No audio on some DVD-Video players... why?

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I converted a PAL video to HTSC and authored a DVD-Video. I tested it
on PowerDVD and the sound was fine. I tested it on my Phillips and
Pioneer set-top DVD players and the sound was fine.

But my friend claims two of the three video clips have no sound when
he plays it on his set-top DVD player. (I don't know which model he
has... I will find out.)

I can't imagine why two of the three videos would work. I followed the
same process for all three. I used TDK DVD-R discs.

Any ideas?
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    On 20 Apr 2005 10:40:27 -0700, ThumperStrauss@hotmail.com (Thumper)
    wrote:

    >I converted a PAL video to HTSC and authored a DVD-Video. I tested it
    >on PowerDVD and the sound was fine. I tested it on my Phillips and
    >Pioneer set-top DVD players and the sound was fine.
    >
    >But my friend claims two of the three video clips have no sound when
    >he plays it on his set-top DVD player. (I don't know which model he
    >has... I will find out.)

    It may be the case, if the audio es mpeg, which is compliant to PAL
    DVD standard, but not to NTSC DVD. However, it uses to be supported by
    NTSC players, nonetheless.
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    "Thumper" <ThumperStrauss@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6034426b.0504200940.1bcee753@posting.google.com...
    > I converted a PAL video to HTSC and authored a DVD-Video. I tested it
    > on PowerDVD and the sound was fine. I tested it on my Phillips and
    > Pioneer set-top DVD players and the sound was fine.
    >
    > But my friend claims two of the three video clips have no sound when
    > he plays it on his set-top DVD player. (I don't know which model he
    > has... I will find out.)
    >
    > I can't imagine why two of the three videos would work. I followed the
    > same process for all three. I used TDK DVD-R discs.
    >
    > Any ideas?

    Been down this path before. Your audio is probably mpeg which is part
    of the PAL spec, but not part of the NTSC spec. NTSC requires either
    LPCM or AC3 (but almost all of the newer players will play the mpeg
    audio). To add insult to injury, there are a number of the video desktop
    applications out there that when you select to encode to NTSC DVD
    actually generate the mpeg audio. All tests work fine, but as soon as
    you send a copy of your new cool DVD to Aunt Martha, she will have
    a player that can not handle it. I generally just use LPCM (which is
    significantly larger than mpeg or AC3, but will work in almost all players,
    although you do have to watch the size and bit rate).

    mikey
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    In article <P86dnVgDXvjIk_TfRVn-3g@comcast.com>,
    Mike Fields <spam_me_not_mr.gadget2@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    >"Thumper" <ThumperStrauss@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:6034426b.0504200940.1bcee753@posting.google.com...
    >> I converted a PAL video to HTSC and authored a DVD-Video. I tested it
    >> on PowerDVD and the sound was fine. I tested it on my Phillips and
    >> Pioneer set-top DVD players and the sound was fine.
    >>
    >> But my friend claims two of the three video clips have no sound when
    >> he plays it on his set-top DVD player. (I don't know which model he
    >> has... I will find out.)
    >>
    >> I can't imagine why two of the three videos would work. I followed the
    >> same process for all three. I used TDK DVD-R discs.
    >>
    >> Any ideas?
    >
    >Been down this path before. Your audio is probably mpeg which is part
    >of the PAL spec, but not part of the NTSC spec. NTSC requires either
    >LPCM or AC3 (but almost all of the newer players will play the mpeg
    >audio). To add insult to injury, there are a number of the video desktop
    >applications out there that when you select to encode to NTSC DVD
    >actually generate the mpeg audio. All tests work fine, but as soon as
    >you send a copy of your new cool DVD to Aunt Martha, she will have
    >a player that can not handle it. I generally just use LPCM (which is
    >significantly larger than mpeg or AC3, but will work in almost all players,
    >although you do have to watch the size and bit rate).

    Yep. The Lite-On set-top standalone DVD recorders encode all audio as
    MPEG, too.
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    On Fri, 22 Apr 2005 07:46:46 -0700, "Mike Fields"
    <spam_me_not_mr.gadget2@comcast.net> wrote:

    >I generally just use LPCM (which is
    >significantly larger than mpeg or AC3, but will work in almost all players

    AC3 is common, both to PAL and to NTSC DVD standards, and you only
    need 192 kbps for 2 channels.
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    "Bariloche" <bariloche@bariloche.com> wrote in message
    news:nu2l61tgrnfankk7tfaa5vjmtbusq95mjl@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 22 Apr 2005 07:46:46 -0700, "Mike Fields"
    > <spam_me_not_mr.gadget2@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    > >I generally just use LPCM (which is
    > >significantly larger than mpeg or AC3, but will work in almost all
    players
    >
    > AC3 is common, both to PAL and to NTSC DVD standards, and you only
    > need 192 kbps for 2 channels.

    That is true, however, the problem is many of the "dvd creation"
    programs out there (the low end ones anyway), do NOT support
    AC3 encoding -- they will use it if you have an encoder, but they
    do not include one. I agree, the best option is to use AC3 if you
    have it available to you (or can sneak the cost past the budget
    director of an encoder). Even Uleads MSP 6.5 does not have
    an AC3 encoder in it (I think 7 does, but I don't have that).

    mikey
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