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Video converter?

  1. #11


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    I have a SiliconDust box to capture OTA TV and use EasyHDTV DVR to record shows. It records in the old dvr-ms format which is fine but hard to convert with many of the programs I've tried.

    I got MediaEspresso with may laptop and I love, love it. It gets bad reviews but works great for me. I can set it to use CUDA for decoding and it is fast. I encode to MP4 and an hour long 6GB show squishes to around 500MB and loos fine on a 7" tablet. Takes 15-20 minutes. Keeps my wife occupied so I'm happy.
    Hi there

    @Popeye -- why is it so difficult to get it through people's thick nozzles that the OP already HAS AVI or whatever --he wants these to be loadable on to a STAND ALONE DVD so he can create a PHYSICAL DVD and then play this -- nothing to do with transcoding -- he already HAS AVI films or whatever --he wants a PHYSICAL playable DVD (NOT on a COMPUTER).

    GRRH!! what's so hard to understand about the OP's Post -- all the answers I've seen have the problem the WRONG WAY round apart from my answer and the person who suggested avimux - but a bit too complicated). For a DVD you need to create the structures (AUDIO-TS and Video-TS folders with the BUP / IFO / VOB files to create the DVD.

    For example here's the contents of the ROBOCOB 2014 DVD iso I created from the MKV rip.

    That's what you have to create to produce a playable DVD on a domestic DVD player.



    Cheers
    jimbo
    Oh I understand. DVD takes a special structure as you say. In my case, I've gotten so far away from creating DVDs anymore what with tablets, usb sticks and such. Only video DVD's I play these days are Netflix and when I purchase a series like Game of Thrones, then I end up converting them anyways.

    I will shut-up now and let you provide real help.
    Hi there

    I agree with you 100% -- using tablets / PC's or even PHONES is a good way to watch these days -- however believe it or not there are still some people around who rely on older technology -- My folks still like watching DVD's for example - so I convert to a physical DVD (usually a DVD+RW) and add Icelandic and English subtitle --so long as you have a decently sync'd subtitle in "Language A" as an .srt file it's easy to translate into "Language B" -- the .srt file is only a TEXT file and the time offsets are the same whatever language is used.

    I haven't bought a physical DVD for "Donkeys years " myself !!!! I still get the occasional AUDIO CD (different topic) because I don't like compressed MP3 music files -- especially for Classical music - or anything that has a high dynamic range.

    Subtitles are available all over the web - YIFI subtitles is OK as is Subscene. The srt files are TEXT and much better to use than any amount of the other formats. You can also with VLC add the subtitle file separately when playing a previously ripped video file that doesn't include subtitles --simply ==>add subtitle file and point to your .srt file. The programs I suggested for burning DVD's too allow you to add separate subtitle files on to the DVD itself if you are making a physical DVD.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #12


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    Jimbo, you a wealth of information. I would think the OP has gotten his answer.

    Cheers to you too!
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Reddd View Post
    Just saying, Handbrake is probably the best program out these for transcoding videos <3

    HandBrake: Open Source Video Transcoder
    Hi there

    You obviously didn't read the OP's problem --not trying to be nasty here but he wants to CREATE DVD's (I.e AUTHOR them) to play on stand alone DVD players -- not merely TRANSCODE stuff.

    HANDBRAKE CREATES things like MKV /AVI -- from a DVD for example - but the user already HAS THESE --he wants to MAKE a DVD.

    Now DVD's have a special structure for playing on a domestic DVD player -- and HANBRAKE doesn't do that.

    Please READ the thread through --Handbrake was specifically mentioned as it is fine for RIPPING DVD's but NOT CREATING THEM.

    Screenshot of what Handbrake does --IT DOES NOT CREATE A VIDEO DVD !!!!! You need a proper ISO with the DVD structures to play a DVD in a DVD domestic player.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I'm sorry! :'(
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Reddd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Reddd View Post
    Just saying, Handbrake is probably the best program out these for transcoding videos <3

    HandBrake: Open Source Video Transcoder
    Hi there

    You obviously didn't read the OP's problem --not trying to be nasty here but he wants to CREATE DVD's (I.e AUTHOR them) to play on stand alone DVD players -- not merely TRANSCODE stuff.

    HANDBRAKE CREATES things like MKV /AVI -- from a DVD for example - but the user already HAS THESE --he wants to MAKE a DVD.

    Now DVD's have a special structure for playing on a domestic DVD player -- and HANBRAKE doesn't do that.

    Please READ the thread through --Handbrake was specifically mentioned as it is fine for RIPPING DVD's but NOT CREATING THEM.

    Screenshot of what Handbrake does --IT DOES NOT CREATE A VIDEO DVD !!!!! You need a proper ISO with the DVD structures to play a DVD in a DVD domestic player.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I'm sorry! :'(
    Reddd, don't take it personally. Jimbo can come across a bit gruff sometimes but he is really a big teddy bear. He jumped on me too. I blew off the DVD part also.
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  5. #15


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    Apologise to all -- not meant to be nasty - just there was obviously some confusion here -- the OP actually does want to make a physical dvd with more than one move.

    @OP here's how to do it -- I'll use images from my Linux box as I don't use this program on Windows -- I've also got a much faster DVD writer attached to the Linux box.

    (I'll show all the screen shots at the end because I STILL don't know how to get these INLINE !!! (maybe someone could post instructions on how to do that

    1) Start up DEVEDE and first choose Video DVD and now on the LEFT box that appear where it's got TITLE1 use properties to create the TITLE of the ist movie / episode you want in your DVD. Change the title to what you want. In my example I'm creating a DVD for ROBOCOP 2014 (So what I like that movie !!!). If you want subtitles it usually works better to set the default format as NTSC = it doesn't make any difference to the output except that if the frame rate is not correct the subtitles will be out of sync.

    2) On the Right box under FILES click the ADD button - now you will get a drop down menu to add your movie file / episode. Add ONE file or one episode .

    3) Add Subtitle(s) if wanted (use .srt files) by clicking the ADD button under subtitles. Change Font size to how large you want the subtitle to appear. I find 26 usually OK rather than 28. You can also increase the original volume -- I'd tend to leave that setting at 100%. You'll get a little popup box - click the file browser to pick up your srt file and change the language dopdown to the language. English is the default.

    4) If you want more films / movies ADD another TITLE as per step 1 and then add the file with any subtitles if wanted.

    5) Finally when finished click on adjust Disc usage until it's under 100% - I've burned mine to a standard 4.7GB DVD +RW but you can change the Media size you want to burn via the drop down.

    Now create a Menu for the main Disc -- click Menu options Enter the Title name of your disc (Robocop 2014)Robocop 2014) - add Menu background and / or music from the dropdowns. I usually use their dvdfilm.png image but any .png image will do

    Hit Forward and it will prompt you for a directory where to store the ISO. On windows it's confusing so just pick something like /E. (You need the Unix '/' not the DOS '\'. On Linux it's no problem.

    Now it will create - depending on your machine and size of movie(s) it could take up to two hours. This creates an .iso file at which point you can either Quit or use any built in burner program the program finds. You might want to use a different dvd burning program -- the .iso has all the correct DVD structures in it and can be burned (as an Image) .
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  6. #16


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there

    more screenshots - couldn't get them all on ist post

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #17


    Just wanted to say to everyone THANKS, what else is the internet for other then a bunch of users with a copious amounts of knowledge!

    THANKS EVERYONE!

    much love!
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  8. #18


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    Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8.1


    Just like to share these free promotional video converters that I have used. They are all active and you can avail them still.


    WonderFox Video Converter Factory Pro
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    Aiseesoft Total Video Converter
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