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09-17-2003, 11:45 AM
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CONVERT A 2 DISK VCD/SVCD TO 1 DISK KVCD


Tools required:

TMPGEnc
120 Min KVCD Template
180 Min KVCD Template
Patience

1. Merge the 2 files together.
• Open TMPGEnc and close the wizard
• Click File>>MPEG Tools
• Click the Merge & Cut Tab
• Click the ADD button and navigate to your 1st Movie file (.mpg)
• Click ADD again to navigate your 2nd file (.mpg)
• Under Type Choose MPEG-1 Video-CD (Non Standard)
• Choose a file name in the OUTPUT section and click RUN

You will end up with an .mpg file that has merged both the 1st and the 2nd files together. It goes without saying the size of this new file is now much bigger.

2. Extract the audio to .mp2
• In TMPGEnc click File>>New (This will clear for a new project)
• Click the Audio Source Browse button near the bottom and select your combined .mpg file (The file you just created)
• Click Settings (Next to the Load and Save Buttons

Stream Type: MPEG -1 Audio Layer II
Sampling Frequency: 44100hz
Channel Mode: Duel Channel
Bitrate: 112 kbits/sec
Error Protection: UNCHECKED
Original Flag: UNCHECKED
Copyright Flag: UNCHECKED
Private Flag: UNCHECKED
De-Emphasis Flag: NONE
Audio Edit: UNCHECKED

Click OK and click START.
Wait 10 Mins and move on to next section!

3. Convert To .M1V
• In TMPGEnc click File>>New (This will clear for a new project)
• Click BROWSE on the VIDEO Source (navigate to your step 1 .mpg File)
• Delete everything in the Audio Source address bar so its empty
• Click LOAD
• Select the relevant path to your KVCD Templates

If your film is 2 hours or less choose KVCD-CQ-352x240-_NTSCFilm_-PLUS.mcf
If your Film is 2 hours plus choose KVCD-LBR-352x240-_NTSCFilm_-PLUS.mcf


• Click START and wait an hour or so depending on your computer spec!

4. Combine the .mp2 & .M1V files together• In TMPGEnc click File>>New (This will clear for a new project)
• Click File>> MPEG Tools
• Under the Simple Multiplex Tab Choose MPEG-1 Video CD (Non Standard)
• Click browse on the Video Input and find the .m1v file
• Click browse on the Audio Input and find the .mp2 file
• Enter an output name and I suggest saving it to a different directory to what you’re currently working in.
• Click Run and wait 10 mins

Congratulations you have now converted your 2 disk vcd/svcd in to a 1 disk KVCD.
Remember the golden rule of converting movies “Crap In – Crap Out”
This method will not improve the appearance of a movie however it will keep the current quality with absolute minimum difference.

Any questions or suggestions let me know.

Derek
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09-17-2003, 04:38 PM
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Any questions or suggestions let me know
I read some time ago Kwag saying that there's no point of encoding .mpg file to a .mpg file because you will only lose quality or the filesize will become bigger.
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09-17-2003, 04:52 PM
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Im not sure why!

The only reason why i do it this way is because i sometimes get a film that is 2 files or in some cases 3 files.

I get bored of having to change the disks halfway trough a film so ofcourse i convert it to kvcd.

The only time your file increases size is when you merge the files together, however i gurentee you when you complete the project using the kvcd templates your file size will drop enough to fit on a normal cd-r

Example:-

If you have a film named The Attack of the KVCD Kings (Purely made up)
and that film is in two mpg files and they are 700mb each

then when you combine them the file size will obviously be 1400mb (1.4gb)

Then when you run it through the kvcd template the size of the film goes back to 700mb enough to enable you to burn it to a normal 700mb cd
this obviously is alot better then switching

If however you have a movie that is merged and a total of 900mb then putting it through the KVCD template may drop the size of the movie to a 500mb file. In order to enjoy better quality try playing with the audio settings so they are higher when encoding to .mp2 this will give you great audio great picture and an over all great experiance when watching your movie.

The whole point of me writing this was for those out there not wanting to use scripts or multiple programs, this is easy, simple and fast and any fool can do it.
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09-17-2003, 05:22 PM
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Hi, you're method works fine and is definetely the easiest way ----- but since you're not using scripts you can't do filesize prediction and therefore have to use CBR (constant bitrate) which will make the new more compressed file more worse than the original than it has to be. I would really encourage everyone to use scripts and CQmatic for the filesize prediction. It's really very easy when you get used to it and all you really need to do is a little (or a lot) of cutting and pasting to combine the optimal scripts with the resizing and path information from Moviestacker.

I reencode mpeg1 video all the time and just yesterday used the latest optimal avi script with a very bad quality vhs capture that someone encoded to mpeg1 standard vcd and I used this script:
Code:
LoadPlugin("C:\encoding\Filters25\MPEG2Dec3.dll")
LoadPlugin("C:\encoding\Filters25\BlockBuster.dll")
LoadPlugin("C:\encoding\Filters25\atc.dll")
LoadPlugin("C:\encoding\Filters25\dctfilter.dll")
LoadPlugin("C:\encoding\Filters25\deen.dll")
LoadPlugin("C:\encoding\Filters25\undot.dll")
LoadPlugin("C:\encoding\Filters25\asharp.dll")


DirectShowSource("C:\My Documents\video_cd1.mpg") ++ DirectShowSource("C:\My Documents\video_cd2.mpg")
Undot()
ConvertToYV12
deen()
BlindPP()
ATC(2,3,5,0.5,false)
DCTFilter(1,1,1,1,1,1,0.5,0)
Blockbuster(method="noise",detail_min=1,detail_max=100,variance=2,seed=1)
LanczosResize(352, 238, 0, 5, 352, 278)
Blockbuster(method="noise",detail_min=1,detail_max=3,variance=0.1,seed=1)

asharp(1,4)
TemporalSoften(2,7,7,3,2) 
AddBorders(0, 1, 0, 1)
Limiter()
The audio was horrible too- I had to use Goldwave to remove hissing and pops; plus I had to boost the gain


ren
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Apreciated Ren thanks man
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no problem!

thanx,
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