DVD Software. (LG GSA-H55N)



[qanda]This thread is about the LG GSA-H55N. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]So…

What I am looking to do is:

-Take a video file from my computer and burn it to a DVD to watch at home. For example take ‘untitled.wmv’ , burn it to a dvd, and watch in my theater.

adding menu(s) etc. would also be nice but not required

I have the burner.


-What software will give me the best overall experience/quality? Please do not take money into consideration/freeware/etc. , simply recommend the correct products that are necessary.

~Tempestt :cool:






http://favcfavc.googlepages.com/ FAVC…be sure to install AviSynth first, and Net 2.0 if you need it. Links to all the necessary programs are at that site and free to download and use.

Alternatives: DVDFlick and AVStoDVD


OK, thank you both!

Will do some testing and report back ASAP.



Unless I’m missing something (:rolleyes:) , could you inform me of a high quality burning program to place the new file(s) on a DVD? So far, Favc. has been solid for converting, but I cannot find a option that allows me to burn them to a disk.



FAVC comes with ImgBurn, and there is an option to Open ImgBurn on the main page of FAVC. Once the encoding is finished, it goes to ImgBurn for you to burn the dvd to a disk.

Now, since you have the dvd finished, you can do this manually. First download ImgBurn (it is free to use). www.imgburn.com

I’m assuming you have dvd video files, not an ISO as output? If you have files, follow this guide: http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=4632 Ah, one more thing, ImgBurn now opens in EZ-mode, so first hit Write Files/Folders to a Disc. That takes you to the first step of that guide, which is Build Mode.

If you have an ISO, follow this one: http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=61



Question: When encoding, how do I adjust the output resolution?


It depends on which encoder you are using, and if you are making a PAL or NTSC dvd.

In both the HC and Quenc options you are given the choices of Full D1, Half D1 and VCD. The default is Full D1, which gives you 720 x 480 in NTSC or 720 x 576 in PAL

Half D1 would be 352 x 480 in NTSC, and 352 x 576 in PAL.

VCD is normally mpeg1 352 x 240 or 352 x 288…not recommended as this will be considerably less quality.

Since you are making dvd-video (or vcd) the resolution choices are limited. By the way, NTSC is the standard for the US. PAL is used in most of the rest of the world.