I'm still battling the video skipping on my HD DVDs that I described earlier. I thought maybe the Ulead forum would be a good place for help with that. If you want to see something that will make you never look for help there, check out this thread: http://phpbb.ulead.com.tw/EN/viewtopic.php?t=14328
. I described my problem (several short video skips per minute). I exlained that they were not present in my source mpeg file. I explained that I got VS10 to just mux and not re-encode. I explained that if I viewed the EVO files directly from hard disk, they skipped in exactly the same places so I think it is unlikely that the problem is with reading the DVDs.
First I got told that this was impossible. Then I got told that DVDs cannot spin fast enough to carry HD data. I repeated that I could play the EVO files directly from hard disk and they skipped also. I got told if I wanted to play files on my PC, I should just play MPEG files and not EVO files. I explained I was playing them for diagnostic purposes. An especially "helpful" person posted that although he hadn't read this entire thread, I had clearly misunderstood because this AVS thread was about burning Divx files as data to a DVD and playing it with a Linc player. I presisted trying for help, explaining what this thread was about and what I was doing. The "helpful" guy posted again that he tried the steps I outlined and got the same skipping when he viewed the EVO file. But he said he needed to rename the EVO to MPG, which is not legit, so that was my problem. He also said that any burner program would downres the EVO file and even so the data rate was too high for a standard DVD. He concluded with "This may turn out to be another Internet "legend" that will soon be disproved."
The folks on that thread have been much more intent on proving that I was trying to do something that I shouldn't be doing rather than on helping with the problem. That is unfortunate.
So I'm back here with a couple questions. For the folks who are generating files with no skipping, is anyone using Video Studio or is everybody using Movie Factory? Somebody at the Ulead forum suggested that their EVO creation code might be different between the two products.
Second, is there anyone who is NOT having skipping problems willing to try a couple seconds of my video and to see if they are able to generate files without skipping? I could either mail a data DVD with the mpeg file or if there is somewhere I could FTP it, I could do that.
And last, if anyone would be inspired to post to the Ulead thread explaining this isn't an urban legend, perhaps someone will take the thread seriously and try to help.
ps. Since I wrote that, other folks have joined and tried to find solutions. The one guy still keeps insisting it can't or shouldn't be done.