The FilmMachine v1.6.3 (update)
Vista / Win2k / Win7 / WinXP
Full information about the input AVI-file is presented before the conversion. With automated opetations like bitrate calculation, splitting and muxing makes the conversion easier for basic users. DVD subtitles, both permanent and selectable are supported with automated merging.
Other supported features include:
NTSC to PAL conversion
PAL to NTSC conversion
Aspect ratio selection
Audio downsampling and bitrate selection
The possibility to edit the Avisynth script as first step of the conversion process
Automatic chapter and menu (only DVD) creation
A ready to use bincue CD image is created after conversion for (S)VCD
Immediate burning of DVD when doing AVI to DVD conversion (Nero 6.3 and higher must be installed)
Automatic program shutdown
The FilmMachine is bundled with HC and QuEnc, but CinemaCraft Encoder SP or Canopus Procoder can be used as well.
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1License and operating system information is based on latest version of the software.
i am totally in love with this app combined with CCE, i have done literally hundreds of avi to dvd now and man its awesome...
and second to this app i like ConvertXtoDVD...
one of the best apps for avi to dvd all-in-one and uses CCE which i love the quailty!
Top quality app..and highly reccomended
The next version is going to have chapter support which cant be a bad thing..
I must admit to being a huge fan of DVD2SVCD mainly because it uses Cinema Craft Encoder, which in my opinion is the best available. The Film Machine can also use CCE as an option, even though it comes complete with 2 other encoders, namely HC and QuEnc.
After loading it up with whatever AVI file you wish to convert, the first thing that appears is a panel on the right hand side which tells you all you need to know about the conversion specs. e.g. Pal or NTSC, widescreen or fullscreen etc.
I usually use AVI Codec for that information but with The Film Machine you don't need to.
After setting up the output folder and making any other changes you see fit, you can just click go and forget about it.
I was very pleased with the results. The movie quality was as good as DVD2SVCD and it even changed the audio to AC3 which is always a good thing.
For you technical buffs out there, the version of CCE I used was SP 2.5 but I believe any version can be used.
I used Canopus ProCoder with great results. But the Film Machine somehow crashed my ATI All In Wonder 9600, so I had to do a full re-imaging of my hard drive.....Twice. (Fortunately i keep good incremental backups so it just takes 20 mins.)
But other than that potentially very specific issue, i think its a pretty decent program that will save most people a lot of headaches.