TMPGEnc MASTERING WORKS 5 offers the choice of whether or not to use multi-threaded encoding but it's an all-or-nothing affair. On my i7 quad core, TMW5 uses 36 threads to encode an AVC(x264) video, which degrades the quality (I've done frame-by-frame comparisons) significantly more than, say, 4 threads would.
Could users have more control over this?
Also, x264 sets the "slices" minimum to 1; I'd rather use 0.
These two issues are THE deciding factors regarding my choice of encoder. If I need a small file size (and want it to finish encoding while I'm still young...-ish), then I really can't abide using 36 threads to encode a single-sliced video.
Other than those two issues, I'd pretty much marry the software. Both options are doable in the x264 engine itself, just not in TMPGEnc Mastering Works 5.
I want to ask you i have a video which is says display format progressive scan,but when i insert and encode it automatically is giving me interlace output.I can change it to progressive ,but i was wondering professional DVD are interlaced.Can someone give me an idea what should i choose.
If you are outputting as DVD-Video, then it has to be interlaced according to DVD-Video specifications, unless you are doing VCD resolutions. That might be why it is automatically changing it to interlace.
You don't have to output DVD video as being Interlaced, you can choose Progressive if you want to, if you want to completely avoid interlacing errors during playback.
The modern DVD and Blu-ray players of today don't care, they play Progressive scanned DVDs with out problems.
Have done this with several DVDs, because the source material had very bad interlacing errors.
I've been producing progressive PAL DVDs since quite some time now, and nobody complained so far :)
The mean reason was to save quality on very long theater play recordings (gains was twofold: first during shoot where 25p give 6dB headroom over 50i -important for low-light plays- and second, during encoding as progressive is more efficient compression-wise than interlaced.
I have encoded up to 2h45m on a 4.7 GB DVD (as low as 3.5 Mbps VBR very good quality !)
I'm building a DVD with 2 tracks. A first play track and track 1. Track 1 has three menus with a total of 15 chapters. My question is can a user return back to the previous menu they were just on by pressing the menu button on their remote control? It always defaults back to Menu 1. Not good. Thanks.
I figured it out. During the menu creation wizard you have to check >When playing a DVD, you can go back to the menu by pressing the "menu" button on your DVD remote. Checking this option will make the DVD player go to the menu associated with the current title/chapter you were viewing.
I thought I checked it but I guess not.
I've been having problems since the first version of Author Works 5 was released. I've kept the version current will all subsequent releases. The problem is this. After enabling CUDA support, encoding will use my CPU=100% and CUDA=3.0%
Re-installing the software does nothing. I can't seem to figure out why my video card isn't being utilized. I've tried changing drivers with no luck. Any ideas?
I would like to ask if there is an option just to encode the edited video without making DVD.I know is a authoring software but i need to encode into MPEG-2 a movie because i like this encoder.I also have video mastering works but not sure if the quality of the MPEG-2 will be same.Are they using same encoding engine?
You can use VOB2MPG (or VOB2MPG Pro) to extract from the VIDEO_TS folder you created to output a single MPG file. DVDVob2Mpg is another free program, but with less features. Both will create an MPG file from your VOB files without any encoding or effecting quality. They will extract a full DVD folder in less than a minute.
I seem to have read somewhere that VMW uses a better encoder than DAW, but I don't know for sure. I use VMW simply because I want it's other features such as filters and the different output formats. If I am creating a DVD, I use VMW to created DVD mpeg files and then use DAW to author the DVD using those files. If you want a better answer, I would ask TMPGenc Support. If you do that, let us know what they say.
Currently TMPGEnc (Mastering Works/Smart Renderer) uses the "medium" compression setting for FLAC audio compression. It'd be best to either provide us an option to manually configure it or set the maximum compression setting as default (it's always lossless of course). No computer today has trouble to decode the lightweight FLAC compression.
This is the situation: In the holidays i want to do some tests, with joining audio from some 29.97fps NTSC DVD's i have, with some 1080i 25fps HDTV recordings i am going to do.
But how do i approach this with TVMV5, so i don't end up with the audio getting out of sync, due to the difference in number of frames?
I have tried it once a long time ago, by just replacing audio, which did not work. The audio pretty quickly went out of sync because of the 4% speed difference there is between NTSC and PAL.
But i will try that timeline mode to see if something can be done there, to make it all fit together perfectly in sync.
I have a file that was originally 25fps. As it changed hands, someone re-encoded it to 29.97 but it's still sped up.
I'd like to alter the original specs for the file to set it at 25fps but both the FPS and "analyze" are greyed out. I know that, in the past, there was an option to manipulate both of those but now it's gone. Is it just this particular file? Should I be doing something different with it?
Please advise! :(