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lanevo7 02-16-2003 08:01 PM

Apex 1500 + KDVD Templates Version 2.0 Issues
 
*EDITED, new stills are captured off the dvd player when I encoded and authored it to a DVD*

I have an Apex 1500 DVD player(the original one that could be made region free with software only). I've been capturing files and trying to figure out the best quality/space saving way to burn it onto a dvd and able to play on the tv(rules out divx).

Anyway I tried the KDVD Templates and it doesn't play correctly. I don't know how to describe it but here are some screenshots captured from the way its played off my dvd player(all NTSC):

Correct way it should look, (encoded in mpeg 2, 1500kbs, 352x240)

KDVD Half D1

KDVD Full D1

No settings were changed on the templates themselves except I encoded video and audio together.

jorel 02-16-2003 08:07 PM

lanevo7 :D
well-come in forum.

do you burn a vcd or dvd? :?

kwag 02-16-2003 09:05 PM

Hi lanevo7,

For the KDVD Full D-1, you didn't encode anamorphic. That's why it looks shrinked compared to the first image. For the KDVD Half D-1, maybe your player doesn't support half D-1 resolution :idea: . It shouldn't be the case, because the resolution is defined in the DVD standard :roll:

-kwag

lanevo7 02-16-2003 10:28 PM

Wow fast replies, great. I burned the files using nero. I have tried burning it as vcd, svcd, and raw mpeg files. All have the same results as shown in the pictures.

Anamorphic? explain please. Thanks

kwag 02-16-2003 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lanevo7
Wow fast replies, great. I burned the files using nero. I have tried burning it as vcd, svcd, and raw mpeg files. All have the same results as shown in the pictures.

Anamorphic? explain please. Thanks

But wait :!: KDVD templates are for DVDs NOT for VCDs :!:
You said you tried the KDVD templates, so I assumed you burned to a DVD-R :!:
How did you encode :?: What did you encode: AVI or .d2v :?:
Need more info to know what you aree doing :roll:

-kwag

lanevo7 02-16-2003 11:06 PM

I am capturing a series off my VCR using virtual dub. The codec I'm using is pic video's MJPEG codec set at quality 18. So I am encoding an AVI. It takes very long to author and then burn even a small file, so I figured burning it to a cd would work. It worked for the mpeg2 I encoded with tmpgenc's dvd templates. I'll try with a dvd-rw, if I get the same results I'll repost.

lanevo7 02-17-2003 02:39 PM

Ok, now I encoded KDVD files, authored it using UDMF 2, and burned it to a DVD-RW. I edited the stills to show the new captures. I still have issues with it having two black borders.

kwag 02-17-2003 03:06 PM

Could you post your script? What are you encoding? Is it Wide screen material?

-kwag

lanevo7 02-17-2003 03:26 PM

Script? I didn't use any script. All I did was go to tmpenc, select your template and set it so it would encode video + audio together. I am encoding a series that I am capturing off VHS. Its 4:3 NTSC.

kwag 02-17-2003 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lanevo7
Script? I didn't use any script. All I did was go to tmpenc, select your template and set it so it would encode video + audio together. I am encoding a series that I am capturing off VHS. Its 4:3 NTSC.

Set the "Video arrange method" in TMPEG to "Full screen"

Edit: You'll never get good quality encoding this way. Not even with the standard TMPEG templates. You should use an avisynth script and properly "Inverse Telecine" your captured material. Please search for "IVTC" (Inverse Telecine) and "FitCD" so that you can process your captures with a script and filters.

-kwag

lanevo7 02-17-2003 04:41 PM

I thought Inverse telecine should only be used with movies that were originally filmed in 23fps but were changed to 29fps. Im not sure that the series I am capturing applies.

kwag 02-17-2003 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lanevo7
I thought Inverse telecine should only be used with movies that were originally filmed in 23fps but were changed to 29fps. Im not sure that the series I am capturing applies.

Yes, it depends on the movie, but a lot of series are shot FILM.
You can find out by loading the captured file in TMPEG. Read here: http://www.inmatrix.com/articles/ivtc.shtml

-kwag

lanevo7 02-18-2003 09:30 AM

Thanks for all your advice. I'm starting to use avisynth now, but I really just wanted to test out your templates to see how it is. I followed your directions for video arrange method to full screen and I still get the same results. any other suggestions?

kwag 02-18-2003 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lanevo7
I followed your directions for video arrange method to full screen and I still get the same results. any other suggestions?

Then there's a problem somewhere else because that is the way the standard TMPEG templates are set too :!: If you encode with one of the stardard templates in TMPEG, you should get the same result. Have you tried that :?:

-kwag

lanevo7 02-18-2003 12:25 PM

NVM I think i figured it out. It was so stupid.


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