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  1. I am having success with .avi files, but am wondering if that is the best way to go? Should they be mpeg instead? If so, which (2/3)? And what codec to use?

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  2. For DVD-Video (I'm assuming that's what you want since you posted in the authoring DVD subforum) , you only have 1 choice: MPEG2
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  3. Yes, DVD-Video is what I meant.

    So how come .avi files work with DV Video codec work? Ok, the name DV Video implies that it should, but just wondering.....
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  4. Originally Posted by jaccarrino View Post
    Yes, DVD-Video is what I meant.

    So how come .avi files work with DV Video codec work? Ok, the name DV Video implies that it should, but just wondering.....

    They don't work directly. DV is a different type of compression. DV-AVI is re-encoded to MPEG2 video stream before authoring, either by your video editor or authoring program before making the DVD

    If you meant a DVD data disc (not playable on a regular DVD player, only playable on a computer), then you can leave it as DV-AVI
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    ED: no sense repeating the above info. But if you don't know what "DVD" is, try this: https://www.videohelp.com/dvd
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  6. Originally Posted by poisondeathray View Post
    They don't work directly. DV is a different type of compression. DV-AVI is re-encoded to MPEG2 video stream before authoring, either by your video editor or authoring program before making the DVD

    If you meant a DVD data disc (not playable on a regular DVD player, only playable on a computer), then you can leave it as DV-AVI
    Thanks. This is going to be a DVD playable on a regular DVD player - NOT a data disk. So the app will do the conversion for me, and I don't need to import MPEG-2 files, is that correct?

    sanlyn - what was that supposed to mean? I know what DVDs are, thank you.
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  7. Originally Posted by jaccarrino View Post
    So the app will do the conversion for me, and I don't need to import MPEG-2 files, is that correct?
    It's going to depend on what programs and software you are using.

    Some authoring programs only author and cannot encode. In that case you would feed them elementary streams (audio & video) from another encoder . Sometimes you have to do certain things to the audio to make it DVD compliant as well. e.g. Some DV camcorders record audio at 32000Hz, but that's not compliant for DVD . Other programs are "all in one" and do everything for you
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  8. I am using DVD Architect. A look at the 'make dvd' process tells me it is going to be compressed/converted.

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    Originally Posted by jaccarrino View Post
    sanlyn - what was that supposed to mean? I know what DVDs are, thank you.
    It didn't look as if you did, so I posted the link. Why else would someone ask what is the best format to use for DVD? But I could be wrong. I'll wait for the results.
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    Originally Posted by sanlyn View Post
    Originally Posted by jaccarrino View Post
    sanlyn - what was that supposed to mean? I know what DVDs are, thank you.
    It didn't look as if you did, so I posted the link. Why else would someone ask if MPEG2 is the best format to use for DVD? But I could be wrong.
    No, you're not wrong.

    I stayed away from this thread when I saw the OP's first post because I realized that he needed a LOT of hand holding and I lacked the interest to do it. No offense, but you are one of the guys with maybe too much patience here so this kind of thing sort of is up your alley.

    jaccarrnio - I advise you to think VERY carefully if you are going to continue around here. Copping an attitude when people are trying to help you is a really bad idea if you want to continue to get help, although sanlyn has shown an interest in "lost causes" before and he might continue to help you no matter how big a douchebag you try to be. If you are such a genius then...
    1) Why are you asking for help?
    2) And why are you asking in a way that makes it seem that you don't know anything? It's not OUR fault that YOU can't describe your situation very well.

    Again, think carefully before you reply. I've seen your kind before and I'm done here. But others may bail on you too if you post more snarky comments like the above.
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  11. Originally Posted by jaccarrino View Post
    I am using DVD Architect. A look at the 'make dvd' process tells me it is going to be compressed/converted.


    Yes, DVDA is one of those programs that can re-encode as well, so that everything is compliant for DVD-video
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  12. Originally Posted by jman98 View Post
    Originally Posted by sanlyn View Post
    Originally Posted by jaccarrino View Post
    sanlyn - what was that supposed to mean? I know what DVDs are, thank you.
    It didn't look as if you did, so I posted the link. Why else would someone ask if MPEG2 is the best format to use for DVD? But I could be wrong.
    No, you're not wrong.

    I stayed away from this thread when I saw the OP's first post because I realized that he needed a LOT of hand holding and I lacked the interest to do it. No offense, but you are one of the guys with maybe too much patience here so this kind of thing sort of is up your alley.

    jaccarrnio - I advise you to think VERY carefully if you are going to continue around here. Copping an attitude when people are trying to help you is a really bad idea if you want to continue to get help, although sanlyn has shown an interest in "lost causes" before and he might continue to help you no matter how big a douchebag you try to be. If you are such a genius then...
    1) Why are you asking for help?
    2) And why are you asking in a way that makes it seem that you don't know anything? It's not OUR fault that YOU can't describe your situation very well.

    Again, think carefully before you reply. I've seen your kind before and I'm done here. But others may bail on you too if you post more snarky comments like the above.
    Dude - your post is unwarranted and you sir, are out of line. You have no business saying I had an attitude, regardless of who I was talking to. And don't YOU tell me to answer carefully. Who the hell are you? Outside of that one line above, I have been nothing but thankful and respectful, but of course you conveniently leave that out of your otherwise useless dribble. And the one line that was neither, was not uncalled for, due to the nature of what I responded to. And again, that is irregardless of who said it. See, it's not like people who are forum members for a long time get to do and say as they please. I came here for help, I got it, and again, I appreciate the time and effort. So again, thank you for the help. Now, if that does not please you, that's too bad. Now go take a hike.
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    Oy Vey.....



    LOL!!
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  14. Originally Posted by Noahtuck View Post
    Oy Vey.....



    LOL!!
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    Not worth an argument. O.P. didn't like my answer, I guess because the link didn't have a "Make DVD" button.

    Hope all went well.
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