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5acrifice
04-21-2007, 03:51 PM
I am taking TV shows and throwing them onto DVDs. I have xVid rips or most of my stuff... some is mpeg etc... but my question is what is the easiest and best DVD authoring program to use without hindering the quality of the shows?

jeff
04-22-2007, 09:55 PM
I convert my .avi to VCD/MPEG1 29,97 frames/second and resample the audio to 48000 and can put about 8 to 10 episdoes on a single layer disc. Kind of like the Birds Of Prey series that was posted.

If your DVD player will play .avi file then the newest version of TMPGEnc DVD Author has DivX authoring. Then you don't have to convert them.

brias411
04-22-2007, 10:13 PM
If your not interested in doing any editing to them this is the easiest way I've found.

Run episodes through AVIMux-GI this will check for any sych problems and adjust the files accordingly. Then use CovertX to DVD. Add files and use a simple still menu, it usually takes about 2 hours to convert 160 minutes of video in pretty good quality.

twistd101
04-22-2007, 11:17 PM
I used to use VSO ConvertXtoDVD, but I recently did seasons 1 & 2 of 12oz. Mouse on 1 DVD (20 episodes @ 11min each) using Womble MPEG Video Wizard DVD's DVD Maker option and the quality was about as good as it was on the computer; complete with menus (main and "episode" [chapter] select and music). The bitrate was low, but it's a cartoon you can only enjoy under heavy dosage of mind altering substances, so it's alright. I recommend giving it a shot, as I know I will use it again for sure. If not, you can always go the VSO route, tried-n-true. ;)

As a note if it wasn't clear: this'll make you an actual authored DVD, not just a DVD full of XviD/MPEG files.