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VSO DivXtoDVD (Freeware) v0.5.2b

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by MzBeanz, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. MzBeanz

    MzBeanz Member

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    Hi there I have a question. For some reason after I convert avi or divx and burn to a dvd to watch on my tv it is in black and white?? Any idea why?

    After the conversion I can view it on my pc and it is in color with sound, after I use nero start smart the movie is in black and white I downloaded the shareware version and the same thing happens. Any suggestions as to why and how to fix it? thanks so much!
     
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    Are you selecting 'PAL' or 'NTSC' under 'Standard'?
    Choose 'NTSC' for North America and 'PAL' for Europe/Australasia.
     
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    well in the freeware you do not have options to set it unless I missed something.... can you help? I don't see an options tab or anything and thanks! for responding

    Maggie
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Right on the window.
    "Aspect" and "TV".


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    I feel so stupid *blush* I tried this but after I burn the dvd and play in my dvd player to watch on my tv it is still black and white. Any other ideas? I did one movie and it worked fine but no sound ... so I reformatted thinking I messed something up with an install for another program now I have sound but it they are all black and white even the one that worked previously. Any other ideas? I even downloaded the commercial version and it too is done in black and white.

    M
     
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    @attar

    Do you think it is a codec issue?
     
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    I have been reading the forums and have read about this but I have no idea what they are ... what they do or how to fix them any suggestions?
     
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    Also it worked for me at first then started going into black and white
     
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    I think I solved your problem. Take a look at this thread...
    http://forums.torrentspy.com/showthread.php?p=314754

    This thread in specific is whats important...
     
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    wow could it be that easy? My tv (whose picture tube is going anyway) is 12 yrs old and the 2 dvd players I have one is bout 7 and the other is only 2 yrs old both play it as B&W so perhaps the tv is the prob but....

    I converted a divx movie and burned it and it was fine good sound and in color then when this started happening I reconverted and burned the same movie and now it is in B&W all setings remain the same ... that's what has me so confused. Going to switch out the tv see if that fixes it and... THANKS everyone for helping me

     
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    If the color tube on your TV is going I would bet money that that is the issue.
     
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    ok I went back through the movies I converted and burned all using same software the freeware version of DivxtoDVD and Nero Express and settings... it is interesting to note that out of 10 movies only 3 were in B&W so the dvd and tv theroy doesn't hold up..... *sigh*

     
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    hi pea in a pod no the color is fine just goes blank every now and again...
     
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    Assuming that the VSO DivXtoDVD output is PAL files.

    After VSO DivXtoDVD outputs the files to a folder, does the media player on the PC play the folder files in colour, etc ok?
    After the DVD is burned, does the media player in the PC play the DVD ok?



    @PeaInaPod
    Maybe, but the converting program has it's own codecs as does the standalone DVD player, so the odds would rule that out.
    If files from the output folder or the final DVD plays ok in the PC, then the correct codec is in place.


     
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    Here is what I am doing....

    download movie in Divx format (a few are avi, but I have this [problem with both formats)

    Convert using the DivxtoDVD freeware version. (one I used a free decompression tool to resync the audio in the avi and it worked great)--- I played with all the combinations of settings as instructed

    The movies all play fine on my PC and they are in color

    I burn using Nero Express (I downloaded Final Burner to see if the software was the issue but I have no idea how to use it *sigh*)

    After burning the movies play fine and in color on my pc BUT a few play in B&W on my dvd player connected to the tv (I have 2 a newer one and an older one both play it in B&W)

    So why would only some play in B&W and the others play in color?

    I TRULY appreciate all the help!

     
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    To see if Nero is responsible,burn the DVD with 'ImgBurn'.
    locate the the folder containing the converted files.
    http://www.imgburn.com/

    Run ImgBurn
    Click 'Mode' > 'Build'
    Click 'Output' > 'Device'
    Click 'File' > 'Browse for Folder', highlight on the 'VIDEO_TS' folder, > 'OK'
    Set burning speed to 4x and click the green write button.

    Run 'GSpot'
    http://www.headbands.com/gspot/v26x/GSpot270a.zip
    If you drag VTS_01_1.VOB from the burned DVD, it should indicate whether you have a PAL or NTSC disk.


    [​IMG]
     
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    you are amazing and thank you for all your assistance. I will try this but the program looks complicated (or maybe I just haven't had enough coffee yet) I will post my results... again THANKS!
     
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    ok i feel so stupid..i installed it and opened the file in question but how do I 'run' it? I can't seem to find the place to start the program...
     
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    ok I think I did it and it says NTSC

    [​IMG]
     
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    I tried to open the file from the burned dvd but when I select the drive with the dvd in it there are no files showing???
     

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