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How do I burn a .mp4 track with PBurn?
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norgo


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Feb 2018, 18:00    Post subject: PAL DVD  

@Mike Walsh

for possible format's and codec's look here
in UK you will need a PAL DVD for your standalone DVD-Player.
MP4 container is not allowed for PAL DVD's.

Some years ago I created really a lot of DVD's and did many tests for "good" quality.
I created a profil for WinFF ( containing a very long command line ) to build DVD conform videos
What does it do ?

resize video to 720x576 pixels
insert black borders if needed
video codec mpeg2, bitrate variable 6000k, minrate 0k, maxrate 8000k
convert to 25 fps
audio codec mp2, 128kbps, rate 48.000 Hz, 2 channels

and so on .... Smile

Important !
the only condition is: VIDEO WIDTH > VIDEO HIGHT

Use can use WinFF from here if you want
winff-1.5.4-i686.pet md5 = e227d1a38d184d2c3a6400407d15530a
select following profile:

Convert to: DVD
Preset: PAL - resize to 720x576 - add black borders - mpeg2 - 25 fps - maxrate 8000k - mp2 128k ...

you will get a PAL conform mpeg2 video

( tested under Slacko 6.3.0 )
norgo

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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Feb 2018, 18:20    Post subject:  

Hi, headfound.

Oh, aye; space is ne'er a problem wi' mah Pups!

Although I run frugal, I'm doing this on an elderly, pre-HP Compaq desktop with a 64-bit dual-core Athlon, 3 GB of Ram and big storage drives. Consequently, each Pup has its own 25 GB partition to play with; in places, I have two Pups sharing a 40 GB kennel. They're not cramped, that's for sure.

In addition, the directory I'm using for all this, despite being in /root, is actually sym-linked to a 300 GB 'work' area on an external 3 TB Seagate 'Expansion' desktop USB 3.0 drive. So....(in a nutshell); no. I'm not short of working space.

I dunno. Somewhere along the line, something is missing (common to all Pups, 'twould seem). I would suspect this new DVD drive I fitted yesterday, except for the fact that I burnt one Western to a DVD+R as a data file, and it plays back perfectly in SMPlayer. But I need to burn these in such a way that they'll play back on a bog-standard DVD player.....one of those that you find built-in to modern TVs these days.

This side of multi-media work is not one I have very much to do with, TBH. Much of mine consists of doing screen-recordings, and uploading to YouTube, and stuff like that. Or burning ISO files to CD or DVD. Things of that nature I've never had any problems with.

Yet I know for a fact that I burnt a DVD with lots of short video clips on it for my mate around 18 months ago.....and I've been Puppy-exclusive for the last nearly 4 years. So I definitely burnt it here in Puppy.

I'm stumped, frankly.... Not a sensation I particularly enjoy!


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Feb 2018, 18:41    Post subject:  

Hallo, norgo.

Mm. Looks like what I need. Since I have great faith in your work, given that some of your SMPlayers will run in places where others refuse to (!!), I'll give this a look, mate. I'll let you know what happens.

As I said above, I have absolutely zero comprehension of the use of ffmpeg....indeed, of this whole side of multimedia usage. The biggest surprise, as stated in the previous post, was my managing to somehow burn a DVD which actually played back on my mate's DVD player. Even now, I'm not at all sure how the hell I did it!

Carry on regardless! I'll get there, sooner or later...

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EDIT:-11 pm:- Well, WinFF is approximately 1/4 of the way through converting the first of about a dozen movies; the 1973 John Wayne film, 'Cahill : U.S Marshal'. This is around 800 megs in size, and 1 hr 43 mins runtime.

I'll tackle this with pdvdrsab either before retiring or in the morning, then burn with pBurn or whatever. I'll let you know what happens.

It's looking good, so far...and this is in Slacko 570. Runs flawlessly. Nice one!


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Feb 2018, 19:06    Post subject:  

ok, very quick and dirty google site page here -

https://sites.google.com/view/letterbyletter/pburn

with step by step screen shots of what I do with pburn and what happens on my system (stock xenialpup64 7.5)

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PostPosted: Wed 07 Feb 2018, 19:51    Post subject:  

@headfound:-

Mm. Very nicely set out!

See, I'm with you, step-by-step, up as far as slide 4. Slide 5, however, never materialises; I don't get the usual box with yellow text on a black background, showing what's actually taking place. It simply doesn't appear.....and I can tell, just from watching gKrellM, that nothing's happening, 'cos the CPU remains at tick-over, and the temps don't rise by as much as one degree..!

It's a mystery, mate..... I assume your Xenial is the new 7.5, yes? I'm running the earlier 7.0.8.1, from before Phil B. took a 'sabbatical' for several months. (It's set-up just how I want it (and running perfectly, too), and I can't be arsed to re-install and re-set up another version of it..!)


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PostPosted: Thu 08 Feb 2018, 07:34    Post subject:  

@headfound:-

I've found where my problem was. Slide 3; I wasn't matching the two entries top & bottom, where you've marked 'check/set storage'!

It's running now as I type this.....

I did say I wasn't very good at this side of multimedia, didn't I?

We'll see what happens... I shall report back, as & when.

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@ norgo:-

Well, winff worked perfectly.....but pdvdrsab still refuses to run properly. Can't figure out how the hell you can select both directory and single file; the app won't let you! (Well, it won't me.....)

EDIT:- Mm. Using headfound's method with pBurn, it's converted the .mp4 to AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS in one go. I'm going to see if it'll burn, and what happens.

It's got two chances.....it either will, or it won't.


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PostPosted: Thu 08 Feb 2018, 09:03    Post subject:  

Good news!
Fingers crossed it completes properly.
I confess using the same directories is just a habit of mine (I have files and folders all over the place) so I'm glad it made the difference but I can recall having trouble with Pburn in the past so perhaps its a quirk of the software.

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Feb 2018, 11:40    Post subject:  

Hmm; small problem I hadn't quite anticipated.....

The VIDEO_TS files have been created nicely.....apart from the fact that it's created a total of 64 mins of a 103 minute film, then quit.

Now I wonder why it's done that. Anybody got any pearls of wisdom to dispense?


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PostPosted: Thu 08 Feb 2018, 13:33    Post subject:  

Glad it worked.
Did you click a vob file to play it in a media player? Each vob can only be a maximum of 1gb so the movie will be split over a couple at least. What happens if you right click the video_ts folder and open with a media player (or open the folder with VLC etc)?

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Feb 2018, 15:01    Post subject:  

headfound wrote:
Did you click a vob file to play it in a media player? Each vob can only be a maximum of 1gb so the movie will be split over a couple at least. What happens if you right click the video_ts folder and open with a media player (or open the folder with VLC etc)?


Well, I'll try that in a bit (got family over ATM) and let you know what happens. I'm curious, though; this is a 800 MB .mp4, 103 minutes long. It's only authored 64 minutes of that, and already it's 2 1/2 times its original size.

What's going on? Do I take it .mp4s are quite highly compressed?


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PostPosted: Thu 08 Feb 2018, 15:10    Post subject:  

Hi Mike

today I played a little bit around with pburn and pdvdrsab.
update: creating dvd structure using pdvdrsab

- if the entry "select a directory" is used, pdvdrsab expect the mpeg files there otherwise you get an empty VIDEO_TS folder
- if the entry "or select a single file" is used, pdvdrsab creates a folder "ThIsIsYoUrNeWmOvIe" in the same directory where mpeg file is located

only the selected entry is valid not both, sorry.

Of course I tried pburn too for converting and authoring.
Pburn is working fine but the used command line for converting is not to recommend.
The video doesn't get scaled proportional and the target video is distorted.

That's why I created my own formula for calculation.
Change the command-line to converting in pburn or use winff instead.
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Feb 2018, 15:18    Post subject:  

Yep, mp4's are highly compressed compared to mpeg2 dvd files.
Depending on bit rate (you can have low quality up to really high quality (superbit) dvds), I think the maximum you can fit on a dvd that will play in a normal dvd player without any issues is around 2.5 hours, so if you divide 4GB by that you get around 37 minutes per GB.
This will all depend on the settings you apply for the transcoding of the files though, I think most software will produce a file at a lowish bit rate so you might get a finished dvd that is only a couple of GB in size.

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