Weird Problem after Authoring DVD

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Ramsey, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Ramsey

    Ramsey Guest

    Hey all,
    I have been experiencing a really weird error after I author a DVD.
    I created a DVD-R disc and on it I have put several short films that I
    have worked on. There are about 7 to 8 shorts and every short with
    the exception of one plays flawlessly via playback. I have two DVD
    desktop units and a DVD-Rom. The one short (let's call this one BAD)
    with error will play back but it looks as though as it skips every so
    often on both my desktop players, however on the same DVD-R none of
    the other videos skip. In my DVD-Rom it plays fine.

    Here is what I use:
    Virtual Dub to transfer from VHS to DVD. (I transferred 5 shorts
    flawless)
    DVD-to-AVI to transfer from DVD to AVI. (I transferred 2 shorts, one
    flawless the other errored.)
    TMPenc - to encode from AVI to M2V and MP2.

    Trying this method, the BAD short had the skipping error problem.
    So I deleted its entire entry in the DVD-Lab software and re-captured
    it from DVD-to-AVI and re-entered it back into DVD-Lab. I used TMPenc
    to convert AVI to MPEG2 again. Same problem.

    So I figured since all of my analog shorts are fine, I decided to tape
    the DVD to VHS then transfer it this way. This time it was much
    worse. The BAD short now also jittered in my DVD-Rom (previous to
    this form it never jittered).

    The original DVD plays back fine.

    Any ideas?

    PS: Thank you to all you wonderful contributors here - you made my
    life great by saving me money. Transfering VHS to AVI is a synch
    using simply an ATI AIW Radeon 32MB. All you have to do is use
    320x240 @ 6000 (forget the setting) with 41 (or 48 for DVD) you will
    only drop about 10 frames for 12min of footage.

    Cheers

    Ramsey
    email: inthernar *AT* hotmail *DOT* com
     
    Ramsey, Jan 28, 2004
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  2. Ramsey

    person Guest

    I've had the same problem, but when authoring DVD+R discs. What DVD burning
    program do you use? I was using the burning module in DVD-lab to burn the
    DVD. I found that THAT was the culprit. I found this after going through 3
    DVD burners and many many bad DVDs. I now stick with authoring my DVD in
    either DVD-lab or Impression DVD-Pro and I burn the DVD with Roxio's latest
    software. This combo works great. I just wish I would have known this
    sooner and it would have saved me hundred of dollars.
    Ok well I'm done rambling. Was this the problem?

    Cory
     
    person, Jan 28, 2004
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  3. Ramsey

    Brian Guest

    If the video clip is very valuable then if you have a video camera you
    could try recording the video off the TV using the video camera.

    The other thing to try is a different brand of blankDVD. DVD-RW or
    DVD+RW would have you money as you can reuse these disks then trying
    different ideas.
    If you have a time base generator or can borrow one then this can help
    to regenerate the sync pulses.

    I had a video clip that refused to allow me to change the background
    sound when I rendered the video clip for DVD.
    I found that I had to trim off a few seconds at the end of the video
    clip before I could had background music to the video clip.
    Try removing a few seconds each end of the bad clip to see if it makes
    any difference.

    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Jan 29, 2004
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  4. Ramsey

    Bariloche Guest

    The method you follow is inconsistent from start to end.

    You

    1) have to capture to AVI, then encode to mpeg with something like
    Tmpgenc, CCE, MainConcept..., then author to DVD.

    Or,

    2) you can capture directly to mpeg, then author.

    VirtualDub cannot "transfer" VHS to DVD. Going from Dvd to Avi, then
    back to Dvd... it just does not make sense!
     
    Bariloche, Jan 29, 2004
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