View Full Version : Encore won't accept a file after editing in VideoReDo
June 27th, 2005, 05:30 PM
Got a TV episode which Encore won't accept after the ads were trimmed out with VRD. It says that the data rate is too high to be DVD compliant, but I've run the file (which is 4Mbps CBR with 224Kbps MPEG audio) through Bitrate Viewer and the highest spike is only just over 6Mbps with an average of 3.9Mbps. I don't know if this spike is causing the problem or not but it occurs at a trim point (although strangely the frames before and after the trim point are virtually identical). I've been using VRD for months with no problems, so I'm baffled by this one. Is there anything I could try short of repeated attempts at trimming the file until I come up with one that works? (By the way, I've tried using the save option in VRD to set the bitrate to 4Mbps, but as the file already contained that info anyway it didn't make any difference).
June 27th, 2005, 06:33 PM
If you are using a late beta of VideoReDo you can lower the encoder quality. Its possible that there is an instaneous bit rate on one of the encoded frames that exceeds Encore's parameters. Encore is an extremely touchy program, although I believe it should transcode the offending video to get it to be compliant.
June 28th, 2005, 01:33 PM
Chuckfishman, what card are you capturing with? I have never successsfully used Encore to author mpegs captured on my DigiTV card. Inputting elementary mpv files that are made from transmission mpegs seems to be a problem for Encore. If it has one transmission error it will either want to transcode your file or it displays a shorter length than it actually is or even fails to load it altogether for various reasons that are not true. I have to use DVD-Lab to author any files recorded from my DVB-T card if I want any success.
Don't get me wrong I think Encore is a great program which I use for everything else and it's a lot easier to use than DVD-Lab, but it hates DVB-T mpeg type files.
July 4th, 2005, 04:52 PM
Sorry for the delay in replying guys. I'm using an Adaptec Videoh DVD Media Center PCI card - done many a DVD from TV recordings and old videos. Thanks for the advice Dan - after trying various things, in the end I tried trimming the ads out of my original uncut file again, as I had a bit of flexibility in the frames I could start and end the cuts at. This time the end result was acceptable to Encore
January 2nd, 2006, 09:14 AM
I know this is an old thread but having just joined.... this could be one of the idiosyncrasies of Encore. I had a similar problem and solved it by going to the Disc tab in Encore and changing the DVD capacity, if it is correct just change it to one of the others in the drop down list then change it back again. This got rid of the data rate too high error message for me.
January 2nd, 2006, 10:34 AM
Also, make sure you are using the latest beta copy of VideoReDo and the encoder quality (Tools>Options>Stream) is set to "Auto".
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