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Old 23rd April 2013, 10:11   #2261  |  Link
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1.) i've been using the lav filters from k lite codec pack and enabled CUDA use in them, and it has worked very well with h264 and avc video. very speedy and great looking results. however, i couldn't get any form of mpeg2 video to default use the lav filters for this purpose. it defaults to ffdshow for video, but lav for splitter and audio. anyway i can fix that?
If you use Win7, download Win7DSFilterTweaker and select your preferred directshow splitters/decoders for video and audio.

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2.) are there any plans to implement dgdecodenv into avstodvd? i would love to get cuda support for indexed video.
AFAIK DGDecNV is not free and AVStoDVD supports only free software.



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If you use Win7, download Win7DSFilterTweaker and select your preferred directshow splitters/decoders for video and audio.



AFAIK DGDecNV is not free and AVStoDVD supports only free software.



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for some reason, even after the win7dsfiltertweaker, i still couldn't get my .d2v to be rendered by lav filters. only the audio and splitter are running, even tried disabling ffdshow, still no luck.


also is there any mod i could do so that i could use dgdecnv, i have a paid version.
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Old 23rd April 2013, 21:07   #2263  |  Link
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Wait, the d2v (DGIndex indexing files) does not need DirectShowSource filters (LAV or ffdshow), they are frameserved with DGDecode.dll plugin. Therefore I cannot understand what you are trying to do.

About DGDecNV usage, you can easily tweak the AviSynth script directly in AVStoDVD. Go to 'Edit Title'/'AviSynth' and toggle off 'Auto AviSynth Script'. Then you can edit the script to use whatever plugin/function you want.



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Old 23rd April 2013, 22:25   #2264  |  Link
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Talking about editing the AviSynth script...

I often need to import an external script file into my main script. The external script is NOT a function, it cannot be called by a function name. Instead it just has to be imported into the main script and executed as if it was a part of the main script (no parameters have to be passed).

To make this work in AVStoDVD I first tried it like this:

Video = Video.ConvertToYV12()
Video = Video.Import("MyAVSScript.avs")

This does not work, I get an error message. The next try does work:

Video = Video.ConvertToYV12()
Last = Video
Import("MyAVSScript.avs")
Video = Last



Is this the way to do it, or can it be done in a more elegant way?


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OTF Font Hot Fix

Sorry for the delay in giving this a try -- this past week was very busy at work. Regarding the hotfix, yes it works perfectly. The .otf Amira font is now visible in the Menu Editor font menu and it functions just like any of my .ttf type fonts. Thanks!!!


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try this 2.7.0 Alpha hotfix. Just overwrite the original AVStoDVD.exe file. Let me know.



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Old 29th April 2013, 21:53   #2266  |  Link
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@manolito

I think that your solution is already elegant. If you want an alternative, let's assume that your script contains a Sharpen and Tweak filters. Recall the variable 'Video' in your script:

Video = Video.Sharpen(0.5).Tweak(0,1.1,0,1)

Then you can just add the line:

Import("MyAVSScript.avs")

to the main AVStoDVD script in a convenient point of the 'Video' chain calls.


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Old 19th May 2013, 17:45   #2267  |  Link
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AVStoDVD 2.7.0 Alpha 130518 is available to download.

Change log (+ are from previous alpha):

- Some bugs fixed
- Added possibility to customize authored Subtitles position ('Preferences'/'Authoring')
- Added 'AVS Audio Source Filter' in 'Preferences'/'AviSynth'
- Renamed 'AVS Source Filter' to 'AVS Video Source Filter' in 'Preferences'/'AviSynth'
- Replaced 'QuEnc CBR 1-pass' Video Encoding Profile with 'FFmpeg CBR 1-pass'
- Replaced QuEnc with FFmpeg for AC3 and MP2 encoding (QuEnc has been actually removed from AVStoDVD package)
- Added 'Use FFmpeg HQ Options' in 'Title Edit'/'Video'
- Added possibility to resize Jobs List window
+ Added Jobs List save and load routines
+ Added support of OpenType fonts for labels in 'DVD Menu Editor'
+ Added possibility to customize Normalization peak level in 'Preferences'/'Audio'
+ Added *DBPATH command to HCenc ini file
- Improved titles media properties info management
- Improved SRT subtitles parsing routine
- Improved ASS to SRT conversion routine
- Improved log activity (reference to Help/FAQs section)
+ Improved AviSynth Script generation routine (AddBorders now uses only mod 2 values)
- Removed 'Save Log file in Output Folder at runtime' option in 'Preferences'/'Misc' (now it always saved)

Comments and suggestions are welcome.



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Old 20th May 2013, 19:40   #2268  |  Link
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what video renderer would you recommend for optimal results? default Video Renderer? Enhanced Video Renderer? VMR9?
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Old 20th May 2013, 22:52   #2269  |  Link
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what are you referring to? Output setup in Media Player Classic? Somehow OT....



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Thanks very much MrC for the new version...

I did a few short test conversions, everything worked beautifully. No corrections to the German language file are required.

And special thanks for implementing the option to specify the value for audio normalization, much appreciated...



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Muxing Issues?

I am working with the current alpha release and am having an issue where the video tracks in my finished DVDs are shorter than the original sources (causing audio de-sync). When I check my temporary folder, MediaInfo reports the encoded, un-muxed video tracks are the correct duration and they play fine (with no audio, of course). After muxing and authoring, the videos are missing just over one minute in duration from each approximately 25 minute video. The DVD has four videos, each with two language tracks and one subtitle track. The audio and subtitle tracks retain their correct durations and are in sync with each other. Do you have any thoughts as to what might be going wrong?

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@manolito

thanks for the feedback

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could you post the AVStoDVD project log file?



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Old 25th May 2013, 20:20   #2273  |  Link
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could you post the AVStoDVD project log file?
Here you go -- thanks for the help!
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File Type: txt Folklore Of The Ainu -- Eps. 1-4_1_log.txt (31.7 KB, 4 views)

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from the log file the 4 source files (mkv) and the 8 elementary output files (m2v, ac3) have all the same duration (24:29), thus there should not be issues during encoding. Do you mean that after authoring, the resulting DVD is missing 1 min video and audio is out-of-sync? Have you tried both with your PC and with a standalone DVD player?

Do you have the possibility to upload one mkv to test it?



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Join source titles

Hi MrC,

I'm running into an error when using joining multiple source files. I load 20 avi dv (3,5 GB in total; ~ 20 min) into A2D and want to join them. The avs file is created and so on.
When loading the avs files avs2avi is started in the background but while the process is still there A2D reaches a 30sec threshold to throw an error. Result is that it cannot be loaded even though everything works fine but takes a bit longer (~1 min). Is there a workaround or can I customize the timeout?

BTW The error is reproducable with 2.60 and 2.70 beta

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Probably a safer approach would be to use VirtualDub to join the DVs and then load the resulting AVI into AVStoDVD.



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Hi MrC,

maybe we have a little misunderstanding. I want to use A2D, because A2D takes over the clip boundaries as chapter points. Everything is fine but only the timeout is the culprit. Especially when running my laptop on battery and power mangenment is slowing down cpu 30 sec is not enough.
Would be great to switch the timeout off through settings.

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ffmpeg parameters for interlaced sources

Hi MrC,

I just made some small test encodes using an interlaced TFF source to find out if ffmpeg handled this correctly. And I think there is a problem...

AVStoDVD uses these ffmpeg parameters:
-flags +ilme -top 1

But I believe it should be like this:
-flags ildct+ilme -alternate_scan 1 -top 1


Could you please do some research and verify the parameters...

(This is the main reason I do not like ffmpeg that much... Terrible documentation, and the interface changes all the time without any regard for backward compatibility)



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ok, now I understand. I can add a question msgbox to retry with a longer timeout.

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I agree about the doc, it is so inadeguate for all the options ffmpeg has.

As far as I have understood, 'ilme' is the real necessary flag to tell ffmpeg to encode interlaced material. 'ildct' should apply a dc transformation, but I have read users complaining of slow encoding. Probably it could be added for HQ encoding. I have found no mentions to 'alternate_scan' in the ffmpeg build I use for AVStoDVD.



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As far as I have understood, 'ilme' is the real necessary flag to tell ffmpeg to encode interlaced material. 'ildct' should apply a dc transformation, but I have read users complaining of slow encoding. Probably it could be added for HQ encoding. I have found no mentions to 'alternate_scan' in the ffmpeg build I use for AVStoDVD.

For alternate_scan I only found something on the Avanti website:
http://avanti.arrozcru.com/tpl_upd.htm
I think that this parameter is a must for interlaced encodes.

For 'ildct' I'm not sure. I did a test conversion with and without it, speed was identical, I think it won't hurt to use it (there must be a reason that this parameter exists).

Anyways, the ffmpeg version you use does support all these parameters for interlaced. ffmpeg usually throws an error if it encounters a parameter it does not know, and this is not the case here.

So I would lobby to use the full set of interlaced parameters all the time.


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