Convertxtodvd No Color with Burn

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#1

I recently burned an xvid to dvd using convertxtodvd. Everything seemed to go well, but when I played the dvd, there wasn’t any color. The audio was fine, and video seemed good with the exception that it was in black and white. Also the dvd didn’t show the menu at startup. The log is included below. Any help would be appreciated.


4/27/2006 10:34:29 AM	info	********** Report session closed ***********
4/27/2006 10:29:25 AM	info	Version is up to date
4/27/2006 10:29:20 AM	info	User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
4/27/2006 10:29:20 AM	info	System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
4/27/2006 10:29:20 AM	info	Version 2.0.12.126
4/27/2006 10:29:20 AM	info	ExeName : "C:\Program Files\vso\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe"
4/27/2006 10:29:20 AM	info	OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
4/27/2006 10:29:19 AM	info	******************** Report session started ********************


4/27/2006 10:24:30 AM	info	********** Report session closed ***********
4/27/2006 10:24:18 AM	info	 Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
4/27/2006 10:12:09 AM	info	Folder C:\Documents and Settings\me\My Documents\ConvertXtoDVD\movie\ has been removed
4/27/2006 10:12:09 AM	info	 Finalization Time 00:00:45 - Total completion time 00:06:01
4/27/2006 10:11:24 AM	info	 Write finished in 00:05:16 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 5.06
4/27/2006 10:06:28 AM	info	 Lead-in burning time (mS) 19795
4/27/2006 10:06:08 AM	info	 Write started 983568 sectors to write
4/27/2006 10:06:08 AM	info	 Init success: DVD-R packet writing
4/27/2006 10:06:08 AM	info	 Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x6.0
4/27/2006 10:06:08 AM	info	 Available write speed: 8x, 6x, 4x, 2x
4/27/2006 10:06:08 AM	info	 Media ID: CMC MAG. AE1
4/27/2006 10:06:08 AM	info	 DMA Enabled
4/27/2006 10:06:07 AM	info	 Scanned files #7, folder #2 - total size 2013253632 b. (1.87 Gb.)
4/27/2006 10:06:07 AM	info	 Inserted media type : DVD-R
4/27/2006 10:06:03 AM	info	 Write started
4/27/2006 10:06:02 AM	info	--------------Encoding end--------------
4/27/2006 10:06:02 AM	info	Media name: "Movie"
4/27/2006 10:06:02 AM	info	Burned folder: "C:\Documents and Settings\me\My Documents\ConvertXtoDVD\movie\"
4/27/2006 10:05:45 AM	info	 New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
4/27/2006 2:07:51 AM	info	 Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
4/27/2006 2:07:51 AM	info	 New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A 1.05 [D] (Ide)
4/27/2006 2:07:51 AM	info	Conversion completed in 00:58:32
4/27/2006 2:07:39 AM	info	------------Converting Menu--------------
4/27/2006 2:07:39 AM	warning	1 frames duplicated
4/27/2006 2:07:21 AM	info	Chapter #19 start at 89:59.640
4/27/2006 2:04:05 AM	info	Chapter #18 start at 84:59.640
4/27/2006 2:01:02 AM	info	Chapter #17 start at 79:59.640
4/27/2006 1:57:52 AM	info	Chapter #16 start at 74:59.640
4/27/2006 1:54:46 AM	info	Chapter #15 start at 69:59.640
4/27/2006 1:51:36 AM	info	Chapter #14 start at 64:59.640
4/27/2006 1:48:34 AM	info	Chapter #13 start at 59:59.640
4/27/2006 1:45:24 AM	info	Chapter #12 start at 54:59.640
4/27/2006 1:42:11 AM	info	Chapter #11 start at 49:59.640
4/27/2006 1:39:04 AM	info	Chapter #10 start at 44:59.640
4/27/2006 1:35:55 AM	info	Chapter #9 start at 39:59.640
4/27/2006 1:32:41 AM	info	Chapter #8 start at 34:59.640
4/27/2006 1:29:23 AM	info	Chapter #7 start at 29:59.640
4/27/2006 1:26:02 AM	info	Chapter #6 start at 24:59.640
4/27/2006 1:22:51 AM	info	Chapter #5 start at 19:59.640
4/27/2006 1:19:16 AM	info	Chapter #4 start at 14:59.640
4/27/2006 1:15:46 AM	info	Chapter #3 start at 9:59.640
4/27/2006 1:12:25 AM	info	Chapter #2 start at 4:59.640
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	Stream #1 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	Stream #0 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	Output Stream#1 - Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 192 kb/s
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	Output Stream#0 - Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x576, q=2-31, 6200 kb/s
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	Video Stream #0 framerate : 25.00 Fps (source 25.00 Fps), no pulldown
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	Padded source image : Left 0, Top 40, Right 0, Bottom 40
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	Video source original frame rate: 25.00
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	PAL 25 FPS output format set automatically
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	Widescreen (16:9) set automatically
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	Video bitrate 0/6200/8308 Kbps (min/avg/max)
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	Converting "C:\Documents and Settings\me\My Documents\Downloads\movie\movie.avi"
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	----------------Title #1----------------
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	Project size 4.2 Gb. (124 Mb. audio - 4.08 Gb. video)
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	Stream #1 - Audio: mp3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 128 kb/s
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	Stream #0 - Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 608x288
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 01:30:23.520
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	Opening file "C:\Documents and Settings\me\My Documents\Downloads\movie\movie.avi"
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	[ ] Engine Log
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	Encoder quality: 50%
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	--------------Encoding begin--------------
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	--------------Menu settings end--------------
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	[X] Sequential playback
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	[X] Loop Playback
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	[X] Auto start playback
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	[X] Menu
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	--------------Menu settings begin--------------
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	--------------Default burn settings end--------------
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	Default speed selected: Max
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	 Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	 New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A 1.05 [D] (Ide)
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	[X] Delete files after burn complete
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	[ ] Don't eject after burn complete
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	[ ] Prefer SAO for DVD-R
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	[ ] Include originals
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	[X] Burn result to DVD
4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM	info	--------------Default burn settings begin--------------
4/27/2006 1:03:21 AM	info	User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
4/27/2006 1:03:21 AM	info	System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
4/27/2006 1:03:21 AM	info	Version 2.0.12.126
4/27/2006 1:03:21 AM	info	ExeName : "C:\Program Files\vso\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe"
4/27/2006 1:03:21 AM	info	OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
4/27/2006 1:03:21 AM	info	******************** Report session started ********************


#2

I would guess that as the Video is PAL (25fps) & your default language is US that this might be the problem. Also the way you spell color leads me to this assumption.

Typically a PAL video on an NTSC DVD Player/TV that can’t properly handle PAL will show B/W rather than colour.


#3

Makes sense, so would selecting NTSC under tv format solve the problem or is it more complicated?


#4

Definitely worth a try. I don’t know how well convertxtodvd handles that but you’ve got to try it.


#5

Yes. Forcing NTSC should fix this.

However, normally PAL on non-compatible NTSC player/TV produces rolling effect or losing bottom of picture, and NTSC on non-compatible PAL player/TV produces b/w.

If you are not having any problems with commercial titles on same player then I assume that your system is properly configured. One reason for getting b/w video from DVD player is using wrong connections, feeding only composite video to system that requires separate colors etc.


#6

Hi there,

4/27/2006 10:06:08 AM info Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x6.0
4/27/2006 10:06:08 AM info Available write speed: 8x, 6x, 4x, 2x
4/27/2006 10:06:08 AM info Media ID: CMC MAG. AE1

OH MY GOD :eek:

CMC MAG are the lowest quality media on the market.

[B]Personally[/B], I would not burn those higher than x2.0 ([U]But that’s me[/U]).

Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim, Maxell [B]DVD-R made in Japan[/B] are top notch quality media :iagree:

4/27/2006 1:09:18 AM info PAL 25 FPS output format set automatically

And yes, if you need NTSC, force all conversions to NTSC !