When did burning a DVD get to be such a headache?
Time: Last night.
Okay, I had two files that I was going to burn onto a DVD. One was already in DVD format, with the whole VIDEO_TS folder and everything. The other was an .avi file. Okay, this shouldn’t be too bad, right?
First things first, I have to convert the DIVX file to an mpeg. Load up TMPGEnc. My trial has expired. Okay. Go to the other computer. Download it. Copy .avi file over to that hard drive.
Ugh. It won’t open the file. Says it can’t or it’s unsupported. Google. Need some random codec to use instead of the DIVX codec. Whatever. Okay. Installed. File loads. Great. Set it up to make an .mpg file and go back to my laptop.
Two hours later, it is done. Good. Load the first file into TMPGEnc DVD Author. Wonderful. That works. Load newly made mpeg. No go. Audio is all wrong. Needs to be the same thing as the other file, which of course was made with a different program. No problems. I still have that program. Make audio. Now need separate video file.
Go back to desktop computer. Set it up to make an .m2v file. Go to bed.
Yep, the .m2v file finished overnight. Good. Load it into DVD Author along with audio file and other DVD file. Yay it works. Make menus. Start to make new DVD file.
Two hours later, it is done. Good. Make sure it works. Load up WinDVD. Oh, great. The file I just made (the m2v file) freezes after about 10 seconds. I check the actual m2v file. Freezes. Check the avi file. Freezes. It was just working before I started all this!!
Google. Need DiVX codec. I have that already. Thinks. Removes other random codec. Ah, avi file doesn’t freeze now. Good.
Go back to desktop. Remove codec. Oh yeah, now I can’t load the file. But if I have that codec installed, the m2v file freezes. What to do?
Right now I’m converting my avi file to an mpeg-1 file and seeing if that will load up on TMPGEnc without that other random codec. We will see in another two hours.