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Two new guides added

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 03 Nov 2005 2:08 User comments (8)

Two new guides added Our content writer Dela has added two new guides to our guide section.
The first guide is for using TSUNAMI MPEG DVD Author Pro (a product from the same guys who've made the super popular TMPGEnc MPEG-1/2 encoder) and can be found from here:

http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/tsunami_mpeg_dvd_author_pro_guide.cfm

The other guide is for converting DVD movies to Nero Digital format. That guide is located here:

http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/convert_dvd_movie_to_nero_digital.cfm

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8 user comments

13.11.2005 9:47

Will this Nero digital format play on standard DVD player? If not,what is the advantage of it (besides file size)?

23.11.2005 23:46

Nope. Nero Digital makes mpeg-4 video. Standard DVD players only like mpeg-2 video. There are Nero Digital players coming out (that also play standard DVDs), but they are still a bit hard to find. You might have to order one by mail-order. Go to the Nero website and they will tell you what players are available. Just make sure that any player you buy has the Nero Digital Profile Logo on the front panel (or on the box or in the user's manual). The Profile certification ensures that the player is Nero Digital compliant. Which reminds me .... Dela, in your article you didn't say anything about choosing profiles. (You used the "Standard" one.) You also didn't mention the difference between the two types of mpeg-4 video - ie - ASP (Advanced Simple Profile) and AVC (Advanced Video Codec). The latter is far superior to the former, and Nero Digital comes in both flavors. Also - since you used 2 cdrs, did you let Nero decide the break point automatically? If so, did Nero choose the break-point poorly? -- Thanx --

34.11.2005 19:10

hey you stole what i was going to say

45.11.2005 6:46

kligy, well spotted, i also realised that i left out what i find as an important part - resizing the output, the autom,atic settings are ok, but for quality purposes etc. ill change it.

55.11.2005 6:56

hello klingie,ye old lost in space guy..all at the irish pub says hello to ye..stop in some time. a program for ye and its free.. HDTV2DVD build 0.4 has been released - back up that HD-TV content! Posted by Jan Willem on 04 November 2005 - 19:39 - Source: HDTV2DVD The creators of SVCD2VCD have released a new version of HDTV2DVD. This is a new freeware tool to simply convert your HDTV material to DVD. HDTV captures are MPEG-2 Transport Streams at either 1280 x 720p or 1920 x 1080i resolution yet DVD is typically MPEG-2 Program Streams at 720 x 480 (for NTSC). This means that to play HD material on a "normal" DVD player you have to convert the source. This is what HDTV2DVD does in an user friendly way. By loading up your HDTV file (.ts or .tp), start the processing and HDTV2DVD will produce a VIDEO_TS DVD folder which you can burn. Build 0.4 - 03 11 2005 * Improved aspect ratio logic: now supports 4:3 as well as 16:9 source material. * Added clearer progress bar. Build 0.3 - 27 09 2005 * Added high bitrate matrices to improve encoding quality Build 0.2 - 23 09 2005 * Initial public release More information and a download link can be found here. Of course both our Video Edit Software and Satellite, HD-TV, Blu-ray and HD-DVD Forum are the right places to discuss this software. http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/12635 HDTV2DVD HDTV2DVD is a new freeware tool to simply convert your HDTV material to DVD. HDTV captures are MPEG-2 Transport Streams at either 1280 x 720p or 1920 x 1080i resolution yet DVD is typically MPEG-2 Program Streams at 720 x 480 (for NTSC). This means that to play HD material on a "normal" DVD player you have to convert the source. This is what HDTV2DVD does in a simple, user friendly way. Load up your HDTV file (.ts or .tp), start the processing and HDTV2DVD will produce a VIDEO_TS DVD folder ready for you to burn! DOWNLOAD HERE http://www.svcd2dvd.com/HDTV2DVD/default.aspx

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65.11.2005 23:16

Quote:
kligy, well spotted, i also realised that i left out what i find as an important part - resizing the output, the autom,atic settings are ok, but for quality purposes etc. ill change it.
Thank you kindly sir! I really do like Nero Digital. Mpeg-4 beats the pants of mpeg-2, and is in fact, a part of the new hi-def standard. I played with the 30-day trial version and made some awesome encodes. One of the best things I noticed was the overall, natural smoothness of the resulting video (no jerkiness). And it was _crystal clear_. I let Nero decide to do the resizing itself. There were minor differences depending on the bit-rate. Regardless of screen resolution, I couldn't easily tell the difference on my (ordinary) computer monitor from the original DVD. I used the higher-quality AVC encoding, even though it took a LOT longer than the ASP setting, but it was well worth the wait. Given Nero's huge market penetration and popularity, I would guess that we'll be seeing more nero-digital-compliant standalone players than, (say) DivX or other competing formats.
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75.11.2005 23:24

Quote:
hey you stole what i was going to say
I'm sorry, BaNaKa. (I'll try to behave myself in the future).

85.11.2005 23:36

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hello klingie,ye old lost in space guy..all at the irish pub says hello to ye..stop in some time.
I would love to Larry, (honest-injun), but I fear that if I do, I might never find my way out again. Rumour has it that several rag-tags were spotted entering the Pub, and were never seen or heard from again! :-( (Ouuuu.. scary....)

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