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Perplexing Encoding/image Creation Problem


dbacksfanbrian

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I first reported this issue and believed it to be a burning issue. I erroneously thought I had successfully previewed the DVD about to be burned to an image file in MyDVD and it worked fine. After making a couple coasters (they would play but no one in their right mind would watch) I meticulously created a new project, put the same two TV show sements into a menu, created chapters but not chapter menus, and sure enough, in the second show, I find frequent, intermittent, video distortion/pixelation.

 

I bring the .tivo files down from my DVR. I've used DirectShow Dump to convert them to .mpg and then used that output as input to my project in MyDVD. I have now also started using VideoRedo to zap out the commercials.

 

I am wondering if either DirectShow Dump or VideoRedo is doing something to the .mpg that MyDVD doesn't know how to encode/handle and it shows up as distortion. I am in the process of bringing down a clean copy of the same show and allowing MyDVD to encode directly from its .tivo state. That might prove whether or not DirectShow Dump or VideoRedo are somehow corrupting/introducing a wildcard MyDVD can't handle.

 

What is hard to comprehend is that even after using both DirectShow Dump and VideoRedo, I can watch that .mpg using WMP and it plays perfectly. Yet when it gets encoded in MyDVD it gets distorted/pixelated at the same spots in the show.

 

Any suggestions gurus? This scenario did not occur when I was using my old Dell P4 2.6 with 1.2 GB of RAM and EMC 9. But I am having difficulty pinpointing the trouble.

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I do see the video playing while the image is being created.

 

Pulled a new copy of the .tivo file. It gets interpreted by MyDVD as DVD-compliant. Created an image that had no distortion. Took the same .tivo file and processed it using VideoRedo to remove the commercials. It too was interpreted by MyDVD as DVD-compliant and the result was a distortion-free image.

 

Not sure exactly what happened but you know the saying, GIGO! Thanks for the comment about the preview screen showing either the actual video (not-DVD compliant) or the gray MPG screen (DVD-compliant). Got me thinking about it in a new way so I could resolve the problem.

 

Thank you!

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Just an aside.I've used VideoReDo for a while to edit out commercials and have never had a problem with MyDVD using the resulting file.The video always comes out just fine.

I think you'll like VideoReDo,I find it much easier to remove commercials using it than using VideoWave.

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MyDVD should not re-encode any MPEG 2 files that is already DVD compliant. When you are in the burn dialog box, do you see the video the tiny preview or do you see a gray preview with the word MPEG?

 

If you see the video in the preview, then myDVD is encoding. If you see the gray preview, it is not.

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MyDVD should not re-encode any MPEG 2 files that is already DVD compliant. When you are in the burn dialog box, do you see the video the tiny preview or do you see a gray preview with the word MPEG?

 

If you see the video in the preview, then myDVD is encoding. If you see the gray preview, it is not.

 

I do see the video playing while the image is being created.

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