1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

dvd-lab problems

Discussion in 'Video - Software discussion' started by sinister7, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. sinister7

    sinister7 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2005
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    ok guys and gals, I've been backing up dvd's for some time now, put downloaded movies to VCD/SVCD, and have just begun to dabble in ps2 backups.Also I think I should let everyone know that I have never posted anything on any forum ever.....so please bear with me.
    As i said ive put downloaded movies to vcd/svcd before, however i haven't tried to put one to dvd yet. So here is the problem i recently downloaded an mpeg-1 format full length movie (a very watchable copy i might add). Now I have tried to burn it to dvd
    by using dvd-lab, it popped up a warning telling me that it may have a problem because it was in mpeg-1 format and not mpeg-2(svcd/dvd mpeg format) and i should transcode the audio, so i did. Eureka it worked so I go about my business.... a couple of hours later i go to watch it and much to my dismay it only burned 30mins and 16 secs of the 2hr movie! So i spent all night trying to fix it. I used Xillsoft's video converter to put the movie into mpeg-2 and once again it plays all the way on the PC but when I go to burn it it tells me that the movie length is 30 mins 16 secs. Now none of the software im using is a trial version (Most of it is cracked to tell the truth). I also attempted to convert it to .vob format but i had to go to work before i could do anything with it and im not expecting much. any help i could get would be greatly appreciated.I think this is an excellent site with very knowledgable patrons and hope tohear from you guys soon. Thanks
     
  2. rebootjim

    rebootjim Active member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,631
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Get Tmpgenc. www.pegasys.com or www.tmpgenc.net
    Open it, cancel the wizard.
    Select File, Mpeg tools.
    Click on the "Simple De-multiplex" tab.
    Click the Browse button next to INPUT.
    Find your video.
    Click Run...wait a few minutes.
    This has now produced two files. An .m1v and a .mpa or .mp2
    Get FFMPEGGUI (it's free).
    Click Browse, beside audio source, and load the audio file (the mpa/mp2) and select 224kbps, 48khz, AC3.
    Click the Browse button beside audio output. Give it a name, and click OK.
    Click Convert.
    Wait a few minutes, till it's done.
    Open DVDLab. Import the m2v video, and the newly made AC3 audio.
    Make your menu(s), compile and burn.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2005
  3. sinister7

    sinister7 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2005
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Thanks alot for the info Rebootjim I'm going to try that as soon as i get home from work. I'll post whether or not it works for me when i ts done. Thanks again.
     
  4. rebootjim

    rebootjim Active member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,631
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Because DVDLabs demuxer isn't the best, it is always advisable to do your audio externally, preferrably to AC3 (which is 100% dvd compliant), and then import elementary streams into DVDLab.
     
  5. sinister7

    sinister7 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2005
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ok...well I guess were getting warmer I followed everything rebootjim said and now im getting close to 40 minutes of the movie instead of 30. I also noticed while doing the simple de-mulitplex that both the audio and the video would reach around 25% or so then all of a sudden jump to 100%. And if my math serves me correctly that 40 mins of a 2hr movie is a little over 25%. Any other ideas? Thanks in advance to whoever can help.
     
  6. sinister7

    sinister7 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2005
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Alright people, after some trial and error I finally managed to get the movie to dvd. I used xillsoft video encoder to convert my mpeg-1 file to .vob (which also changed the audio to .ac3) then followed the manual for creating a dvd on dvd-lab's help menu. Thanks again to those who helped me and i hope this helps someone else out there.
     
  7. rebootjim

    rebootjim Active member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,631
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    The errors probably occured because of corruption in the original mpeg-1 you downloaded. Either that, or the original encoder had NO idea what he/she was doing, and screwed it up from the start.
    Welcome to the joys of downloaded video! :)
     

Share This Page