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Old 13th March 2012, 23:13   #1981  |  Link
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Ops, sorry, I forgot to tell you to force audio re-encoding: go 'Edit Title'/'Audio' and toggle off 'Keep DVD compliant audio'.



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Yes! That worked a treat, thanks very much. I also took your advice and dug the blu-ray player manual out, messed around with the Progressive settings, and figured out how to fix it that way too.

So thanks for your help, I would have been totally flummoxed without it, and thanks for a great piece of software!

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This probably has been asked before, but is there a way to save multiple sets of Preferences, let's call it Profiles? If not, this is a feature request.

A second request: please create an option to keep all external windows minimized. Like encoders, demuxers and command windows.

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This probably has been asked before, but is there a way to save multiple sets of Preferences, let's call it Profiles? If not, this is a feature request.
Ok, nice request. As workaround you can play with the registry key:
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A second request: please create an option to keep all external windows minimized. Like encoders, demuxers and command windows.
Already in the ToDo list.

Thanks for the inputs.



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So a new AVStoDVD may be in the horizons? ...thanks
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So a new AVStoDVD may be in the horizons? ...thanks
Yes, a new alpha should be out in April. But do not expect major changes.



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Old 16th April 2012, 22:48   #1986  |  Link
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chapter menu and fixed compression factor

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right now it is not possible, as you have already discovered. It is an old feat request that I have delayed in the hope that BatchMux would include in a earlier release. Since more a year has passed without news, I will put it in the AVStoDVD ToDo list.
Hi MrC,

2 years on, may I boldly ask if you want to consider putting this request (a chapters menu) a little higher on the infamous ToDo list? I like AVStoDVD very much but I'm really missing being able to create a DVD chapter menu (song list) for the music concerts I get from DVB and put on DVD. I'm more than happy to donate!

1 more request:
When having multiple titles with varying average bitrates, would it be possible to encode them at a fixed compression factor, so as a percentage of the original bitrate, instead of a fixed bitrate for all titles? Let me explain why. I have 14 PAL DVB recordings that need to go on 1 DVD and need encoding because their total filesize is more than DVD5. Despite the fact they're episodes from the same series and recorded from the same channel, their average bitrates vary quite a bit (1800-3000Kbps). After AVStoDVD does its encoding they all come out at about 1900Kbps. That means the compression factors vary quite a bit too (63-105%). That shows in the output quality. To get a more constant output quality, wouldn't it in this case be better to take a fixed compression factor instead of a fixed bitrate?

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@Sjakko

you are perfectly right: AVStoDVD ToDo list has become way long, new items stack before I can complete old ones. To be honest, AVStoDVD is a 5-years old project, quite mature and my free time is getting more and more little to make new big changes. Within few days I will release a 2.5.0 Alpha with some nice shallow improvements (a startup preferences tutorial, GUI languages translation support).

About chapters menu support, waiting for BatchMux upgrade may be vain, but frankly speaking, I see no other possibilities in the mid term.

About fixed compression encoding strategy, it could be interesting by a theoretical point of view. It could depends a lot on input file quality, that should be quite constant. And what happen if, i.e., title 1 has 600 kbps bitrate and title 2 has 6000 kbps bitrate? Would they be converted to 300 kbps and 3000 kbps? The 600 kbps title probably has already been compromised, so going down to 300 would generate a mess, while going up to an average of, i.e., 2500 kbps may preserve something.



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Old 18th April 2012, 01:18   #1988  |  Link
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Hi MrC,

Thank you for your answer. I appreciate your help and support. For the chapter menu, we'll have to wait for Batchmux then. And for the 2nd problem I created my own script.

Thanks again for your time.
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Hi Sjakko, hi MrC,

I would like you to understand that the relevance of the menu chaptering feature is 100% understood. What to say... The missed upgrade of the authoring engine in the last couple of years is clearly a fault from my side...

I am following as a "silent reader" the developments of AVS2DVD, and I recently promised to get a look on the matter, at least to start the design phase for this additional feature of BatchMux, but all sorts of personal troubles prevented me to collect the needed spare time to proceed on the related developments...

It's not easy, but it's also not so complex as it may appear... And (personally speaking) it is also very interesting from the technical point of view...
However I did not "disappear", so let's continue keeping this feature in the todo list... OK?
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Hi Sir Didymus,

Good to hear! I hope this can one day be implemented because AVStoDVD is the only tool that serves my needs. Other tools are either expensive, labor-intensive, have poor input support, give poor output quality, are not very configurable or lack even basic functionality or any combination of these.

Thank you too,

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@Sir Didymus

nice to hear from you! I can understand the difficulties in updating BatchMux, that is already excellent tool. Anyway, I'm sure that sooner or later you will come back to us with some news, and I will be there for beta testing and finally implement the new feats into AVStoDVD.

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Is there a possibility to introduce options so that the complete encoding/ Authoring can be done in small projects. for eg:

In the morning:
Encode Video (Check)
Encode Audio (Check)
Author (unCheck)

Now in the evening:

Encode Video (Check- Completed)
Encode Audio (Check - Completed)
Author (Check - Processing)

This will give flexibility in terms of splitting the effort/time.

Also are you planning to release the beta with newer versions of the supporting tools and the FFMpeg 0.10.x and do you have any plans to include 64bit versions ?
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I have not clearly got your suggestion. Could you please elaborate a bit more? Thanks

About new tools version, you will find a MediaInfo update. 64bit upgrade is not possible for Visual Basic 6. I should to translate the whole code to a more evoluted programming language, but the effort is too big at this time.



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I have not clearly got your suggestion. Could you please elaborate a bit more? Thanks

About new tools version, you will find a MediaInfo update. 64bit upgrade is not possible for Visual Basic 6. I should to translate the whole code to a more evoluted programming language, but the effort is too big at this time.



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I want to split the work done by AVStoDVD,

for eg. I want to encode the Video at 10AM, Encode Audio at 12PM and then Author both of them at 2PM if one cannot spare 2-3 hrs for the whole process to finish in one go.

therefore I was wondering if such option can be made available.

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Got it. Yes it could be implemented. May I ask what is the reason behind this feat request. Availability of the PC only in some hours?



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Hello Mr. C,

I tried to make a DVD from an .mkv file. The video is fine but there is no sound on the DVD. I'm using Verbatim DVD-R discs and AVStoDVD Release 2.4.2. The log is below. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.



<4/15/2012 12:15:55 AM>
START PROCESS
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<4/15/2012 12:15:55 AM>
PROJECT SETTINGS

DVD Video Standard: NTSC
DVD Titles number: 1
DVD Size: 4450/4450 MB (100%)
DVD Output Setup: Burn DVD
DVD Label: DVD
DVD Menu: Static Menu
Output Folder: C:\Users\Joe\Videos
Delete Temp Process Files: Yes
Delete Working Files: Yes
Edit Command Parameters: No
Post Process Task: Show Progress Status window

PREFERENCES

MultiThread: 1
AVS Source Filter: A2DSource
AVS UpSize/DownSize Filter: Lanczos4Resize/Spline64Resize
PAL SpeedUp: 0
Video Resolution: 0
Video BitRate Min: 2500
Video BitRate Level 1: 6500
Video Profile Level 2: 4500
Video BitRate Max: 8500
Keep DVD Compliant Video: 1
AC3 Audio Encoder: 0
Force FFmpeg for Long Audio: 1
DVD Audio Format: 0
DVD Audio BitRate: 448
Keep DVD Compliant Audio: 0
Normalize Audio: 0
Auto Delay Audio: 1
DVD Audio Language (Primary): EN - English
DVD Audio Language (Secondary): EN - English
DVD Subs Language (Primary): EN - English
DVD Subs Language (Secondary): EN - English
DVD Subs Font: Tahoma 18pt (255,255,255)
Chapters Interval: 5
Use Source Chapters: 1
DVD Burning Drive: E: ASUS DRW-24B1ST a 1.04
DVD Burning Speed: 4x
Auto Erase DVD RW: 1
Save Log file: 1
Display errors messages: 1
Unload ActiveMovie library: 0
Adjust ffdshow mixer: 1
Save General Settings: 0
<>

<4/15/2012 12:15:55 AM>
TITLE 1 SOURCE FILES
Video: G:\Movie.mkv
Info: AVC - 9153 kbps - 1920x1080 - DAR 1.778 - 23.976 fps (CFR) - Progressive - 1:42:44 hours - 147792 frames
Audio 1: G:\Movie.mkv
Info: DTS - 1536 kbps - CBR - 6 ch - 48000 Hz - 24 bit - 1:42:44 hours (0 ms delay) - Internal
[MediaInfoLib - v0.7.50]
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<4/15/2012 12:15:55 AM>
AVISYNTH SCRIPT
Import("C:\Program Files\AVStoDVD\Lib\A2DSource.avsi")

Video = A2DVideoSource("G:\Movie.mkv", CacheFolder="C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp", FrameRate=23.976, VFR=false)
Audio = A2DAudioSource("G:\Movie.mkv", CacheFolder="C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp")

Video = Video.ConvertToYV12
#Using DGPulldown/HCenc to upsize FPS
Video = Video.Spline64Resize(720,480)

AudioDub(Video, Audio)
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<4/15/2012 12:15:55 AM>
START VIDEO ENCODING OPERATIONS
Encoding Profile: HCenc VBR 1-pass
Target Video FileSize: 4020.9 MB
HCenc Parameters: -ini "C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_Movie.HCenc.ini"
HCenc ini file:
*INFILE C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_Movie_1.avs
*AVSRELOAD
*OUTFILE C:\Users\Joe\Videos\DVD_2_Movie.m2v
*LOGFILE C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_Movie.HCenc.log
*MAXBITRATE 9000
*1PASS
*BITRATE 5472
*PROFILE BEST
*ASPECT 16:9
*PROGRESSIVE
*TFF
*PULLDOWN
*BIAS 50
*DC_PREC 9
*MATRIX MPEG
*AQ 1
*LUMGAIN 1
*SMP
*PRIORITY IDLE
*WAIT 2
<>

<4/15/2012 2:51:37 AM>
END VIDEO ENCODING OPERATIONS
A2DVideoSource: DirectShowSource
Created File: C:\Users\Joe\Videos\DVD_2_Movie.m2v (4002.5 MB)
OUTPUT VIDEO INFO: MPEG-2 Video - 5485 kbps - 720x480 - DAR 1.778 - 23.976 fps (CFR) - Progressive (2:3 Pulldown) - 1:42:44 hours - 147791 frames
<>

<4/15/2012 2:51:37 AM>
START AUDIO ENCODING OPERATIONS (Track 1)
Wavi+Aften Parameters: "C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_Movie_1.avs" - | "C:\Program Files\AVStoDVD\Aften\aften.exe" -b 448 -pad 0 -dynrng 5 -bwfilter 0 - "C:\Users\Joe\Videos\DVD_2_Movie_1.ac3"
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<4/15/2012 2:54:20 AM>
END AUDIO ENCODING OPERATIONS (Track 1)
A2DAudioSource: DirectShowSource
Created File: C:\Users\Joe\Videos\DVD_2_Movie_1.ac3 (329.2 MB)
OUTPUT AUDIO INFO: AC3 - 448 kbps - CBR - 6 ch - 48000 Hz - 16 bit - 1:42:44 hours (0 ms delay)
<>

<4/15/2012 2:54:21 AM>
START DVD MENU BUILDING OPERATIONS
DVD Menu settings:
Style: 0
Aspect Ratio: 1
Titles Format: 1
Template: Menu in Black
Max Titles Page: 12
Enable Play All: 1
Force Play All: 0
Background Audio: 0
Max Thumbs Row: 4
Thumb Image Source: 0
Thumb Frame Position: 10%
HL Frame Format: 0
HL Selection Color: 5
HL Play Color: 0
Menu Video BitRate: 6000 kbps
Motion Menu Duration: 15 seconds
Thumb Drop Shadow: 2
Play All Shadow: 2
Arrows Shadow: 0
<>

<4/15/2012 2:55:25 AM>
END DVD MENU BUILDING OPERATIONS
Created File (Menu Page 1): C:\Users\Joe\Videos\DVD_2_MenuPage1.bmp (1 MB)
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<4/15/2012 2:55:26 AM>
START DVD AUTHORING OPERATIONS
BatchMux Parameters: -arglist "C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_BatchMux.ini"
BatchMux ini file:
-d "C:\Users\Joe\Videos\DVD_2\VIDEO_TS"
-mxp "C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_MuxMan.mxp"
-l "C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_MuxMan.log"
-muxman "C:\Program Files\AVStoDVD\MuxMan"
-prio LOW
-palette "C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_Palette.txt"
-v "C:\Users\Joe\Videos\DVD_2_Movie.m2v"
-vidmode LB
-a1 "C:\Users\Joe\Videos\DVD_2_Movie_1.ac3"
-a1lang en
-cellfr "C:\Users\Joe\Videos\DVD_2_Movie_Chapters.txt"
-progfr "C:\Users\Joe\Videos\DVD_2_Movie_Chapters.txt"
-chapfr "C:\Users\Joe\Videos\DVD_2_Movie_Chapters.txt"
-SEG2v "C:\Users\Joe\Videos\DVD_2_MenuPage1.bmp"
-SEG2vidmode LB
-SEG2s1 "C:\Users\Joe\Videos\DVD_2_Menu.sst"
-SEG2s1dmode WIDE_LB
-SEG2hlmnu "C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_MenuPage1_Buttons.mnu"
-SEG2hlcsm "C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_HighlightScheme.csm
-hcn "C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_BatchMux.hcn"
<>

<4/15/2012 3:05:02 AM>
CHECK DVD SIZE
DVD Folder (actual) Size: 4418.8 MB
vs Estimated Size: 4450 MB -> 0.7% undersize
vs Assets Size: 4332.7 MB -> OK
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<4/15/2012 3:05:02 AM>
END DVD AUTHORING OPERATIONS
Created Folder: C:\Users\Joe\Videos\DVD_2 (4418.8 MB)
<>

<4/15/2012 3:05:02 AM>
START DVD BURNING OPERATIONS
ImgBurn (DVD) Parameters: /mode isobuild /buildmode device /src "C:\Users\Joe\Videos\DVD_2\VIDEO_TS" /dest E: /volumelabel "DVD" /speed 4x /erase /testmode no /verify no /noimagedetails /start /waitformedia /close /log "C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp\DVD_2_ImgBurn.log"
<>

<4/15/2012 3:20:48 AM>
END DVD BURNING OPERATIONS
Created DVD: 'DVD' in drive E: ASUS DRW-24B1ST a 1.04
Average Write Rate: 5,445 KB/s (3.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 8,608 KB/s (6.2x)
<>

<4/15/2012 3:20:48 AM>
Log file created by AVStoDVD Release 2.4.2
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Got it. Yes it could be implemented. May I ask what is the reason behind this feat request. Availability of the PC only in some hours?



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Yes that could be one, since the encoding takes almost all the CPU power, inbetween you might need it to do other things.

Another one could be for eg. if you face problems with the Audio/ Subs, you do not need to reencode the Video(which takes most of the time), just skip onto the Audio or Subs encoding and use the earlier encoded Video file for Authoring.

Only the delete temp files feature should be disabled if this feature is enabled.

PS. Please also include the FFMPEG 0.10.x release in your next Beta, most of the known errors of FFMPEG are corrected.

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Hi, @MrC;

The AviSynth 2.6.0 MT is compatible with the AVStoDVD?

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@movieman99

the AC3 audio is there in the DVD. No apparent issues from the log file. Have you tried the DVD disc with a standalone DVD player or only with the PC?

@techreactor

got it. BTW to resume an already completed video encode, you have just to delete the log file and start again the project with the *same* settings. I will have a look at the latest ffmpeg release.

@jandor

well, never tried. Blame on me.... But I'm sure you may be a great tester! Let me know of any outcome.



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well, never tried. Blame on me.... But I'm sure you may be a great tester! Let me know of any outcome.



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I usually use AviSynth 2.6.0 MT with RipBot264.
Now I made an encoding for DVD by AVStoDVD and gave no problem this version of AviSynth.

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