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So I am authoring this DVD for an online education community who sells DVD’s to aspiring VFX and Game artists….So a mass majority of these DVD’s will be played on the Computer. I have everything ready to go and Encore gives me no errors…..All my video is exported at 640 X 480 to maintain proper aspect ratio of the tutorials on the DVD…the pixel aspects of everything including the Menus are square pixels….. When I play this project on the using any of the DVD player software on the computer I get very bad pixelation….is this because of the Burning process itself? The dvd plays good on the regular DVD player with the exception of the video getting cut off in the safe areas… What do I need to do to have these play at a high quality on the computer?? Has anyone else had this issue? All responses are greatly appreciated…
I’d suggest you try decreasing the bit rate of the MPG2 files you are writing to the DVD. Computers have to emulate the actions of a DVD player while maintaining the bit rate off the DVD. If your DVD doesn’t have a lot of video on it, the usual default of DVD authoring software is to use the maximum bit rate for DVD players. But decreasing the default bit rate will let the computer keep up with the video output.
You might also want to check out how many background activities your computer is busy with. A friend of mine had the video playback on his computer grind to a halt. As it turned out, he’d installed an animated wallpaper which was monopolizing his processor cycles. So you may want to try playing the DVD on a faster computer to see how it works there.
Good luck with your project.
Well my computer is fast enough to play the DVD’s I dont have anything like that running on my PC…I have it optimized for performance.. So if I export these videos at a lower maximum bit rate it might work?? The target bitrate that they were exported at was 2.0. I would really like to know if I can have this DVD just play as a DVD-rom specifically for the computer. This is a very large project as far as sizes goes and requires a dual Layer DVD
The bit rate you quoted (2.0) doesn’t make sense to me. I suppose it could be 2.0 Mbps (megabytes per second) which is a lot of data per second. Checking a variety of my video files revealed that the AVI’s are either 1 or 1.5 Mbps. So I think I would reduce the target rate to 1.0 Mbps and see if that makes a difference on the DVD’s playback on a computer. It sounds good in theory, but I don’t know any way other than trying it to see if it works in practice.
Good luck & let us know how it goes.