No smooth playback of TmpgEnc encoded DVD

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by bas alberink, Dec 15, 2003.

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    bas alberink Guest

    I have converted an AVI file to DVD format with TmpgEnc V2.59.47.155
    in PAL CBR Mpeg-1 Layer2 Audio(MP2) format (retained aspect ratio),
    video bitrate of 3700 kbits/s. Once this was done I authored the DVD
    and burned on a DVD-r disc. When I play it in my stand alone Mustek
    DVD player the picture does not run smoothly but shows slight
    stuttering. I have the same when I play the DVD on my DVD player in my
    pc. I know that the VRB option is supposed to give me better quality
    but will it fix this stuttering problem ? Do I have to change some
    other settings within TmpgEnc to create the smooth playback? I am new
    to the software so any help is welcome.......
    bas alberink, Dec 15, 2003
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  2. Try changing the Top Field First option to Bottom Field First (or vice
    Digital-Kitty, Dec 15, 2003
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  3. What would that mean to MPEG-1, where half the fields are tossed away?
    William Meyer, Dec 15, 2003
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    Nomen Nescio Guest

    Who cares? 99% of the time, the video portion of DVD-Video is encoded in

    What it WOULD mean is that the problem the OP was experiencing was NOT a
    field-order problem, which is an UNLIKELY scenario.
    Nomen Nescio, Dec 15, 2003
  5. My point was that the OP specified MPEG-1, where field order would be a
    non-issue, as half the fields are discarded.
    William Meyer, Dec 15, 2003
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    DeepOne Guest

    His specification was unclear as he was mixing audio and video details
    together. I think he used MPEG-1 in reference to the audio: "Mpeg-1
    Layer2 Audio(MP2)".

    Apart from incorrect field order, I can think of a couple other things
    that might cause "stuttering". If his original file was in NTSC
    format, converting it to PAL format (he's apparently in the UK) with
    TMPGEnc would probably result in playback that wasn't entirely smooth.
    Or if the DVD-R is of poor quality and/or is generating read errors
    for some reason, that would cause it too.
    DeepOne, Dec 16, 2003
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    Bariloche Guest

    The OP has not said wether the video is Mpeg-1 or Mpeg-2.

    If it's Mpeg-1, then the bitrate (3700 Kbits/sec) is too high for the
    Dvd standard (1.856 MBit/sec max)

    If it's Mpeg-2, then probably field order is the culprit.
    Bariloche, Dec 16, 2003
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    bas alberink Guest

    It appeared that the avi file was in NTSC format. I converted it in
    NTSC DVD format with the VRB option and it appears that the stuttering
    is gone. Thanks very much for your help.
    bas alberink, Dec 16, 2003
  9. Actually, the presentation he made in the original was less than clear.
    No matter, as he has found a solution now.
    William Meyer, Dec 16, 2003
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