By way of trying-out my new MF6+ setup, I've run into the issue of MF6+ not accepting 24fps video. For grins I'm making a DVD+R HD DVD out of BD movie trailers (including a very nice "coming soon on Blu-Ray disc"!
) which are all m2ts files w/MPEG2, and here's what I've had to do:
1. Open the m2ts to VRD and Save As Elementary Streams changing the Bitrate option to 20Mbps
2. Use DGPulldown to convert the 23.976 originals to 29.97
3. Re-mux (I have TMPGEnc to do this) to an .mpg file
4. Add to MF6+ and make HVDVD set
The above is actually very quick, of course each trailer is only 200-400Mb long. But a key is to select 20Mbps in VRD as the output bitrate--I tried 30Mbps and MF wanted to re-encode it. This only changes the header, not the video itself, so VRD output still only takes seconds.
EDIT: Thanks to AnthemAZ.HDTV (in the very next post) it looks like all I really have to do is "fake-out" MF6+ by using HDpatch to change the FrameRate to 29.97 in the header, then change it back after MF has done its thing. Saves a LOT of extra work! WOW IT WORKS!
I had looked here for a shorter way to do this, but the only/best comment I'd found about it was this one, which turns-out to be spot-on except JPhilips89doesn't mention a bitrate issue.
Originally Posted by JPhillips89
In order for a 24p file to work, you'll need to add 3:2 pulldown. Assuming it's an mpeg2 (what else would it be?), you need to demux it, use DGPulldown to add pulldown flags, then remux it and load it into MF6. Once you've got all the software, this is a fairly simple and quick process. Thing is, I don't know much about mpeg2 de/remuxers, so you'll have to ask someone else about those. I think something like TsRemux should work, though.
EDIT: By the way, you don't need to worry about losing quality when adding pulldown. It's a lossless procedure, and is completely reversible.