meet the DVD standard and should be expected regardless of the tool. If you are getting unsatisfactory results, perhaps putting less material on each disc will solve your problem? Total duration of your assets will determine bitrate and final quality.

    Try VOB2MPG for coverting VOB's for use in S2D, if the files are compliant they will not be re-encoded.

    Originally Posted by noyou
    And in response to one post I read, I LOVE the PAL to NTSC conversion, and of the two DVDs I converted, I saw absolutely NO flaws when I watched them. No jitters, Etc...
    Note that the comment you are referring to was for NTSC to PAL conversion, something S2D does not support. The author of that comment has been asked repeatedly to post his work flow for acheiving the conversion since it is not possible in S2D.
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    Originally Posted by Jikchung
    If your source material is already DVD/SVCD compliant and meets your selected broadcast standard (NTSC/PAL) it won't be re-encoded (except for the audio portion when neccessary).

    Try VOB2MPG for converting VOB's for use in S2D, if the files are compliant they will not be re-encoded.
    If VOB2MPG doesn't re-encode, why does it take SOOOOO long to convert? I know it has to join the VOBs, but it doesn't seem like it should take that long to join 1-4 VOBs into one MPG. Are you 100% sure there is absolutely no loss of any sort during this conversion?

    And then I seem to remember that after adding a menu with SVCD2DVD and tyhen selecting "MAKE DVD", it actually tells you in the log, as it's doing it, that it is re-encoding, or whatever word it uses. I'm going off of memory here, but I'm fairly sure it does say something like that.

    Is there somewhere on the SVCD2DVD site that explains that it will not re-encode compliant files unless you ask it to or to fit onto a certain sized media?

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  16. I can guarantee that VOB2MPG is not re-encoding anything.

    If you could post an S2D log file from a project that you are curious about we could probably explain what you're seeing and why.
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    Note that the comment you are referring to was for NTSC to PAL conversion, something S2D does not support. The author of that comment has been asked repeatedly to post his work flow for acheiving the conversion since it is not possible in S2D.

    Regarding thee above comment's I did respond on how I converted Nstc to Pal it was with a different program. I will explain again right, I converted the avi file's that had Nstc 23.976 frames and also 29 frames to pal 25 frames. The avi's were then converted with d2mp into mpeg2 files I then added the mpeg2 files to Svcd2dvd knowing that Svcd2dvd will not re-encode the mpeg2 files. I only added the converted mpeg2 files because Svcd2dvd has a better menu creation. After the conversion was done I burned them to dvd with perfect video frames no jerkyness. D2mp only deals with converting Nstc to Pal. Hope this help's
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  18. Originally Posted by mr nice
    Hope this help's
    Yes it does. Thanks for clarifying.
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    Originally Posted by Jikchung
    I can guarantee that VOB2MPG is not re-encoding anything.
    Here are the exact steps I took to create my new DVD:

    1) I used VOB2MPG to create 1 MPG file from the VOBset on the original compliant NTSC DVD.

    2) I added this new MPG as the one and only asset into SVCD2DVD, created my simple menu with a BMP graphic file as the background and a graphic button to "PLAY".

    3) Generated the new DVD files needed to burn the new DVD, then burned the DVD

    I just want to be sure that absolutely no re-encoding took place in any of these steps and processes, and in no way was there a loss of any information during any of this. I need to prove this to someone else as well.

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  20. Post your log file...
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    Originally Posted by Jikchung
    Post your log file...
    I couldn't figure out how to highlight the text in the log area OR find a log file on my hard drive (what's up with that, by the way???), so I did a screen capture, which is attached. I don't know why it's concerned about my D drive, since it was only working on my C.

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    I couldn't figure out how to highlight the text in the log area OR find a log file on my hard drive (what's up with that, by the way???),
    Try clicking the 'Help' button...


    See the line that says "Leaving Peter Himmelmen - A Million Sides.mpg alone"? That tells you pretty directly that the file was not re-encoded. As for VOB2MPG, I don't know what's neccessary to do a conversion, just that it takes a little time (it's more than simply linking the VOBs) but I do know that it definitely does not require re-encoding. What you put in is what you get out, no loss of quality.
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    Chrissy and news on how new version is coming on? are you going to add any of the suggestions some of the users have made? will the program layout still look the same?
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  24. Hi Chrissi,

    currently I changed to ConvertXtoDVD because the prog converts avi to DVD much faster with high quality than SVCD2DVD.

    I hope that the next version will catch up or even exceed ConvertXtoDVD.

    Best regards,
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