Im going to try the Chicken Man Method next but this is how I did it + the question.
Got multiple SVCD episodes of a series.
Extracted with ISOBUSTER ->Mpgs.
Used SVCD2DVDMPG free version -> separated
video and audio and coverted audio with it.
Dumped all into DVDAuthor TMPGenc.
Output -> VOBs etc
PROBLEM or maybe not a Problem:
SVCD2DVDmpg - has a horiz patch setting
352,480,720 they tell you pick 352 default or 720 if that
doesnt work to fool the authoring programs.
The other setting is 1st header
, entire file, none. Its set to - 1st header.
a) Set to 720 horiz patch first - SVCD2DVDmpg then DVDauthor
I get a set of VOB and IFO files etc on my HD from DVD author
after. When I try to play the entire "DVD" choosing load files in
POWERDVD before I burn it to test it - the screen seems to be
set to 720 horiz and the herky jerky distorted video is squished off to one side.
When I load a VOB directly - the samething.
b) Redid it with SVCD2DVDMPG 352 horiz
Play the DVD files (the whole conceptual DVD) with POWER DVD -
I get a smaller screen size 352 I imagine with the right side cutoff a bit and blocks of video missing on that side.
When I play the VOBs directly with POWER DVD - everything looks
like it should.
So before I burn - does it matter I cant play these files correctly
both ways with POWER DVD when I select load DVD ? Or do DVD
hardware players interpret this differently?
Does the fact I get OK video playing the VOB directly with the 352
patch method mean thats the correct way to do it?
Or Do I need to use the 480 setting ? from the start or AFTER
I do the whole conversion to VOBs or what?
MENU question -
In DVD Author -
Tracks and Chapters
Track = WHole disks with chapters as each episode ?
Or Each episode = each track and chapters within
And how do you erase already done menu choices in DVDAuthor?
If I change my mind I have to start the whole thing over again since it seems to have no DELETE.