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Hoping someone can help me. I have been doing the same thing for
creating DVDs for a while yet, and recently - for no reason I can see,
it doesn't seem to work anymore.
Basically, I use TMPGEnc to convert my DivX movies to SVCD/DVD format
and then use Ulead DVD Workshop to create my DVDs. I know Workshop
also does conversion, but TMPGEnc does a hell of a lot better job in
my opinion. In the past, when I have done this, and then gone on to
build my DVD through Workshop, Workshop will go through Video and
Audio conversion in a few seconds, because the newly converted movies
are compatible. I have created a couple of templates in TMPGEnc to
exactly match the Disc Templates available in DVD Workshop.
OK, but recently when doing this, Workshop wants to convert them
anyway, and I can't see why. I use AVIcodec to compare the MPGs I have
created with what the templates in DVD Workshop ask for, and its
identical. But for some reason, it goes through Video and Audio
conversion anyway - with much less success in quality I might add.
If it means anything, the original DivX files are different. For
example, this is what I have so far.
Before you ask, I have the latest DivX and XVid codecs installed.
Last night, I compared the temporary MPG files that DVD Workshop has
created for me, with the MPGs I created with TMPGEnc and the stats are
identical (even if the quality is worse). I don't understand what
could be the problem.