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ggw98
Pinnacle Expression
on Jan 31, 2004 at 5:07:50 pm

I've been trying to modify/author some DVDs created with a set-top box that converted some old VHS to DVD. I bought DVD-to-AVI to convert the DVD's, and it worked great. Pinnacle Expression worked great too, except that there is no audio on the avi when I bring it into Pinnacle. Ther audio is there, I can play the avi in Windows Media Player, but it's not there when i import into Pinnacle. Pinnacle support says that the avi must be DV type 2.

Since I've already purchased Pinnacle and dvd-to-avi, does anyone know of a way to convert this so Pinnacle will ready it? I really like the ease and simplicity of the Pinnacle product? I only have 10 tapes to convert, so I don't want to make any more investment than I have to.

TIA


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Kenneth Daves
Re: Pinnacle Expression
on Jan 31, 2004 at 7:47:25 pm

This is a link to the Ulead site where you can download a DV .avi type 1 to DV .avi type 2 conversion program. If it doesn't work you need to specify the type of .avi that needs to be converted.

http://www.ulead.com/download/freedownload.htm


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ggw98
Re: Pinnacle Expression
on Jan 31, 2004 at 8:39:51 pm

Thanks for the link. It said the avi file was not a type 1 dv file. Is it possible for it to be MPEG4 audio? (Not sure if I'm using the right terms)

Greg


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ggw98
Re: Pinnacle Expression
on Jan 31, 2004 at 9:08:39 pm

I'll provide a little more info. I initally converted the DVD to MPEG format, which Pinnacle handles just fine. However the quality of the AVI file is superior, and since I'm dealing with old VHS tapes that have been converted to a DVD, the extra quality is significant.


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ggw98
Re: Pinnacle Expression
on Feb 1, 2004 at 12:22:26 am

File information from the AVI file:

File Format: AVI, Windows Audio Video Interleaved
File Size: 383,342,080 bytes
Uncompressed size: 31,399,934,976 bytes
Compression ratio: 1.2% (81.9 : 1)
Reported data rate: 817 kB/s
Estimated data rate: 249 kB/s

Video format: (MP42) Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V2
Width x Height: 480 x 480 pixels
Color depth: 24-bit (16,777,216 colors)
Frame rate: 29.97 fps
Number of frames: 45,044
Duration: 25:02.969
Uncompressed size: 31,134,412,800 bytes

Audio format: (#85) MPEG Layer-3
Sample rate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2 (stereo)
Bits per channel: 16-bit
Number of samples: 66,380,544
Duration: 25:05.227
Uncompressed size: 265,522,176 bytes
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Kenneth Daves
Re: Pinnacle Expression
on Feb 1, 2004 at 2:50:21 am

Perhaps Windows Movie Maker can do it for you, but I doubt that you will like the final results. You are trying a process that will eventually have to be converted to DVD-compliant Mpeg 2. Converting Mpeg 4 to DV .avi and then to Mpeg 2 will probably degrade the video significantly.

Ulead's Movie Factory 3 is capable of editing the files from set top DVD recorders. I believe MyDVD can too.




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