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Audio And Video Badly Out Of Sync On Dvd


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Does anyone have any idea why the audio and video are way out of sync (by several seconds) on DVDs I've burnt with Creator 2009? The source files play OK on my computer and are in perfect sync. The source files are avi files that were recorded with WinTV2000 using the following codecs: DivX 6.8 Codec (2 Logical CPUs) (bitrate 3000 kbps) for the video and mpeg layer-3 for the audio. I'm running Windows XP with an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB RAM, and ATI Radeon HD3850 AGP. I've tried all possible settings under File/Project settings/audio in Creator 2009.

 

Any help would be much appreciated. If there is no solution, can anyone recommend another DVD burning software that doesn't have this problem?

 

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What program, in the suite, are you using to burn your DVD? If it is MyDVD, try burning to an image file or folder set, instead of trying to burn directly to a DVD. Once the encoding starts, don't be doing anything else on your computer, until the encoding is done.

 

You then use Video Copy and Convert to burn the image file, or folder set, to a DVD.

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What program, in the suite, are you using to burn your DVD? If it is MyDVD, try burning to an image file or folder set, instead of trying to burn directly to a DVD. Once the encoding starts, don't be doing anything else on your computer, until the encoding is done.

 

You then use Video Copy and Convert to burn the image file, or folder set, to a DVD.

 

Update: I changed the codec from DivX to Xvid in WinTV2000 and it's working now. Audio and video are in sync on DVD. I'm using MyDVD.

 

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If the final results will be on a video DVD, why are you using either of those to record with WinTV? Both of those will have to be re-encoded to MPEG 2. Why not just record in MPEG 2? That way MyDVD will not have to re-encode at all. Just make sure the MPEG 2 bitrate is between 3-8Mbps.

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If the final results will be on a video DVD, why are you using either of those to record with WinTV? Both of those will have to be re-encoded to MPEG 2. Why not just record in MPEG 2? That way MyDVD will not have to re-encode at all. Just make sure the MPEG 2 bitrate is between 3-8Mbps.

 

Thanks for your suggestion, which makes a lot of sense. So far, I haven't been able to get the mpeg 2 codecs in WinTV2000 to work though. There are two mpeg 2 codecs to choose from: Roxio mpeg2 codec (version 2.0...) and Sonic mpeg 2 codec. The Roxio codec records OK and produces an AVI file about two times the size I get with Xvid. But when I try to play this mpeg 2 file in Creator 2009 or any other player I get the error message that I don't have the codec needed to play this file. (How is it even possible I have the codec to record but not play??)

 

The Sonic mpeg 2 codec gives an error dialog box at the beginning of the recording, something like "Can not connect Vidcompressor to AVImux". When I click OK, the file records OK and plays fine. But I can't use this codec for scheduled recording of TV shows, because someone has to click OK to dismiss the error message for the recording to start.

 

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AVI? Sorry but MPEG 2 should be producing a file with the extension of .mpg. Which version of WinTV are you using? I have WinTV 6 and defaults to recording to MPEG 2 files.

 

I'm using the latest version of the WinTV software available for my PCI TV card, version 4.12 of WinTV2000:

http://www.hauppauge.com/site/support/support_pci_878.html

 

It only lets me record files with the avi extension, although I can choose from many different codecs. The previous version of this program that I had defaulted to mpeg2, had no other options for the codec., and produced files with the mpg extension.

 

I thought "avi" is just a "package", not a codec? You can make an avi file using many codecs. You can do this with programs like Any Video Converter too (http://www.any-video-converter.com/). Choose "customized *.avi" movie as the type and then you can pick mpeg2 as the codec. This will produce a file with an *.avi extension but mpeg2 codec. Am I not right?

 

The drivers for my card are also the latest available from the Hauppauge. com site

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Technically, yes, but not normal for MPEG 2. I bet you could also run WinTV 6. I have an older WinTV card and it works fine. WinTV V4 is ancient. Which card do you have? If it's that old, it might not support MPEG 2. If your card only supports AVI, I would use the Microsoft DV codec. Files are larger, but you shouldln't have any problems with that format.

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Technically, yes, but not normal for MPEG 2. I bet you could also run WinTV 6. I have an older WinTV card and it works fine. WinTV V4 is ancient. Which card do you have? If it's that old, it might not support MPEG 2. If your card only supports AVI, I would use the Microsoft DV codec. Files are larger, but you shouldln't have any problems with that format.

My board is WinTV-GO 878 PCI board. This is an analog board. The link I gave above is the page for all software that is compatible with this card according to Hauppauge. There is only WinTV2000 and not WinTV 6 listed on the page. So I doubt WinTV 6 would work. But I will follow you advice and try it out anyway this weekend. I agree that it would make sense to record in mpeg2. Another reason for this is that mpeg2 is the only format compatible with VideoRedo Plus, which removes commercials automatically.

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My Hauppauge card came with WinTV2000 V5 and it works fine with V6, too. Certainly wouldn't hurt anything to try V6. Let us know if it works for you.

I installed V6 and it had the same problem as WinTV2000. Only AVI recording was available. I reinstalled the drivers of the card. This made additional formats like DivX vailable in addition to AVI, but still no mpeg or mpeg 2. I downloaded and installed a free video codec pack with lots of codecs, including mpeg 2, but this didn't help.

 

Next, within the next couple of months, I'm thinking of either getting a new TV card or replacing WinTV2000 with SnapStream Beyond TV 4, which is supposed to be compatible with my card. It can skip commercials, record in mpeg2, and burn DVDs.

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