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post #31 of 1475
Well I just did an upconvert/re-author of part of the Kong 05 DVD to 1920x1080 (HD-DVD) format and it looks amazing . Don't ask me how or why but it does look better than just popping the retail dvd in and upconverting through the HD-A1 .

--- Used Ulead DVD Movie Factory 5 (2 Pass) @1920x1080 for the encode .

---------- Jason
post #32 of 1475
Quote:


Well I just did an upconvert/re-author of part of the Kong 05 DVD to 1920x1080 (HD-DVD) format and it looks amazing

Not surprising. That would be what we HTPC owners with TT and ffdshow up scaling to 2X DVD resolution and projecting with a 1080 FP have been enjoying for the last few years or so.

Vern
post #33 of 1475
Just found this thread from a fellow AVS member. Very cool since I already have the Sony and HD-A1. I will be trying this out over the next few days.
post #34 of 1475
Hey Jason,

What kind of video and audio are you using? I ask because I have Apple's DVD Studio Pro 4 and have been doing a bunch of tests with HD DVDs on DVD-R.

If I encode the video as MPEG-2, and use PCM audio, I can get a disc that plays back perfectly. If I try to encode the video as h.264, the player will recognize the disc and it will display the video, but only play back the I frames, which are about 2 frames per second. The display does show that the video is h.264.

Also, if I try to use standard Dolby Digital (stereo or 5.1) I get no audio at all, and the display on the player reports that the audio is DD+.

Anyway, if you have any additional information, please post it.

Thanks.
post #35 of 1475
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Originally Posted by Vern Dias View Post

Not surprising. That would be what we HTPC owners with TT and ffdshow up scaling to 2X DVD resolution and projecting with a 1080 FP have been enjoying for the last few years or so.

Vern


--- I am an avid HTPC'er as well (have been for about 5 years) but I don't have a 1080p FP-PJ ( just 720p for me and it still looks great ) . The HD-A1 does not exceed TT/ffdshow HTPC SD-DVD playback but it is the closest that I have seen from any other source ( I am talking about upconversion of SD-DVD through the HD-A1 , not comparing HTPC SD-DVD to HD-DVD ) .

-------------- Jason
post #36 of 1475
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Originally Posted by casenpt1 View Post

Hey Jason,

What kind of video and audio are you using? I ask because I have Apple's DVD Studio Pro 4 and have been doing a bunch of tests with HD DVDs on DVD-R.

If I encode the video as MPEG-2, and use PCM audio, I can get a disc that plays back perfectly. If I try to encode the video as h.264, the player will recognize the disc and it will display the video, but only play back the I frames, which are about 2 frames per second. The display does show that the video is h.264.

Also, if I try to use standard Dolby Digital (stereo or 5.1) I get no audio at all, and the display on the player reports that the audio is DD+.

Anyway, if you have any additional information, please post it.

Thanks.

Casey ,

--- I have only been using standard .vob/mpeg2 files and have not done any h.264 files . I tried some .ts files but the ones that I have (HD trailers) would not convert properly with HDTV to MPEG2 (v 1.11) . I am considering trying some WMV9-HD video but that is probably going to be even more difficult . When I do the .vob files I can maintain DD 5.1 straight through to the HD-DVD and the HD-A1 plays it as DD 5.1 (via toslink) .


----------- Jason
post #37 of 1475
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Casey ,

--- I have only been using standard .vob/mpeg2 files and have not done any h.264 files . I tried some .ts files but the ones that I have (HD trailers) would not convert properly with HDTV to MPEG2 (v 1.11) . I am considering trying some WMV9-HD video but that is probably going to be even more difficult . When I do the .vob files I can maintain DD 5.1 straight through to the HD-DVD and the HD-A1 plays it as DD 5.1 (via toslink) .


----------- Jason


Thanks Jason. I will do some more tests and report back.
post #38 of 1475
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Originally Posted by casenpt1 View Post

Also, if I try to use standard Dolby Digital (stereo or 5.1) I get no audio at all, and the display on the player reports that the audio is DD+.

(I don't yet have DVDSP, but) I'd suggest looking here to see what help fellow users can offer:

http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=952
post #39 of 1475
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Originally Posted by Lars158 View Post

Thanks for the update Aaron! I will have to investigate this further with the Ulead tech support to see if they can assist. The version I downloaded is 5.0.0189.0, so perhaps there is a bug in this version you don't have in the earlier version. I'll post back if I find a way to resolve this issue.

By the way - It's good to hear that we can use DVD+R discs on the Toshiba!


I have the same issue, any update or work around?
post #40 of 1475
When I converted some .ts files with hdtv2mpeg DVDMS took them in, churned for a while during the conversion and then pronounced that it didn't accpet that flavour mpeg file. Tried feeding it wm9 avi worked fine until about 3% when the app developed a critical error. I'm still looking for a HD format that the app is comfortable taking...
post #41 of 1475
I contacted ULead about the grayed out issue and they are working on it. They expect to get back to me in a day or so. BTW, anyone who has purchased the software has 30 days for a full refund.
post #42 of 1475
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Originally Posted by Kipp Jones View Post

I contacted ULead about the grayed out issue and they are working on it. They expect to get back to me in a day or so. BTW, anyone who has purchased the software has 30 days for a full refund.

Great, Kipp. let us know what Ulead says. looks like they might sell a couple of copies once they get it fixed...
post #43 of 1475
Took a 4.7 DVD with some MPEG2 video, to see if it played ,to BB Magnolia. The player took the DVD and froze. That is the last I saw of it. BB promised to call me once they got it out of the player.
Gene
post #44 of 1475
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Originally Posted by Eugene157 View Post

Took a 4.7 DVD with some MPEG2 video, to see if it played ,to BB Magnolia. The player took the DVD and froze. That is the last I saw of it. BB promised to call me once they got it out of the player.
Gene

Pressing and holding the power button for 5 or so seconds reboots the machine allowing you to remove the disc.
post #45 of 1475
Is there a way to create a HD video file directly rather than create the HD-DVD files? My Buffalo DVD player can play a HD video file from my PC via network but it can't play a HD-DVD. I'm testing out doing slideshows that way.
post #46 of 1475
How many people here have so far duplicated Arron's success in burning HD video onto a regular 4.7G disc and got it to play on a HD-A1 at 1080i? is that a process that will work with most average Joe's setups here?
post #47 of 1475
Yes I have. I took a few clips, MPEG2 and WMV, and created my own red laser HD-DVD. Ulead converts all files to MPEG2 it seems though. I'd say to get it to work, you'd have to have at least a moderate amount of knowledge in both PC skills and video formats to pull it off. On a side note, I'm also trying to get DVD Studio Pro to create something nice. But surprisingly, it's not going that smooth.
post #48 of 1475
Nero 6.6 Ultra Edition has some kind of HD or HD_DVD option , it lists support for the high-efficiency H.264/AVC video compression and the multichannel AAC audio codec, and so I am told does Nero 7, anyone used it and for what, with any success?

I don't have the software in front of me but think HD-DVD or Bluray is actually lised on the menus somewhere, though for what functionality I am not sure.

It can capture and export directly to H.263 and H.264 MPEG-4, and it delivers improved slide show video quality. In addition to its new LAN capabilities, ShowTime adds the ability to play H.264 video content so it sounds interesting. I have it, time to play with those functions I guess.
post #49 of 1475
I have Nero 6. Where is the HD-DVD option?
post #50 of 1475
It's worked for me with a couple of DVD-R's so far. I'm currently burning a DVD+R DL to see how that fairs. Sources; trailers, captured HD shows, HD imported via firewire (although videoredo doesn't like those), avi's and a couple of mpg's. I'm using DVD Moviefactory 5 and other than it being somewhat particular about what files it will import it hasn't been a real problem. If the dual layer media would come down to a decent price (< $.75 ea) I would consider using them to archive my favorite HD shows instead of putting them on hdds.
post #51 of 1475
What version of MF5 do you have? If you have the disk, would you consider selling it to me?
post #52 of 1475
I'm on the third day of the try before you buy copy. I use Nero to burn the compilations buy just adding it to a DVD-Video template. Generating an iso isn't necessary.
LL
post #53 of 1475
I'm impressed that this works and it suddenly makes me think I should get a HD-DEV player. But I've a few questions...

Why does it have to be MPEG2? Is that just because of MF5, or is it because the HD-DVD player will only play VOB files from a SD DVD? Would it not be better to encode the video with something more efficient? For example, MP4 supposedly compresses 3 times better than MPeg 2 - thus fitting an hour on a single layer.

I'd like to replace my D-VHS deck with a HD-DVD player, but I have to be able to fit at least 2 hours on a disk before that will be possible. This would work well for timeshifting football games.

I found this link to a press release:
http://www.digitalproducer.com/artic...e.jsp?id=39628
which seems to imply MF5 will support more than MPEG 2.
post #54 of 1475
The Toshiba loaded the cheap and cheerful RiData DVD+R DL fine. The menu came up and I was able to select/play my HD content without a problem. As far as my limited exposure to MF5 goes all I have seen for allowed encoding options is MPEG @ 1920x1080 or 1440x1080 with various audio options. One problem I have run across is that MF5 seems to have issues with encoding multiple files at the same data rates. The first file was captured HD @ 1920x1080i and was displayed properly, the second was a 720x480 captured home movie that showed a sync rate of 48hz which my projector wasn't happy with. Switching to 1280x720 on the player fixed the problem with the display but I was able to cause the problem again by selecting 1080i. A previous disc I made with all SD content was upconverted without issue. I'd like to find a way to get my HD WM9 files to play without going back to mpeg. Hopefully that option will come as the format gains some maturity. Frankly I'm astonished that I can author anything in HD and play it less than a week after the player's release.
post #55 of 1475
I've been playing around with the Ulead software for a few days now and once you figure out the right settings, the results can be a real treat. I wish there were more templates supplied though.

I've also been fooling around with DVD Studio Pro on my Mac and it's even better. I converted the King Kong 1080p trailer from H.264 to MPEG2 in Compressor. Awesome results. The picture is superb other than a few areas; primarily during the dark fog scenes. It plays back on the XA1 so nicely. The outdoor daytime CGI scenes almost look on par with stuff from Serenity. I can't wait for the real thing! The audio here is the lacking unfortunately because it's only stereo.
post #56 of 1475
I got the DVD to play as a HD-DVD

Using Ulead, I selected Create HD DVD Folders.

I then went into Nero and created a DVD Video, this created two floders TS VIDEO and TS AUDIO. I added the HDDVD folder I just creted in ULead. Nero will not allow you to burn this yet because the VIDEO TS folder is empty.

I then created a blank text file and renamed it VIDEO_TS.VOB and dropped this into the VIDEO TS directory.

Now Nero will allow this to burn...it gave several errors of non-compliance but I ignored this and finish burning.

BAM...Toshiba sees the DVD as an HD-DVD
post #57 of 1475
digitalfx,
Can you please provide a step by step instruction on your procedure?
post #58 of 1475
your statement regarding the CGI scenes would imply that a variety of kids movies would look pretty good with mini-HDDVD discs. stuff like Shark Tales, Finding Nemo, Shrek etc etc., cgi from begining to end.

Final Fantasy, Keana cant rmember any others at the moment



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Originally Posted by Jeff Williams View Post

I've been playing around with the Ulead software for a few days now and once you figure out the right settings, the results can be a real treat. I wish there were more templates supplied though.

I've also been fooling around with DVD Studio Pro on my Mac and it's even better. I converted the King Kong 1080p trailer from H.264 to MPEG2 in Compressor. Awesome results. The picture is superb other than a few areas; primarily during the dark fog scenes. It plays back on the XA1 so nicely. The outdoor daytime CGI scenes almost look on par with stuff from Serenity. I can't wait for the real thing! The audio here is the lacking unfortunately because it's only stereo.
post #59 of 1475
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Originally Posted by Kipp Jones View Post

digitalfx,
Can you please provide a step by step instruction on your procedure?

my original post IS a step-by-step.
post #60 of 1475
I'm looking for a good program to convert .mov to mpeg2 as I want to convert my downloaded 1080p trailers from apple.com to play in the A1. Whenever I just drag the .mov files in Ulead, it gives an iso which I burn in Nero and in the player it just hangs at the green Preview screen. Any help would be appreciated.
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