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06-17-2002, 06:29 AM
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Hi Guys,

I've spent some time playing with my PAL modification of the NTSC KDVD templates over the weekend, and here's what I have so far.

John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars, approx 95 mins, compressed down to roughly 1.2Gb minus the audio. Converting audio directly from the WAV created by DVD2AVI to AC32.0 came out at 86.1Mb. This was a widescreen original, and I encoded it as 16:9 anamorphic. Since the original was 2.35:1, there were some slight black borders at teh top and bottom. The end result is astonishingly good quality, and plays back beautifully once burned with Sonic's DVDit PE as a widescreen disc.

The original version of George Pal's The Time Machine came out larger at 2.58Gb for the video and 90.1Mb for the AC3 2-channel audio. It's a 99 minute movie, but it's fullscreen, which is why it didn't compress so well. Again, quality is fantastic and well worth the encoding time.

Both burned with DVDit PE to a single 4.7Gb DVDR with a little spare space, and both play back utterly perfectly. Obviously the higher PAL resolution increases teh space the movies use, and I wouldn't expect to get two 120-min movies on a PAL KDVD yet

Conclusion: Superb. Well worth using, and I doubt I'll be making my own copies in KVCD format any more with blank DVDRs coming down to 1 each

I've mailed the modified templates to Kwag this morning, so wait and see what he does with them. I'm perfectly happy with them, and intend to use them full time from now on. I'll do some longer movies over the next few days and post the results...

ATB, Tachyon.
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