OK, another dumb question

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#1

This forum has been the best in helping me with my pet project. I am really into music DVDs and I am attempting to produce compilation DVDs with videos from many different DVDs. I have been successful in making DVDs that play in stand alone players by ripping with DVDShrink 3.2 and then reauthoring in TMPGEnc. What I have come up against is incompatible audio formats on various vids from different source DVDs. 5.1 won’t mix with dolby digital stereo (tell me something I don’t know :slight_smile: ). Is it better to convert the stereo rips to 5.1 or the other way around? I really don’t care which format I end up with, I’d just like to be able to compile whichever vids I want. Plus being a moron whatever is easiest is BEST!


#2

I too am not an expert, but I think BeSweet’s MP2 is among the best formats for the VCD/SVCD/DVD sound. For example, TMPGenc cannot loat AC3 sound, but works excellently with MP2 (which is also rather small).


#3

Hm, so you want to put different DVDs on one DVD. A DVD with 5.1 Sound (often) has also a Stereo Channel (i mean Stereo Sound). Just ripp the Movie with the Stereo Sound instead of the 5.1 Sound.


#4

Ah g3ri, if only life itself were so simple. The key word in your response is “often”, and that is exactly the problem I am having. “Often” is not often enough! I know it sounds silly but my goal is to be able to mix as many varied vids (varied as in artist and genre) onto each compilation disc as possible. I know I have to separate 16:9 from fullscreen format but I would really like to mix up the surrounds with the stereos by converting one format to the other. I am merely looking for the easiest approach. I have read quite a bit in this forum about “Besweet” so I’ll check that out next. Thanks for the links, all guides and tuts are helpful :slight_smile:


#5

often

Yeah, i know this, it was only a thought :wink: