Anyone have a settop DVD player that well play DVDr but won't MPEG audio?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Ken Maltby, Feb 1, 2004.

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    Ken Maltby Guest

    The NTSC DVD standard is AC3 or PCM not
    MPEG 1/2 Layer 2 Audio. Some NG posters see
    this as a problem if you are creating DVD-+R in
    "NTSC Land". The DVDs I have made with MPEG
    audio have all played everywhere I could play the
    format. (+or- DVDr).

    So the question is; Has anyone had any problem
    with MPEG Audio vice AC3 or PCM while playing
    back DVD-+R?

    Ken Maltby, Feb 1, 2004
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    JDeats Guest

    I had problems playing PCM audio that I mistakenly thought was encoded
    to MPEG2 audio (according to the software that burned it it was MPEG 2
    audio) when I changed an option on my player from Bitstream to PCM and
    it worked fine, before doing that I just didn't hear any sound on home
    movies I converted.

    My understanding is the DVD standard calls for either PCM or AC3
    audio, if you're burning a ISO standard video DVD it's using one of
    those two formats. The DVD Authoring software is probably performing
    some kind of conversion you aren't aware of.
    JDeats, Feb 2, 2004
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    It would also have to be fooling PowerDVD's
    info display. As well as every other info reporting
    software I have. They all report that the DVD+R
    has MPEG 2 Audio ( MPEG-1 Layer-2 , 48k
    Stereo ). And it plays normally in everything I've
    tried it in. (Everything that can play a DVD+R)

    So, from your post, you've never tried a DVDR
    with MPEG audio then, you've never had one
    fail to play properly because it was MPEG audio.
    Just a PCM that wasn't properly detected.

    The search continues. So far no one has reported
    any problem playing DVDR with MPEG audio
    here in "NTSC Land".

    Ken Maltby, Feb 3, 2004
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    Trevor S Guest

    (JDeats) wrote in

    R2(Euro) & R4(Aus/NZ) also have MPEG2 audio as part of the "standard"
    AFAIK, support there should be ubqiqitious. All my players and every DVD-R
    with MPEG2 sudio on it I have tried in freinds players always worked. (R4

    That being said, I usualy stick with LPCM as the stuff I generate from mini
    DV is only 20 mins or so in length and the extra space saving that comes
    with AC-3 is not needed and I only have one authoring App (DVD It PE) that
    supports LPCM --> AC-3 that I don't like using anyhoo.

    Trevor S

    "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."
    -Albert Einstein
    Trevor S, Feb 3, 2004
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    lrulan Guest

    My Malata 520 will not play DVD-R with audio mode as MPEG although video is
    not a problem. My Sampo and Cyberhome players will play the same disc
    lrulan, Feb 3, 2004
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    Ian Guest

    Well, I can change that. I have a friend that has an older Toshiba
    DVD player that will not play MPEG2 Audio Streams, I made some DVD-rs
    for him and they all had no sound until I re-encoded the sound to
    AC-3, I can't remember the model number of the player, but there are
    definately NTSC players that adhere to the DVD forum standard and do
    not support MPEG2 Audio.

    Ian, Feb 3, 2004
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    Great Ian, now I'm not doubting your story,
    but could you get that model number from your
    friend? I'd like to check it out with Toshiba.

    Looking forward to your next post.

    Ken Maltby, Feb 4, 2004
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    Jackie Guest

    How do you re-encode the sound to AC3?

    I have created a DVD-R and the picture shows great but no sound
    (Panasonic DVD)

    I am wondering if this is my problem too - wrong sound format.

    Jackie, Feb 4, 2004
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