Is Mpeg audio needed for PAL DVD?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Brian, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Pinnacle Studio 8 has an option of creating Mpeg audio.
    The info on Pinnacle Studio 8 is not clear if I should be using Mpeg
    audio when creating a DVD. It seems to suggest that I need this option
    for PAL video, but is still not clear.

    Should I choose MPeg audio when creating a DVD in PAL video for
    playing on a desktop DVD player?

    Regards Brian
    Brian, Jan 9, 2004
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    Will Dormann Guest

    You don't *need* it, but it's a much more efficient use of the space on
    your DVD. Less wasted space for the audio means you can use a higher
    bitrate for your video (or put more minutes of video at the same bitrate)

    Will Dormann, Jan 9, 2004
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  3. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Thanks Will.
    Does it slow down the rendering time of the video when Mpeg sound is

    Regards Brian
    Brian, Jan 10, 2004
  4. Brian

    Bariloche Guest

    You can use Ac3 as well.
    Bariloche, Jan 10, 2004
  5. Brian

    Will Dormann Guest

    No, the encoding time for MPEG audio is trivial, compared to the time to
    compress the video.

    Will Dormann, Jan 10, 2004
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