Over the past few weeks I've downloaded some flix... HP3, Day After Tomorrow (bin/cues) and Shrek 2 (an avi) among them.
I had put DAT and S2 onto VCDs and they both choked in our standalone DVD player yet worked fine in all our puters so I put it down to the cheap standalone.
Last week I got a Lite-On 8x8x4x4x40 DVD+-RW drive and set about putting them onto DVD discs.
HP3 appears to have worked fine - I put a menu on it and split it into chapters which work great - but S2 choked in our standalone at the same point as the VCDs did.
It's obvious to me that there must be a problem with the original video file so I've spent the last four days sourcing another version (videocd's SVCD bin/cues but not the 'proper' and also grabbing Troy (SVCD) as well.
Last night I left the computer doing Troy and did the fresh S2 this afternoon.
Troy freezes after 1hr19-ish and S2 about 10minutes.
The files all came in tar-packed rar format so mIRC downloads are not the problem, it's gotta be either the way I've done things or the original files.
The first S2 DVD was done by joining/encoding in TMPGEnc and burning with NeroVision v2.
For HP3 I just copied the dat files to HDD, renamed them mpg then used NeroVision2 to join/transcode/burn.
Troy was done by mounting the bins, joining/encoding the mpgs with TMPGEnc and burning with NeroVision2. The mpg files in these bins are 25fps which I understand is PAL standard.
S2 today was done by mounting the bins, then adding the mpgs to an NV2 project (it copies them to HDD) then used NV2 to join/transcode/burn.
Now, can anyone suggest either...
- where I'm going wrong, or
- a utility to check the originals for errors that could cause freezing (I've tried DivFix and it sees no problems)?