Settings for DVDLab?

Jeeves

New member
Ok, so mediachance IGNORES emails.
There is no PDF or manual that I can find. I could only find a .chm (Help Menu), so here goes.

1st. Search for something else because mediachance has ignored 3 of my emails of the last 3 weeks.

2nd. For those using DVDLab, was fileformat do you suggest SAVING AS (vob/mpg)

3rd. Are there any other settings that need to be made? I'm receiving some error when attempting to compile a DVD...
 

Anole

Moderator
DVD Labs - answers

Well, let's see.

Yes, DVD Labs may be hard to run for the first time.
It's certainly overwhelming, and it doesn't seem to work like other Windows programs you know.
You'll need a bit of DVD knowledge, which most of us don't bring to the party.

First, they have a forum with a DVD Labs section.
While it's more for people who've read the manual and help, it's probably okay for newbies to ask there.
You should know the basics of how to run the program, though.

Secondly, they have very good on-line help.
By accessing the menu items on the left, you can learn about all sorts of features.
It's the best of its kind that I've ever seen.
There's even a Tips 'n Tricks section.

The program has a help file you can pull up by pressing F1 key, too.

Don't save as .VOB - that format is useless for DVD Labs.
You can save as .mpg , but DVD Labs will want to demux it to a video and audio file.
What I recommend is to save as .mpa and .mpv file format (it's a save option in VRD) which writes audio and video files.
Those can be dragged into the assets bin of DVD Labs, and then into the individual Movie 1 , Movie 2, etc.

I get (normal) warning messages when I use 544x480 video - it's not a real DVD format.
But since my DVD player and TV play them okay, I ignore the warning and proceed.
edit: oh, and one more thing - DLP may complain about open GOPs.
Ignore that, too - I do, and it works fine.

What is your source material?
Press Ctrl-L in VideoReDo and post that info here.
Are you in a PAL or NTSC country?

Hope this gets you moving.
I find DVD Labs overkill for my work, but then it never limits me, either. :)
 
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Jeeves

New member
The source is .tivo (mpg2), DVD compliant, 720 x 480, MPEG 2, Bit Rate = 9,200 Mbps

I've been looking all over for a 'manual' - I've found the on-line help, but where is the pdf?

TIA!
 

Jeeves

New member
The source is .tivo (mpg2), DVD compliant, 720 x 480, MPEG 2, Bit Rate = 9,200 Mbps

I've been looking all over for a 'manual' - I've found the on-line help, but where is the pdf?

TIA!
 

Anole

Moderator
the manual for DVD Labs Pro

I'm running DVD Labs Pro, version 1.60, which is an upgrade to version 1.5.

I found my manual at:

F:/Programs/DVDlabPro/Help/DVDlabPro1.5.pdf

Just in case I had manually put it there, I checked my desktop system, and found it in the same relative place.

Your mileage may vary. :)
 
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