Vegas DVD Architect help

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Phil, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. Phil

    Phil Guest


    I'm trying out Vegas+DVD Architect and IMHO they are pretty good. But
    I have a question regarding DVD Architect:

    1) Is there a way to force DVD Architect NOT to reencode/recompress my
    already MPEG-2 file (8 Mb/s MPEG-2 program stream) when final output
    to DVD. I just want the audio to encode to AC3 format but don't
    reencode the video portion. The option for reencode video is always
    checked and greyed out hence I can not uncheck it.

    2) If not then how can I just encode the audio (Mpeg Layer 2) portion
    only to AC3 so that I can load the MPEG2 file back to some other
    programs (Ulead DVDWorkshop) to authoring the DVD.

    The MPEG-2 file captured using a PCI hardware encoder card hence it is
    already DVD compliance so I don't know why DVDA want to reencode it
    again. Thanks
    Phil, Nov 10, 2003
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  2. Phil

    thrillcat Guest

    DVD Architect requires separate audio and video streams, meaning you need an
    mpeg2 video file and a separate .ac3 file.

    If you're rendering your file from Vegas, render it first as a "Main Concept
    MPEG 2" format, and then in the second pull down menu select "DVDA compliant
    NTSC Video."
    Then render again as "Dolby Digital AC3" file (which won't take much time at

    Just because it's captured in MPEG doesn't mean it's DVD compliant. DVDA
    doesn't "bend the rules" like some other authoring apps. In the audio
    world, it's known as a "red book compliant CD." What is it called in TV?
    Is it red book? Not sure. But there are "legal" and "illegal" dvds. DVDA
    won't burn an "illegal" dvd.
    thrillcat, Nov 10, 2003
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  3. Phil

    Old Timer Guest

    If the file that DVDA produces is strictly by the book why would the
    following happen? I created the VOB files etc. in DVDA & saved the files
    to disk until I could transfer the files to a small drive & take to a
    friends house for burning. In the mean time I changed the extension on a
    file from VOB to MPEG & tried to burn if using NERO 5.5 only to get told
    that the MPEG file wasn't compliant.
    Old Timer, Nov 10, 2003
  4. Phil

    thrillcat Guest

    Try burning the VOB WITHOUT changing anything, like you said you did.

    A VOB file isn't an MPEG. It's a VOB. Did you ever think that's why it
    said the mpeg wasn't compliant?
    thrillcat, Nov 11, 2003
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