Re: Creating DVD Movies
From: Rehan (rehan_at_NOSPAMntlworld.com)
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 13:36:30 +0100
> I converted it to MPEG 2 as suggested but I ended up with 2 separate
> files -
> a .m2v file and a .wav file. It appears that the converter separated the
> audio from the video. I expected one file after the conversion. Did I do
> something wrong?
This is an optional thing in TMPGenc. In the wizard you ran at the startup,
the last screen titled: Project Wizard 5/5 "Specifying output file name",
has a selectable option "Output Video and audio as individual elementry
streams". Perhaps it is on by default? Just unclick it and you would get a
combined .MPG file.
If you do not want to run the wizard again, just select the radio button
"System (Video+Audio)" from the bottom right area of the main window under
If you have done a conversion before, the two files (m2v and .wav) can be
combined to produce a .mpg file from File->MPEG Tools. Under the first tab
named "Simple multiplex" select stream type to be "MPEG-2 Program (VBR)" and
select other obvious settings in the dialog (input and output file names)
and press OK.
However I must say that if you want a quick and easy solution then Sonic
MyDVD is the way to go. It wont offer any advanced options but should
produce your DVD without much hassle. It also has a trial version available
to download though not easily accessible from the main page of the website.
Here is the direct link:
-- -R-e-h-a-n- http://www.rehanfx.org (visit for free effects and transitions) "Adrianne728" <Adrianne728@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6E4CE66E-F30C-44EA-B466-1389E5A194EE@microsoft.com... > Hi, > > In trying to get info about creating DVDs from Windows Movie Maker files, > I > came across this thread which appeared to contain the answer I was looking > for. I downloaded TMPGenc as suggested. In order to give it a try, I > converted the "Windows Movie Maker Sample File.WMV" that came with my new > computer. (The one with the family at the zoo that I imagine is included > in > most XP computers). > > I converted it to MPEG 2 as suggested but I ended up with 2 separate > files - > a .m2v file and a .wav file. It appears that the converter separated the > audio from the video. I expected one file after the conversion. Did I do > something wrong? > > My plan was to put the ONE file into my Pinnacle Expression (it accepts > .mpg > and .avi) Now with the two files, it appears I must go a different route. > > I looked up the DVD Authoring software mentioned (DVD Lab) which I saw has > a > trial version on TUCOWS. However, a Microsoft article > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/expert/bridgman_burndvd.mspx > suggests Sonic Solution's MyDVD as an easy solution. I'll have to make a > decision about which to use. > > But before I buy any more software, I would like to know if I converted > the > files correctly and was supposed to end up with two separate files as I > mentioned above. I would appreciate any advice on this. I have spent > countless hours on this and am going bonkers at this point. The Windows > Movie > Maker is avery nice piece of software and I enjoyed using it, but I want > to > get the finished movie on DVD to share with the family (my daughter's > wedding). Again, thank you for any advice. > > "Rehan" wrote: > >> "LynManUK" <LynManUK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message >> news:972E3FCA-40B6-4F4E-8CE7-96F14FC0EFF9@microsoft.com... >> >> > Got a real problem. [...] >> >> >> Are you completing all the required steps to make a DVD Video ? >> >> Below is an extract from my website: >> >> DVD Movie making generally involves these 5 steps: >> >> 1. Capturing from video camera to hard disk >> 2. Editing the movie >> 3. Encoding to MPEG2 >> 4. Authoring (creating chapters and menus) >> 5. Burning to disk. >> >> Each of these steps requires a different type of software or same >> software >> to do different type of work. Some software suites cover more than one of >> these five steps, however for professional looking results you may need a >> dedicated software for each step. Windows Movie Maker does a good job of >> step 1 and 2. For the rest of the three steps: >> >> For encoding: I use TMPGenc (Tsunami Encoder) which is a very high >> quality >> yet affordable encoder for converting any media type to MPEG1 and MPEG2. >> For >> MPEG1 encoding it is completely free as well. You need MPEG2 encoding >> though >> for DVDs. Note that this (step 3) is most critical as it involves a >> format >> conversion which has most potential for incurring quality loss if not >> done >> with due care. >> >> For authoring: My favourite is DVD Lab. Other softwares include TmpGenc >> DVD >> Author, Nero vision Express and many others. >> >> For burning the disk I use Nero Burning Rom. However this step is not >> that >> critical as any CD/DVD burning software will do the job once everything >> is >> ready to burn. Many Authoring softwares can do this step too. >> >> For links to these programs visit my faq page: >> http://www.rehanfx.org/faq.htm >> >> -- >> -R-e-h-a-n- >> http://www.rehanfx.org (visit for free effects and transitions) >> >> >> >> "LynManUK" <LynManUK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message >> news:972E3FCA-40B6-4F4E-8CE7-96F14FC0EFF9@microsoft.com... >> > Got a real problem. I'm a primary school teacher and as an end of year >> > event I decided to create a compilation movie of the children who were >> > leaving school. It took me ages. Created in Windows Movie Maker and >> > then >> > couldn't get it to burn to DVD. Eventually after paying for some >> > consultancy help managed to burn onto DVD but this would only play >> > through >> > pc. We managed to show to whole school on the last day (there were >> > about >> > 250 people in the audience!) but, I still need to be able to copy the >> > DVD >> > so that the children can have a leaving present. This was to be their >> > gift on completing 8 years at school with us. >> > Have redone the movie using ArcSoft Showbiz 2 but can't get further >> > than >> > 'Write Disc' and this just goes on to the hard disk. I don't get an >> > option to write to DVD writer. >> > This was a new system purchased in April 2004 HP Pavilion with media >> > center, paid £1500 with the attraction that I would be able to produce >> > my >> > own DVDs for school use. >> > Have tried Philips DVD+RW discs, Packard Bell DVD+R discs. >> > Have tried uninstalling and reinstalling DVD writer too. >> > HELP >> > Lynne >> > >> >> >>