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Strange problem when converting .ts to dvd

Discussion in 'Convert video to another format' started by BenDover, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. BenDover

    BenDover Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to a lot of this so I'll do my best describing my problem. I will provide any additional info if needed.

    I downloaded a music concert that came as a .ts file (5.54GB) I need to burn it to DVD. Either single layer or dual layer DVD is fine. Converting it has been no trouble as I have used several different methods converting it and all have ended up with successful and similar results. The converted .avi looks really good and the audio is just about as good as the original. The problem I'm having is when I burn it to DVD. Once the DVD is burnt the concerts volume is very, very low.

    I checked the original .ts file for volume compared to the converted .avi file for volume levels which are the same. Burn the .avi to disc I need to turn the TVs' volume up to 50 to achieve a normal listening level yet switch to a menu on the DVD and the sound blasts you out of your chair!

    I used Nero Video 11 to burn it to disc because it is easy to create menus with.

    Any idea's. I'm sure you will need more info that what I provided which I will be happy to provide. Thanks in advance everyone.

    Hugh Jass Koda
     
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    scorpNZ Active member

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    Audio bitrate the higher it is the more volume is required or you have dual audio streams or 1 stream down mixed,should be obvious in menu audio selection surely it would show them if there's more than 1
     
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    Thank You for the response. I'll lower the audio bit rate to 224. i did select a higher bit rate but not sure what it was. Like I said I'm new to a lot of this.

    Thanks again

    Koda
     
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    You'd be better off leaving it at the higher rate unless you want to recode later for playing thru a stereo or media centre speaker setup,see if your dvd player has option to downmix multichannel audio to 2 channel instead
     
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    If audio bitrate has an effect on the playback volume it's news to me. Take converting a CD to MP3 as an example. You can convert it using a low bitrate or a high bitrate, but while the quality may be different the volume should be the same.

    Are you converting the original file to AVI, then converting the AVI to create a normal "video" DVD? If you're converting it twice as it sounds, maybe Nero is doing something odd when it converts the audio again.
     
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    The op is not clear when he mentions switching to the menu then it blasts him,that suggests there is two audio streams,the lower sounding one is most probably 5:1 the other is 2ch or there is down mixing gong on,regardless the lower the bitrate the higher volume will appear to get or lower if you take the bitrate up same goes for mp3,it does happen i can hear it plain as day on audio on my flac then switch to mp3 of 320 then to 256 to 128 to 64 the sound increases in intensity & volume needs to be turned down,bear in mind i haven't used any normalization on vlc or the encoding i've done i, n fact i'm pretty sure i left the volume at album set level when i ripped them so why the increase in volume the lower the bitrate you go is beyond me


    go grab the free app mediainfo it'll tell you what bitrate the original audio will be,just right clik on any of the video type files in the ts folder or if there's no right clik context menu just drag n drop it onto mediainfo widow
     
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    Thanks everyone for your help so far. I have the media info for the converted .avi I did from the original .ts file. Hopefully this will help.

    General
    Complete name : C:\Users\XXXXXXXXXX\Desktop\Katy Perry\Katy Perry - London Live 2010.avi
    Format : AVI
    Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
    Format profile : OpenDML
    File size : 3.20 GiB
    Duration : 44mn 18s
    Overall bit rate : 10.4 Mbps

    Video
    ID : 0
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : Baseline@L5.0
    Format settings, CABAC : No
    Format settings, ReFrames : 1 frame
    Codec ID : H264
    Duration : 44mn 18s
    Bit rate : 10.1 Mbps
    Width : 1 920 pixels
    Height : 1 080 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate : 30.000 fps
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.163
    Stream size : 3.13 GiB (98%)

    Audio
    ID : 1
    Format : AC-3
    Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
    Mode extension : CM (complete main)
    Format settings, Endianness : Big
    Codec ID : 2000
    Duration : 44mn 18s
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 224 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L R
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Bit depth : 16 bits
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size : 71.0 MiB (2%)
    Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
    Interleave, duration : 32 ms (0.96 video frame)
    Interleave, preload duration : 96 ms

    The issue again is the movies audio is very low. Normally I will have the tv's volume around 6 or 7 in normal use. When playing the final dvd I have to turn the tv's volume up to 50 or 60 to achieve the normal listening level.

    Again, I appologize for my inexperience with all this and my poor description of the problem.

    Koda
     
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    Audio appears to be normal stereo which leaves amplification by whatever unit is playing the dvd or the sudden increase in volume you speak of could be attributed to your dvd player downmixing or something to a much lower bitrate,i don't use stand alone dvd players so i have no idea why or what this happening
     

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