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Anonymous
May 30, 2004 9:20:02 PM

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Hello,

Well, I have just about had it with TMPGEnc and it lack of support for
various formats.

Can someone recommend another program that will allow me to re-encode video
files for VCD output. I need one that will let me do some compression so I
can make a 1.5GB file fit on a 700MB CD. Or, maybe a hardware encoder. I
need something that is quick and easy and does a reliable and good job.

Any suggestions?

Robert

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Anonymous
May 30, 2004 9:22:19 PM

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On a sunny day (Sun, 30 May 2004 17:20:02 GMT) it happened "nospam"
<nospam@nospam.com> wrote in <6Jouc.14031$Fo4.196155@typhoon.sonic.net>:

>Hello,
>
>Well, I have just about had it with TMPGEnc and it lack of support for
>various formats.
>
>Can someone recommend another program that will allow me to re-encode video
>files for VCD output. I need one that will let me do some compression so I
>can make a 1.5GB file fit on a 700MB CD. Or, maybe a hardware encoder. I
>need something that is quick and easy and does a reliable and good job.
>
>Any suggestions?
>
>Robert
>
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Anonymous
May 30, 2004 10:00:57 PM

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> Hello,
>
> Well, I have just about had it with TMPGEnc and it lack of support for
> various formats.
>
> Can someone recommend another program that will allow me to re-encode
video
> files for VCD output. I need one that will let me do some compression so I
> can make a 1.5GB file fit on a 700MB CD. Or, maybe a hardware encoder. I
> need something that is quick and easy and does a reliable and good job.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Robert

What do you mean TMPGenc's lack of support for various formats??? It's
probably the most compatible piece of software you can get for VCD encoding,
and its encoding quality is just about unrivalled.

A hardware encoder would most likely give you even more grief. How about
volunteering some more info on what you're actually trying to do and what
your exact problems are, and maybe someone can help you.
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Anonymous
May 30, 2004 10:39:39 PM

Archived from groups: rec.video.desktop (More info?)

Ok. Sorry should have included this. I have some avi files that simply don't
work well with TEMPGEnc. It drops the audio when converting for VCD using
the KVCD templates.

What I mean by format support I guess is actually codec support. I should
handle current codec (if you have them installed in your computer) as well
as the most common audio formats like AC3, etc. re-coding is slow enough as
it is without have to treat the audio separate from the video. You get to
the point where the whole thing isn't worth the time involved especially
when you consider that TMPGEnc doesn't multi-task worth beans. You have
another program running while it is working and either the other program
doesn't work worth beans. If the other program manages to work ok, then the
re-encoding then takes 5 to 10 times as long.

So, while TMPGEnc works ok when it works, I don't find it to be the greatest
software I have ever used. It seems to be lacking in several areas. So this
is why I was looking for something better.

Nero does and ok job, but it won't let you compress a 1.5GB file down so it
will fit on a 700MB CD and I don't want the videos broken over 2 CDs. I
would rather suffer a bit in the quality area than to do that.

Robert
"Adam H" <dfghjkl@fghjkl.ur> wrote in message
news:c9d7go$acn$1@sparta.btinternet.com...
> > Hello,
> >
> > Well, I have just about had it with TMPGEnc and it lack of support for
> > various formats.
> >
> > Can someone recommend another program that will allow me to re-encode
> video
> > files for VCD output. I need one that will let me do some compression so
I
> > can make a 1.5GB file fit on a 700MB CD. Or, maybe a hardware encoder. I
> > need something that is quick and easy and does a reliable and good job.
> >
> > Any suggestions?
> >
> > Robert
>
> What do you mean TMPGenc's lack of support for various formats??? It's
> probably the most compatible piece of software you can get for VCD
encoding,
> and its encoding quality is just about unrivalled.
>
> A hardware encoder would most likely give you even more grief. How about
> volunteering some more info on what you're actually trying to do and what
> your exact problems are, and maybe someone can help you.
>
>
Anonymous
May 30, 2004 11:29:40 PM

Archived from groups: rec.video.desktop (More info?)

EXACTLY!!!

I use tmpg daily for years now and nothing tops it...I tried all the
expenisve ones (thank god for evaluation copies!)

TMPG works perfect!


"Adam H" <dfghjkl@fghjkl.ur> wrote in message
news:c9d7go$acn$1@sparta.btinternet.com...
> > Hello,
> >
> > Well, I have just about had it with TMPGEnc and it lack of support for
> > various formats.
> >
> > Can someone recommend another program that will allow me to re-encode
> video
> > files for VCD output. I need one that will let me do some compression so
I
> > can make a 1.5GB file fit on a 700MB CD. Or, maybe a hardware encoder. I
> > need something that is quick and easy and does a reliable and good job.
> >
> > Any suggestions?
> >
> > Robert
>
> What do you mean TMPGenc's lack of support for various formats??? It's
> probably the most compatible piece of software you can get for VCD
encoding,
> and its encoding quality is just about unrivalled.
>
> A hardware encoder would most likely give you even more grief. How about
> volunteering some more info on what you're actually trying to do and what
> your exact problems are, and maybe someone can help you.
>
>
Anonymous
June 4, 2004 10:07:40 PM

Archived from groups: rec.video.desktop (More info?)

Vcd is encoded at constant bitrate. So time and file size are linearly
related.
You don't have the option of lowering quality to decrease size while
maintaining
vcd compliance.

"nospam" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:LTpuc.14036$Fo4.196136@typhoon.sonic.net...
> Ok. Sorry should have included this. I have some avi files that simply
don't
> work well with TEMPGEnc. It drops the audio when converting for VCD using
> the KVCD templates.
>
> What I mean by format support I guess is actually codec support. I should
> handle current codec (if you have them installed in your computer) as well
> as the most common audio formats like AC3, etc. re-coding is slow enough
as
> it is without have to treat the audio separate from the video. You get to
> the point where the whole thing isn't worth the time involved especially
> when you consider that TMPGEnc doesn't multi-task worth beans. You have
> another program running while it is working and either the other program
> doesn't work worth beans. If the other program manages to work ok, then
the
> re-encoding then takes 5 to 10 times as long.
>
> So, while TMPGEnc works ok when it works, I don't find it to be the
greatest
> software I have ever used. It seems to be lacking in several areas. So
this
> is why I was looking for something better.
>
> Nero does and ok job, but it won't let you compress a 1.5GB file down so
it
> will fit on a 700MB CD and I don't want the videos broken over 2 CDs. I
> would rather suffer a bit in the quality area than to do that.
>
> Robert
> "Adam H" <dfghjkl@fghjkl.ur> wrote in message
> news:c9d7go$acn$1@sparta.btinternet.com...
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > Well, I have just about had it with TMPGEnc and it lack of support for
> > > various formats.
> > >
> > > Can someone recommend another program that will allow me to re-encode
> > video
> > > files for VCD output. I need one that will let me do some compression
so
> I
> > > can make a 1.5GB file fit on a 700MB CD. Or, maybe a hardware encoder.
I
> > > need something that is quick and easy and does a reliable and good
job.
> > >
> > > Any suggestions?
> > >
> > > Robert
> >
> > What do you mean TMPGenc's lack of support for various formats??? It's
> > probably the most compatible piece of software you can get for VCD
> encoding,
> > and its encoding quality is just about unrivalled.
> >
> > A hardware encoder would most likely give you even more grief. How about
> > volunteering some more info on what you're actually trying to do and
what
> > your exact problems are, and maybe someone can help you.
> >
> >
>
>
!