TMPGEnc DVD Author

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Tina, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. Tina

    Tina Guest

    Anyone know where I can get TMPGEnc DVD Author? After capturing my old VHS tapes in Movie Mill and then editing them in either Movie Maker or MyDVD then burning to DVD the quality of the finished DVD is really bad! Someone on here mentioned TMPGEnc ,thought I might try it. Or if anyone has any other suggestions on how I can get a better picture, please let me know. These are old films of my grandparents in the 40's that I had transferred from 8MM years ago so the quality is not that good to begin with
    Thanks, Tina
     
    Tina, Apr 8, 2004
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  2. Tina

    Peter Guest

    Have you tried typing TMPGEnc DVD Author into Google?
    capturing my old VHS tapes in Movie Mill and then editing
    them in either Movie Maker or MyDVD then burning to DVD
    the quality of the finished DVD is really bad! Someone on
    here mentioned TMPGEnc ,thought I might try it. Or if
    anyone has any other suggestions on how I can get a
    better picture, please let me know. These are old films of
    my grandparents in the 40's that I had transferred from
    8MM years ago so the quality is not that good to begin
    with.
     
    Peter, Apr 8, 2004
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  3. Tina

    Bob [MVP] Guest

    Tina,

    You can get TDA here (free 30 day trial):
    http://www.pegasys-inc.com/en/download/tda.html

    1. Capture the video using Movie Mill.
    (use highest bit rate possible to fit on DVD)

    2. Edit, Author, & Burn using TDA.
    (do not edit with any other software)

    Because TDA does not re-encode the video,
    the quality of the DVD should be the same
    as the quality of the captured video.

    If you're not satisfied with the quality of the
    captured video, you'll need to consider purchasing
    a better analog capture card, or paying a
    professional to do the conversion.

    BTW, do you have a digital camcorder with
    an IEEE-1394 (firewire) port? You could
    use that in passthrough mode to capture
    in DV-AVI format instead of MPEG-2. You
    could then convert that to MPEG-2 using
    a high-quality software MPEG-2 encoder.
    The resulting quality would be better than
    the Movie Mill captured MPEG-2.

    -Bob
    ____________________________
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Media Center Edition
    www.microsoft.com/ehome


    VHS tapes in Movie Mill and then editing them in either Movie Maker or
    MyDVD then burning to DVD the quality of the finished DVD is really bad!
    Someone on here mentioned TMPGEnc ,thought I might try it. Or if anyone
    has any other suggestions on how I can get a better picture, please let
    me know. These are old films of my grandparents in the 40's that I had
    transferred from 8MM years ago so the quality is not that good to begin
    with.
     
    Bob [MVP], Apr 8, 2004
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