Have a TAW 5 project in progress-- I saved it and came back later to find that the program doesn't recognize this file as its own. Tried to import the subtitles (which I had also saved separately) in my usb drive backup version or the project and they show up blank when imported there. Question: is there any program or technique to salvage this non-openable .taw file or the subtitle backup file?
Out of nowhere today, when I went to use TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5, a pop-up showed up, it never has in the past before.
Could Not Access The Server, please make sure you are connected to the internet, proxy settings are correct and virus software isn't blocking it.
My computer is connected to the internet, I don't use any proxy settings and my virus software is not blocking it. No matter what I try this message keeps appearing and it's not letting me use the program.
Hello - I am trying to import Netflix/Amazon video clips from a Roku-Ultra captured with a Hauppuage PVR2 into TAW5. The format is 1080i-DolbyD5.1. The clips seem to be ok and play with various software players but will not import into TAW5 for editing. Occasionally a clip will import in and edit ok, usually this is a clip of 15 minutes or less. The clips are always consistent in that they will always import in ok or they never will. The ones that do not import properly always act the same. They begin importing ok up to about 50%, then pause and quickly jump to 100%. The resulting imported video will be about 8 seconds or less. The import does not fail with an error just a very short series of frames up to 6 to 8 seconds with a few blank grey frames at the end. 1080i-stereo clips from HD television import and edit without issue. I would appreciate any ideas on what the problem might be.
Can you play it in Windows Media Player with no issues? If so, then you may only need to try a different file reader when you import the file.
To force opening the file with a certain file reader, go to the Source stage, click on the "Add file" button, and then when the file explorer window opens, click on the dropdown menu above the "Open" button at the bottom right corner of the window.
From this dropdown, scroll all the way to the bottom to see the "Force reader [xxxxx]" options.
If your file can play in Windows Media Player, you might want to try the Media Foundation file reader. If that doesn't work, try the DirectShow file reader.
I am trying to make a DVD with TMPGenc but I don't understand how to fix this problem:
After my DVD is done and I use a DVD player, if I click on the "MAIN MENU'" or "ROOT MENU'" of the *control panel of the player*, I am redirected to THE LAST TRACK MENU' that I opened. Not to the main or root menu'. ;((
Why? I tried several players but the result is always the same.
Hi all, I am a TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 user and I would like to make a DVD.
Everything is fine apart the film subtitles that always look with a jagged border. I tried to change many subs options and fonts but the poor subs graphic quality is still there.
Any advise about how to improve the subs appearance?
If you are lucky, it might be a result of your media player not decoding the video properly. In this case you can try another media player.
If the subtitles are "hard-coded", meaning you can't disable them in TAW, you don't have much choice. They are now part of the actual video stream. Subtitles on DVDs are image files and can't be edited into another format directly. Possibly re-rendering it as a non-interlaced (progressive) stream might help.
If you find that TAW will let you suppress the subtitle track, then you have more choices. You can extract the subtitles as a PGS file and perform OCR on the file, with something like Subtitle Edit. However, your results will always have to be checked and corrected, usually based on the font of the original subtitle. This can be an onerous process.
Or you can search for SRT subtitles on one of the many subtitle sites on the web. Download the appropriate language file, then add it into your project using TAW. While I use this when I can, be aware that the accuracy of these can vary and, obviously, you are out of luck if you can't find subtitles for your particular video.
If you can't disable the subtitle, I don't think any procedure will help. Maybe someone else has a solution.
I downloaded the trial version of the V6 software. I was testing using three Mp4 files converted from Edius. Two were an hour long each (high school plays) and the other an 8 minute clip. Total time 1:50:00. So I made a basic custom menu with three menu boxes for the three clips. I was in the middle of simulating the environment when the program crashed. And that is my question...is this not a stable program? I really don't want to plunk down $100 to find out the system isn't stable. I was hoping that if this authoring worked I could buy the program and finalize but sadly, when it crashed it took all three hours of work setting up the chapters and menus with it. Really disappointing. Even before it crashed I couldn't find a save button so I was hoping it was automatically saving as I went along but alas, no such luck. Lost it all. So, what is the deal with this?
I've added a "first play" option along with 2 tracks. When I go to add "track 3" the "Menu" tab is greyed out and is no longer available to click on. As soon as I delete "track 3" the "menu" tab becomes available to click on once again. What gives? I've never had this issue at all in the past.
I have some .MKV files with subtitles, either .ssa or .ass subtitles, and it is not recognizing the subtitles. If I demux the subtitle and convert it to .srt it loses all formatting that the original had, and i have over 400 .mkv files. Is there a way I can keep the .ssa or .ass formatting and still import the .mkv files to TAW5?
No there is not. If you want to keep the formatting I would strongly suggest using VSO ConvertXtoHD. They do have a trial available and it uses NVENC so your encodes will use NVENC hardware if you have a newer NVIDIA card. Your other option is to hardsub everything, through handbrake or mediacoder or another software package and then bring it in to author.
For the future of others, then you can try to take a peak at Subtitle Edit.
It can extract and convert various types of subtitles, which also incl. DVB subtitles to various other subtitle formats.
Just remember to download the required language packs for both the decoder and encoder after having installed Subtitle Edit.
I have a project with 5 HD video tracks. All I changed was the menu duration and deleted the Play All button. I made no chenges in source material at all. I assumed that it wouldn't require re-rendering on the complete project, but that's what happened.
My question is why? Surely the menu is kept separate from the rest of the content.
Now I'm looking at a 12-hour render, and that's with an i7-6700K cpu (4 Ghz).
When you output, it creates the entire project from scratch, so if your videos were fully rendered the first time, they will be fully rendered every time you want to output the project again.
What you could do, is create a new project and import the videos from your first output. Since they would be compliant, they should "smart render" and not take long to output. You'd also have to save your menu as a template, so you can load it much easier on your second project without having to recreate it.
Hello, Currently I use Apollo Audio DVD Creator, but it is somewhat limited. Can an audio DVD be created in TAW5? If so, Can someone outline the steps? I would need: album links on first page, then a page for each album, displaying song links, returning after each one played.
Hello, I have not been able to find an answer to this question and am looking for help, please.
When creating a menu, why is there only 16 chapters available for 16x9, while 4x3 gives you up to 32? It would seem that you have more screen area on a 16x9 screen. Also, are there any third party utilities that will let you edit TAW5 chapter screens? Any help is appreciated.