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encoding DivX 5 AVI error?


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I have an AVI file with 384 x 288 DivX 5.0 video track and a 44.100 kHz MPEG-3 audio track. I am trying to burn this file to a DVD. The encoding is successful and the resulting DVD will play without problems on my Mac, using DVD Player. On a Samsung DVD player, however, it's a different story. The main menu is displayed as usual, but upon selecting the video clip the player reports the DVD as unreadable. I do not have another DVD player for testing readily available, and that would of course be the next step. But just in case, since this has not happened to me before, are there any known issues involving encoding video clips of the type listed above?

 

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On a Samsung DVD player, however, it's a different story. The main menu is displayed as usual, but upon selecting the video clip the player reports the DVD as unreadable.

 

Hi.

 

Using Toast 712 and a Samsung DVD-5224 player, I face the same situation if I add a menu within Toast.

A Toast burning without menu works fine.

 

An iDVD6 rendering and burning, with or without menu, works fine.

 

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Phil

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Hi.

 

Using Toast 712 and a Samsung DVD-5224 player, I face the same situation if I add a menu within Toast.

A Toast burning without menu works fine.

 

An iDVD6 rendering and burning, with or without menu, works fine.

 

Regards

Phil

That's interesting. Do you know if that is the case regardless of whether you used DVD+R or DVD-R media?

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That's interesting. Do you know if that is the case regardless of whether you used DVD+R or DVD-R media?

 

Tsantee, I always burn DVD-R/W. I never burn on +R ( :rolleyes: do not ask me why, I do not know, let's say it's historical)

 

And yes, the problem is the same either I burn a DVD-R or DVD-RW

 

Suprisingly, this 'menu problem' only occurs with movies. With images, I never face such a problem.

 

And also, I do not explain why menus with iDVD6 work

 

Phil

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Tsantee, I always burn DVD-R/W. I never burn on +R ( :rolleyes: do not ask me why, I do not know, let's say it's historical)

 

And yes, the problem is the same either I burn a DVD-R or DVD-RW

 

Suprisingly, this 'menu problem' only occurs with movies. With images, I never face such a problem.

 

And also, I do not explain why menus with iDVD6 work

 

Phil

A difference between the movie DVDs and one with images is the former includes an audio track (although not in the menu, of course). Also, iDVD uses PCM audio whereas Toast's default is AC-3 audio. I don't know why this would matter to the Samung player, though. But trouble reading the muxed audio often results in video playback problems with certain players so people mistakenly think they have a video rather than an audio issue. Since you are using RW media you might try a test disc where you change Toast's audio encoding setting to PCM instead of AC-3 to see if that makes any difference.

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...Since you are using RW media you might try a test disc where you change Toast's audio encoding setting to PCM instead of AC-3 to see if that makes any difference.

 

In my case, plenty of DVDs made with Toast from other video sources are playable on the Samsung; just this particular video (see initial post) doesn't seem to encode in a manner compatible with the Samsung.

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