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02-20-2005, 07:32 AM
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I have been encoding with tmpgenc for some time now and have gotten very good at creating kvcd. A new problem has arisen. I am using the 352x240 resolution template with tmpgenc and encoding xvid sourced dvdrips. They have been coming out amazingly well. I found that i can use video arrange method to center custom size all my encodes so that they can fit the screen just like the source. Also to lessen filesize am able to shrink from 352 to 320 on the width and adjust by subtracting 32 from the final size of height after sizing up in preview. Ok here is where the problem has come up. My last 4 encodes that i have done in this fashion have been offset to the left of the screen after burning them to disc. I am wondering if it has something to do with my video card as i have just reinstalled it and have been messing with the NVIDIA options quite a bit. I have had to re-encode all these movies by 352 width which makes them a little bit bigger than the original source. I would love to be abble to go back to using 320 again. Thanx for any help I can get.
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I really don't see the point to use 320 as resolution. Your result can't be so good you think they are.
Beside this, as the VCD are supposedto be 352 pix, and as software players use hadrware acceleration form you video card, yes it is possible that the offset you suffer is due to the reinstallation of your drivers.
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02-20-2005, 11:58 AM
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I am not using 320 as a resolution. I am using 320 in video arrange method. I am using 352x240 for resolution. The video arrange method is something else entirely which is where u can change the sizing of the picture itself. It is where you can adjust for stretching of movies that are stretched out of shape and make them right again. When you select center/custom size the default setting we are given is 320x240 when it is first selected and you must then change the sizes to what fits correctly in your preview window. I have found the classic windows media skin to be very useful in sizing this up to the preview window when I change the 320 to 352 in tmpgenc and then size the windows media player to fit the exact size the preview window with the source video then change the video arrange method height to fit this size exactly. however when this is done the size of the burned movie will be larger than the original source. and that is why you would want to switch back to 320 on width and subtract 32 from final height size to compensate. This gives your burned copy the exact same dimensions as the source when played on a dvd player. this is something i came across after trying to find out why all the ws sourced kvcd i found were not looking like the source video at all. instead they were looking all stretched too tall as if tmpgenc were trying to turn the ws movie into a fs mode. I think I have come up with the answer to my own question though when i looked at the source of the last few moview i encoded. They were in themselves cocked to the left a little. and so it just showed up when i encoded them is all. I got them all from the same group and they must have been doing something different when they ripped them. personally i rip only with superdvdripper if i am ripping to xvid and have never had anything like that happen to my rips. thankfully I was able to re-encode them with the 352 width and had them come out very nicely only a little bit larger with less cropping.
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02-20-2005, 12:07 PM
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Hi phuquehair
I'm not even sure if I understood a single sentence of your last post.
Please try to use comas, dots and paragraphs.
Otherwise it gets tough to understand your problem.
I got to the part where you say you're using video arrange method in custom mode. Why?
Always try to use Center because the rest is done in the avisynth script.
Please tell me your using a script .
I don't see any reason why you should be using a custom video arrange method.
All my encodes are done with center and they come up great.
Tip: don't use center or fullscreen with the keep aspect ratio option.
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02-20-2005, 03:23 PM
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Well, i am not using a script. i use the center (custom size) setting every time that i encode a ws film now. It works perfectly. I have downloaded many kvcd that others ensure me are good and work well in their dvd players and have ended up tossing every one of them in the bin because they are stretched and look like they are too tall when i play them in my dvd player. I have mentioned this to the ones that i have downloaded tehm from and they say I should try another dvd player. I say that is horseshit. If it is good it should work in my cyberhome as well as theirs. Well. The ones that I have encoded are beautiful and are so close to the source that i am entitled to brag about them. They look correct when i play them in media player as well. And they also look perfect on other dvd players. I have tried them on five different ones so far and they all look great. I have tried avisynth and have come up with the opinion that it is totally unnecessary and tmpgenc is all that is needed with vfapi plugin and settings to allow xvid encoding. I have not found a video i cannot encode with it. Sorry if you could not understand the previous post due to punctuation. In my profile you will see that I am a carpenter and not a grammar school teacher. lol. I would post a pic of a screenshot of one of my codes but I cannot figure how to do that yet in this forum. I see Img above but seems like you have to have it on a url or something.
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Being a carpenter, a school teacher or a NASA engineer is not an issue here.
Just try to separate your sentences a little bit to help us when we read your posts, that's all
If you feel confortable enough when using just tmpgenc and DVD2AVI projects, then be my guest.
It's just that I say that, if you use Avisynth in your encodes you will surely and dramatically improove your backups.
Plus, when you use avisynth scripts you just need to use Center VAM under tmpgenc
And please try not download movies from the internet, wether they are AVI, SVCD or KVCD even if they are not copyrighted.
Usually you don't have any means to proove if they were well encoded or not.
Always try to do your own encodes.
That way you know if it was done properly or not.
And if it's not properly encoded, you can just blame yourself for that
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