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post #1261 of 1475
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Originally Posted by monkeyboy1010 View Post

Downloaded the trial version and giving it a shot on "2001" compessing it down to 88% which will allow for a DL burn, says it gonna take about 20 minutes....

The transcode took 23 minutes, ran DVDpatcher, VS10+... so on. Works just fine.

I'm sure this way works as well as the other outlined procedure, just cuts out all extra steps.
post #1262 of 1475
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Originally Posted by MichaelZ View Post

Instead of doing all that VOB conversion and then DVDshrink try this tool:

Thank you for the tip; I'll give it a try.
post #1263 of 1475
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Originally Posted by texmex View Post

- Added folders "Hvdvd_ts" and "Adv_obj" to disk (Adv_obj is empty, and I'm pretty sure it's not required)

You're correct, it's not required.
post #1264 of 1475
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Originally Posted by WiFi-Spy View Post

I hope Apple has info on a new version/update of DVD Studio Pro at their WWDC starting on the 7th.

Hi there,

Please keep us updated. I have a couple of spare Core 2 Duo T7400 Merom CPUs sitting here, one of which is destined to end up inside a Mac Mini with 2GB RAM upgrade - the perfect DVD Studio Pro authoring machine on a budget
post #1265 of 1475
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Originally Posted by Marc D Carra View Post

I've seen his problem on a friend's system. Every disc I make plays with perfect audio and video , on my system, yet the same disc on his system have what sounds like scrambled audio through the SPIDF. We hooked up his 5.1 analog outputs and the audio is fine, yet it is scrambled through his digital output. Same discs play perfectly on my player, and my reciever. Toshiba players are running the same firmware. We came to the conclusion that the difference must be in the way certain recievers decode thed digital output of these 'home-made' hd-dvds.

Marc.

I think scrambled is the right word !
Sorry if I could not explain it better before, english is not my mother tongue, so explaining this kind of things is not very easy...

My HDA1 should be connected to my AV Receiver via analog soon, I hope it will fix the problem.

texmex, I just sent you my email

PS: texmex, I knew about the 2.0 flag on the 1st file, so I clipped it until it said 5.1, but it did not fix the problem

Thx everybody for your help !
post #1266 of 1475
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Originally Posted by MichaelZ View Post

Instead of doing all that VOB conversion and then DVDshrink try this tool:

http://www.intercom.co.jp/english/transcoder/index.html

Tested this, and I'm about to buy it. It works great. Too bad it doesn't support .ts format, but I can live with one VRD pre-processing step. Think I'm going to send them an e-mail requesting they add .ts support and auto-1080 vertical sizing in the future, that shouldn't be too hard.

I did a transcode with a file that was ~400MB too large to fit on a DL disc. I set the compression to 96% and it took the app 14 minutes to crunch it down to a size which fits nicely on a DL. On my 24" TFT I could see no difference between the two files. Would've been really surprised if I had, actually.

Almost forgot: texmex, do you accept PayPal donations?
post #1267 of 1475
I don't get this. I've been fooling around with another large .ts file and the vertical resolution is giving me a headache. H2M reports it as 1080i, texmex's HDPatch says it's 1080, VideoReDo says it's 1080 as well - but Elecard's MPEG Player says it's 1088.

I ran the file through H2M, exported it into another .ts and made sure H2M was set to fix vertical size to 1080. Elecard still says it's 1088.

Exported a short clip from the original file to Program Stream with VRD. Opened the .mpg with VRD, which says it's 1080. Dropped the .mpg into Elecard which says it's 1088.

Now, I'm thinking: could this have any bearing with Ulead sometimes taking such a long time 'tasting' the file before you can actually click OK in the File Selection window?
post #1268 of 1475
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Originally Posted by pteittinen View Post

I don't get this. I've been fooling around with another large .ts file and the vertical resolution is giving me a headache. H2M reports it as 1080i, texmex's HDPatch says it's 1080, VideoReDo says it's 1080 as well - but Elecard's MPEG Player says it's 1088.

I ran the file through H2M, exported it into another .ts and made sure H2M was set to fix vertical size to 1080. Elecard still says it's 1088.

Exported a short clip from the original file to Program Stream with VRD. Opened the .mpg with VRD, which says it's 1080. Dropped the .mpg into Elecard which says it's 1088.

Now, I'm thinking: could this have any bearing with Ulead sometimes taking such a long time 'tasting' the file before you can actually click OK in the File Selection window?

Strange - I wonder if Elecard is ignoring the sequence headers and actually "counting" pixels? I don't know if this has anything to do with the Ulead apps long loading time, but I've had large 1088 (fixed) files load very quickly.
post #1269 of 1475
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Originally Posted by texmex View Post

No problems here either. Must be unique to the 24p conversion.

This is driving me absolutely insane. If I re-encode at 29.97fps with TMPGenc, everything is jerky. Very not smooth.

So is EVERYONE using 29.97?? All ts clips are that? I can't be the only one using other framerates.
post #1270 of 1475
By the way, as the HDA1 can also read VC-1, is there a way to do create WM9 HD-DVDs just like we create MPEG2 HD-DVDs ?
post #1271 of 1475
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Originally Posted by DigitalfreakNYC View Post

So is EVERYONE using 29.97?? All ts clips are that? I can't be the only one using other framerates.

Apparently you are
post #1272 of 1475
Ok...Im having what looks like macroblocking issues during motion on a 1080i disc that I made...still shots look good.

I took multiple TS files, combined them into one with nullsplitter, then created an mpeg file using MPEG2VCR, then created the HD-DVD folder using Ulead MP5 (followed the guide steps), then burned with Nero 7 (again, followed guide steps).

Am I possibly missing a setting? Any ideas? Thanks.

BTW - I just viewed the first TS file, and I see the macroblocking in it too....bad source? or can I correct this somehow while using MP5?
post #1273 of 1475
is it in the source?
post #1274 of 1475
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Originally Posted by RockStrongo View Post

BTW - I just viewed the first TS file, and I see the macroblocking in it too....bad source? or can I correct this somehow while using MP5?

Garbage in, garbage out. If there's macroblocking in your original TS file, it won't magically disappear when you make a HD DVD out of it. No, you can't get rid of it, because it's in the broadcasted stream.
post #1275 of 1475
Yeah, if I play the original TS file with PowerDVD, then I still see the mb.....its probably a bad TS file.

Is there any way its my vid card instead?? Basically, when I watched it on my A1, it looks exactly like if I play the TS file on my comp.
post #1276 of 1475
Again, if there was macroblocking in the original HDTV broadcast, it's also in the file and will stay there.
post #1277 of 1475
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Originally Posted by pteittinen View Post

Again, if there was macroblocking in the original HDTV broadcast, it's also in the file and will stay there.

Yeah, thats what im thinking too....but another TS file that I have now does the same thing. I did not source these so Im just curious.

Would my vid card be an issue if I didnt source these myself? I have a gforce 6600.
post #1278 of 1475
Does any one have a good suggestion for a tool to convert wmv files to mpeg?
I'm not real happy with the way the Ulead software is doing it.
post #1279 of 1475
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Originally Posted by cal87 View Post

Does any one have a good suggestion for a tool to convert wmv files to mpeg?
I'm not real happy with the way the Ulead software is doing it.

Ahhh...good question that I was pondering (Last night) myself. Looking for a good way (best way actually) to convert Xvid (.avi) to .mpg as well. I have a BEAUTIFUL version of BSHI Alien (OAR, 5.1) that is in this format (which looks terrific btw, no subtitles) and would LOVE to convert this puppy to HD-DVD!!
post #1280 of 1475
So when we get blank HD-DVD media, can we still use the same methods to burn material or will the DVD drives not recognize the media?
post #1281 of 1475
I believe I've found why it is taking so long for my videos to load into MF5. Every file that has a mix of AC3 2.0 and AC3 5.1 audio takes forever to load. Even selecting the file takes half an hour. I'm using version 5.0 (that supports Blu-Ray) and may need to upgrade.

However, I'm wondering if it might be possible to use HDpatch to fool MF5 about the audio as well as the video? Something like have HDPatch set the bits that tell MF5 the audio at the start id AC3 5.1

EDIT: Well I was wrong, telling MF5 that the video has 5.1 audio doesn't help. I cut the 2.0 section from the beginning so all that gets passed is 5.1 sound, and it still takes forever.
post #1282 of 1475
Fixed my problem, no thanks to YOU guys!

I can post how to convert any Quicktime (or wmv files...or any others, for that matter) if anyone is interested.
post #1283 of 1475
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Originally Posted by DigitalfreakNYC View Post

Fixed my problem, no thanks to YOU guys!

I can post how to convert any Quicktime (or wmv files...or any others, for that matter) if anyone is interested.

Exactly what I'm interested in. Please do post.
post #1284 of 1475
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Originally Posted by DigitalfreakNYC View Post

I can post how to convert any Quicktime (or wmv files...or any others, for that matter) if anyone is interested.

Hmm, T2 is wmv isnt it?
post #1285 of 1475
If anyone wonders what happens when you 'shrink' a 13.5 GB file to fit on a 8 GB disk:
The top half is the squished part, in case you didn't notice
LL
post #1286 of 1475
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Originally Posted by pteittinen View Post

Almost forgot: texmex, do you accept PayPal donations?

Well, I guess I could always use some extra beer money. But please remember - the work I've done here is "for the greater good", and I don't EXPECT any payment for it. If anyone is kind enough to donate even a single dollar, I thank you in advance for your generosity.

My PayPal account: texmex00 at verizon dot net
post #1287 of 1475
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Originally Posted by DigitalfreakNYC View Post

Fixed my problem, no thanks to YOU guys!

I can post how to convert any Quicktime (or wmv files...or any others, for that matter) if anyone is interested.

Please post, looking for that too
post #1288 of 1475
Finished burning all my discs tonight. For those who are a part of the HD torrenting community, I'll probably be putting them up.

Btw...will the guides ever get a sticky?

I'll type out all my directions when I get a free moment.
post #1289 of 1475
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Originally Posted by DigitalfreakNYC View Post

Finished burning all my discs tonight. For those who are a part of the HD torrenting community, I'll probably be putting them up.

Btw...will the guides ever get a sticky?

I'll type out all my directions when I get a free moment.

Sorry, guys, about the tardiness on the guide. I'm still trying to dig out from under our power outage in St. Louis. I had some computer issues, too, but everything is almost back to normal. The guide is finished except for a couple of finishing touches. We'll need to tweak it and make additions, but it should be up very soon.
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I can't wait until the guide is completed so that more HD-DVD owners can start doing this stuff. I am almost affraid to change anything on my Ripping station in fear that I may start having some of the issues reported on this thread. Everything is working prefectly for me right now (with the exception of occasional long video import times).

I would like to start a really in depth listing of success stories with detailed information on Hardware, Driver Versions and Software versions so we can start narrowing this stuff down to a known good configuration.

I have now completed authoring HD-DVD DD5.1 versions of:

Some really great HD archives

Next up:

The rest of my archives

I wonder what Toshiba thinks about all this?

Edit - Sorry guys/gals, wasn't thinking...just too dang happy about the value I am getting from this HD-A1
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