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Old 3rd November 2006, 08:11   #1  |  Link
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Making avi files Encore-friendly

I wasn't sure where to put this (sorry!)

My buddy missed a few episodes of his favourite TV show, so I capped them for him. When I tried to burn them onto a dvd for him, Adobe Encore said that I couldn't import the files into the project because they didn't have the right resolution. So I tried downloading the tv episodes off bitcomet. Same thing.

What program can I use to convert the resolution of the files to a resolution that is Encore-friendly?

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The ultimate question : What resolution actually ARE those files ?
I was about to say that the resolution isn't mod-16, but I doubt some capped tv streams would be non mod-16 ... oO (mind you, some BBC broadcasts have wierd formats IIRC ...)

Maybe the resolution is HD (1024*xxx or more) ?
And what format are they in ? AVC or MPEG2 ?

About the resolution: when you divide the height by 16 and the width by 16, do you get an integer value (eg: 22) or a decimal value (eg: 22,5) ?

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Adobe Encore is a DVD authoring tool, isn't it?
DVD resolutions are 720x480 for NTSC or 720x576 for PAL (and a few others we won't handle here).
To save time, encode your files directly to DVD-compliant files. TMPGEnc 4.0 Xpress is pretty user-friendly and will do this for you.
Then, you'll just have to import the files TMPGEnc spits out.

PS: From now on, try to capture directly in a DVD resolution, to avoid resizing.
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Thanks for responding, you guys!!

I deleted the files I capped, because the ones I downloaded were better quality.

The files have the following properties:

Width:608 pixels
Height: 336 pixels

Audio Bit Rate:128 kbps
Audio Sample Size:16 bit
Audio Format: MPEG 3

Video Frame Rate: 23 frames/second
Data Rate:146 kbps


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...TMPGEnc 4.0 Express
I'm new to this stuff...What is that?

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...resolution...mod-16...resolution is HD....AVC vs. MPEG2
I have no idea what those are, sorry. Is there a program I can get to analyze the video and tell me about it?

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AVC or MPEG2 : I think GSpot would tell you

HD Resolution : high definition (which means bigger than 960*xxx).
Aren't you aware of this massive HD frenzy going on everywhere ? Every single shop here is all over HD-ready LCD or plasma screens.

As I pointed out aftewards, the mod16 resolution means that dividing the width and the height each by 16, you get an integer number. In your case :

608 / 16 = 38
336 / 16 = 21

You have what is commonly called a mod16 resolution (which is much preferrable -but not mandatory- in video editing). Non mod16 resolutions _sometimes_ cause problems with video editing software.
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vixux, search in Google for TMPGEnc Xpress, you'll know what it is all about
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Thanks guys!

HD Resolution

I know what HD is-I have an HDTV- I just didn't know what you meant by HD resolution-now I do.

AVC vs. MPEG2

I know what MPEG2 is-the DVD format. I don't know what AVC is though... My files are in AVI, if that's any help.




How do I get TMPGEnc Xpress?
It's been discontinued....
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Er, really?
http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/product/te4xp.html

The free, mpeg1-only version certainly has, though.
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