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Old 2nd June 2013, 09:44   #2281  |  Link
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@manolito

since the output of a 'ilme' only conversion seems to be ok (from mediainfo report) and adding 'ildct' and 'alternate_scan' does produce the same output (better in quality?), let's ask to the community, maybe they can give us some hints:

http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=167995
http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/3...ding?p=2245175



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Another example for the miserable state off ffmpeg documentation:

-flags +ilme+ildct+alt -top 1

You still find this in the current ffmpeg online documentation, but since early 2012 the '-flags alt' paramter does not work any more. For current versions of ffmpeg you have to use '-alternate_scan 1' instead.


I still remember how long it took me to find this when WinFF was upgraded and used a newer ffmpeg version. And from all the different forum comments I can only assume that almost nobody uses ffmpeg for encoding interlaced content...


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Thanks manolito for the useful and patient research over the web. FFmpeg is really a nice piece of sw, but probably its scope has somehow "exploded" during the years.

BTW, coming back on topic, using only 'ilme', have you found any theoretical or visual issues in the output mpeg2? I have planned to release 2.7.0 Final (with only 'ilme') tomorrow, I would not like to release a bugfix the day after...



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Old 2nd June 2013, 17:20   #2284  |  Link
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Not sure about 'ildct', but IMO '-alternate_scan 1' should be set for every interlaced encode.

Have a look here (I have no idea how old this is...)
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/FFMPEG_...ags_Flags#ilme

My personal preference would be to also set 'ildct' for all interlaced encodes...



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Ok, I finally surrender

-flags +ilme+ildct -alternate_scan 1

will be the command.



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Old 3rd June 2013, 14:57   #2286  |  Link
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Thanks...


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Old 7th June 2013, 19:47   #2287  |  Link
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AVStoDVD 2.7.0 final is out. Interlaced encoding improvements w/ FFmpeg and increased timeout to 60s for AviSynth sources reading.



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Beautiful, thank you very much...

I did a few short test conversions using interlaced sources with ffmpeg, no problems, the ffmpeg parameters are perfect.


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Where to find AVStoDVD 2.7.0 final?
On the Homepage and Videohelp still the 2.6.0.
Only Alpha 2.7.0 visible.
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Old 9th June 2013, 16:39   #2290  |  Link
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No problem here...

http://i42.tinypic.com/bhfu9u.jpg

Maybe your browser is caching an older sourceforge page?


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Strange, this has never happened to me.
Even after loading the webadress with a new request, still the old version was showing.
But clearing the browser cache did the trick.
Finally 2.7.0 on Soundforge was showing up.
So, thank you manolito and of course MrC for steady updating AVStoDVD.
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Old 20th June 2013, 22:13   #2292  |  Link
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Hi MrC,

Normally I stay as far away from dvds as possible, but last week I made some camera shots from a friend's wedding and he asked me if I could burn it on dvd.
I've once used DVDFlick in the past, but that's all. Now I decided to install and give AVStoDVD a try. In the end I managed to create a nice dvd, but with quite some effort.

It turns out the custom Avisynth-script I enter in the "Title Edit"-Avisynth-tab isn't saved for the encoding process. In the end it does end up in the log-file (see below), but the Avisynth-script that AVStoDVD creates in the system's Temp directory to work with, will always be the "Auto AviSynth Script"!
When I untick "Auto AviSynth Script" and then press any key, the text becomes red, while it first was black. What's that about?

This is the source and my script:
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<20-6-2013 19:57:30>
TITLE 1 SOURCE FILES
Video: D:\Trouwerij\script_dvd.avs
Info: AviSynth - 0 kbps - 1920x1080 - DAR 1 - 50 fps (CFR) - 34:36 minutes - 103830 frames
Audio 1: D:\Trouwerij\script_dvd.avs
Info: AviSynth - 0 kbps - CBR - 2 ch - 48000 Hz - 34:36 minutes (0 ms delay)
[A2DInfo.avsi]
<>

<20-6-2013 19:57:30>
AVISYNTH SCRIPT
vid1=FFMpegSource2("D:\Trouwerij\00002.mkv", atrack=-1)
vid2=FFMpegSource2("D:\Trouwerij\00003.mkv", atrack=-1).FadeOut(100)
vid3=FFMpegSource2("D:\Trouwerij\00004.mkv", atrack=-1).FadeIO(100)
vid4=FFMpegSource2("D:\Trouwerij\00005.mkv", atrack=-1).FadeIn(100)

vid=vid1+vid2+vid3+vid4

Video=vid.FadeIO(200)
Video=Video.Spline64Resize(720,576).SelectEven()
Audio=vid.FadeIO(400)
AudioDub(Video,Audio)
<>
AVStoDVD's working script would always be:
Code:
Audio = Import("D:\Trouwerij\script_dvd.avs")
Video = Import("D:\Trouwerij\script_dvd.avs")

Video = Video.ConvertToYV12()
Video = Video.Spline64Resize(720,576,0,420,0,-420)
Video = Video.SelectEven()

AudioDub(Video, Audio)
I think you can imagine what a horribly stretched video that would become!

I luckily found a work-around however:
- Start the encoding process and abort right away.
- Delete the log-file it just created in the source-directory.
- Open an Explorer window and go to C:\DOCUME~1\<username>\LOCALS~1\Temp (WinXP) or C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp (Win7)
- Start the encoding process again.
- A message appears (for only a minute or so) that the m2v-file it tries to create in the C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\My Videos (WinXP) or C:\Users\<username>\Videos\ (Win7) directory already exists, with the question whether or not to overwrite it.
- This gives you some time to open AVStoDVD's working script in the system's Temp directory, copy-paste your custom Avisynth script and to save it.

Surely this wasn't your intention with AVStoDVD I hope?!

Oh, and another thing.
Apparently AVStoDVD does save the custom chapter-list in the a2d-file, but fails to load the list upon reopening the project.
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Old 22nd June 2013, 15:46   #2293  |  Link
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@CoRoNe

it seems you have found a nice bug in the 2.7.0 release!

The AviSynth script becomes red when the user changes something and it is inteded to be used instead of auto script. This feature is unfortunately broken in 2.7.0 release (it works until 2.6.0).

About the excessive letterboxing, it is caused by the wrong aspect ratio detected in the source AviSynth file (1 vs 1.778). You can tweak the DAR by using 'Title'/'Edit Source Title Info'/'Video Display Aspect Ratio'. Insert 1.778 instead of 1. At last you can avoid all the stop-and-go process.

About the chapters list not loaded, I know there's that issue. Anyway, thanks for the report.

Within few days I should publish a new 2.7.1 release with all these annoying things (and some more) fixed.



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I created the dvd on a family member's laptop (Win7), because with it's quad-core Intel Core i5 cpu it's much more powerful than the AMD Athlon XP 3200+ in my own computer (yes, it's that old! ) (WinXP). However, I wanted to see if the custom-Avisynth-script-issue was a computer-specific issue, so I installed AVStoDVD on my pc as well, only to find out it can't load Avisynth-scripts:
Cannot find 'C:\DOCUME~1\Admin\LOCALS~1\Temp\AVSInfo.txt' (Timeout 60 seconds).

script_dvd.avs for testing purposes, on both computers, consists only of:
Code:
FFMpegSource2("D:\Trouwerij\00005.mkv", atrack=-1)
AVSInfo.avs I changed to:
Code:
Import("C:\Program Files\Media\AVStoDVD\Lib\A2DInfo.avsi")
A2DInfo("D:\Trouwerij\script_dvd.avs", "D:\Trouwerij\AVSInfo.txt", true)
When I then run manually put AVSInfo.avs through avs2avi.exe, on the laptop I get:
Code:
AVS2AVI v1.39 (c) 2002-2004:
Christophe Paris, David Leatherdale, int21h, Moitah
http://www.avs2avi.org/

Source:
  * Filename: "D:\Trouwerij\AVSInfo.avs"
  * FourCC: YV12
  * Frames: 250
  * Resolution: 1920x1080
  * Frame rate: 2.841 FPS
Compressor:
  * No Recompression
Destination:
  * Format: Null
  * Pass 1/1: Finished in 00:00:10.620 (23.54 FPS)
  * Frames: 250 (250 keyframes)
  * Size: 741.58 MB
and AVSInfo.txt:
Code:
[Video Info]
HasVideo: 1
Width: 1920
Height: 1080
Framecount: 4440
Framerate: 50.000000
VideoTime: 88800

[Audio Info]
HasAudio: 1
AudioLength: 4260864
AudioRate: 48000
AudioChannels: 2
AudioTime: 88000

# ASCII file generated by A2DInfo
[Video Info]
HasVideo: 1
Width: 1920
Height: 1080
Framecount: 4440
Framerate: 50.000000
VideoTime: 88800

[Audio Info]
HasAudio: 1
AudioLength: 4260864
AudioRate: 48000
AudioChannels: 2
AudioTime: 88000

# ASCII file generated by A2DInfo
but on my computer I get:
Code:
AVS2AVI v1.39 (c) 2002-2004:
Christophe Paris, David Leatherdale, int21h, Moitah
http://www.avs2avi.org/

Source:
  * Filename: "D:\Trouwerij\AVSInfo.avs"
  * FourCC: None (RGB32)
  * Frames: 240
  * Resolution: 616x104
  * Frame rate: 24.000 FPS
Compressor:
  * No Recompression
Destination:
  * Format: Null
  * Pass 1/1: Finished in 00:00:00.245 (979.59 FPS)
  * Frames: 240 (240 keyframes)
  * Size: 58.65 MB
and no AVSInfo.txt.

It doesn't look like this is AVStoDVD's fault, but rather that there's something seriously wrong with avs2avi.exe (running on old hardware).
Do you have any idea?

Thanks for your effort and thanks in advance for 2.7.1!
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It could be that, with the Athlon, 60 seconds timeout is not enough to complete the A2DInfo routine, with the more load due to the full indexing made by FFMpegSource2. Have you tried to switch to DirectShowSource? Since DSS does not require the full indexing, the A2DInfo output should be faster.



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but on my computer I get:
Code:
AVS2AVI v1.39 (c) 2002-2004:
Christophe Paris, David Leatherdale, int21h, Moitah
http://www.avs2avi.org/

Source:
  * Filename: "D:\Trouwerij\AVSInfo.avs"
  * FourCC: None (RGB32)
  * Frames: 240
  * Resolution: 616x104
  * Frame rate: 24.000 FPS
Compressor:
  * No Recompression
Destination:
  * Format: Null
  * Pass 1/1: Finished in 00:00:00.245 (979.59 FPS)
  * Frames: 240 (240 keyframes)
  * Size: 58.65 MB
and no AVSInfo.txt.

It doesn't look like this is AVStoDVD's fault, but rather that there's something seriously wrong with avs2avi.exe (running on old hardware).
Do you have any idea?
The resolution is 616x104 and it's reporting RGB32 as the colorspace. That's AviSynth generating an error response. Chances are that you'd see a fully-fledged error message video if you tried playing the script in Windows Media Player 6.4 (or tried opening it in an ffmpeg git build from after 2013-03-21, in which case the error message would be printed right there in the Command Prompt).

Although it's equally true that 'there's something wrong with avs2avi', but it has nothing to do with old hardware. It's just that avs2avi is old [and mostly(?) unmaintained] and the stuff it distilled from VirtualDub hasn't been updated in years...possibly not since 2004. If anything, it's more likely that avs2avi would stop working with newer versions of Windows and/or AviSynth than it would with older versions of either of them.
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I'm using the latest SET version of Avisynth 2.6.
Just trying some tests and noticed that when I use HC under AVStoDVD it keeps crashing immediately. I'm using Win7 64-bit and AVStoDVD can't find avisynth even if it's there...
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actually Avs2Avi can be easily replaced with FFmpeg for NULL output encoding. Will do.

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I have never checked the compatibility between AviSynth 2.6 and AVStoDVD. Any other users experiences?



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actually Avs2Avi can be easily replaced with FFmpeg for NULL output encoding. Will do.

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I have never checked the compatibility between AviSynth 2.6 and AVStoDVD. Any other users experiences?



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I then chose ffmpeg instead of henc and AVStoDVD worked correctly. I hadn't used henc recently, perhaps I Should see if it is working for me directly with my avisynth 2.6.
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thanks for the feedback about FFmpeg/HCenc. Pls keep us informed if you get other issues with AviSynth 2.6.



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