Problems with .avs files

Hi. I’m having trouble converting .avs files in convertxtodvd. I get Discontinuity errors in the log when I’m converting. So I went to options and audio. Unchecked “Don’t check/fix audio discontinuities” and it converts fine. But the only thing is, is that when I’m converting, the bar at the bottom does not move at all during the whole convert. And the percentage completion stays at 0.0% the whole time too. I’m also having no voices problems when I play the dvd in my dvd player. I tried it on my computer and it works fine.

Here’s a screenshot of the log:

hello
Which ConvertXToDVD version do you use ?
Could you provide the complete log of this conversion ?
Did you change some default options in ConvertxToDVD ?

Best regards,

Hi. Thanks for replying. I’m using the latest version of convertxtodvd. 2.2.2 I believe. How would I go about showing the complete log? That’s the best I could do for now, it gives me that error message repeatedly so there’s like a million lines to show. I don’t think I changed some of the default options, I think I left them as is.

Ok I found out how. Not all of it fits though. I hope you just need the first part, if not let me know.

6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM warning Discontinuity #15 in stream#1: 00:02:33.560 of gap. This is frequent from TV source (ADVs time)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM warning Discontinuity #14 in stream#1: 00:02:33.560 of gap. This is frequent from TV source (ADVs time)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM warning Discontinuity #13 in stream#1: 00:02:33.560 of gap. This is frequent from TV source (ADVs time)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM warning Discontinuity #12 in stream#1: 00:02:33.560 of gap. This is frequent from TV source (ADVs time)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM warning Discontinuity #11 in stream#1: 00:02:33.560 of gap. This is frequent from TV source (ADVs time)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM warning Discontinuity #10 in stream#1: 00:02:33.560 of gap. This is frequent from TV source (ADVs time)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM warning Discontinuity #9 in stream#1: 00:02:33.560 of gap. This is frequent from TV source (ADVs time)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM warning Discontinuity #8 in stream#1: 00:02:33.560 of gap. This is frequent from TV source (ADVs time)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM warning Discontinuity #7 in stream#1: 00:02:33.560 of gap. This is frequent from TV source (ADVs time)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM warning Discontinuity #6 in stream#1: 00:02:33.560 of gap. This is frequent from TV source (ADVs time)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM warning Discontinuity #5 in stream#1: 00:02:33.560 of gap. This is frequent from TV source (ADVs time)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM warning Discontinuity #4 in stream#1: 00:02:33.560 of gap. This is frequent from TV source (ADVs time)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM warning Discontinuity #3 in stream#1: 00:02:33.560 of gap. This is frequent from TV source (ADVs time)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM warning Discontinuity #2 in stream#1: 00:02:33.560 of gap. This is frequent from TV source (ADVs time)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM warning Discontinuity #1 in stream#1: 00:01:16.800 of gap. This is frequent from TV source (ADVs time)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Stream #1 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Stream #0 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Output Stream#1 - Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5:1, 448 kb/s, no automatic gain control
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Output Stream#0 - Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480, q=1-31, 3730 kb/s
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Video Stream #0 Pulldown : 25.000 -> 29.97 Fps
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Image processing: Fast bilinear resampler (720576)->(720480)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Image processing: Deinterleave (720576)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Video source original frame rate: 25.00
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Output resolution: FULL D1 [720
480]
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info NTSC 29.97 FPS output format set by user
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Fullscreen (4:3) set automatically
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Video bitrate 0/3730/8552 Kbps (min/avg/max)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Converting "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Downloads\Torrents\Pirates.Of.The.Caribbean.Dead.Mans.Chest.2006.DVDRip.XviD.INT-PLM\plm-potcdmc.avi.avs"
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info ----------------Title #1----------------
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Project size 4.3 Gb. (468 Mb. audio - 3.83 Gb. video)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Stream #1 - Audio: pcm_s16le, 48000 Hz, 5:1, 4608 kb/s
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Stream #0 - Video: rawvideo, yuv420p, 720x576, 124416 kb/s
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info 2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 02:23:39.360
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Opening file "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Downloads\Torrents\Pirates.Of.The.Caribbean.Dead.Mans.Chest.2006.DVDRip.XviD.INT-PLM\plm-potcdmc.avi.avs"
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info [ ] Don’t fix audio gaps
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info [ ] Engine Log
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info Encoder quality: 100%
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info --------------Encoding begin--------------
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info --------------Menu settings end--------------
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info [X] Sequential playback
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info [ ] Loop playback
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info [X] Auto start playback
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info [X] Menu
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info --------------Menu settings begin--------------
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info --------------Default burn settings end--------------
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info Default speed selected: 4x
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info New Drive selected : 0:0:0 - _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A 2.0T [D] (Ide)
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info [X] Delete files after burn complete
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info [ ] Don’t eject after burn complete
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info [ ] Prefer SAO for DVD-R
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info [ ] Include originals
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info [ ] Burn result to DVD
6/8/2007 4:07:03 PM info --------------Default burn settings begin--------------
6/8/2007 4:06:36 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
6/8/2007 4:06:36 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
6/8/2007 4:06:36 PM info Version 2.2.2.256
6/8/2007 4:06:36 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\VSO\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe"
6/8/2007 4:06:36 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
6/8/2007 4:06:35 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

I’ll try to get the file in order to make some tests…
did the audio stream play at normal speed, without any gaps or problems ?

best regards,

how did you get .avs files ?
I got the movie from the torrent… This movie is in 2 parts. each file is an xvid avi movie file.
Did you join the files in order to have a big one ?

Not sure, but I converted the normal avi and it plays fine. Just not the .avs

I used fitcd to add overscan blocks to the movie and get the avs files. That’s why I’m using .avs files… to get around the overscan(just hoping v3 will have the option to not use overscan).

I did join them into one big file. But the log I posted was just the first cd so it wouldn’t take a long time to encode.

The log you post seems to be the encoding of the whole movie :

6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info ----------------Title #1----------------
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Project size 4.3 Gb. (468 Mb. audio - 3.83 Gb. video)
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Stream #1 - Audio: pcm_s16le, 48000 Hz, 5:1, 4608 kb/s
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Stream #0 - Video: rawvideo, yuv420p, 720x576, 124416 kb/s
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info 2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 02:23:39.360
6/8/2007 4:07:04 PM info Opening file “C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Downloads\Torrents\Pirates.Of.The.Caribbean.Dead.Mans.Chest.2006.DVDRip.XviD.INT -PLM\plm-potcdmc.avi.avs”

tell me precisely how you get avs file. I would like to get the same files as yours, in order to make some testings.
I’ve tried to convert the first part of the movie, without any problems… I did not have any error.

Hi,

AVS Scripts has been an issue for a long time know.

Let’s look at a few (STILL OPENED) VSO Bugs:

http://bugs.vso-software.fr/view.php?id=398

[U]Comment by the developpers:[/U]

Bad timing issue - the AVS file is sent to convertx without proper timing - this create the discontinuity warnings.

http://bugs.vso-software.fr/view.php?id=605

[U]Comment by the developpers:[/U]

VSO ConvertXtoDVD has many bugs when it comes to using AviSynth Script.

  • First is the progress bar does not work, second it ignores the bitrate
    setting in (Settings -> Encoding).
  • Also there are many minor video encoding bug’s when it comes to output quality.

So there’s still some work to be done on ConvertXtoDVD to fully support .AVS Scripts.

cougar - thanks for letting me know at least I know it’s not just me now. I guess I’ll just have to live with overscan for now if I can’t get this to work. Do you know if the option to use overscan or not will ever be added in later on?

fonzzie - You’re right it was the full movie from the log I posted. I’m just messing around with programs now using only the first cd to speed up encoding a bit. I’m using fitcd. Clicking on source and finding the right avi file. Unchecking the PAL boxes. And setting the destination to DVD 720. Then adding 2 blocks for overscan. Then save script at bottom right. And I load that .avs script into convertxtodvd.