AC3 Encoding?

Chips

New member
Hi, I'm on day 3 of my 15 day trial after having previously trialled Womble's (mostly) excellent competitive product. Having said that, apart from the slightly garish UI in VRD it's all looking good so far. The one thing I miss from Womble's product is the ability to encode the audio stream as AC3. I may have missed it, but does VRD have this capability anywhere? A plugin, perhaps?

The reason I ask is that I use Sony's DVD Adchitect for creating DVDs and it prefers AC3-encoded audio when preparing a DVD, otherwise it has to re-compress the audio before preparation. Whilst this is not a show-stopper, I'd prefer to have the source as AC3 to start with.

Anyone?

Tks,
Chips.
 

phd

Super Moderator
VideoReDo will not reencode the audio to AC3.

If the source file is AC3, VideoReDo will preserve the AC3 audio.
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
Chips said:
The reason I ask is that I use Sony's DVD Adchitect for creating DVDs and it prefers AC3-encoded audio when preparing a DVD, otherwise it has to re-compress the audio before preparation. Whilst this is not a show-stopper, I'd prefer to have the source as AC3 to start with.
What the difference whether VideoReDo recodes the audio or DVD Architect does? The net result should be the same.
 

BaysideBas

New member
And AC3 encoding requires a license, when you bought DVDA you paid for the encoder, do you want to pay for it again as part of VRD? How about all the other VRD customers who have no need of AC3 encoding, should they pay for something they'll never use?
 

Harry

New member
you can always use besweet to convert your audio to ac3 ;)

step 1: save video as elmentary streams in videoredo
step 2: convert audio to ac3 with besweet like eg:

BeSweet.exe -core( -input "input.WAV" -output "output.ac3" ) -ac3enc( -b 448 -6ch )

better use besweetgui's easy to use wizard

step 3: author your dvd with ac3 sound

;)
 

Chips

New member
Note to self: must enable Topic email notification. I might remember that I posted this!

Anyway, thanks for the tips, Harry. It would just be good to have one less step involved and have this built into VRD.

The reason I'd like VRD to encode to AC3 is that I keep the majority of the VRD-edited MPG files I burn to DVD as safe backups on hard disk. If they were smaller then I could fit more on there. I'd also be happy to pay for the plug-in, if there was one.
Oh well.
 
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mxw

New member
I wouldn't call Aften a "poor man's AC3'er"... It's actually a highly-tweaked piece of software with sophisticated algorithms, that rivals the commercial AC3 encoders for speed & quality.

I have been using this ---

http://www.thefrontend.net/EncWAVtoAC3/index.html

I generally encode at 224kbps (VBR UNticked).

I would highly recommend it!
 
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