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Forum: Video Encoding and Conversion 03-09-2004, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By Grantman

When viewing the AVI file it skips in a very consistent rate. It looks like a frame per second is missing.

I made a TOTAL GUESS that the source was 25fps and it was just encoded at 23.976.

Forum: Video Encoding and Conversion 03-09-2004, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By Grantman
Xvid to KDVD FPS problems

I have an AVI source that was encoded using a current Xvid codec. The file is 23.976 FPS and when played appears very clear but slightly jumpy on some scenes. It looks like it was probablly a PAL...
Forum: Authoring VCD, DVD, Blu-ray 08-25-2003, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By Grantman
Why ImgTool?


I have been using DVDShrink for a week or two now. I open a DVD and then deselect the audio and subs I do not want. I set the shrinkage for the menus, extras and movie. Then I backup to a...
Forum: Authoring VCD, DVD, Blu-ray 08-25-2003, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,516
Posted By Grantman

I have consistently burned my KVCDs at 48x on my "hacked" Liteon drive. It was originally a 40x and I upgraded it to 48x via a firmware update.

In many cases I am able to burn at 40x or 48x on...
Forum: Video Encoding and Conversion 08-22-2003, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 813
Posted By Grantman
DVD Shrink vs. KDVD (or KVCD)

How does DVD Shrink accomplish the "shrinking" of a movie?

If I have a DVD (i.e. Old School) and I use 25% to fit just the movie (no extras or menus)...

And I also created an equally sized KDVD...
Forum: Video Encoding and Conversion 08-19-2003, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By Grantman
KDVD Half D1 - Not Compatible?

I have been trying to create files using the KDVD Half D1 template for authoring to a simple DVD.

I have been able to create files using the KDVD Full D1 template, add the files to a project in...
Forum: Video Encoding and Conversion 08-08-2003, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,307
Posted By Grantman
DVD vs. VCD - MPEG1 vs. MPEG2 ?

I just picked up a dual format DVD burner. :D I have a huge pile of excellent quality KVCDs on CD-R... but many movies I backed up from CD did not fit on one CD-R and some of the low budget DVD...
Forum: Players, DVRs, Media Centers 07-03-2003, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,164
Posted By Grantman
Finally... Kwag has ReplayTV.

You can absolutely use the device as a recorder only! It is never going to be as simple to use as a VCR but there are ways to make it close.

I have a couple 5040s. I have upgraded one to 120GB...
Forum: Avisynth Scripting 07-03-2003, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By Grantman
Additional Explanation

My whole idea is to create a slef-referencing script where any "variable" that I might change depending on the source would be easily changed without having to copy the entire script. That is easy...
Forum: Video Encoding and Conversion 07-01-2003, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By Grantman
Why are the DivX encodes so flawed?

There is no question that DivX has this awsome following and in most places (ah.. hem!... Doom9 forums) there is constant talk about how it is the most superior format. :o

I have created...
Forum: Audio Conversion 07-01-2003, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By Grantman

Reclock seems to work very well for me. Not only does it control peak playback but it also will help sync framerate for smoothest playback and best sync.

It makes a huge difference on bad DivX...
Forum: Video Encoding and Conversion 07-01-2003, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By Grantman
Great post... I am looking for the same!

I have really researched this topic. I have tested several projects and there are some swift menu creation tools in the Ulead packages, Nero Vision (not regular Nero), DVDeo... and sevaral others......
Forum: Video Encoding and Conversion 07-01-2003, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By Grantman
Yes... resizing is the problem...

Any chance of using GripCrop?

It really eliminates the resizing issues. I was having constant problems with trying to tweak resizing until I decided on another method.

Now I crop in DVD2AVI if...
Forum: Avisynth Scripting 07-01-2003, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By Grantman
Latest Script - syntax/format modifications

In the latest script does the section:

## Defined Variables and Constants ##
MaxTreshold = 1.50
nf = 0 # Current frame.

Have to come BEFORE the "MPEGSource" line?
Forum: Off-topic Lounge 07-01-2003, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Grantman
Commercials not always bad...

The reality is the people need some money sometimes... and money does not grow on trees.

The other reality is the when people get money they buy things. I usually buy things I need. I...
Forum: Avisynth Scripting 07-01-2003, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,163
Posted By Grantman
Latest changes = less compression?

I just made a test using the latest changes to the optimal script. I have a 21 second clip for testing. (It is the opening "couch" sequence from an episode of The Simpsons).

The end result is...
Forum: Avisynth Scripting 06-29-2003, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By Grantman
Could CQ 60 be too low?

I am having a hell of a time trying to get a nice clean encode of The Simpsons. The original files are captured via my ReplayTV. I have been able to get other shows done nicely but this is my first...
Forum: Authoring VCD, DVD, Blu-ray 06-27-2003, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By Grantman
Just like screen savers...

Screen savers used to save a screen from burn in... now it just stops power management from kicking in sooner and actually helps shorten the life on monitors.

Overburn used to cause issues because...
Forum: Avisynth Scripting 06-27-2003, 07:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,083
Posted By Grantman
Think back to Geometry class?

There is only one way to make a 16:9 movie fit full screen. Cut off information.

That is what PAN SCAN is... it is cutting off the left and the right sides of the frame leaving only the portion...
Forum: Authoring VCD, DVD, Blu-ray 06-27-2003, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By Grantman
Nero Vision?

Can Nero Vision burn a KVCD3 disc? I check it out a few days ago and it looks like you can only burn a standard VCD. It transcodes down to... crap.

I like VCDEasy. It seems to be more effective...
Forum: Players, DVRs, Media Centers 06-27-2003, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By Grantman
KVCD: Compatibility with low budget DVD players?

I have a couple of family members with low budget DVD players. the primary 2 are labled Shinsonic but I believe it is the same guts as Apex and Shinco.

I tested the latest compatability CD and...
Forum: Video Encoding and Conversion 06-27-2003, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By Grantman
Rethinking 480?

I used to agree with the idea of using 480x480. TOK works fine if you are resizing with Avisynth. I actually was using the KVCD3 template and just changing 528 to 480.

However, I changed my mind...
Forum: Video Encoding and Conversion 06-27-2003, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By Grantman
Is it an MPEG1 or MPEG2 file?

If your source is MPEG2 then use DVD2AVI. (Even with MPEG1 is works fine for me).

I can't figure out why anyone frameserves from VirtualDub anymore. (Maybe a couple of obscure filters are nice...
Forum: Video Encoding and Conversion 06-27-2003, 02:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By Grantman
Crazy fast burning...

I have a Liteon 40x that I bumped up to 48x burning using a new firmware.

I burn all my KVCDs at 40x or 48x (depending on the media) and I usually use cheap media.

I have not had a single...
Forum: Video Capturing / Recording 06-27-2003, 02:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,440
Posted By Grantman
Kwag... you are correct again!

I think the latest version of TMPGEnc does fix the weird sync issues. I have been able to cut out commercials perfectly... and the spots are right where they should be?


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