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jjjones
03-04-2003, 12:17 PM
I am burning DVDs from my DTiVo using the DVD Movie Factory instructions discussed in this forum.

My problem is that the DVDs played on my Tredex TX-8303 player don't display at 4:3 but instead display full screen from top to bottom but with blackout on each side (almost like letterbox display turned on its side). Is this aspect ratio normal because DTiVo native resolution is 480x480? The Tredex plays pretty much anything I throw at it.

Thanks,

JJ

jjjones
03-04-2003, 08:35 PM
Josh, BubbaJ, anyone?

spinxter
03-04-2003, 09:36 PM
sounds to me like you forgot to patch the vob back to 480x480. It is displaying 352x480 on your tv (which is taller than it is wide).

jjjones
03-06-2003, 10:54 PM
Thanks. Patching back to header to 480X480 worked although I do not understand why patching the header back almost doubled the size of the video.

JJ

spinxter
03-06-2003, 10:56 PM
You patched your finished vob files back to 480x480 and the file sizes changed?

BubbleLamp
03-06-2003, 11:16 PM
Sounds like he patched the MPEG back to 480x480 before authoring, so the app probably transcoded.

jjjones
03-07-2003, 03:15 PM
Here is what I did:

1. extract with tytool6
2. set cuts with gopedit
3. mux file with tytool6 (File size 2.2G)
4. patch header in DVDPatcher to 352x480 @ 3.5
5. Open MF2
6. start New DVD
7. press Select Video and open muxed file
8. wait a long time for the file to load (On load, project size reads as 2.2G 1hr 48 min 2 sec)
9. save the project and close MF2
10. repatch header to 480 x 480 @ 3.5
11. open saved project in MF2
12. MF2 reports that file has been modified. I choose not to relink and thereby force a load of the modified file.
13. wait a long time for the file to load (On load, project size reads as 4.6G 1hr 48 min 2 sec)

I am probably doing something wrong in importing the 480 x 480 repatched header file back into MF2.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

JJ

Pr.Sinister
03-07-2003, 05:07 PM
Originally posted by jjjones
Here is what I did:

1. extract with tytool6
2. set cuts with gopedit
3. mux file with tytool6 (File size 2.2G)
4. patch header in DVDPatcher to 352x480 @ 3.5
5. Open MF2
6. start New DVD
7. press Select Video and open muxed file
8. wait a long time for the file to load (On load, project size reads as 2.2G 1hr 48 min 2 sec)
9. save the project and close MF2
10. repatch header to 480 x 480 @ 3.5
11. open saved project in MF2
12. MF2 reports that file has been modified. I choose not to relink and thereby force a load of the modified file.
13. wait a long time for the file to load (On load, project size reads as 4.6G 1hr 48 min 2 sec)

I am probably doing something wrong in importing the 480 x 480 repatched header file back into MF2.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

JJ

Here is what you are doing wrong... You quit MF and re-patch to 480x480.

It's just like if you are erasing what you did at steps 7 and 8.

Don't exit MF until you have made your VIDEO_TS folder.

Once that's done, you exit MF and patch all your VOB files
(except VIDEO_TS.VOB) to 480x480 @ 15 Mbit

You will notice that the VIDEO_TS will be created in 10 minutes
instead of however long you wait now...

-Pr.

Hi8
03-07-2003, 05:42 PM
buy a Sony 715P FOR $149 AT CompUSA fantastic player plays EVERYTHING!

jjjones
03-07-2003, 06:57 PM
Thanks Pr. I see my mistake.

Its TiVo to DVD in 40 easy steps. I can't wait for Josh's all-in-one.

Now, if I could only go from TiVo to DivX and play the file in my DVD player, . . . Or better yet, a Ty player.

Hi8, thanks. I will check out the Sony 715P.

JJ

BubbleLamp
03-07-2003, 07:07 PM
My Sony 715P just arrived 10 min ago. I'm testing it on a peanut butter and banana sandwich as we speak!:eek: :D

jjjones
03-07-2003, 09:56 PM
Does the Sony 715P play muxed .m2v files ISO-burned to DVD?

Hi8
03-08-2003, 01:45 AM
Originally posted by jjjones
Does the Sony 715P play muxed .m2v files ISO-burned to DVD?

Never tried, I believe Captain_Video does that as a matter of practice.(not sure)

I burn exculsivly with Nero using DVD Video mode - which manny have said they have had trouble with. I don't know for certain, but I think the only difference is that there are a few checks for compliance for the DVD standard; as far as file(s)/directory names, types, etc...

EDIT:

I do believe I have tried using the image feature in IFOEdit once; having it create an .ISO and I burned from that. But always just use IFOEdit to mux .m2v &.m2a -> .VOB(titleset) and burn with Nero DVD Video mode.