I have 13 episodes of a anime series in .mkv that i want to put on blu-ray disk with a menu. I set all the settings i think i need but not sure due to being new to the program, i click start and many hours later it says its done but when i go to burn to disk the whole 13 episodes have only taken up 6gig of the 25 and the quality ain't great. I want it to use the whole 25gb of the disk to get the best quality possible, what am i doing wrong.
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multiavchd has a myriad of settings. some harder to find than others. make sure the size option is set to bd-r not dvd-r. can't help with where the setting is, i always have trouble with that program also until i find the right menu.--
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The real answer is "it all depends." You might be able to get better quality, and as a result fill more disk space by ensuring you press the "fit all" button in the "media" tab after you have added all of your files. There are many options available in MultiAVCHD so if you're serious about using the program it would serve you best to invest some time searching/reading up in the MultiAVCHD forum, but at least read the setup tutorial. It's a one-of-a-kind program.
In a nutshell what I do is add my files, and look to see whether each title is "green" or "red." If it's green you're good to go, if it's "red" it means it needs to be "uncropped" by the program to be within video specifications. If it's "red" highlight the file and press the "transcode" button but don't make any other changes on that screen, then "apply" and "ok." When you're back at the main screen you should see that your title has gone from "red" to "green." After they're all "green" I do the "window dressing" and highlight each file and press the "properties" button to edit or provide a descriptive title when it appears in the menu, and edit the audio track language if it doesn't show the proper language (like eng), same with the subtitle if there is one. When all files are "green" and the properties are edited, go to the "media" tab and press "fit all" and the program will calculate the bitrate to encode each file. Maximum bitrate will be roughly 8000 for each file and decreases with the number of files you add, so "it depends" and it may not fill the entire disk when the process completes.
Provide a path to where you want your compilation to go to, press "start" and select "Blu-ray disk." Depending on the speed of your computer it can take anywhere from an hour to 10 hours to complete. The program isn't flawless, so don't be disappointed if the results are not as expected. Again, answers can be found in the MultiAVCHD forum.
Last edited by mail2tom; 24th Apr 2011 at 22:06. Reason: typo
Ya thanks for that, i've managed to get it to use 23gb of the disk but i have run into another problem. The subtitles are not coming up when burned to disk, i can go in the setup on the disk menu and it says none, english 1 and english 2 but when selected no subs come on screen.
I've had that problem myself, unless the subtitles were in srt format, and even then I've had to extract the subtitle track with MKVExtractGUI and examine the srt to make sure it was complete or not corrupt. But if MultiAVCHD had a problem with the subtitle track you should have seen a red error message in the log on the right window pane.
You can try an experiment by adding one episode. If there is more than 1 subtitle track determine which one you want to display. On the main page select "Subtitles & Audio" tab, then select "Force display of first subtitle track." On the "media" tab highlight the file and select "properties." When the properties page displays select the "subtitles" tab and highlight which subtitle track you would like to display. Whether it's the first or second track you can highlight it and press the "up" or "down" button to move it into the first place, or simply highlight the one you don't want and press "remove."
Now process the single file as a complete compilation and when it's complete watch the results to ensure you get the subtitles to display without the need to select them. If they don't display you may have a problem with that subtitle track.