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10-31-2002, 10:23 AM
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Ok. It's done. Download is attached to this post.

Instructions follow:

(1) Decompress the zip file.
(2) Copy both files "SweetHead.exe" and "SweetHead.Template.INI" to your HeadAC3he 0.23a directory. MUST BE HeadAC3he VERSION 0.23a
(3) Run DVD2SVCD and go to the audio tab. Click on the BeSweet tab, and instead of choosing the BeSweet.exe file, select the file SweetHead.exe that you just copied to your HeadAC3he directory.
(4) Have fun

Some technical notes on the program:

What I did is trap the command line arguments from DVD2SVCD, and generate a new HeadAC3he.INI file "on-the-fly". Now, the only thing that I change in the INI file is the input file name and the output file name. All the default parameters are set on the file "SweetHead.Template.INI" from which HeadAC3he.INI is created on every run. So if you want to make changes, you manually run HeadAC3he and LOAD this template file, and save it after making your changes.

Very important:
It doesn't matter what you select now on the Audio tab on DVD2SVCD. You adjust your settings on HeadAC3he as usual. The only thing that you must keep in mind is that in the audio tab of DVD2SVCD you should select the same audio bit rate you have set on HeadAC3he. If the values are different, then the file prediction of DVD2SVCD will be different, because you'll be encoding a different audio file size than what DVD2SVCD thinks. ( Unless DVD2SVCD uses the encoded audio file size for calculation . Must ask DVD2SVCD about this )
Please report any anomalies and bugs. This is not a final release. As it says, version 0.99a. There are no warranties. If your machine blows up, it's not my fault

Note: This program is an "add-on" to enable users of DVD2SVCD to use HeadAC3he as an external audio encoder. HeadAC3he or SweetHead will not be supported by DVD2SVCD's author. So if you have any problems with SweetHead, please don't complain to DVD2SVCD's author. Report any bugs or issues here in this forum. Thanks.

Enjoy,
-kwag


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wonder-full post Kwag.
for me HeadAC3he is better than besweet.
i try and post........Thanks!

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10-31-2002, 05:53 PM
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Hi jorel,

Thanks!. Let me know how it works for you. I've tested it only on WinXP Prof., but it should run on every Windows versions, back down to Win95.

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11-01-2002, 12:19 AM
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ok Kwag works very fine!
i use win98se,and test with a few chapters...
(i have images of winme too(ghost),and don't like xp.....,
turn my athlon in one "586"!).


can i use a 160 or 192 to get better audio without problems?

thanks Kwag.

ps :
i make "monsters inc." and do it again with sweethead.
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11-01-2002, 12:24 AM
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Hi jorel,

Yes you can. Just run HeadAC3he, and press "Load" and load the file "HeadAC3HE.Template.INI" file and change your audio to whatever bit rate you want. Then save the INI template file. When you load this INI file, if a popup shows up asking for source file, just hit cancel. Remember, the file "HeadAC3HE.Template.INI" is a template, which is what SweetHead uses to make a new temporary INI file on every run. So to keep your changes permanent, you edit this file.

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11-01-2002, 12:55 AM
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ok,thanks again Kwag!


i try 192, and think that HeadAC3he have "tube sound" (basses clear).
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11-02-2002, 01:13 AM
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Hi Kwag,

Using a chapter to test D2S and HeadSweet. When D2S reaches
Audio encode for HeadSweet, a box pops up everytime "Could Not Find
INI File 'E:\DVD' using default' ". Click on OK and Headac3he pops
up and continues encoding the audio.

Then avs script edit shows:

loadplugin("d:\Temp\mpeg2dec.dll")
BilinearResize(336,224)
AddBorders(8,8,8,8 )
TemporalSmoother(1,2)


This looks ok, but when Tmpgenc starts encoding it's settings
are 368x256 23.976 CQ_VBR 30. I checked the final mpg and
the res is 368x256. What happened to the settings in avs script.

-black prince
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11-02-2002, 09:19 AM
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Hi black prince,

There's something wrong in your path, because SweetHead has nothing to to with the video encoding part. So if you're getting a strange resolution fed to TMPEG, something is not right somewhere on the .avs script or your source. Check the file dvd2svcd.log.txt and see what was sent to sweethead as command line arguments.

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11-02-2002, 10:42 AM
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Hi Kwag,

Kwag wrote:
Quote:
Hi black prince,

There's something wrong in your path, because SweetHead has nothing to to with the video encoding part. So if you're getting a strange resolution fed to TMPEG, something is not right somewhere on the .avs script or your source. Check the file dvd2svcd.log.txt and see what was sent to sweethead as command line arguments.

-kwag
Seems SweetHead did not like my long file directory name of
"E:\DVD Backup\2 - DVD2SVCD\Headac3he\SweetHead.exe"
When I moved everything to "E:\bbbbbbbb\SweetHead.exe"
it worked fine. Must be the parsing used by SweetHead that limits
the directory name.

The avs script was my fault from changing DVD2SVCD.ini. It works
correctly now and my test chapter looks good. Next, I am going to
do a Manual vs D2K test to judge how close the file size predictions
are. Still have some customize tweaking with Headac3he.Tempalet.ini.
Headac3he beats the pants off of BeSweet for low bit rate audio encoding
(i.e. 96 and 64 khz). With a 3 hour movie it may be necessary to use a
very low audio bit rate.

-black prince
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11-02-2002, 12:57 PM
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Hi black prince,

Sadly, I can't do anything about that path. It's not a SweetHead problem. It's a HeadAC3he problem parsing the line. I just double checked by duplicating your directory and path structure, and running headac3he.exe manually at a DOS prompt, and had the same problem without even using SweetHead. So HeadAC3he bombs with these kind of paths when trying to access the INI file.

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Hi Kwag,

Kwag wrote:
Quote:
Hi black prince,

Sadly, I can't do anything about that path. It's not a SweetHead problem. It's a HeadAC3he problem parsing the line. I just double checked by duplicating your directory and path structure, and running headac3he.exe manually at a DOS prompt, and had the same problem without even using SweetHead. So HeadAC3he bombs with these kind of paths when trying to access the INI file.

-kwag
Thanks Kwag for the info. Maybe I can find a work-around.

-black prince
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11-04-2002, 06:47 AM
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black prince

"...Seems SweetHead did not like my long file directory name of
"E:\DVD Backup\2 - DVD2SVCD\Headac3he\SweetHead.exe..."

Have u tried the above path without spaces? eg:

E:\DVDBackup\2-DVD2SVCD\Headac3he\SweetHead.exe
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11-04-2002, 07:10 AM
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Hi Villa21,

Quote:
kwag Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 1:57 pm Post subject:

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Hi black prince,

Sadly, I can't do anything about that path. It's not a SweetHead problem. It's a HeadAC3he problem parsing the line. I just double checked by duplicating your directory and path structure, and running headac3he.exe manually at a DOS prompt, and had the same problem without even using SweetHead. So HeadAC3he bombs with these kind of paths when trying to access the INI file.

-kwag
SweetHead is not the problem. It's Headac3he. It expects to find the
Headac3he.ini file in its own sub directory and creates the path
on its own, so you can't override this. I solved the problem
by moving SweetHead to a shorter named path "E:\SweetHead" and
this works.

-black prince
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@ all..

Thanks for Jorel's recommend on this thread, here I am, asking a
few questions (and possibly becoming a little smarter) ...

In hopes to further my understanding, and potential for another assisted
app (I'm planning on creating) for common HeadAC3 projects...

So let me get this straight..

SweetHead is an "intercepter" for dvd2svcd ??
and not a command line helper version of HeadAC3 ??

Ok, then, so that means then, that HeadAC3 is basically operates or
evolves around an .ini file for all its settings ??
And, the main reason for SweetHead is for those using dvd2svcd to use
HeadAC3 by SweetHead serving it. Ok, I think I got it now.

That means, then, that HeadAC3 can be managed off-line (so to speak)
w/ a GUI/shell or front end app, through the use of an .ini file ??

IF that is so, then question:
* is HeadAC3 using a default .ini (like bbMPEG does) or,
* can HeadAC3 use any .ini and work off it as such ??

Thanks for all the answers guys,
-vhelp
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08-05-2003, 12:33 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vhelp

SweetHead is an "intercepter" for dvd2svcd ??
and not a command line helper version of HeadAC3 ??
You got that right
Quote:

Ok, then, so that means then, that HeadAC3 is basically operates or
evolves around an .ini file for all its settings ??
Yep.
Quote:
And, the main reason for SweetHead is for those using dvd2svcd to use
HeadAC3 by SweetHead serving it. Ok, I think I got it now.
Exactly
Quote:

That means, then, that HeadAC3 can be managed off-line (so to speak)
w/ a GUI/shell or front end app, through the use of an .ini file ??
Just send it the command line arguments in the same format that DVD2SVCD sends them to BeSweet. SweetHeat will trap the parameters, and convert them to be used with HeadAC3he.
Quote:

IF that is so, then question:
* is HeadAC3 using a default .ini (like bbMPEG does) or,
* can HeadAC3 use any .ini and work off it as such ??
Nope.It has it's own .INI structure. SweetHead creates an .INI file "on the fly", from the parameters sent from DVD2SVCD

-kwag
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