[QUOTE=CDuncle;2165342]You say that the file from DVDXpress play OK on computer. Try to burn it with ImgBurn.
Also get GSpot(free) and import file in, see what it say for audio and video.
Best would be to import original and one from DVDXpress to see what is different.[/QUOTE]
Thanks. I tried ImgBurn but it wouldnâ€™t load my .mpg file (not in its list of supported files).
I compared the video attributes of the file captured with DVDXpress with one from the DVD-9 I burned with VideoStudio. I tried both GSpot and MediaInfo, and they give different results (for the same files).
MediaInfo Original Burned
Overall bit rate 4185 Kbps 7357 Kbps
Bit rate mode Constant Constant
Bit rate 3670 6623
Nominal bit rate 8000 7300
Kbps 4086 6998
Qf 0.394 0.676
(Sorry – I formatted the above in a fixed space font to preserve the table structure but it’s collapsing the spaces. There should be 3 columns.)
The diagnostics and terms are inconsistent and make it impossible to figure out whatâ€™s going on.
–VideoStudio said the original and burned files are VBR; MediaInfo says theyâ€™re Constant.
–MediaInfoâ€™s â€œnominal bit rateâ€ looks like itâ€™s what VideoStudio show as the maximum bit rate. I have no idea then what MediaInfoâ€™s â€œBit rateâ€ corresponds to.
–Gspot gives a â€œSys Bitrateâ€ of 10080 kb/s VBRâ€ for all files checked. Whatever that means, or how it differs from what it reports as â€œKbps.â€
–No idea what GSpotâ€™s â€œQfâ€ number means – there are no help files either within the program or on its website.
The deeper I dig into this, the messier it gets!