PeterDuke wrote on 2/25/2013, 6:27 AM
Are you trying to make a DVD or a BD?

In either case you should use audio and video formats that are supported by the relevant standard. If your source is not compatible, such as MP4, you should first convert it elsewhere, perhaps in Vegas, if it will read it. If not, there are many video and audio converters out there.
Steve Grisetti wrote on 2/25/2013, 7:23 AM
I agree with Peter.

You should not be using video directly from a camcorder in DVD Architect.

You'll get the best results and the best performance if the video you port into DVD Architect is either a DVD-ready or BluRay-ready file created in Vegas or Movie Studio.
thebrain900 wrote on 2/25/2013, 1:14 PM
Well the the file extention says .avi but when I open it in MediaInfo program it says Container .avi Video Codec MP4.

So if I convert it to MPG1 in my convertion program I can set the Bit Rate.

What is the MAX Video Bit Rate that MPG1 can support?
Steve Grisetti wrote on 2/25/2013, 1:39 PM
MPEG1 is a bad idea. It's an obsolete format that's almost never used anymore.

Are you trying to create a DVD or a BluRay disc?
musicvid10 wrote on 2/25/2013, 2:05 PM
You should really post the complete file properties from MediaInfo first when you have a question like this, rather than expecting people to guess. This is not the first time it's been mentioned.

If you have h264 in an AVI wrapper, you will likely need to download and install the x264vfw codec from Sourceforge. For most MP4 you need a version of Quicktime compatible with your Vegas installation.

The advice given above, "Render in Vegas, Author in Architect" should be followed regardless of video source.
thebrain900 wrote on 2/25/2013, 2:15 PM
Yes this is it I new it.

I always did open .avi files in DVD ARCH. I must not have this coded.

I did have to reformat my system a little bit ago.

I hope this h246 coded is free can you help me get it?
When ever I try to get codeds I get the wrong one or not the File I sould have.

Can you give me a direct link thanks again for all the help?
thebrain900 wrote on 2/25/2013, 2:25 PM
I found this Website

Is this ok to get my H264 codec from?
PeterDuke wrote on 2/25/2013, 4:36 PM
I suggest you first identify what type of codecs your file uses with Mediainfo (post the tree info here) as Musicvid has said.

It is a very valuable tool, and is sure to come in handy in the future..
thebrain900 wrote on 2/25/2013, 6:35 PM
I got the information from MediaInfo like you asked me.

This is what it says about my Video I am trying to open in DVD ARCH.

Complete name : C:\Users\Robert\Desktop\Honeymooners\The.Honeymooners.S01E07.Better Living Through TV.avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 250 MiB
Duration : 26mn 2s
Overall bit rate : 1 340 Kbps

ID : 0
Format : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile : Simple@L3
Format settings, BVOP : No
Format settings, QPel : No
Format settings, GMC : No warppoints
Format settings, Matrix : Default (H.263)
Codec ID : XVID
Codec ID/Hint : XviD
Duration : 26mn 2s
Bit rate : 1 199 Kbps
Width : 640 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.130
Stream size : 223 MiB (89%)
Writing library : Magic0432

ID : 1
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 3
Mode : Joint stereo
Mode extension : MS Stereo
Codec ID : 55
Codec ID/Hint : MP3
Duration : 26mn 2s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 128 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 23.8 MiB (10%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 26 ms (0.78 video frame)
Writing library : LAME3.97
PeterDuke wrote on 2/25/2013, 7:17 PM
So you need Xvid decoder for the video and MP3 for the audio. The video is standard definition non-widescreen NTSC, so you should make a DVD, not a Blu-ray. Render your audio and video separately from Vegas using the DVD Architect templates.
thebrain900 wrote on 2/26/2013, 2:18 PM
So if I get the XviD Decoder Codec will I be able to open this in DVD ARC.?
vkmast wrote on 2/26/2013, 2:34 PM
all these three fine contributors to the forum are in their posts telling you to render in Vegas/Movie Studio.
thebrain900 wrote on 2/26/2013, 3:36 PM
I am so so sorry I do not think I asked in the right way let me tell you what I am trying to do.

I have a lot of .avi files and you told me they are XviD video formats.

I can not open then in Movie Studio or DVD ARC at all.

This is why I was going to convert then to .MPG1 and you told me they will look very bad.

Does this help any?
thebrain900 wrote on 2/27/2013, 9:50 PM
Ok the Video File I have is

Container .AVi
CODEC mpeg-4

And I can not open it in DVD ARC as I told you.

But I am able to convert it to .AVi AVC H264 and I can open this in DVD ARC.

Will this be a good codec for me to turn these files into a DVD?
PeterDuke wrote on 2/27/2013, 10:36 PM
How many times do we have to tell you?????????

Install the Xvid codec, open it in Vegas, render to DVD template and open in DVD Architect!!!!!!!!!
MSmart wrote on 3/1/2013, 10:57 PM
Peter, this is perfect for you....

Pete and Repeat were in a boat, Pete fell out, who is left?
PeterDuke wrote on 3/2/2013, 12:34 AM
:) Good one! It would flow better when spoken, I think.

Do you know the piece of music "perpetual motion"?

After a few repeats, the conductor stops the orchestra and says, "und so weiter" (and so on).
thebrain900 wrote on 3/2/2013, 5:51 PM
I converted my video files to MP4 H264 and i could open then in DVD ARC. and the showed up on my menu.

But when I try to open them from File New Single Movie.
I go to pick just one of them and it want open.

Former user wrote on 3/2/2013, 10:19 PM

Why are you insisting on opening these direct in DVDA. Do you have Sony Vegas Studio or Pro. This is where you should be making a DVD compatible file, not in DVDA. Although it can convert some files, it can't convert all of them. It is an authoring tool and as such you need to be aware of its usefullness.

Dave T2
PeterDuke wrote on 3/3/2013, 2:09 AM
"I converted my video files to MP4 H264 and i could open then in DVD ARC"


(Sounds of hair being pulled out)
Steven Myers wrote on 3/3/2013, 6:08 AM
Wow! I need to say it again. Wow!
thebrain900 wrote on 3/3/2013, 12:35 PM
Ok this is what is going on.

I have a Lot of Video Files that are in MP4 Format and they can not be opened in DVD ARC.

And they can not be opened in Movie Studio 8 as well.

So I can not Renderthem as Video Files that DVD ARC. can see and use.

Now if I can not open them in Movie Studio 8 then how can I even get them Rendared to DVD MPEG for DVD ARC. to see and open?

I have a program called Format Factory that will convert then to MPEG1 and any other Format but you told me it will look very very Bad???????????
vkmast wrote on 3/3/2013, 1:08 PM
please start again from the beginning of this thread and read the replies given to you.
Seems this is going nowhere.
Former user wrote on 3/3/2013, 1:16 PM
A DVD is 99% of the time an MPEG2 file. You don't want to use anything else. If Format Factory can create a DVD compliant MPEG2 file, then you can use it. But don't convert to Xvids or other non-standard formats.

Dave T2