I can successfully create a DVD using AVI files, but I canâ€™t using MPEGs as my source files.
What I tried:
Using Pinnacle Studio (and a USB Moviebox capture device), I captured VHSC video to MPEG (MPEG-2, Audio â€“ 48,000, MPEG Audio Encoder). For weeks, I tried using Studio and Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 to edit and combine captured files, create menus, and then burn DVDs, but they all have severe jerking/stuttering in the audio and video.
Then, based on a thread I read on this site, I used Studio to edit/combine the files and then export/convert the edited file to an AVI file (DV AVI, Audio â€“ 16 bit, 48,000, PCM Compression). I then used Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 to edit the AVI file and then create a DVD, and it plays with no problem.
It seems however, that the video and audio from the converted AVI are of a lesser quality than those from the MPEG (if you overlook the stuttering/hesitation).
I’ve been working on this for weeks now and am about to give up as far as improving the quality. I would be grateful for any suggestions or comments as to how I might make the MPEG conversion work or improve the quality of the AVI conversion.