I haven't downloaded TMP yet, but I did try dvdlab
and a host of other programs and I am totally lost.
DVDlabs doesn't want to actually do anything...
I want to provide it the name of my mpeg, but,
it wants a video_ts folder, so, I do that and
tell it to insert in the project (whatever that is),
and there is a movie box, but, nowhere do I see
anyplace where I can ask it to intelligently
redo the vob's with a slightly less bitrate.
I just go around in circles and it never seems
to actually do anything.
I am stumped. I can get either a big *.mpg file,
or, an equivalent video_ts folder with vob's et al,
(using NeoDVD). The problem is that NeoDVD
uses a bitrate that is about 50% too high, and
all I need to do is downsize either the mpg,
or the vob's, from about 7-8 mbits/sec to
about 5 mbits/sec, so I can burn the movie
onto a single disc.
Darnit. If NeoDVD wasn't so stubborn, I could
get it exactly right straight away because it
is very simple and easy to use. Dang.
Help, anyone. Is there another capture program
(like neodvd) that will let me chose the bitrate
so that I can downsize it until it fits?
Or is there a simple and easy to use program
that will take either the mpg (or the vobs),
and downsize the eincoding and wind up
with the video_ts folder that will fit onto
a single disc?
I don't care about menus, titles, and all that:
All that does is confuse me and delay the
hoped for final product.
I just want the movie onto a single disc
with the maximum bitrate to fit.
I have tried quckbuild, dvdlabs, dvd2one, dvdshrink,
and moviemill. Dvdshrink was able to downsize
the vob's, but it kept the audio portion undownsized,
and that is where most of the reduction should take
place - no option was offered there, so the huge
reduction in video resulted in a less than quality
video (but the sound is super high frequency).
This is like plodding through mud to figure
out how to get a good dvd folder on my harddrive
that matches what the standalone does.
Of course, like I said, Neodvd would be perfect if
it would only reduce the bitrate for the video
by about 1/3 and reduce the bitrate for the
audio by about half or more. They don't
answer email, and their website indicates
a no go on that idea.