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No Audio On Dvds Burned From Tivo Transfers


Beady_El
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I just got Toast 9, and installed the latest updates. But there's a big problem.

 

When I burn a Tivo download to DVD it'll play fine in my computer, but on my set-top DVD player, there is a picture but NO AUDIO!!

 

After a bit of investigation, I determined that Toast keeps giving it an MPEG audio track - which is NOT part of the US/NTSC DVD standard, and so does not play in my set-top player.

 

It happens regardless of the settings, or even whether I burn to a disc or to a DVD disc image on my hard drive. I confirmed that the software is set to NTSC, and I even used "custom" encoding settings, and explicitly chose "Dolby Digital" audio (noting as I did so that MPEG audio isn't even a choice!!).

 

No good, I still get mpeg audio. Any ideas anyone??

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There is a setting in the audio set up of your DVD player that will convert MPEG audio to PCM. Different brands use different terms but you should find it there.

 

 

That may be so, but I need to be able to make discs with Dolby Digital sound. If I loan them to people, I don't want to have to explain to them about changing a setting somewhere in their players.

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That may be so, but I need to be able to make discs with Dolby Digital sound. If I loan them to people, I don't want to have to explain to them about changing a setting somewhere in their players.

In that case you'll need to choose Always re-encode in the custom encoder settings window. Both the video and audio tracks will be re-encoded (at least, I think they will).

 

I have an application called Capty MPEG Edit EX that can convert MPEG audio to Dolby Digital without changing the video file. It can work with MPEG 2 files of these sizes:

NTSC : 704 x 480, 720 x 480, 352 x 480, 352 x 240

PAL : 704 x 576, 720 x 576, 352 x 576, 352 x 288

If the Tivo files are not one of those sizes than it won't work.

 

I know of applications that can convert the mp2 audio to AIFF but that won't get you to Dolby Digital without having Toast re-encode the video as well.

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