Changing soundtrack on finished DVD?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Terry Pinnell, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. Terry Pinnell

    Ken Maltby Guest

    Use the Help and check the "TMPGEnc DVD Author
    specification" under "Other functions", "Audio sampling
    rate conversion*" for: "When inputting nonstandard 32kHz,
    44.1kHz audio files, they can be converted to high quality
    48 Khz." Also check the "Audio format" specs for
    MPEG 2, it shows "Linear PCM stereo" at 1536kbps.
    (what got your .wav rejected was the bitrate)
    What you are seeing there is the format of the audio
    that was on your "old DVD".

    Which your tries yesterday didn't.
    That file would have worked and been converted to
    a sample rate of 48Khz, in TDA. TDA would cut the
    audio at the end of the video, if the audio has a longer
    playtime than the video. Just start your fade based on
    the playtimes in the video file. (or subtract "x" number
    of seconds from the "LEN" and start the fade from
    there, in the audio file. Leave the audio file longer than
    the video file, if you want.

    You could have used your 3.0 XPress, it has a Fade-in/
    Fade-out for the audio, under the "Audio correction"
    filter. Use 2000 ms or more.

    You would have used the Source Wizard to add your
    "old DVD" title, so that you can cut the audio to match
    the video. After replacing the audio from your "old DVD
    with the.mp3 file you want, you would use the "Cut-edit"
    to trim off the extra audio playtime. (You will be able to
    find the end of the video, because XPress just repeats the
    last frame of the video to go with any extra audio
    playtime.)

    Just use "Cut-edit" to "set as start frame" the last frame of
    your video, and then click the "Cut the selected frame range"
    button.

    Use the "Output preview..." button in the "Encode"
    tab, to see/hear the fade.

    You could use the "ES (Audio only) setting in the "Set
    Output" tab for a quick audio encoding that you could
    use in TDA. Or you could make a DVD compliant .mpg
    with both the audio and video. Then start a new project
    in TDA and add that .mpg file.
    It is there so you can use source files with different audio in the
    same Video Title Set (VTS)/Title/"track". The audio must still
    meet minimal DVD standards, but it need not be exactly the
    same (as required for inclusion in the same VTS) because TDA
    can make them the same for those parameters.

    I don't have it checked unless I need it for some reason.
    You can edit the menu if it is a theme of your own, just
    click on the "Edit menu theme" with the "Cloud 1" (or any of
    the supplied themes) and you will get the option to "create and
    edit another menu theme", click on the "Yes" button.

    You might use "Layout 1 (#1)" with the "Cloud" Background
    image, if you want something similar to what you have now, but
    editable. When you use your theme(s) you can edit them each
    time you use them. You can move and resize any item on your
    menu. If you shrink an item down as far as it goes; it will not be
    visible when the menu is displayed, it is a good idea to move
    such items to the edge of the display.

    There are many things that you can do now, just play
    around with it. Text items are really text fields, you could
    write a novel in one, if you wanted, (and used a small enough
    font). When you have your theme as you want it, "Save theme"
    and give it a name.

    Also, you can replace the items in your menus (even in the
    supplied ones), like the background image, by just clicking
    on the item and navigating to a file of your own making or
    finding.
    It is in the "Tools" box on the first page when you open/start
    the program.
    I just use the DVD Writing Tool, (I even use it to write data disks),
    but many prefer it when making a number of copies.
    Remember that "Chapter cut edit" tab that gives you the
    willies? Or the "Edit"or "Edit clip" buttons? You can "preview"
    with those. If you right-click on a little track box on the left
    side of the window, there is another "Preview" for that track,
    with controls to jump to chapter points.
     
    Ken Maltby, Oct 5, 2006
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  2. Many thanks. Lots of work ahead! I'll do a bit more with TDA before I
    try your TMPGEnc Express 3 examples.
     
    Terry Pinnell, Oct 5, 2006
    #22
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  3. Terry Pinnell

    TradeHound Guest

    There is another poster "TradeHound" who
    I found TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress and DVD Author 2.0 to be pretty simple to
    use. Once you get used to how they work: They almost force you to
    follow their step by step process. And I agree with Ken, just use their
    defaults at first. If you need to do something "special" you can set
    that setting and it will do it all the time (once you figure out how to
    do it in the first place).

    Also they both "look" and "feel" the same so once you get used to one
    you are used to both, but 1.6 is different, I don't know about 3.0.

    But I am a computer programmer and my opinion might be different from
    yours: I like plain, "utilitarian" feeling software. For example I
    tried 'Roxio MyDVD Premier 8' and it sure looks fancy and does a lot,
    but I found it too complex.

    Just my humble opinion, hope some of it helps,
    Scott
     
    TradeHound, Oct 6, 2006
    #23
  4. Thanks Scott, that's helpful. I plan on getting into TMPGEnc XPress
    soon (version 3.0 here). Currently preoccupied with trying to discover
    why my main 'creation' program MemoriesOnTV, doesn't work with
    DivX-compressed AVIs. BTW, I'd intuitively have called it 'authoring',
    but I gather that term seems to be reserved for the later stage of
    'menu-making', yes?

    If only TMPGEnc XPress supported pan/zoom ('Ken Burns') on slides, I'd
    switch over now and learn-by-doing in that instead of MoTV.

    Must say it's very reassuring to have you and Ken around to assist. I
    know for sure I'll be back for lots of help!
     
    Terry Pinnell, Oct 6, 2006
    #24
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