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post #181 of 3176 Old 08-18-2006, 06:11 PM
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ok, problem solved, thus far...heheh.

if i close the disc tray using the "play" button on the remote, the DL DVD+R plays fine if i use the open/close tray button on the remote, the disc is not recognized.

also, just because one of my discs worked doesn't means it will always work. i found that i still had to load a retail hd-dvd or dvd or dvd-r backup before loading my DL DVD+R. BUT now i think i've found a workaround, just by using the Play button to close the disc drawer. an odd fix and maybe a firmware 1.4 bug.

guess i'm just glad it works
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Just go to edit media > enhance video > audio > add audio, after you load the clip from HC3 in Ulead. You can mix the music in with selected level or even record your own voice.

I can't seem to get the audio to burn correctly. Using Ulead, I select audio in the enhance video tab, and put the file in. They are WAV format. I can hear the music play before I burn on Ulead, but when I hit burn, I get the Convert title info with VERY slow bars, which the step by step instructions say are a problem. If I delete the audio file, then the video file burns just fine. I've tried for over 3 hours now with different songs etc. What in the hell am I doing wrong?

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By the way I'm still using the free trial versions of Ulead and Nero, if that makes a difference.

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I can't seem to get the audio to burn correctly. Using Ulead, I select audio in the enhance video tab, and put the file in. They are WAV format. I can hear the music play before I burn on Ulead, but when I hit burn, I get the Convert title info with VERY slow bars, which the step by step instructions say are a problem. If I delete the audio file, then the video file burns just fine. I've tried for over 3 hours now with different songs etc. What in the hell am I doing wrong?

I've not used it for a few years, but I believe a program called VirtualDub will allow you to convert the WAV file to MP3 (and maybe even AC3) and then join it to your video before you send it (the combined video and audio) to ULEAD.
Use Google to find VirtualDub, it is a common program and free. Heck, here is a good link:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/virtualdubmod/
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It also looks like MPEG2VCR has multiplexer that allows you to join a MPEG video file and a MP3 audio file. Never tried it, though.
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Then I cannot use a WAV audio file then, even though I can hear it before the burn on Ulead? I thought you could select a song selection from a cd and open it up in Ulead? Excuse my lack of knowledge doing this.... I'm here to learn.

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I'm not the best source for this, but I am almost positive that WAV files are not part of either the DVD spec or the HD DVD spec. They have to me converted into something else. The best thing to convert them into is AC3 streams, but I *think* that MP3 will also work.

You do not have to do any of the stuff I mentioned. I think MF5 will eventually create the merged (multiplexed) video you want. However, I believe that using the WAV file is triggering ULEAD to do a audio and maybe even a video conversion. This take can take hours and not result in great video. Doing the multiplexing outside of ULEAD gives you more control and means that you will have a compliant source file and ULEAD does not need to do any conversion. Unfortunately, it is also more work.

When you take your song selection from a CD, try creating a MP3 fiel instead of a WAV file. Then use VirtualDub or MPEG2Repair to join it with the video. Should be pretty easy.
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Hyrax, thanks for your patience. I took a song selection from a CD, converted it to MP3 using Roxio. That didn't work once I got to the burn part of Ulead. I'm not sure how to use MPEG2Repair. I downloaded the freeware for it.... and I don't get it. I do know I was able to make a short HDDVD clip and added music to it a couple of days ago. It was from my piano keyboard to a cd recorder. Then I took the cd and added it to the video. I can't get any of those "homemade" tunes to work now either. Maybe since I don't have the full version of Ulead, which could be causing my problems. It seems like when in Ulead and it says "Add Audio" that you should be able to just add songs from anywhere on your computer! Ulead is the only program that will see my HDV footage when I hook the camera up to the computer. Does MPEG2Repair see it also? Steep learning curve here

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Blasst, it is more like an overhang than a curve. I'll try itmyself tomorrow and write something up. Do you have MS Word?
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Yes I do.

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Blasst, is your WAV a 48Khz one? I think it needs to be.

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I search everywhere for this answer but couldn't find it. I have Cast Away on my hard drive (from ABC HD). I converted/edited the commercials using VideoReDo. That left me with a file the size of 11.1gig. I was able to create a HD DVD folder with Ulead.

Of course, this is too big for a DVD DL. What is the best thing to do to either 1) Fit this on a DL, or 2) Split the file into 2 parts. I still have the original file (dvr.ms), the edited file (.mpg) and the HD DVD folder.

Also, I have a bunch of movies I archived onto DVHS tapes. What is the best way to put these on DVD DL for my HD DVD player? I am not talking about the D-Theatre versions, just some movies I got off of local HD channels.

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I've been converting my DVHS tapes to HD DVDs and most movies fit on two DL discs or 1DL+1SL. Some long movies ("Open Range" comes to mind) take 2DLs+1SL. I don't reduce the quality of the movies to make them fit onto single discs. This feels like the laserdisc days, but I don't mind splitting movies over 2-3 discs. Optimal quality is what matters. The bitrate makes a big difference, but I can fit between 1 hr to 1hr&30mins onto a DL.

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I've been converting my DVHS tapes to HD DVDs and most movies fit on two DL discs or 1DL+1SL. Some long movies ("Open Range" comes to mind) take 2DLs+1SL. I don't reduce the quality of the movies to make them fit onto single discs. This feels like the laserdisc days, but I don't mind splitting movies over 2-3 discs. Optimal quality is what matters. The bitrate makes a big difference, but I can fit between 1 hr to 1hr&30mins onto a DL.

Thanks. So what is the best way (program/technique) to split the file into 2 DVD's? Also, what is the best way (program/technique) to hook my DVHS player to transfer my movies to HD DVD (with DVD DL)?

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Blasst, is your WAV a 48Khz one? I think it needs to be.

How do I determine if it is 48Khz?

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How do I determine if it is 48Khz?

There are plenty of audio editing applications and utilities (even freeware ones) that can tell you the specs of the WAV file in a heartbeat. Or you could play the file in Winamp and check what the display says, 44k or 48k.

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A little OT.

I just finished off my Ridata DL Media, had no problems.

Just started into my supply of Verbatim DL DVD Media, rated at 2.4X
It actually burned at about 6X. No problems, as far as I can tell so far. Should I be concerned and set the max speed at 2.4X? Don't want to start making coasters.
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Just started into my supply of Verbatim DL DVD Media, rated at 2.4X
It actually burned at about 6X. No problems, as far as I can tell so far. Should I be concerned and set the max speed at 2.4X? Don't want to start making coasters.

No matter what the media or the burner, you should never burn a DL disk at a speed higher than what it's specced for.

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Heads up: Verbatim +R DLs are less than $2/disc with coupon code "B2S10" & free shipping at shop4tech.com.

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I successfully (finally!) burned and HD program captured from my own HD Tivo (hr-250) to dual layer DVD (HD DVD format).

Here's a question, though: My pre-amp (adcom 750) doesn't accept analog 5.1 audio inputs, so I have my audio connected via digital optical. It seems that in ULead, there is no way to maintain the Dolby Digital 5.1 audio stream through Bitstream playback. I have to switch my Tosh to PCM, and then switch my pre-amp to the appropriate audio format. Is there any way to fix this issue?
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Is there any way to fix this issue?

For some folks, DD5.1 is passed through Ulead MF5. For me it didn't, so I switched to Ulead VideoStudio 10+ and have been a happy camper ever since.

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Thanks for the input, but that's pretty profoundly annoying. I wonder if it's because of the input mpeg file or some option in the program. Can anyone else offer any insight?
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Didn't mean it to be annoying. Only gave you a viable and working alternative.

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I've got about 40 or so HD-DVD covers that I've made so far. They are all using the same template I made. Here are a couple low-res examples:


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Didn't mean it to be annoying. Only gave you a viable and working alternative.


LOL you didn't annoy me - sorry if it read that way. Inconsistent software is annoying. Thanks for your suggestion - I'll check out video studio next.
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Thanks for the input, but that's pretty profoundly annoying. I wonder if it's because of the input mpeg file or some option in the program. Can anyone else offer any insight?

I believe it is a combination of things, but mainly problems in MF5. What I've found is that if MF5 opens the input file quickly then it will create 5.1 audio. If it takes a long time to open the file, then it MF5 has identified a problem in the audio and tries to convert the audio to an acceptable format. You don't want MF5 to convert the audio [ot the video], because problems like yours get introduced.
Switching to VS 10+ may help, but I'd not hold my breath.

On a side note, my receiver is a little old and I have had a lot of trouble with Toshiba's digital output. I had to switch to analog, and it works great. It is too bad you cannot do the same.
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Has anybody confirmed yet whether the 2.0 Firmware update still supports red laser DVD+/-R playback of our homebrew HD DVD discs?

I would hate to upgrade for TrueHD support, only to find all my homebrew HD DVD's would no longer play!
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Has anybody confirmed yet whether the 2.0 Firmware update still supports red laser DVD+/-R playback of our homebrew HD DVD discs?

Yup, no problems with 2.0.

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