Converting DivX/Xvid to DVD

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Grumps, Sep 4, 2006.

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    Grumps Guest

    Hi All

    A family member (American) has said how fantastic it is to edit and create
    home movies and has sent me a DVD with an XviD on it. I can play this
    perfectly in my PC, but my stand-alone DVD player does not take or play
    XviDs.
    I have tried burning using Nero6 and it works but every second there is a
    slight stutter.
    I have read the VOB into Premiere Elements and single frame stepped where
    the stutters are, and it is obvious that there is a duplicated video frame.
    The original frame rate is described as 24fps! I have yet to ask my uncle
    why this is 24 and not 30; maybe he is trying to do me a favour (favor?) and
    has converted it.
    Anyway, if I create (or even play) a DVD from Premiere, then the sound is
    not in sync with the video.
    So my little question is, is there an easy way to convert this 24fps vid to
    PAL and play without the added frame stutter? An upgrade to Nero perhaps.
    TIA.
     
    Grumps, Sep 4, 2006
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    Your best bet is to get yourself a DVD player that plays XVid. You can
    pick one up at Asda for well under £30.

    Alternatively, buy AVS Video Converter (part of AVS Tools) available
    from here:
    http://www.avsmedia.com

    I've found this to be the best, most versatile and most trouble-free
    video converter that will happily convert anything to anything.
     
    Tony Morgan, Sep 4, 2006
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    Grumps Guest

    Thanks, I'll try that.
    2nd option is to give my uncle a severe talking to!
     
    Grumps, Sep 4, 2006
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    Jerry Guest

    I would opt for the second option, DivX and anyone who uses it, is
    IMO the spurn of the Devil!
     
    Jerry, Sep 4, 2006
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    Grumps Guest

    I just donwloaded the latest demo of these tools and tried to convert the
    24fps XviD into PAL DVD (VOBs) and PAL mpg. Both outputs also showed the
    stutter which is clearly visible. I'm going to try converting to NTSC; at
    least my old DVD player can play that!
     
    Grumps, Sep 4, 2006
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    vichelos Guest

    vichelos, Sep 4, 2006
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    Grumps Guest

    The NTSC output from AVS works fine, so I'll probably go and buy that one.
    The original converted to NTSC then to PAL is crap!
     
    Grumps, Sep 4, 2006
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    Grumps Guest

    Thanks. Quite a lot of stuff there. I've just tried some Cucsoft converter;
    it produces exactly the same results as AVS (i.e. not good).
    I may just give Premiere Elements another go and see if I can re-sync the
    audio.
     
    Grumps, Sep 4, 2006
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    G Hardy Guest

    Can't you just encode it as a 24fps MPEG-2 with all the other DVD settings?

    24fps is DVD-legal, and your player will probably do a better job than just
    repeating every 24th frame (which is what appears to be happening with your
    PAL conversion).

    If you _do_ want to convert it to PAL, why don't you just do what Hollywood
    does - speed it up by 4.something percent and adjust the audio pitch to
    compensate.
     
    G Hardy, Sep 4, 2006
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    G Hardy Guest

    Actually - I've just been thinking about that. If it were so simple, why do
    Hollywood go to all that trouble? Why don't they just put out their films at
    the same framerate that they make them?

    I'll ask one of the people who knows...
     
    G Hardy, Sep 4, 2006
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    I always recommend that before doing *any* video work you first run
    EndItAll available from here:
    http://www.compu-docs.com/Downloads/enditall.exe
     
    Tony Morgan, Sep 4, 2006
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    Jerry Guest

    Shouldn't make any difference to a render, only capture, at worse a
    render will take longer but background tasks should not affect the
    final render as it doesn't (and mostly isn't) in real time.

    You're great one for phoo-phooing 'urban myths' Tony, I just wish you
    would phoo-phoo this one of yours!
     
    Jerry, Sep 4, 2006
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    webvideo2006 Guest

    webvideo2006, Sep 5, 2006
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    Netmask Guest

    VSO DivXtoDVD works very well - although my DVD player (Zensonic) handles
    DivX or Xvid excellently, however I do convert a number of files to DVD for
    the sake of inserting chapters etc. So far ConvertXtoDVD produces the best
    results without stutter or any artefacts to speak of. It only take around 1
    hour for a full length movie
     
    Netmask, Sep 12, 2006
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    Grumps Guest

    Thanks. I'll give that a try too.
    Does your Zensonic output 24fps video if the source DivX is in that format,
    or does it convert to 25 or 30?
     
    Grumps, Sep 14, 2006
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    Netmask Guest

    It outputs whatever flag is set in the DivX file that in turn is set by the
    original file - In Australia we are PAL like Europe and most TV's here are
    multisystems anyway so I don't really know the answer to your question other
    than the Zensonic plays anything 24, 25 whatever PAL, NTSC, but then my TV
    does as well!!! So I'm not sure who or what is converting where or when?
    Sounds like a Cole Porter lyric ah well...
     
    Netmask, Sep 19, 2006
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    Mark M Guest

    Mark M, Oct 9, 2006
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