I have been making DVDs that contain a number of avi video files. I have been useing WINAVI to transcode the files to DVD format, which generates a folder of DVD files (vob, bup, ifo) which I then use Nero Express to burn onto a DVD and watch on my stand alone dvd player on my TV. I have been using Winavi because it transcodes much faster than Nerovision. The results are good.
Problem: I would like to be able to add a DVD menu to the already existing DVD structure.
I tried using Nerovision, but it sometimes fails to do the "smart encode" when importing the VOB files. There doesn't seem to be any way to control that option except to disable it globally. When it is enabled, it seems to be hit or miss whether the software decides the video file is "compatible". If it transcodes, I loose the advantage of converting with WINAVI first (speed). Also if it transcodes, it changes the file size (usually bigger) using up more of the DVD space than is necessary.
I tried using TMPGEnc 1.6 in the same way (adding the VOB files). There is no issue of trying to transcode the files, but I find that the result has audio sync problems.
Am I trying to use the above software in the wrong way? Should I be using something else?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.