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DVD Flick failed to convert AVI to DVD

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  1. stem300

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    I have been using DVD Flick to convert a series of AVI files to DVD. I am able to combine 3-4 AVI files per conversion, (with SRT files).
    There is one file that has not been able to convert. The conversion takes its usual length of time but as it is processing, I can see 3.9 million KBs. After completion there are some VTS files missing and only 27,000 kbs are converted.
    The actual AVI file plays from start to finish, no problems. I've been able to convert w/out subs. It when I add the subs for this one file that the problem occurs.
    I've used other converters and it works fine (the subtitle format and fonts appear different with one brand and there is some quality loss on another . I've also did a AVI-DVD conversion and reversed the process, DVD to AVI. Then I tried to convert that AVI file w/ DVD Flick, with the same failed result.
    I would like to be able to convert this last file using DVD Flick because of the menus and chapters that I have created for the others.
    Please help. Don't know where else to look. The DVD Flick forum seems to be continuously offline.
    thanks in advance.
     
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    It only seems to act up when the subtitles are included?
    Add any other subtitle file to test and see if it converts ok.
     
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    Okay, I'll try that and get back to you.
     
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    Here is what I've tried so far per your suggestion:
    Orig Avi (1hr) w/ orig srt(55kb)---fails to convert
    Orig Avi w/ diff srt( 52kb)--- converts ok
    Orig Avi w/ orig srt (trimmed to 54kb) fails to convert
    Orig Avi w/ orig srt (trimmed to 51kb-approx 30 lines removed)--fails to convert.

    I guess it appears to be a problem with the original srt itself, but how do I check it or fix it?

    thanks
     
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    Beats me.
    Perhaps try opening the .srt in Notepad and re-saving, making sure it's selecting 'ANSI' encoding.

    Also try, UTF-8
     
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    Strangely the AVI and Srt converts with another, but the fonts are not the same.

    Not familiar with UTF-8

    Currently, I converted the subs to an SSA file and saving a hard subbed copy. (The hard subbed looks really nice and legible in preview. Not sure what the conversion will look like. I may have to redo my whole project. Hope not.)

    Then I will try to convert again. will let you know

    thanks
     
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    Okay,
    I took a long way around but not it works. I converted the srt to an ssa, then used Virtual Dub to hard sub the file. Saved as AVI.
    DVD Flick was able to convert. Even added multiple files to convert.
    Thanks for your help.

    If anyone knows why this occurred, I would still like to know. This was a really time consuming way around.
     
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    I just tried to convert the orig avi with orig srt re-saved in UTF-8 format...convert failed.

    I also tried Diff AVI and the orig srt...convert also failed.

    Just cant figure out what is wrong with the SRT file.
     

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