Originally posted by tdfsu
[B]Is it necessary to convert the Encoded_audio_1.mp2 to an AC3 file. When I convert it, the file size stays exactly the same, and doesn't DVD2SVCD use BeSweet anyway? Why reuse BeSweet/AC3Machine to reincode to AC3?
Thanks in advance,
No its not necessary to convert the mp2 to ac3. Only do that if you want a 100% compliant DVDR thats all. DVD specs require an AC3 channel, however, many (not all( DVD players can play mp2 audio. An mp2 and an ac3 file are stored the same way (hence same file size) just the header is quite different.
The author of DVD2SVCD is working on an avi to dvdr with ac3 sound conversion at the moment. Why he hasnt used BeSweet to do the job as some Pioneer DVD Players appear to not like the ac3 output of BeSweet.