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Audio problems converting compressed avi to dvd

Discussion in 'Digital camcorders' started by marianom, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. marianom

    marianom Member

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    I transferred some home videos recorded from my DV cam to my hard drive using the Windows movie maker. Upon completion the .avi file weighed at a hefty 13 GB. I shrank it down to approx. 1.5 GB using a program called Ashampoo. Now whenever I try to convert the .avi to dvd/vcd/svcd using Nero Express 5, I am unable to hear any sound. The video quality is excellent but there is no audio. Is it because the file has been shrunk, or am I doing something wrong? What are my options? Thanks for your time and I appreciate any help.
     
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    Don't know what Ashampoo is but, next time, convert the DV avi file directly. I'm guessing it probably added compression and/or decreased the bitrate. DV avi isn't that clean a source to start with. After that, it's probably worse.

    And, don't use Nero Express to encode. Use something better such as TMPGEnc.
     
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    What do you mean by converting the avi directly? Also I've used TMPGEnc and it split the file in 2 pieces. One is a 3.1 GB ".m2v" file and the other is 625 MB ".wav" file. Now how do I get that to a DVD? What program is the most convenient being that I am a relative amatuer when it comes to converting video? Thanks again for the help!
     
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    Thanks....that worked out just fine for me!!!!
     

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