Half D1 and DVD Architect - How?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Sanman, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. Sanman

    Sanman Guest

    I encoded an mpeg2 file at 352x480 (half D1) with a VBR of 2000, 2500, 3000
    and DVD Architect wants to re-render it before it will burn it. I thought
    that half D1 was DVD compliant. Why won't DVDA let me use it?

    Sanman, Oct 2, 2003
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  2. Sanman

    Jack H. Guest


    I ran this same question around the block several times also.

    1/2 D1 is DVD compliant, but it seems it's "not" a run of the mill,
    so to speak, authoring format for "home consumer" DVD.
    This also runs along the lines of many other authoring programs
    geared to the "run of the mll" marketing.

    DVD Architect has a long way to go yet in it's DVD authoring program.

    It was suggested to me to use Sonics ReelDVD, the price tag is a
    real shocker.

    All I can say 1/2 D1 is still a futuristic format for the "run of
    the mill" marketing.

    Also take a look at DVD-LAB, says it will do 1/2 D1.

    Both DVD-LAB and ReelDVD have "no" mpg encoder they are
    strictly authoring tools and use elementary streams.
    With ReelDVD you have to create your menus from "scratch".
    DVD-LAB seems to indicate they have a program to create menus.

    Jack H.
    Jack H., Oct 2, 2003
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  3. Sanman

    erratic Guest

    DVD Architect does not support Half D1.


    Q: When trying to add a 352x480 mpeg2 generated by VV4, DVDA re-renders
    the video to 720x480. Why doesn't it accept the Half-D1 resolution?
    It would be helpful if the Optimize DVD dialog response was more
    specific about the problem than "The video of 'mymovie' will be
    recompressed." Will this standard Half-D1 resolution be added to
    the next update?

    A: No, support for this resolution will not be added to the next update.
    erratic, Oct 2, 2003
  4. Sanman

    Irn Mdn Guest

    It is.
    I just burned 2:30 hour half D1 3333VBR using TMPG DVD Author
    and it played fine on 2 DVD players. Great quality.

    What is the error message you are getting?
    Irn Mdn, Oct 2, 2003
  5. Sanman

    Sanman Guest

    There's no error message, it just says that it will re-compress the video.

    Thanks everyone for the responses. I guess, then, my concern would be lack
    of universal compatibility of half D1. I'd better stick to the standard.

    Sanman, Oct 2, 2003
  6. Sanman

    erratic Guest

    I would say that DVD Architect does not support all the DVD standards,
    so I would use another authoring program, but that's just my opinion.
    erratic, Oct 2, 2003
  7. Sanman

    Paul Brown Guest

    I use DVD half D1 on all my tv shows, VHS tape converting and music
    videos. I have not had a problem with playback or compatibility. I
    use TMPGEnc to clean them up and DVD Lab to author them then burn it
    with DVD Lab.

    Works great,

    Paul Brown, Oct 4, 2003
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