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Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 03-22-2010, 07:09 PM
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Posted By mlaviolette
I was just wondering about possible alternate...

I was just wondering about possible alternate methods. The resulting MPEG-2 DVD seems to be of high quality when played back on my HDTV. I just want to see if there is something even better.
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Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 03-16-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,428
Posted By mlaviolette
MPEG-2 for DVD-Video. Yes, the H.264 is...

MPEG-2 for DVD-Video. Yes, the H.264 is 1920x1080i HD.

Forgot to mention that I also set 720x480 in VideoRedo TVS.
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 03-16-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,428
Posted By mlaviolette
Converting H.264 TS to MPEG-2 files?

Do you have any recommendations on how to convert my H.264 .ts files generated by the Hauppage HD PVR/Arcsoft TME to .mpg's? I used the latest VideoRedo TV Suite, setting two-pass encode and a high...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-14-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,679
Posted By mlaviolette
Excellent reply, as always. Many thanks to you...

Excellent reply, as always. Many thanks to you both.

Would you consider putting your reply in the Video Basics section of the guides? It may help set the expectations for new members who may...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-14-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,679
Posted By mlaviolette
Quality of commercial vs homemade DVDs ?

I normally burn DVDs from a relatively low-quality source (cable TV or VHS), so I understand why mine will never have the same quality as commercial ones. I have yet to try HD and BDs, but I suspect...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-28-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,549
Posted By mlaviolette
Using GSpot to list the codecs on both partitions...

Using GSpot to list the codecs on both partitions and a bit of a lucky guess I found the offending codec to be avisplitter.ax, part of the K-Lite Codec Pack. I used GSpot to un-register it and...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-25-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,549
Posted By mlaviolette
It's in the Software Video Encoders section of...

It's in the Software Video Encoders section of http://www.digitalfaq.com/guides/video/introduction-encode-convert.htm

Thanks for your help on this :)
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-24-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,549
Posted By mlaviolette
I tried moving DirectShow to the top - same...

I tried moving DirectShow to the top - same result. I tried deinstalling/rebooting/reinstalling TMPGEnc, same result. Then I installed it on my second partition (same OS, less software installed)...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-23-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,549
Posted By mlaviolette
Never mind - I can't buy the Basic product and I...

Never mind - I can't buy the Basic product and I won't shell out $2000 for the full one. But it did encode both the video and audio properly.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-23-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,549
Posted By mlaviolette
I just tried Cinema Craft Encoder Basic trial and...

I just tried Cinema Craft Encoder Basic trial and have both video and audio using the original avi as input. What do you think of CCE Basic (assuming I can still buy it - it was discontinued last...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-23-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,549
Posted By mlaviolette
I've attached a very short clip of our poodle...

I've attached a very short clip of our poodle sneezing.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-23-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,549
Posted By mlaviolette
Entire file plays fine in VirtualDub. No sound...

Entire file plays fine in VirtualDub. No sound on the mini sample with TMPGEnc Plus. Tried to upload a 5-second (22MB) sample but got "security token required" error, perhaps because it exceeded...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-23-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,549
Posted By mlaviolette
For the audio portion, GSpot says No Codec...

For the audio portion, GSpot says No Codec Required. The type is Type 2.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-23-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,549
Posted By mlaviolette
no sound in TMPGEnc Plus

I'm capturing from my old Canon Optura 200 MC digital video camcorder using WinDV and VirtualDub through firewire. The resulting avi plays fine (video and audio) in any application except my...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-19-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,972
Posted By mlaviolette
Digital cable reception bad, due to converter box ?

I capture a lot of live TV. My analog cable signal is pretty bad, especially for the higher channel range. A few months ago I decided to try Time Warner digital cable and hooked up their converter...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 09-22-2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,977
Posted By mlaviolette
I had been picking out frames from my 720x480 mpg...

I had been picking out frames from my 720x480 mpg videos, cropping them, and saving them as jpg's. I never changed the aspect ratio to 4:3 (640x480), so now I have dozens of jpg's that need...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-04-2006, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,903
Posted By mlaviolette
It looks like VMagic capture cards are higly...

It looks like VMagic capture cards are higly rated on videohelp.com. Although they do not have an NTSC tuner (being a German product) you can apparently attach an NTSC source to them and it will...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 07-30-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,647
Posted By mlaviolette
I'm about to purchase one of the TMPGEnc video...

I'm about to purchase one of the TMPGEnc video encoder products and would like your opinion on the pros and cons of XPress (4.0 is now available) vs Plus 2.5. It looks like XPress can support more...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 04-30-2006, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,328
Posted By mlaviolette
Wow, TMPGEnc's noise reduction filter really...

Wow, TMPGEnc's noise reduction filter really cleaned up the noise from the poor cable TV reception. It did, however, make the entire image a little too soft. I used the settings recommended in the...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 04-29-2006, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,328
Posted By mlaviolette
Is there a program (preferably free or shareware)...

Is there a program (preferably free or shareware) to extract selected frames from an avi file and save them as jpg, gif, or bmp?

I have been capturing live TV with my Hauppauge WinTV PVR 350 as...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 02-11-2005, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,451
Posted By mlaviolette
How to edit IFO/ISO/VOB files?

I have a DVD that has a single 6GB title. I used DVDDecrypter to copy it to my hard drive and want to create 2 single layer DVDs. There are logical points within the 6GB where I could chop it up...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-05-2004, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,382
Posted By mlaviolette
Referring to the charts in the AVI vs MPEG...

Referring to the charts in the AVI vs MPEG capture guide, I assume that the 3500-4000 bit rates mentioned are sufficient for capturing from VHS Standard Play tapes. Should I take into account if the...
Forum: Author, Make Menus, Slideshows, Burn 12-01-2004, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,635
Posted By mlaviolette
So, is there no PC program to create +VR format...

So, is there no PC program to create +VR format on +R/+RW discs? If not, why not (because there is no demand, PC burners cannot create it, or this is a proprietary format)?

MF 3 will create -VR,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-30-2004, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,589
Posted By mlaviolette
I followed your advice and found two free...

I followed your advice and found two free programs which have worked flawlessly so far: WinTVCap and WinTVCapStart (the scheduler which invokes WinTVCap). Thanks once again.
Forum: Author, Make Menus, Slideshows, Burn 11-30-2004, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,635
Posted By mlaviolette
Trying to add video to unfinalized disc

With my Philips DVDR80 I was able to add video to an unfinalized disc until I explicitly finalized it. I am trying to do the same with my PC burner and Ulead MF 3, but it seems that MF will not...
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