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  1. Hello how's everyone doing? Been a while. I started backing up my dvd collection and everything' was fine until i decided t5o use my 2nd drive which is a Samsung as noted above. Why isn't it reading my brand new Verbatim DVD+R blank which in fact is a Ritek- F16-01. My Pioneer is just fine. I don't think it's because my Sammy is set as slave is it? Thanks. Btw no disc shows up in imgburn besides the RITEK. Even a normal DVD.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Wow! Ok remember when I mentioned you would have to change the name of the first titleset, whether a separate file or not? ConvertXToDVD will always think the first title etc... is the beginning of your converted DVD and not only include it, but name the whole output file as such. It just won't take whatever you put in as is and make a DVD out of it. It will take anything in addition to that first titleset, file, etc... and include it in that same output together as one continuous file. I think there's an option to make separate menus/chapters for each additional file/title after the first. This is why before you load anything in you have to set up how you want ConvertXToDVD to lay out your DVD VTS folder. That's the issue! If it would just take w/e is inside and bring it over as a DVD everything works out. I went back to Old School! Using DVD Rebuilder and some of the older goodies which you know which they are without me naming them. since I'm just dealing with DVDs right now going into MP4 or whatever I want I'm just doing a nice clean rip with one of the older goodies straight to the hard drive and then taking that whole DVD as is and opening it up with DVD Rebuilder and wow what a difference! It doesn't rearrange anything, it takes everything that you put in there in a VTS vob file structure and incorporates it onto a DVD just like it is! The result is a very very quality DVD that when you open it you will be using just like it was meant to be used. Don't have to worry about anything at all like chapters, title sets, and menus. I've checked out a lot of the work that I recently did with all the modern goodies like dvdfab etc and let me tell you that the quality that I'm getting right now with the oldie but goodie DVD Rebuilder is way better! So it looks like everything that was now is because it never really did go away!
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    No I'm not confusing Title Sets with Chapters. Even with a regular 1 Title several chapters DVD, ConvertxToVideo will treat those chapters as individual files when converting to mp4, so you will end up with as many separate mp4 files as the original chapters within that 1 title set. Now with the episodic DVD as you explained it will have separate episodes and those will be treated as separate titles within that one disc. However, when converting the whole disc to mp4 you will lose the Menu for that whole disc which contains the individual episodes with their respective episode number, and you will just end up with as many separate mp4 files as the episodes within that disc. Now as I mentioned I was able to include the VOB file which contained the Menu in the conversion, though functionality was taken away. It was still nice to see that first Menu Page with all the different episodes numbered and laid out. It will display for as long as it was originally made to and then go on to the first episode of that disc. I think ConvertxToVideo retains the number of the episode when converting, though I'm not sure it will be displayed as such because it counts whatever amount of episodes/titles you have in that particular window and numbers them. So if your next project was El Capo Disc 2 with say Episodes 7-12, you would first name the project as such, then if merging the separate mp4 episodes into one continuous file, name the first file El Capo Episodes 7-12. If you don't want to merge them then make sure each individual episode is named accordingly with what they actually correspond to and not what the GUI converts them to. So you'll end up with a folder named ie:El Capo Disc 2 and inside have each episode correctly numbered and named, or name the folder El Capo Episodes 7-12 and have each episode correctly numbered and in order inside. So that's basically what we have to work with. There's no way I think of having say 6 episodes in mp4 in another mp4 to be seen and played separately. Maybe it will put them inside a mp4 container separately. Only way I see it happening is as a merged file.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Excuse the delay. Yes that's what I was trying to convey. They seem to be having all sorts of problems with ConvertXToVideo as is noted by stopping by the VSO forum and looking at all the posts. You just might be on to something about that move. I hope they don't pull a fast one under any circumstances. Very difficult to get a respectable software in this genre. So yes I would have to hit the merge function as it sees the separate VOB files as titles. Even when it's an episodic DVD and say it has 6 episodes on one DVD, it just won't copy over to MP4 as is. It will divide that also and I would need to merge that as well to keep them together on one disc. Why should I have a 40-45 minute episode on separate discs? Not only that mp4 doesn't support menus. At least I don't think it does. I was able to copy over the main menu VOB and include it in the output mp4 file, though it did just that. Copy it over w/out any functionality. It would of been nice to have that main menu function straight away so you could easily pick a chapter/title from an episodic DVD. Matter of fact I think to include such a short clip like a menu, you would have to lower the limit on input file size to zero. Well VidCoder will also create separate mp4 files for episodic DVDs. For a normal DVD with Chapters it will pass it through in one title set. Though if it senses that each individual VOB file is a mini title, even though it's a chapter, it will create separate mp4 files as well. It is stupid! I'm wondering if MKV files do that? MKV is just not a different container. You could do a whole slew of things with it nowadays. Only thing is player support? I have a proggie that will include multiple audio/video files in the same container as MKV. I had my whole collection in MKV, though player support kind of forced me to switch over to mp4, hence this big project since day one. Don't buy ConvertXtoVideo right now is my suggestion. See what transpires with the move etc... Look into Cyberlink's Power Director or even if Wondershare has something similar to Filmora. Now that i think about it, I think it's a flaw dividing up chapters like that, and so it might just be the container's specs. Power2Go also divides up DVD Chapters into separate MP4 if I think it's an episodic DVD. I forgot, though now that you brought it up it's been a pita for a long minute now! I've been trying to work around this specific issue forever it seems! Hence the conversion to a solid MPG file then to MP4. Let me know what you suggest about this, and if some other program/programs don't do that? Thanks. I had to Merge my El Capo Season One DVD discs because of this, or have 6 separate mp4 files on 1 DVD. Yup very stupid!
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Ok let me try to clarify a bit. Before when I posted about the VOB files being turned into individual titles I should have specified that it did that when going to mp4. In other words when you put in an episodic DVD from scratch and you want to convert it to MP4 it will not list the chapters or however it is configured in the DVD as it is on the original DVD. It will take each individual chapter and put it as a title set. The ending result will be separate MP4 titles for each individual episode. Now yes you could leave it like that and still be able to put all those episodes burned on a DVD disc as MP4. What I did was merge all of them together and then have it ready to put and burnt onto a DVD disc. If it's a continuing story from beginning to end and not different stories within each episode then this is just fine because if you leave off in the middle of one episode during playback, when you come back it'll usually ask you if you want to continue where you left off so it's not so much of a big deal. If you're going to convert a DVD or Blu-ray to whatever other file using ConvertXtoVideo it gives you the option in General Settings whether to just choose main title or not. So yes give it a try. I was confused and forgot you're going from Blu-ray etc... to DVD. Even though it gives you that option maybe when converting to DVD it won't include everything though if that option is there it would defeat the purpose of its existence! What's the use of having all the bonuses and everything from the original Blu-ray or whatever going, to say, an mp4, and not be able to do that to DVD? Yes I understand now. It's totally useless if it's doing that. Right now I'm trying to figure out is the closed captions that say are included in my conversion of MP4 are actually being included, or if it's that I have to configure my player to play them. They show up when I played the original DVD but they're still not being played so it just might be the player. They finally unofficially admitted that they have to tweak both programs into using the encoder options from the graphics card to process and convert DVD files. They were trying to tell me that the process could not be sped up, but I knew that was nonsense because it didn't make any sense at all. Trying to tell me that if the original speed of the frames per second was low than the encoding speed would be low? Why then have parallel thread processing or video encoding Hardware optimization if that's the case? They fixed it in the Beta of ConvertXtoVideo as I mentioned before, though the output was horrendous.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    That's true and it won't include the menu either. At least every time I've used it. Now that you mention it I'm going to stop doing that unless it's continuous play and it's just separated that way. They do that sometimes dissecting it into 1hr vob files. I just noticed that today about the menu not being included in mp4. It should be! I have Main Title unchecked. Think that's another bug! To be honest I'm stuck with the stable version for now and for whatever reason it stopped converting to h.264 MP4 AAC. I converted many like that previously and for whatever reason it's not doing it now. Maybe I'll do a clean install. Also sometimes all the vob files even though they're separated are not completely the same size and for whatever reason they screwed up and just added like 10 or 20 seconds on one which when you play it on the DVD disc it continuously plays without any problem, though if I leave them separate as MP4 files I will be stuck with a 5 second MP4 or 10 second MP4 video file that would be basically useless. It's a little tricky when it comes to these episodic TV episode DVDs. The menu is nice on these DVDs that I have for El Capo, they're separated into six chapters on the front page and you just pick whichever one you want to start off with or continue. So basically something's not right. What I'm doing right now is converting the mpg file that I was able to make out of the whole thing and converting that to MP4. Useless w/out the Menu! Oh well. I'm not burning anything until things are sorted out.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    ConvertXtoVideo has the option to either load Main Title or everything. So at least that's a plus. It's in General Settings File Input or something equivalent. What I meant for the Merge function is that some DVDs, Blu-rays, will have one title but several episodes. If you don't use the Merge function it will output everything individually. That's where I suggested Merge. Like I have El Capo on DVD with about 6 episodes on each. They are in VOB files, though when inserted into ConvertXToDVD/Convertxtovideo it will be put into 6 different titles because of the DVD structure. ConvertXToDVD since it's going to DVD will have no problem. ConvertXtoVideo if you don't hit Merge you'll have 6 separate MP4 files, whatever your output. VidCoder does the same thing. I would have to output it to a single MPG file with Convertxtovideo then convert that to MP4 with VidCoder if I desire it over Convertxtovideo. I'm going to check to see if I missed something in VidCoder to get around the episodic/multi-title DVDs. I could also merge the separate VidCoder MP4 files with Convertxtovideo, though that defeats using VidCoder because of the re-encoding.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    It has a whole set of issues on its own apart from convert X to DVD and so I think they're just working on all the issues before they bring out another gold stable version. I tried the Beta and like I said the output file was horrendous! The video conversion speed went almost ten times that of what it normally did but it didn't pan out with the output file. So I'm staying with the stable version which is the one you're using for now until they get things straightened out. I emailed them let them know they needed some log files or whatever though I seriously doubt that any log files will be able to fix something that has to do with the Hardware Optimization. Let me know what happens when you load your Blu-ray file/folder. If all the titles show up just select all of them, then click on the first one then right click and choose merge all selected files. There's an option to merge all titles to the selected one, though I forgot how I came across it. I seriously suggested that they put up a new guide as well because of the obvious reasons. They have so many outdated versions with so many different guides and it just doesn't make any sense. Basically if anyone doesn't have the most updated version it's not going to be working as well with what's going on today which makes common sense to anyone who has common sense. You know the old saying, "common sense ain't too common anymore". You did the right thing getting that new build because Windows 10 is optimized for newer Hardware and that's why I soon here will be pulling the trigger on some new stuff myself. I'm going to have to update everything besides my two burners and my DVD docking station that's USB 3.0. I use my HDTV as my screen so I'm not going to do anything on that. I'm too used to it.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I spoke too soon about the convertxtovideo better regarding the merging of the files. The hardware optimization was fixed from the previous stable version though the output file was terrible! Basically unreadable! So I'm going to have to use something else to convert these videos to MP4 and then merge them, or convert them individually and then merge them.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I've been trying to find out what is it exactly that's going on with ConvertXToDVD and BD file. I've thrown in some Blu-ray Rip's that were an mp4 file and had no problem re-encoding them with the subtitles put in. That's different, oh than a total Blu-ray file. Now if ConvertXToDVD does not include Blu-ray files when they say Convert X, which means that Blu-ray is not included in that X, then you're right they might want others to buy a different software for that. Listen you could get around all this simply by using the new VidCoder which will grab Blu-rays, DVDs, or whatever whether in disc form and not and convert it to an mp4. Yes I know it's the same thing as what you were doing before but maybe actually might just be simpler. Now I have the ConvertXtoVideo software and I'm not sure if putting in a Blu-ray folder would include everything. I do know that when you put in a DVD and it might have separate titles on that DVD it gives you an option to merge all the titles and then convert into whatever format. I've been using the MP4 format so I don't know if it will do that with the DVD format because remember DVD will only take so much compression and what not. Next time Matilda Blu-ray folder file or whatever inside convertxtovideo go to any plus signs or whatever that are on on the main interface and see if you can click and see whatever else it attached to that file. If it did then just right to it and see if you have an option to merge everything together to that one file and create a DVD out of it. Try the trial of ConvertXtoVideo and see what happens with a Blu-ray to DVD conversion. I would do it on my end but I don't have any true Blu-ray files or folders with me. I'm having a similar problem with VIdcoder. I put in a DVD folder and it actually has four, five different titles on it in vob files. Now since I didn't check the window next to the first file I didn't know that they were actual titles in there and so when I encoded the DVD folder it actually just encoded the first title. so I have to include all the titles into the encoding job at the bottom in the queue. Only thing is it will output seven different MP4 titles without merging them. Convert X to video does a real beautiful job of merging all the titles and converting them to MP4. It actually stays with the original audio and video resolution as well. So you just might want to look into that ConvertXtoVideo and check it out. if you do decide to get it, go straight for the recent Beta version because they fix the hardware encoding optimization option. It is buzzing now where before it was only at 30 frames per second I'm getting 230.6 frames per second from DVD to MP4 conversion. VIdCoder is 64bit and using multi-threading. It really is about the best freeware h.264 encoding app out there.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Yes I feel your frustration believe me! Convert x to DVD is plain and simply a quick fix to get a DVD out of some other file, though it does have its limitations. What you can try to do is when you load the Blu-ray folder see if there's an option to merge all the files together right there and then that are in the input window. Right click and see if the option is there. Also go into the settings and see if there's a setting that maybe the default has for just picking main title. Another thing you can try is in the editing window where you can add subtitles and audio and all that click on the plus sign next to the video and see if you can add something else and just throw the whole file in there and see what it will pick up. There's an option in CyberLink Power2Go to create Video DVDS. If it's included with your PC definitely give it a try. It will convert and burn your M2TS folder to a DVD Video VTS folder. VSO sent me the download link to another version or whatever because it wouldn't convert a regular Blu-ray mp4 file that I had which it should have no problem with.they said the issue was with the hardware optimization and so they said that the version they sent me should fix that. It's full of bugs! Many many bugs! And I already suggested to them to just update the most recent version and forget about all those old versions because they're wasting a lot of time and all that. That's what Windows 10 did basically they just playing around with newer Hardware making it better to work with. I have yet to install it because I'm playing around with the new VidCoder which if you haven't got a chance you should install and give it a try because it's really banging! WinXDVDAuthor is free. Give it a play. It works very well when it works.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    A build would of cost maybe as much as that prebuilt Dell. The most expensive being the Intel CPU/SSDs/GPU. I have that same GPU except the regular GTX1050. It's their best Budget card. ConvertXToDVD will only process w/e it's settings are made out to at one time. It will read your CPU and configure it to the number of cores available. So since I have 2 cores it processes 2 inputs at one time splitting the FPS between both. Since you have 6 cores it'll process 6 files simultaneously and split the FPS between them. Now you can I think configure it for more simultaneous conversions, though in your case anything after 6 is definitely going to affect the FPS, and consequently time of conversion. They just got back to me because of several crashes, and they determined it was because of the Hardware Optimization. Regarding ConvertXtoVideo. They gave me a link to some other build and said that should fix it. I'm definitely thinking they're about to update either one or both sometime soon. it can't keep on going back and forth with all these crashes and bugs and not do so. What they should do and what I suggested is to just support the most recent updated apps and forget about the older ones because then everything gets all screwy especially when it comes to guides and support. Windows 10 does that now because Microsoft decided to support more recent hardware and forget about all that old legacy stuff. Which I think was the best move they made. I'm struggling to go with Intel as my CPU. My first computer was a Dell also and it was very good to me. Please don't throw out that CyberLink software as I did the same thing many times not knowing that they are a very very reputable company! When you install it decide what you want yes. I would stay with Power2Go if it's included and they're Wave Editor app which takes care of ripping audio CDs etc etc. Actually both of them do it but I think Wave Editor has different functions. You be very surprised when you open up power2go and see that AVC video to DVD option as I've been pointing to. And you'll be very very surprised at the final results! It also has I think the ability to rip audio out of video which I think you've done also. Which a lot of people I see are into as I've been on the web lately researching some other related things. They make PowerDVD so it might have a strip down version included. Either way you won't go wrong trust me.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    No wonder you have a monster build! Dell too which I'm a fan. Believe me it's because of your build that ConvertXToDVD is buzzing! You have six cores and that means all six will be working on anything you do, especially single file inputs. If you want you could put upto six different input files, though ConvertXToDVD will not put them out individually. It will think you're creating a DVD out of all of them. If small sized yes you would have a very decent DVD output. You're lucky! You have Cyberlink software that came with your Dell. Power2Go is usually included in there as it is part of their products line. If so, open it, go to Video Disc option and select the AVC H.264 mp4 output to DVD disc. You're going to love it! It will take those Home movies and create a very nice playable M2TS file on DVD which is awesome. I found them exactly like that through bundled software that came with my LG Burner. All night I was fussing with a Blu-ray 1080p file that for w/e reason ConvertXtoVideo erred out, as did another software. It's an unusual file because although that it's Blu-ray, it's in 1920-800p instead of 1920-1080p. These programs have a flaw because it shouldn't matter what the original input is, it should convert it to whatever. I had to throw it inside ConvertXToDVD and put out a DVD. I wanted a MP4 file with burnt in subs so I could use Power2Go and convert it to DVD Video. Their outputs are better because of the TrueTheater etc... Way to go with the Dell! I might be wrong, though I think Intel might just work better with these programs. If for no other reason than they first created CPUs, for the most part.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    That's great timing! What's your specs on your build? I'm working with an Asus M2N-E mobo with a dual core AMD 2.6GHz CPU. It's not bad, though I do need to upgrade. Windows 10 is playing better with updated hardware and even suggests/recommends it. Wouldn't support my old burner. Ram I'm at 8GB DDR2 Dual Channel. I started with AMD and just can't switch. I will definitely be upgrading soon, and will max out the supported Ram on the Mobo. I really do see a much better experience since I added 4 more GBs of RAM to fill it up. Mobo, RAM, and CPU as I have everything else. New PSU also.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I'm glad you discovered that! Yes they have ConvertXtoVideo and that's mainly for any file format to any file format including DVD Video VTS. Though it will only do Main Title with DVD output which sometimes is limiting. ConvertXtoVideo also outputs larger files than other conversion software, especially I noticed with .MP4 using H.264 AAC. They say because of the quality, though that's not necessarily true. MP4 H.264 is about the most efficient in converting to smaller file sizes and keeping close to original quality. Since you do Blu-ray that Video option in Power2Go that burns an AVC H.264 to DVD as a M2TS folder with x.v. color is great. I played one with VLC. Unbelievable clarity and they use their TrueTheater Color for true to life optimization. When I say burns I also mean it converts/reauthors the input file then burns it to DVD. Reason I even mention this is because I'm looking for a workaround to include subtitles in my final copy. Power2Go doesn't have external/importing subtitle support. I'm creating some files with the subtitles burnt into them, and then will convert them to DVD Video VTS using Power2Go. I can then burn that ama I want using Imgburn. The conversion/burning time is equal or faster depending input/output file options/format. That 1080p Blu-ray file I converted/burned to AVC H.264 M2TS took about 15 minutes more or less.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Ok now the program I was alluding to concerning the 1080p file is ConvertXtoDVD. It will support any incoming file or non-protected disc to convert to DVD. Are you converting your Blu-ray titles into MP4/MKV before throwing that into ConvertXToDVD? There's no need as you can put the Blu-ray folder/file into ConvertXToDVD and straight away have it make you a DVD. The only thing you can't import is commercially protected disc, DVD or not. Everything else it mainly imports including Blu-ray containers. Unless you have more than 4 cores on your rig, there's no way a 90 minute movie unless Avi or other than 1080p/Blu-ray will pop out in 1/2 an hour. ConvertXToDVD especially with full high-definition 1080p Blu-ray files will not hover over 40 FPS during conversion. The faster it processes any file, and the only way it can do that is by upping the FPS during conversion, the faster you'll get the output DVD folder etc... ConvertXtoVideo is nothing but ConvertXToDVD in reverse kind of. It will take w/e file and convert it to w/e file, including a DVD. What I suggested was looking into Power2Go which as I mentioned does import MP4/MKV etc... and create a Blu-ray file that burns to DVD disc in the M2TS folder using the AVC H.264 codec. You're converting original Blu-ray folders into MP4/MKV correct? Then converting that to DVD? You could either throw that ripped Blu-ray straight into ConvertXToDVD or take that same Blu-ray folder and convert it to a playable AVC file on DVD. This way it'll play since Sony plays as is and DVD is playable. How much smaller do your Blu-ray files get after MP4/MKV conversion? ConvertXToDVD as I mentioned will almost add 2GB to a 1GB mp4 when finished processing to DVD. ConvertXToDVD also as I've read has to be closed after a while and a cleaning must take place in our PC, as it does collect remnant leftovers and then slow down. I just finished doing that earlier after I posted those slow FPS speeds. It went up to about 35 FPS, and still took more than a half hour to output the DVD file. I'm definitely going big on my next build to see the difference if any. The source file determines ConvertXToDVD speeds, not the build as much as it seems it should.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Yes I know it handles the subtitles already there. I meant when they weren't there as is the case with non VTS/Blu-ray commercial files. How fast is your FPS when converting Blu-ray or a 1080p file to DVD using ConvertXToDVD? They say that the original resolution from the source determines the speed of the conversion because of it going to DVD. I don't buy this because the same resolution within say a .AVI file gives me off the charts conversion speeds. Right now I'm hovering at 20.7 fps from a 1080p Blu-ray file. Most posts about this VSO basically ignores.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    VSO has as I see an output default size for certain sized source files. If the source video is @ 2GB or a tad more, then their resulting DVD VTS Folder will be 3.94 GB or a tad less. So that's about 2GBs more than the source file. That'll almost always put it higher than a 4.7GB blank. Maybe I'll put 2 related source files on a DVD. It'll work out the same as using a DVD DL and adding more to that. I tested my external LITEON during a copying session, and let's just say I'll be using it more as a burner. It buzzes past my LG internal, though it was hooked up to ImgBurn. The LG was using another app. I have to load both burners in ImgBurn with comparable sources, and see how they fair. I'm waiting to see how LITEON'S external Blu-ray writer fairs. It hasn't been out that long. If you want to check out a Conversion app that surprised me and I have it, checkout Power2Go. I tested the Video to AVC H.264 Blu-ray conversion and it buzzed through with an exceptionally great looking M2TS file in the BDMV folder. Their conversion from .mp4 etc... to DVD VTS is also faster and with exceptional output as well. Only thing no subtitle support, which I'm beginning to not mind much during conversion, and more towards afterwards in the same folder as you suggested. I wonder why none of the usual suspects in Video Conversion, Burning, Editing, etc... don't create some software that'll either snatch the sub out of the file or somehow create/get the correct fitting one to include with source?
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Handbrake will convert your Blu-ray into an mp4/mkv smaller than the original Blu-ray disc? Don't they come super huge, or that's just the blank Blu-ray discs? If the blanks come in BD-25, BD-50, that means the commercial discs have to be at least that large no? Honestly I don't know. I'm guessing here. If it does make them a manageable 2-3GB size that's a huge amount of compression.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    When I mentioned the 720p I was alluding to the source file before conversion. If it was a download usually you'll have the option of either 1080p, 780p, and sometimes 3D. All Blu-ray rips depending where you go, or unless every source comes from an actual disc. The 720p files will usually come under 1GB, maybe a tad more depending where you go. Now converting to DVD the quality will usually be the same from either 720p or 1080p, though if you use a 720p source file then you'll have room for just a DVD-5, though not all the time either. That's what I was asking. Do you prefer 1080p as your source file all the time? Even if we use a DVD+R DL, unless both the source and DVD Video_TS folder total about 4GB or a tad more, then we're wasting about 4GB space with the DVD+R DL. I can't help choose 1080p regarding some movies as the Marvel Comics Series etc... For the sake of getting the best out of my space maybe I'll put 720p in there with the DVD VIDEO_TS with either a DVD-5 or DVD+R DL. We have 4.38GB and 8.5GB to work with respectively. I just finished some conversions of 1080p .mp4 files and the resulting DVD Video is almost twice the size of the original 1080p source file. Now remember we can't always go by that formula because a 720p source file may be longer in duration and have more action scenes, so ConvertXToDVD will optimize those scenes using a VBR all the way through at Constant Quality. I remember playing around with MeGUI and setting the output to file size for about 1CD to every 2hours of video I think, am not sure, will post back if anything. Bottom line the .mp4 produced were really nice at those sizes.
  21. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Did you mean here that Sony will not permit playback of Blu-Ray Blanks no matter what they have inside all across devices including their own? Or just with other Blu-Ray players? They will only allow commercially sold Blu-Ray movies to be played everywhere? Yes ConvertXToVideo has a DVD Video VIDEO_TS output option, though it may only deal with Main Title. Unbelievably so the Trisonic DVD-R I wrote about are coding out to MID: MCC 03RG20. They do look good straight out their packaging. I'm going to look into this and see how I might be able to buy them Wholesale for burning. When you do this do you use DVD-5 for one DVD VIDEO_TS folder and the source MP4? Pretty hard to do with many titles as more than not unless you're doing 720P the DVD-5 will be too small. I'm asking because I'm starting all over and if I purchase DVD+R DL, then I don't want to waste space either. As you suggested maybe 2 related VIDEO_TS folders and it's MP4 source is suffice to one DVD+R DL. There's negligible difference between a 720P and 1080P output of the same source, though the added space with the 1080P output is about 1/2 the size of the 720P larger. Most at 720P should fit into a DVD-5 with its VIDEO_TS folder. Thanks.
  22. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    @Ch3vr0nyes you can configure it and maybe it's better than having to change all of them in the beginning. I also see that when editing any of the sections you can choose to whether or not apply the edit to all said sections. Although I tried in vain. @dbminter I see WonderShare has a free Video Converter as well? Any input on this? Also has the Guides been updated as far as what's happening with the most recent burners? I'm maybe looking to get a Bluray burner. Thanks. Ok so the User Guide for VSO isn't that specific as I just now noticed that you can actually select all the internal subtitles for given DVD VTS Folder. At the very bottom of the preview where you have your audio and subtitle streams the option is there to select/deselect all audio/subtitles. I knew that this had to be included, though one never knows does one. Lol...
  23. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    It won't prompt you. It will stay as 'und' and still convert, though when you insert it into w/e player that also might bring it up as 'und'. Now lets say you have more than one subtitle? Then you'll have to figure out which is what language. If you're always working with direct rips from the original discs then most likely you'd wouldn't see much of the 'und' because they'll more than not have it identifiable. Some won't though even from the original disc. I keep saying I'm not going to mess too much with inserting the subs, and just do as you and others have suggested, to just burn it along with the file. I'm talking MP4 conversion from other sources, not DVD from others. ConvertXToVideo will only let you add additional external subtitles to the finishing file apart from only one internal subtitle. Audio it seems to automatically add, and at least allow for more than one internally. I suggested to them to please try to implement more than one internal subtitle, especially for MP4. ie:Your source disc or file has 2 or more different audio tracks and the subtitles to go with it from scratch. You won't be able to convert all at the same time. Basically you're stuck with two conversions. Who's your main converter software to other formats besides DVD? I really need to find another one. VidCoder just did a whole new GUI update etc..., though it failed me about 5 times.
  24. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    When you load a file w/e the container into ConvertXtoDVD etc... if the audio file/subtitle file doesn't have a language identifier then ConvertX will show it as 'UND' meaning undetected. Now you know that it's English or w/e from being aquainted with the file. So do you leave it as such or manually change it to the correct language? ConvertXToDVD etc... asks in general settings if the Audio or Subtitle file has no 'identifier' would you like to make 'your choice here from drop down window' the default language identifier? I can put it as 'Eng" and eliminate having to do it manually most of the time, though sometimes it's not English so I would have to change it manually anyway. This is my USB Burner: LITE-ON USB 2.0 External CD/DVD Drive Model EBAU108. Now by Slim model are you describing something like this or about half the size of a regular 5.25" bay Burner? Could be ImgBurn is just better than the other proggie, or this here LITEON even at 8x read/write is just faster. I am using a USB 3.0 port, though connected via a USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 adapter cable. My mobo isn't 3.0 ready. My whole "Batman The Complete Animated Series" is in .avi and all those episodes show up as 'undetected'. This is why I ask.
  25. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I meant that the player will read the subtitle most of the time if it's in the same container and named the same as the source file, in this case non - VTS files. This is exactly why converting to DVD is better because of the almost 100% guarantee the subtitle will be included soft or hard coded. VSO actually suggests hard coding them into the file because of some limits regarding the DVD file structure. I've yet to experience the other formats such as ASS/SSA. Do you switch the language identifier regarding the audio and/or subtitle to the proper language before conversion and burning? It's a pita when you have a large project and for w/e reason the source files don't have a language identifier. I tried applying the changes to all the files in the project to no avail. I really don't believe that all the features presented in most of these proggies actually work. I've never been able to use offset regarding subtitles with any luck whatsoever! ImgBurn last night actually beat my other drive building/burning/verifying with my USB Slim LITEON that tops out at 8x. How could that be? Is USB that much better than sata? Or is LITEON that much better than my LG HL-DT-STDVDRAM GH24NSB0? Or is ImgBurn better/faster than the other software? If it's the USB than having a couple would be great if there was room. One would have to get an extension USB cable for sure. Speaking of outside the box if you run into a file or files that for w/e reason are taking forever to convert ,in this case MP4, convert them into another format which you've known to zip right through to MP4. I've tried both .AVI and .MPG with similar success. Right now I'm topping @145 fps. on a Dual Conversion with ConvertXToVideo from .AVI to H.264 .MP4 AAC. So when you run into that occasional file that w/e proggie you're using either won't process, or is pain stakingly slow, either throw it as is into another proggie, or convert it into another format then proceed as usual.
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