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Hey all,

 

I have a company dvd that is not copy right protected, i am trying to take it from a wmv to a mp4. When i attempt to do this i am successful however there are some very strage issues. Ive used Nero for many years so im not completely sure as to why this is happening.

 

1) After the conversion the video gets about 30 seconds to 1 minute cut off the end of it.

2) Also when the video is done the audio isnt sync'd with the video. It starts off sync'd then about 40%-50% it loses it sync.

 

Any ideas?

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I need more information. You say it is a DVD but apparently it is not in video DVD format but has wmv video files on it. What are their specs? I'm interested in knowing the resolution and frame rate. You might also see if you can use QuickTime Player to make this conversion. You'll need to install the Flip4Mac codec from telestream.net. I believe the free player version is all you need.

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So they sent us a new DVD and its in mpeg-4 format now. We tried to just rip it to our desktop. The same issues presist. The loading/burning bar goes from 1-81% at the same rate, then at 81% jumpes to 100% and when we play it back we lose 30-50 seconds of video and the audio isnt sync'd. resolution is 640x480, and im having trouble locating the frame rate, we we are seting it to recommended or 25 fps when trying to rip it to our desktop.

 

Thanks for the help.
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So they sent us a new DVD and its in mpeg-4 format now. We tried to just rip it to our desktop. The same issues presist. The loading/burning bar goes from 1-81% at the same rate, then at 81% jumpes to 100% and when we play it back we lose 30-50 seconds of video and the audio isnt sync'd. resolution is 640x480, and im having trouble locating the frame rate, we we are seting it to recommended or 25 fps when trying to rip it to our desktop.

 

Thanks for the help.

If it's already in mpeg-4 format why not just copy it from the disc to the hard drive? I'm unclear what you're wanting to be the end result. That said, I don't know what is causing Toast's problem near the end of the video so I'm sorry to be of so little help. If you have more information you think might help me explore this issue I may be able to offer some useful tips, but this is a strange problem.

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Hey First off thank you for the help. Secondly, Im not 100% sure how to actually copy from the disc (not a mac user, so... sorry about that lol)

Copying from the disc is done in the Finder. Open the disc in the Finder and find the video file. Select it and drag it to where you want it on the hard drive, such as into the Movies folder. That's all there is to it. If you want, you can drag the entire contents of the disc to a location on the hard drive.

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Hey all sorry for the late reply.

 

So, the DVD doesnt have a MP4 format, its the regular dvd format, with Video_TS and Audio_TS.

We tried to convert it from that to mp4 but are having lots of problems.

The Audio is losing sync, and now 10-15 seconds are being cut off the end.

We are using Roxio Toast 11 Titanium.

 

Thanks for the help.

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Hey all sorry for the late reply.

 

So, the DVD doesnt have a MP4 format, its the regular dvd format, with Video_TS and Audio_TS.

We tried to convert it from that to mp4 but are having lots of problems.

The Audio is losing sync, and now 10-15 seconds are being cut off the end.

We are using Roxio Toast 11 Titanium.

 

Thanks for the help.

Toast can have lots of problems converting from DVDs that were created with a standalone DVD recorder or DVD camcorder. This sounds like it may apply to your situation. I recommend opening the disc in the freeware MPEG Streamclip. Have Streamclip fix timecode breaks (Edit menu). You also can see if Streamclip can do the conversion for you better than Toast.

 

A workaround you could try in Toast is to choose Video Files as the format in the Toast Convert window. Go to the Toast Media Browser and click the video tab. You'll see the DVD among the choices. Select and drag it to the main Toast window. Another window will appear where you can select segments you want to transfer. If you want the entire thing just click okay and Toast will add it. This may give a cleaner transfer.

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