recombining audio after video is encoded

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by David Killian Woods, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. You can imagine my frustration! I'm using TMPGEnc to encode some AVIs
    and WAVs into VCDs (the WAVs were split from the original AVIs using
    VirtualDub), and I've been doing a batch of them for a few days now.
    They've all been fine so far (about six good 20-minute files), until
    the last one -- which was a 100-minute file that took 23.5 hours to
    encode -- dropped the audio after about 10 seconds, never to return!

    It happened to me once before, but with a six-hour encoding job on a
    different computer where TMPGEnc was acting a little buggy anyway, so
    it wasn't quite as frustrating. I seem to have fixed the problem on
    that computer by just reinstalling TMPGEnc.

    But now I'm stuck with a 622MB silent movie! But like I said, I had
    already split the audio and video up with VirtualDub. So now I'm
    hoping there is a method of just combining the correctly encoded video
    with the audio, WITHOUT having to spend all the processing time to
    re-encode the video portion.

    I like TMPGEnc because it's free, because I've got no budget for these
    hobbies. (So while I've heard that everybody favors CCE, I can't come
    close to entertaining that idea) If anyone can offer up a name or two
    of some (free or trial) software that would let me recombine the audio
    with the video, I'd be thankful.

    Or maybe even there's a way to use TMPGEnc to do this that wouldn't
    take 23.5 hours again. Or maybe there's a way to do it with
    VirtualDub, I just don't know. This batch is my first attempt at
    VCDs!

    I also just bought a DVD burner that came with Sonic MyDVD 4.0, maybe
    this has a feature to help me out as well?

    thanks
    david
     
    David Killian Woods, Dec 15, 2003
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  2. Low budget?
    Linux, transcode, http://www.theorie.physik.uni-goettingen.de/~ostreich/transcode/
    JP
    And faster too.
    The learning curve may take some time though if you come from MS windows.
     
    Jan Panteltje, Dec 15, 2003
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  3. David Killian Woods

    DeepOne Guest

    Did this AVI file use the same audio and video codecs as the ones
    which encoded fine?

    [snip]
    Why did you do that?
    TMPGEnc has MPEG Tools on its File menu. You can multiplex files that
    way. But you'll have to make sure the audio is in the correct VCD
    format first (224kbps mp2 sampled at 44.1 kHz).
     
    DeepOne, Dec 16, 2003
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  4. Thanks for the help...

    I think so but I can't be sure. But the other time it happened,
    reinstalling and trying again worked, so I don't think it was the
    codec.
    It was recommended to me by a tutorial. It didn't exactly say why,
    but I got the impression it helped eliminate the chance of voice sync
    errors.

    Cool, that sounds like something that can help out.... I'll give
    that a try!

    Thanks,
    david
     
    David Killian Woods, Dec 16, 2003
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