VRD edits always converted in Ulead DMF ? is this right ?

chuckyt

New member
I have the latest build of Viideo redo as released on 23rd Sept & Uleads DVD Movie factory 3 SE ( updated with the latest patches from their site )
I have the "output Streams for Movie Factory" option set on, but the progrtam converts every file i I put into it during the authoring process - is this correct ?
My unerstanding was that it shouldn't need to ...

I couldn't find any other info in my searches on the forums

thanks

Charles

BTW, I have had no sync problems, unlike some of the other users - I am in a PAL country
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
It shouldn't recode if you have the "don't recode" parameter set. Perhaps one of the MF3 folks here can help. However, check your bit rates. If the bitrate is > 10Mbps (in VideoReDo Tools>Program Info), MF3 will force a recode. At the very least, you'll need to output at a lower bitrate in VideoReDo.
 

chuckyt

New member
DanR said:
It shouldn't recode if you have the "don't recode" parameter set. Perhaps one of the MF3 folks here can help. However, check your bit rates. If the bitrate is > 10Mbps (in VideoReDo Tools>Program Info), MF3 will force a recode. At the very least, you'll need to output at a lower bitrate in VideoReDo.
I have the option set to not recode...
I have the bitrate set to 6 Mbs & the aspect set to 16:9
the source is digitv

Charles
 

phd

Super Moderator
Hi Charles,

What is the audio. If its AC3 or LPCM, perhaps DMF is attempting to reencode due to the audio.

Also, how much is the total length in time (and MB) of the video you are attempting to author to DVD? Maybe its too big?

If you have small section to upload, perhaps I can try it in mine. I own Ulead's DMF3 Disk Creator which also handles the AC3. I could see if it tries to reencode on my version.

Pat
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
PHD's comments are spot on. Ulead can sometimes be finnicky about the input stream, but we've always been able to resolve it.

One more thing to look at. Do you have the "Word Align (DigiTV)" option checked in VideoReDo's "Tools>Options>Advanced Stream"? If so, turn if off, and re-edit or QuickStream Fix your file. Ulead might not like that setting.

Note to PHD, could you do a quick test to see if that option messes up Ulead?
 

Peter

New member
One other thing to check for:
Make sure that "Use first clip as introductory video" is unchecked
and, more importantly, uncheck "Motion Menu" at the chapter template screen - that seems to be always checked and doubles the process time!
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
Peter, I heard you upgraded to DMF3. Good for you!

Could you check to see if that DigiTV option on the Tools>Advanced Stream causes a recode?
 

Peter

New member
DanR said:
Could you check to see if that DigiTV option on the Tools>Advanced Stream causes a recode?
Just tried this out and checking the DigiTV option does not invoke a re-code.

If I uncheck "do not convert compliant MPEG files in Ulead's option menu, then a warning box actually pops up to tell you it's going to re-code a file.

Tried it on the same file and a direct, unedited PVR capture, and it will re-code both files if this box is unchecked.
 

phd

Super Moderator
Hi Charles,

Peter's comment reminded me of something.

Are you basing your thought that it is reencoding upon the time it takes to author or upon the size it will take up on the hard drive. I had accidentally left the "create motion menu" option active and the amount of time it was taking was ridiculous so I had aborted the process.

Did you notice the amount of hard drive space required to create the folder vs. the amount of space required on the DVD vs. the size of the original MPEG files. If hard drive space requirement is double the DVD space requirement, then it is reencoding the file. If it is a little larger then it is not reencoding, but simply creating the extra overhead that need to go on the DVD.
 

Peter

New member
You may already be doing this but...
If you are running tests, use a small (5 min.) capture and use a re-writeable disc - I've yet to make a coaster :lol:
 
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