Quantcast KDVD: Encoding for the Best Audio and Picture? - digitalFAQ.com Forums [Archives]
  #1  
04-11-2003, 01:36 PM
itoney itoney is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Right I know nothing about encoding for the best audio ect and picture and I don't want to. I do know how to encode the movie with KDVD and I have done so....

What i want to know in the simplest of terms is how i make my DVD from the movie files i have encoded with KDVD....

I want to know what programs to use and what to do with them....i don't want to know about file size prediction etc....

Can i make the dvd using magix or ulead moviemaker straight from the mpeg2 files i have encoded so they all are on one DVD...

Please keep it simple
Reply With Quote
Someday, 12:01 PM
admin's Avatar
Site Staff / Ad Manager
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 42
Thanks: ∞
Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts
  #2  
04-11-2003, 01:51 PM
kwag kwag is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Puerto Rico, USA
Posts: 13,537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi itoney,

Use IfoEdit and VobEdit to convert your encoded mpeg file to the complete DVD file structure (VOBs, BUPs, etc.).
Guides and programs here: http://www.ifoedit.com

-kwag
Reply With Quote
  #3  
04-11-2003, 02:01 PM
itoney itoney is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Why can't anyone just reply with a simple answer instead of telling me to look somewhere else and read complicated user guides
Reply With Quote
  #4  
04-11-2003, 02:04 PM
kwag kwag is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Puerto Rico, USA
Posts: 13,537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by itoney
Why can't anyone just reply with a simple answer instead of telling me to look somewhere else and read complicated user guides
That is the simple answer. There's no simpler way. Unless I tell you how to do it step by step, and I would be actually doing the same thing as if you read the guides

-kwag
Reply With Quote
  #5  
04-11-2003, 02:09 PM
itoney itoney is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
well i read on one of your other posts that someone said that you don't have to do all that and just use a tool to author the movies.

What Program though

Magix

Movie Maker

Also which user guide do i look at there are loads
Reply With Quote
  #6  
04-11-2003, 02:13 PM
itoney itoney is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
the guides are not even free
Reply With Quote
  #7  
04-11-2003, 02:14 PM
itoney itoney is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
starting to loose patience now

fed up with it
Reply With Quote
  #8  
04-11-2003, 02:25 PM
kwag kwag is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Puerto Rico, USA
Posts: 13,537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by itoney
well i read on one of your other posts that someone said that you don't have to do all that and just use a tool to author the movies.
Then try DVD MovieFactory or DVDit. Both work correctly with mpegs created with KDVD.

-kwag
Reply With Quote
  #9  
04-11-2003, 02:28 PM
itoney itoney is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ok but still does not answer the question about will more than one movie encoded with the KDVD template fit and author on one DVD using movie factory
Reply With Quote
  #10  
04-11-2003, 02:39 PM
kwag kwag is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Puerto Rico, USA
Posts: 13,537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by itoney
ok but still does not answer the question about will more than one movie encoded with the KDVD template fit and author on one DVD using movie factory
Of course you'll fit more than one movie , but then you must use file prediction while encoding so that you can target the size for each movie. Say 1/3 of the total space of a DVD for three ~2 hour movies on one DVD, etc.

-kwag
Reply With Quote
  #11  
04-11-2003, 02:53 PM
itoney itoney is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
well when i encode with a KVCD template i never use a file prediction.....i estimate it as i know that if the end encoded movie is under 800mb it will fit on an 80 min cd

so is there an average filesize for the KDVD mpeg2 file to get 3 movies on one dvd without having to use a predictor

sorry for being thick but non of this is as easy as you think
Reply With Quote
  #12  
04-11-2003, 03:22 PM
kwag kwag is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Puerto Rico, USA
Posts: 13,537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by itoney
well when i encode with a KVCD template i never use a file prediction.....i estimate it as i know that if the end encoded movie is under 800mb it will fit on an 80 min cd
Then you'll never be able to obtain the maximum quality, as you are using a "hit and miss" approach. Some movies will encode less than 800MB, and some will go overboard, and then you won't be able to fit it on one CD. That's the whole purpose on file prediction.
Quote:

so is there an average filesize for the KDVD mpeg2 file to get 3 movies on one dvd without having to use a predictor
No, there is not. Same principle as KVCD templates. It depends on the source material. You might encode a movie, and wind up with 1.5GB. That's fine. But then you encode another one, and it might be 3GB, and that's the end of fitting even 2 movies on one DVD.
Quote:

sorry for being thick
Don't worry, I've seen worse
Quote:
but non of this is as easy as you think
It is easy, once you get used to it

-kwag
Reply With Quote
  #13  
04-11-2003, 03:27 PM
itoney itoney is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
so what you are saying is

if i have 3 mpg2 files at 1gig each i would be able to fit them on one dvd using moviemaker and nothing else ?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
04-11-2003, 03:32 PM
kwag kwag is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Puerto Rico, USA
Posts: 13,537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by itoney
so what you are saying is

if i have 3 mpg2 files at 1gig each i would be able to fit them on one dvd using moviemaker and nothing else ?
Yes. Make sure you set the audio to "Dolby Digital" on your authoring program, because if you leave the default, the audio will be re-encoded as PCM. That will create a HUGE file. If your encoded mpeg files are DVD compliant, if you did them with KDVD templates or other DVD compliant templates, you shouldn't have any problems importing those mpegs into your authoring program.

Edit: MovieMaker , I'm not sure if that will make a DVD. Never tried it.

-kwag
Reply With Quote
  #15  
04-11-2003, 03:34 PM
itoney itoney is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i will let you know in a tick

lol
Reply With Quote
  #16  
04-11-2003, 03:42 PM
itoney itoney is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
the answer is no as when i put the first movie file in although the file size is just over 1gig moviemaker says it is nearly 4 gig
Reply With Quote
  #17  
04-11-2003, 04:13 PM
kwag kwag is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Puerto Rico, USA
Posts: 13,537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by itoney
the answer is no as when i put the first movie file in although the file size is just over 1gig moviemaker says it is nearly 4 gig
Then you will need DVDit, MyDVD, or DVD MovieFactory.

-kwag
Reply With Quote
Reply




Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TMPGEnc: video encoding black, picture missing desoto117 Video Encoding and Conversion 3 02-28-2004 08:00 AM
KDVD: Blurry picture M2V? itsjapie Video Encoding and Conversion 11 12-30-2003 07:12 PM
KDVD: No Audio after Encoding? msg4life Video Encoding and Conversion 1 06-03-2003 03:36 PM
Encoding: Interesting Picture Noise Filter jorel Video Encoding and Conversion 9 02-07-2003 07:42 PM
KDVD has Jerky Picture? Anonymous Video Encoding and Conversion 2 01-24-2003 01:53 PM

Thread Tools



 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 AM  —  vBulletin Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd