i think i can still author it but when i hit continue on the simulation part, it says "If you ignore the alerts the DVD-Video you build will not conform to the DVD_standard."
then when i hit details i get this
Type: Maximum bitrate too high for a DVD-Video.
The current bitrate xxx Kpbs of the clip 'YYY' in the track 'ZZZ' exceeds the DVD-Video standard maximum.
The DVD-Video standard maximum bitrate is xxx Kbps.
Why this error occurred and how to fix it?
The DVD-Video standard requires the video and audio total data bitrate does not exceed 10.08 Mbps.
When you create a DVD-Video, this limitation implies the maximum total bitrate before building is below 9.8 Mbps (9848 Kbps).
There are cases where DVD or hard disc specifie a mximum bitrate higher than 9800 Kpbs but in fact does not reach the maximum bitrate. Such stream can be used to build a DVD.
Furtheremore, if the bitrate exceeds the DVD-Video standard we do not guaranty the created DVD-Video will be normaly playable.
If the source file audio format is Linear PCM, it is possible to reduce the total bitrate below 9848 Kbps by re-encoding the audio into Dolby Digital (Max. 448 Kbps) or MPEG-1 Audio layer II (Max. 384 Kbps). Also, change the capture system to keep the maximum bitrate below the limit.
You can encode a DVD-Video standard compliant MPEG file by using the TMPGEnc 3.0 XPress DVD output template. If you have TMPGEnc Plus 2.5, use the DVD format in the Project Wizard.
so it wouldn't be dvd standard and wouldn't that make it incompatible with stand alone dvd players? i want it to be compatible. also when i played it in simulation without the audio (and was under the max bitrate) the vid ran fine but when i hit continue with the audio ( when it was over the max bitrate) it was choppy. so even if i went and authored and burned it anyway, i dunno if it would run normal or not. isn't there an option in DVD2SVCD where you can set a maximum or w/e i need. thx for replyin TimC