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#256 OP Audioboxer

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 16:37

Awesome! What's weird is that VOB isn't on the PS3 website's list of compatible file type. But hey, if it works, who cares? :p

Now I have to go buy a new wired router because my old one decided to die on me :angry:

Oh, one more thing, is there a guide/tutorial for mkv2vob on this site, or can someone post a link to it? Thanks!


:blink:

LMAO.

I take it you didn't read page 1?

;)

I need to update it again, but you'll get the jist of things on page 1. MKV2VOB is actually fairly easy to use out of the install.


#257 y2gray

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 16:51

:blink:

LMAO.

I take it you didn't read page 1?

;)

I need to update it again, but you'll get the jist of things on page 1. MKV2VOB is actually fairly easy to use out of the install.


Haha, I did read page 1 at maybe 1am last night, so I'm kind of out of it this morning to say the least :p

That's no excuse though, I'll give myself a swift kick in the ass! Hahaha

#258 y2gray

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 16:17

One more quick question Audioboxer :D

I've been digging through this thread and you've mentioned you prefer the VOB file format when using mkv2vob, but the guide shows the file to convert to as MPEG. Is there much of a difference between the two and would you suggest using VOB over MPEG when picking the output format?

Also is there any/much of a size difference between the two output formats?

Thanks!

#259 OP Audioboxer

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 16:23

One more quick question Audioboxer :D

I've been digging through this thread and you've mentioned you prefer the VOB file format when using mkv2vob, but the guide shows the file to convert to as MPEG. Is there much of a difference between the two and would you suggest using VOB over MPEG when picking the output format?

Also is there any/much of a size difference between the two output formats?

Thanks!


The ability to change the container (VOB/MPG/AVI/MP4) in MKV2VOB only came in version 2.10.

From now on according to 3r1c (creator), output to .MPG.

It's just a container, makes no quality difference to your audio/video inside - All 3r1c has said is the .MPG container may offer more playback compatibility.

Now in my tests, the ONLY difference I've seen is .MPG, plays better on a PC, than .VOB does. VOB played on the PC, but WMP11 didn't like it.

Which works good for me, as what I've now done, is convert my MKVs in MKV2VOB, and actually deleted the MKVs themselves. Previously i'd convert the MKV to VOB, stream the VOB in TVersity to watch on PS3, then afterwards, delete the VOB keeping the MKV on the PC.

I only done that due to the sketchy playback of VOB on the PC. Now that MPG plays fine, I have no reason to keep my MKV files, and I can now watch any movie on my PS3, without converting MKV to VOB whenever I want to watch it.

Just remember you're NOT actually converting anything by typical standards. You're remuxing. Which means no matter what output you use, VOB/MPG/MP4 the video and audio quality remains the same, only the container changes.

That is unless you have to transcode, and only a very small % of 720p stuff has to transcode - The majority of 1080p stuff has to though.

#260 OP Audioboxer

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 23:27

Hmm... my 1080p copy of Transformers looks awful after transcoding... I couldn't get screenshots of the same frames, but you can still see how weird the encoded copy is:

The unencoded x264 version: http://www.troist.com/normal.png (This pic is not 56k friendly)
The mkv2vob encoded version: http://www.troist.com/encoded.jpg

Is this just a problem with the current 1080p playback? I used the x264 transcoding option. The outputted file was about a tenth of the size of the original copy.


i have found the bug with low quality x264 encoding, will be fixed in next version, probably tonight.


I think this might be the bug that causes your problem troist!

I take it you never got it fixed?

#261 y2gray

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 22:34

I think this might be the bug that causes your problem troist!

I take it you never got it fixed?


Last question I promise ;)

Is there any particular reason this program makes a 4.37GB file 4.6 gigs after muxing?

If it's essentially changing the container why would it add 200 Megs? Only reason I ask is now movies won't fit on a DVD-R :(

#262 OP Audioboxer

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 13:53

V2.2.1 4/Apr/2008
Sorry in last version it was working fine then before uploading i updated tsmuxer to latest version which caused problems.
Fixed crash on .ts files (due to tsmuxer changed the format of the "stream info" line).
Downgraded tsmuxer to 1.6.3(b) due to bugs in latest version causing it to completely not work on some files.

V2.2.0 3/Apr/2008
Added multi-core transcoding support.
Added support for .TS as input file, will automatically join split .ts files in the format abc.0001.ts etc...
Added Hebrew subtitle support.
Added AAC 2 channel (stereo) support.
Fixed bug where rar set would not be deleted if you select the delete source option.
Fixed bug where some x264 transcoded files would be small filesize and very bad quality.
Updated tsmuxer to 1.7.2(b)


BIG update, especially the multi-core transcoding support - Will make things much faster!

Last question I promise ;)

Is there any particular reason this program makes a 4.37GB file 4.6 gigs after muxing?

If it's essentially changing the container why would it add 200 Megs? Only reason I ask is now movies won't fit on a DVD-R :(


I'm not sure why, they just sometimes are :(

Use the MKV2VOB DVD split option, what it does is split your file 4.37GB and then leave you with the small chunk that doesn't fit!

Benefits to that are sometimes all that's missing is the credits from the movie!

#263 ynnoj

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 16:58

I wish someone would get this working on OS X.

#264 OP Audioboxer

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 18:08

I wish someone would get this working on OS X.


Doubt it very much.

Reason being MKV2VOB isn't like one application that does everything, what it does is tie other windows based applications into one program and gives you a nice GUI to use.

For it to work on OSX all the applications used from within (I think there is 2/3, maybe 4) would need to be ported to OSX.

You're much more likely to see another application written from scratch that does all of this in OSX, than see MKV2VOB working!

#265 Flash

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 23:57

Unsupported Audio Codec: MPEG/L3

Which codec pack should I use to fix that?

#266 Cormier6083

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 00:02

Can't wait for a solid program for OS X that is free.

#267 Malbojia

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 04:19

Can't wait for a solid program for OS X that is free.


Good Luck with that. The best I can do was shell scripts with mencoder and ffmpeg in OS X. If I knew code I'd probably whip up a UI for it. I just dont have the brain for understanding that type of stuff.

#268 OP Audioboxer

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:22

By the way, good news for those who use 1080p, and want to transcode with the x264 option (best option),

i have found the problem with x264 transcoding, if your source file bitrate is over 10mbps it will be encoded wrong, this will be fixed in next version.

Its too late for me to do it now so it will be tomorrow.


Expect an update later today :)

Unsupported Audio Codec: MPEG/L3

Which codec pack should I use to fix that?


Never seen that before.

I'd use the codec pack I recommend in post 1.

CCCP - http://www.cccp-project.net/

#269 Flash

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 19:00

That's the codec pack I used, doesn't fix it :(

#270 OP Audioboxer

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 09:14

V2.2.2 8/Apr/2008
Fixed sometimes xvid output not playable on ps3.
Fixed low quality x264 transcoding if source bitrate > 10mbps.
Other minor fixes.
Updated tsmuxer to 1.7.3(b)





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