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Audio On Dv Format Avi


skomjathy

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I created a DV format AVI video file using Video Wave. Windows Media Player 10 displays messages: "connecting", "error downloading codec". The file plays with no audio. GSpot says there is no audio channel for the file. MyDVD8 accepts the file as a new video and plays it in the editor with sound.

 

Sony ClickToDVD 1.4 accepts the file and its editor plays the file without sound. (The DVD creator in Easy CD and DVD Creator 6, imports the file but hangs and has to be shut down when I try to open its editor.)

 

Help in EMC 8 talks about a user-defined template dialog box in VideoWave. I get the idea that this might address my problem, but I can't find a way to get to that dialog box.

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When in Videowave, click the 'output to file'. I the next dialog box in VIDEO QUALITY, click the NEW button to create a new file output definition.

 

The only thing you can change for DV AVI is the PAL or NTSC and audio: 32Khz or 44.1Khz

 

Are you sure what you created was DV AVI? AVI is just a container that can use many different forms of compression like DivX. If you used something else, then I can see you having trouble with other applications.

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When in Videowave, click the 'output to file'. I the next dialog box in VIDEO QUALITY, click the NEW button to create a new file output definition.

 

The only thing you can change for DV AVI is the PAL or NTSC and audio: 32Khz or 44.1Khz

 

Are you sure what you created was DV AVI? AVI is just a container that can use many different forms of compression like DivX. If you used something else, then I can see you having trouble with other applications.

 

I'm sure DV AVI is what I asked for -- once using output as/destination video file/DV Format AVI, once using output as/destination DV Camera (for which the only option is DV Format AVI. I'm reasonably sure that's what I got, because Sony ClickToDVD and DVD Creator 6 recognized the file format for input, wheras they could not deal with other AVI's.

 

I also did a trial using software rather than hardware encoding, but the EMC 8 shut down with a system error at the end of writing the file, and the file which was produced was unusable anywhere.

 

Is the 114 meg patch for my version worth anything to this problem? I'm on a dialup modem, and last night's overnight download attempt failed.

 

Thanks for your interest.

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You haven't stated what you are trying to do with the file or why you created the DV AVI. If MyDVD 8 can use the file, I don't see a problem. If you are going to author your DVD with MyDVD 8 , you didn't even have to create the DV AVI. You can add a Videowave project to MyDVD.

 

If Videowave/MyDVD default to hardware rendering, there is no reason to change it. That only affects how video is rendered.

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You haven't stated what you are trying to do with the file or why you created the DV AVI. If MyDVD 8 can use the file, I don't see a problem. If you are going to author your DVD with MyDVD 8 , you didn't even have to create the DV AVI. You can add a Videowave project to MyDVD.

 

If Videowave/MyDVD default to hardware rendering, there is no reason to change it. That only affects how video is rendered.

 

My original intent was to convert VOB files into a format that I was certain a friend could bring into his editing software. He had purchased a mini-DVD HandyCam, found that he couldn't edit the output with his software, and exchanged the camera for a digital tape version and a capture card. He has been successful editing the latest camera's output.

 

I just installed EMC-8 two days ago. The documentation is so bad that for a while I was convinced there was no way to deal with VOB files imported into MyDVD 8. I had to search your forum to find someone else who couldn't find a way to subdivide his imported video for editing. There is nothing in Help under the search words "split", "divide", "subdivide" or any other word I thought relevant. Even after I had succeeded in separating a clip into scenes, I found no documented way to bring the scenes into the editor. I had to find some other poor fish who had to be told of the "little down arrow" at the bottom of the icon for a clip that had been separated. It still beats me that the automated means for separation wasn't just added to the capability in older software of simply picking a time point for subdivision. Instead the older method was just ditched.

 

My current intent is just to see whether I can finish something I started in EMC 8 -- whether I can make it work as the menu-picks say I ought to be able to. The problems that show up in the forum aren't encouraging in that regard. I understand that there are other ways to create a DVD, and I understand there are other software packages my friend can by. I won't recommend this one.

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IMHO, Videowave is the easiest one I've found so far. Roxio also has a much larger manual than most I've seen lately and some companies don't have any at all. Just Help files.

 

"little down arrow" at the bottom of the icon for a clip that had been separated. It still beats me that the automated means for separation wasn't just added to the capability in older software of simply picking a time point for subdivision. Instead the older method was just ditched.

No idea what you are talking about. Version 8 works EXACTLY like it did in verison 7. Just that the Media Selector is now a separate dialog box instead of integrated into the main program window and I find it just as easy to use.

 

If you had done a search on the forum for VOB and/or miniDVD, you would have found lots of post on the subject of capturing from a disc. I do it all the time with discs recorded a set top DVD recorder. VOBs are just MPEG2 files. Sometimes just changing the file extension to .mpg will work. But it works better to capture the disc to a single MPEG file.

 

exchanged the camera for a digital tape version and a capture card.

hopefully he was smart enough to buy a firewire card and not an analog capture card. He just won't be getting the full potential quality through an analog capture card.

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IMHO, Videowave is the easiest one I've found so far. Roxio also has a much larger manual than most I've seen lately and some companies don't have any at all. Just Help files.

 

 

No idea what you are talking about. Version 8 works EXACTLY like it did in verison 7. Just that the Media Selector is now a separate dialog box instead of integrated into the main program window and I find it just as easy to use.

 

If you had done a search on the forum for VOB and/or miniDVD, you would have found lots of post on the subject of capturing from a disc. I do it all the time with discs recorded a set top DVD recorder. VOBs are just MPEG2 files. Sometimes just changing the file extension to .mpg will work. But it works better to capture the disc to a single MPEG file.

 

 

hopefully he was smart enough to buy a firewire card and not an analog capture card. He just won't be getting the full potential quality through an analog capture card.

 

I didn't have version 7. I hadn't upgraded since version 6. Version 6 works in the way I tried to describe.

 

No manual was shipped to me with the CD for EMC-8. I see no reason why the Help files shouldn't have answered my questions.

 

I had no trouble importing from DVD, so there was no reason to search the forum for capturing from disc. My problem was with working with the clip in the editor.

 

My friend bought a firewire card. Thanks for being hopeful for him. Thanks for trying to help.

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Search the forum for 'manual' . Patrick posted a link to the PDF file. Hopefully it's still there. I guess the retail box is the only one that shipped with a manual. Personally, I haven't seen many Help files that were actually 'helpful'. Seems like most help files only cover the very basics and aren't in-depth.

 

If you really want to learn more, there is also a 'Dummies for EMC8' book out.

 

When importing from a DVD, you should keep the file in MPEG format to prevent re-rendering of the video. This helps retain the quality of the original DVD. As long as you don't edit, MyDVD should not re-render any DVD compliant MPEG file. I have, on occasions, did a few cuts and the file only re-rendered where the cuts were. This is how it 'should' work, but seems to be inconsistent. Sometimes MyDVD just re-renders an entire MPEG and I can never tell why it did.

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I didn't have version 7. I hadn't upgraded since version 6. Version 6 works in the way I tried to describe.

 

No manual was shipped to me with the CD for EMC-8. I see no reason why the Help files shouldn't have answered my questions.

 

I had no trouble importing from DVD, so there was no reason to search the forum for capturing from disc. My problem was with working with the clip in the editor.

 

My friend bought a firewire card. Thanks for being hopeful for him. Thanks for trying to help.

The post with the download link for the manual is pinned to the top of the v8 General Discussion section.

 

Here is a link to it from here.

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