It seems to be a permission issue, I was able to get around the crashing by changing the compatibility then started getting the error that Tsmuxer couldn't determine the file type. But after running "tsMuxerR.exe" as administrator the issue seems to have gone away. I'll do some more testing tomorrow evening. And try to burn and play a disk. Looking very good thus far.
tsMuxer did not generate a meaningful error.. all i really got was the prompt from Windows that tsmuxer stopped working.
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Murphy's law taught me everything I know.
ffvideosource is causing memory allocations on some MKV files. Also getting error "Invalid initial pts and dts" when using raw 264 video streams.
Last edited by dragonkeeper; 8th Aug 2012 at 22:13.Murphy's law taught me everything I know.
Well, I'm going to install Window7 tomorrow - it is obviously a popular OS
I'm going to change the decoder based on the file extension, so I plan on using
DirectShowSource for .ts, possibly mkv
FFVideoSource for .mp4, and .264 [for .264 the required syntax is [int] fpsnum = 24000, [int] fpsden = 1001 for 23.976] which means that the user would have to know the framerate with the raw stream
And I think both DirectShowSource and FFVideoSource have problems with .m2ts - so that won't be an option
I have a bunch of files on my other computer - so I'll put them in various containers and see what works best
I need to clean up the 80010_0.clpi file
I forgot to mention that the clpi and mpls files are for 23.976/24 fps - PowerDVD will play a 29.97i Main with 23.976/24 fps menus but the chapter times would be slightly off - TMT won't work with a BD like that; were any of your sources 29.97i or 25i?
Also, I am adding some error checking
Hope to have a new hta for Thursday night
By using avisynth, I'm assuming that you will be able to add/edit custom avisynth scripts
If it does this will add a big plus point that a lot of commercial software refuses to offer which is giving control back to the user
Will there also be an option to output an MKV file, as an alternative and also be able to recreate the blu-ray disc structure from an input video source
Murphy's law taught me everything I know.
steptoe: thanks for your input
re avisynth - yes the way the hta is setup, the user can go into the TMP directory and edit the avs file[s] before they run the preview or encode - it might be a bit tricky - later on I may add an option to view/edit the avs file[s]
re MKV file - not right now, I've got to get the BD authoring done, then AVCHD
re - recreating the blu-ray disc structure from an input source - don't think I will be able to do that - or did you mean transcoding? - I want to stay away from that right now
re Win7 - I tried it before - didn't like it - but there are lots of users
re your MKV file - so FFVideoSource failed and DirectShowSource worked?
re mediainfo - I was using it for another app I wrote - I was trying to avoid using it - but I may have to
re mpegSource - did you mean DGIndex and mpeg2source? - this would be for .m2v/mpv sources
Yes, DirectShowSource worked whereas FFvFideoSource generate memory allocation errors.Murphy's law taught me everything I know.
Installed Windows7 Professional - formatted hard disk, created new partition - install was painless
Did a bunch of tests on a 1280x720, 23.976 fps, framecount 20317 video only mp4 container:
used DSMux (Haali) - took about one minute
1a) DirectShowSource("D:\test_DSMux.mkv") -> fps 25 [wrong] have to use:
directshowSource("D:\test_DSMux.mkv",fps=24000.0/1001.0, audio=false) = 1 extra frame
1b) dss2("D:\test_DSMux.mkv") fps 23.976 - ok frames 20317 [a little faster than directshowSource]
1c) ffvideoSource("D:\test_DSMux.mkv") fps 23.976 -ok frames 20317
with MKVMerge GUI v5.7.0:
1d) DirectShowSource("D:\testMKVMerge.mkv") fps 23.976 20318 frames YUY2 colorspace correct, one extra frame
1e) dss2("D:\testMKVMerge.mkv") fps 23.976 20317 frames [framecount correct] YUY2
1f) ffvideosource("D:\testMKVMerge.mkv") fps 23.976 20317 frames YV12 colorspace incorrect
Then TSMuxerGUI 1.10.6:
1g) testDSMux.mkv - ok - framerate not found
1h) testMKVMerge.mkv -
Matroksa parse error: invalid H264 NAL unit size. NAL unit truncated
Matroksa parse error: invalid H264 NAL unit size. NAL unit truncated
then again with MKVMerge GUI v5.7.0:
1i) testDHRC.mkv - ok - has framerate 23.976
File\Options\Disable header removal compression for audio and video tracks by default - checked
then mkvmerge GUI v3.4.0 which has no header compression
1j) testMK3.4.mkv - ok - has framerate 23.976
then loading mkv in AvsP:
1k) DirectShowSource("D:\testMK3.4.mkv") 23.976 20318 YUY2 - faster when reloading - one extra frame
1l) dss2("D:\testMK3.4.mkv") 23.976 20318 YUY2 [slightly faster initially] - one extra frame
1m) ffvideosource("D:\MK3.4.mkv") - needs to index - YV12 - incorrect colorspace - took awhile to index initially
Now, mux test.mp4 to ts with TSmuxerGUI ->
DirectShowSource("D:\test.ts") fps 23.976 20317 frames, YUY2 - one extra frame
dss2("D:\test.ts") fps 23.976 20316 frames, YUY2
ffvideoSource("D:\test.ts") 23.974, YV12, 20315 - incorrect framerate, incorrect colorspace, incorrect framecount
Now, mux test.mp4 to m2ts with TSmuxerGUI ->
DirectShowSource("D:\test.m2ts") fps 23.976 20317 frames, YUY2
dss2("D:\test.m2ts") fps 23.976 20317 frames, YUY2
ffvideoSource("D:\test.m2ts") fps 23.974 20315 frames YV12 incorrect framerate, incorrect colorspace, incorrect framecount
test stream to raw - demux with TSMuxer
ffvideoSource("D:\test.track_1.264",fpsnum=24000, fpsden=1001) fps 23.976 YV12, 19485 frames incorrect colorspace, incorrect framecount
test stream to raw Yamb/MP4Box
ffvideosource("D:\test.track1.h264",fpsnum=24000, fpsden=1001) fps 23.976 YV12, 19485 frames incorrect colorspace, incorrect framecount
Based on this one file:
A. Raw 264 frames are problematic - should not use for Main Title
B. mp4 -> ffvideosource - [based on previous experience]
C. mkv - MKVMerge GUI v5.7.0 -> File\Options\Disable header removal compression for audio and video tracks by default - checked
necessary for TSMuxer
D. mkv - mkvmerge GUI v3.4.0 -> no header removal compression
E. ts - DirectShowSource
F. m2ts - DirectShowSource
Now I need to test QuickBD.hta on Windows 7 . . .
Got it working on Windows7 - but these "permissions" are a real drag . . . sometimes for no apparent reason "permission is denied" . . .
New hta -> QuickBD1.hta
Deleted attachment Oct 25, 2012
add three new variables:
decode, tracknumber, tracknumber1
and changed Vclip so that if extension is .ts, .m2ts, or .mkv - uses directshowsource, and if extension is .mp4 uses ffvideosource
also, if Vclip is a .m2ts or .ts -> track=4113, otherwise track=1
it can accept a .ts, .m2ts, .mkv, or .mp4 muxed with audio BUT it will not process the audio - so it is necessary for the user to just demux the audio [with tsmuxergui] and this will be Aclip
I added some error checking - but need to add some more
and I still want to fiddle with clpi/mpls templates in order to have 23.976/24, 25i, 29.97i, 50p and 59.94/60p
Last edited by wiseant; 25th Oct 2012 at 22:14. Reason: delete attachment
Getting ready for some serious testing - I'll upload a new hta August 16
It will accept BD complaint video, 1920x1080 23.976p, 24p, 25i, and 29.97i in mp4, mkv, ts, and mkv containers.
If the file contains audio it will be ignored - if the user wants to use the audio from this file - use TSMuxerGUI to demux the audio only
There is a separate input for BD complaint audio, except dolby_digital_plus_lossless. There is an option to Downconvert DTS-HD to DTS.
The chapter menu should be accurate for all frame rates and durations
The top and chapter menus will have the same frame rate as the Main Title
The avs files for the top and chapter menus can be edited [tweaked]
The x264 command line for encoding the top and chapter menus can be edited [tweaked]
I will add support for 1440x1080 and 1280x720 later on.
August 16, 2012 -> ReadMe.txt
QuickBD_v1.hta - Quick BD Authoring with Top and Chapter Menus
QuickBD is a fast way to author BD compliant video and audio with Top and Chapter Menus
It utilizes Avisynth, VirtualDub, TsMuxer, x264, GScript.dll (an Avisynth plugin), ffms2.dll (an Avisynth plugin), and CLIPINF_Editor_v0.05
No installation is required - but avisynth needs to be installed.
If you are unfamiliar with these programs - no problem - there is no need to install them and they will open and run automatically.
Note for Windows 7 users
You may have to run tsmuxer [commandline version] as Administrator - and probably in Windows XP SP2 or SP3
compatability mode. Each time tsmuxer runs a UAC dialog box may appear - just click yes and continue.
Just download QuickBD_v1.7z - Unzip and copy to a new folder
EDIT - deleted attachment Oct 25, 2012
For example, the directory [folder] structure needs to be
This main folder is also used for the batch files for the VirtualDub preview and x264 encoding.
It is also used for the completed project - and will have a filename based on the start time of the project
This folder has the 83 "template" files
This folder is used for the avs files, the x264 encodes, the TSMuxer batch and meta files, chapter information and framerate information
How to use
1. Open Video clip
The application accepts BD compliant 1920x1080 23.976p, 24p, 25i, 29.97i video in mp4, mkv, ts, and m2ts containers. If the file contains audio it will be ignored - if the user wants to use the audio from this file, use TSMuxerGUI to demux the audio only
No .264 raw streams as there are problems decoding these - so if you have a raw video stream just mux into mp4, mkv, ts, or m2ts
2. Select a BD compliant audio -> ac3, dts
There is an option to downconvert DTS-HD to DTS
3. Top Menu
i) Caption - enter a Caption for your Top Menu
ii) Duration of Motion Menu - select 30 sec, 20 sec, 10 sec or 0 sec [no motion] - make sure to Confirm the choice
A. Create/Update Top Menu - this creates the avs file for the Top Menu
B. After creating the avs file - Preview it in VirtualDub
C. After previewing the Top Menu - Encode it
If you don't like the preview - you can change the Caption and the Duration - just remember to Confirm your choices. If you make changes you need to Create/Update Top Menu to create the new avs file
4. Chapter Menu
i) Duration of Motion Menu - select 30 sec, 20 sec, 10 sec or 0 sec [no motion] - make sure to Confirm the choice
ii) Thumbnail Size - select 384x216 or 352x198 or 320x180 or 288x162 or 256x144 or 224x126 or 192x108 - make sure to Confirm the choice
A. Create/Update Chapter Menu - this creates the avs file for the Chapter Menu
B. After creating the avs file - Preview it in VirtualDub
C. After previewing the Chapter Menu - Encode it
If you don't like the preview - you can change the Duration and the Thumbnail Size - just remember to Confirm your choices. If you make changes you need to Create/Update Chapter Menu to create the new avs file
5. Create Main Title
This uses TSMuxer to create the BD structure for the Main Title
6. Create Menus
This incorporates the Top Menu and the Chapter Menu into the Main Title BD
This uses clipinf_editor to update the "packet length" for the two clipinf files 80010 and 80011
Some nice things about this application:
1. Once the BD authoring is complete - and you don't like the look of the Top and/or Chapter Menus - you can redo them as long as you Do Not change the number of chapters - if this is the case you will Skip step 5. Create Main Title - and go to Step 6. Create Menus and the new Top/Chapter Menus will be replaced - with no need to redo the project.
2. You can also edit the avs files used for previewing and encoding. Just make sure you do not change the location of the the "Play" and "Scene Selection" subtitles in the Top Menu - or the navigation wont work properly. Same applies to the location of the "X" subtitle in the Chapter Menu - and you do not want to change the location of the chapter thumbnails.
3. You can also edit the x264 batch files before you encode - perhaps you want to do a 2-pass encode or change the presets - just don't change the input/output filenames.
Last edited by wiseant; 25th Oct 2012 at 22:13. Reason: appearance - Delete attachment
I'll be uploading a couple of new hta's tomorrow -
an updated QuickBD - w/o the custom color thing and got rid of the 12 consecutive msgbox OK's - [this was for debugging]
a new QuickAVCHD - very similar except for AVCHD max 18-24 mbps and ac3 audio only
I see that QuickBD has been downloaded 20 times - and color-fonts only 9 times - unfortunately if users did not use the color-fonts.avsi - there would have been an error right away re VirtualDub preview or encode - something like - "I don't know what c34 means" - but this is fixed with the color-fonts.avsi file in the users avisynth plugin folder
Otherwise, it would be nice to get some feedback - I have tested dozens of times and all projects have played in MPC-HC, PowerDVD11, and TMT5, from DVD-R [QuickAVCHD], thumbdrive, and harddisk - including the new QuickAVCHD
Wiseant, first of all a big thanks for your efforts!
AFAIK, there is only one other freeware blu-ray authoring tool that can make a top menu
so your program will likely be better known in the future.
As to QuickBD, I have fooled around with it a little but haven't got any material to use it for now.
Now for something that probably devs get tired of, that is someone wanting something extra or more,
Some of us have been playing around with the possibility of putting say 3 dvd titles on one BD25.
Now we have a few ways to repackage vobs into m2ts but would like a simple authoring tool to have
an opening menu in order to select one of the 3 titles.
I don't know if the use of TSmuxer will allow this or not but I know there would likely be a lot of people interested
in being able to place several titles on one BD.
Perhaps select each as a chapter?
I don't know what the possibilities are but once again thanks for your program.
Thanks for the feedback.
re dvds on BD25 - Yes, I have thought about it - > you mean SD DVD's?
BD allows secondary streams - but I think you have to have a HD main Title - I'll look into whether one can have a dummy HD Main and if that allows maxing out SD DVDs
My next steps are to add an option to have more than one HD Title, - then subtitles, - then more chapter options, - then more top menu options . . .
Yes, I was referring to SD DVDs but HD titles are good too.
Your next steps sounds good to me.
If it is possible to make chapters at odd intervals when you get to that step, that could come in handy
or at least to keep in mind at some future time.
I have two new hta's:
1. QuickBD_v1A.hta - fixed custom color problem and got rid of MsgBox re "copying/deleting . . ."
2. QuickAVCHD.hta - very similar to QuickBD, except for AVCHD complaint video/audio - good for authoring to DVD/Thumbdrive
If you already downloaded QuickBD_v1.7z you just need to download QuickBD_v1A.7z and QuickAVCHD.7z
Otherwise, otherwise, download QuickBD-AVCHD.7z - which includes:
GScript.dll, ffms2.dll, x264.exe, VirtualDub.exe, tsMuxeR.exe, CLIPINF_Edit.exe, QuickBD_v1A.hta, QuickAVCHD.hta, TMP folder [empty], DAT folder [83 items], QuickBD-QuickAVCHD_Readme.txt
EDIT - I deleted these sample files on November 2, 2012
I hope to have an update on or before November 1st, 2012
In the meantime I have uploaded two different projects for testing
Contains 720x480 29.970 fps 16:9 AVC clip with 1080i Top and Chapter Menus (AVC)
EDIT - I will upload #2 shortly - Done
Please note that these clips do not have audio
Contains 720x480 29.970 fps 16:9 M2V (mpeg) with 1080i Top and Chapter Menus (AVC)
Hopefully someone can test these on PowerDVD, Arcsoft TMT, blu-ray player with DVD disc, blu-ray Player with Blu-ray disc, PlayStation, XBox
I am wondering if #1 is considered AVCHD compliant and if #2 is considered BD compliant
Your feedback is kindly appreciated
Last edited by wiseant; 2nd Nov 2012 at 20:21. Reason: deleting files
I downloaded the AVCHD rar files. Big Buck Bunny played just fine in Arcsoft TMT 5, including the individual chapters, but I couldn't get the menu to work in PowerDVD 12. I made an ISO from it, mounted it in VirtualClone Drive and PowerDVD wouldn't play the menu from there either. It played the individual m2ts files ok.
Sorry, that's all I had time for.
MediaInfo says it is 720 x 480, 29.97fps and progressive. Can you have that combination in SD video for AVCHD?
Thanks for the feedback
I think the problem with PowerDVD may be the fact that there is an extra playlist file that should not be there
In the Oct25_AVCHD\BDMV\PLAYLIST folder there is 00000.mpls.backup and 00000.mpls
This happened when I tried to use BDEdit to change the clip properties from progressive to interlaced - it changed the playlist file but did not change the corresponding clpi file. It may work if you delete the 00000.mpls and rename 00000.mpls.backup to 00000.mpls
Oct25_AVCHD\BDMV\BACKUP\PLAYLIST folder has the correct playlist files
Re AVCHD 29.970 fps
It is supposed to be "60i", i.e 29.970 interlaced
When I encoded the Main avc  file I used --pulldown 32 which made it 29.970 - TMT plays it - don't know if PowerDVD12 will play it with the playlist correction
I did do another encode of 1000 frames using --pulldown 32 and --fake [fake-interlaced] -> TSMuxerGUI reports it as 720i 29.97 pulldown
Maybe this would work - if you want I can upload a full encode with this commandline:
x264 --force-cfr --crf 16 --preset superfast --bluray-compat --vbv-maxrate 20000 --vbv-bufsize 15000 --keyint 24 --fake --pulldown 32 --open-gop --colorprim "bt709" --transfer "bt709" --colormatrix "bt709" --sar 16:9 -o BB_720pd_fake.264 BB_720.avs
In the avs file, I used changefps(24000.0/1001.0) to change from 24 fps to 23.976 fps
I wasn't able to find the time to finish my program update . . .
Tomorrow I will upload some samples:
BD - mpeg2, avc, and vc1
AVCHD - true 29.970 interlaced and a 24p converted to 29.970 interlaced
I have three sample BD's using "CopyFree" Material
BD_AVC - Main Title is SD AVC, the top and chapter menus are HD AVC [91 MB]
BD_VC1 - Main Title is SD VC1, the top and chapter menus are HD AVC [83 MB]
BD_M2V - Main Title is SD M2V[mpeg2], the top and chapter menus are HD AVC [121 MB]
EDIT - November 5, 2012
The BD_VC1.rar had the wrong length of audio - so I deleted it - and have uploaded a fixed version -> BD_VC1.rar
My goal here is to see if these SD Main Titles are "blu_ray" compliant
They all play in TMT5 and PowerDVD11 - would appreciate it someone could test these on PS3, XBox, Blu_ray Player
I will upload two sample AVCHD's tomorrow
AVCHD1 - Main Title is 29.97i 4:3
AVCHD2 - Main Title is 29.97i 16:9 from original 1920x1080 23.976p
EDIT2 - November 5, 2012 - Haven't had time to upload the AVCHD files - will try to do Nov6,2012
Last edited by wiseant; 5th Nov 2012 at 18:28. Reason: Update