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by ckhouston
Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: ConvertXtoDVD 5
Topic: Latest CXD beta version - 5.3.0.37
Replies: 94
Views: 9760

Re: Latest CXD beta version - 5.3.0.30

On a related issue, when is the 'builds' page. I had deleted my version of 5.3.0.24, and when I went to find it again, I couldn't, until I went to Google. The first one I found was one of those that was loaded with unwanted programs. Had to clean my machine after that. Had to find a crack version i...
by ckhouston
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: ConvertXtoDVD 5
Topic: ConvertXtoDVD 5 / 6 - license ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5855

Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 / 6 - license ?

Check that email, I think it said you can beta test ver 6 if you have a license for ver 5.
by ckhouston
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: ConvertXtoDVD 5
Topic: New template to personalise background
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Re: New template to personalise background

You have to be logged on as administrator. Try to find help on a general forum that troubleshoots Windows problems if you still have a problem.
by ckhouston
Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: ConvertXtoDVD 5
Topic: New template to personalise background
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Re: New template to personalise background

You probably need administrator privileges to make the change.
by ckhouston
Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: ConvertXtoDVD 5
Topic: CXD beta version - 5.3.0.29
Replies: 220
Views: 24755

Re: Latest CXD beta version - 5.3.0.29

Seriously, there comes a point of diminishing returns. When it only takes X bits to do a render, how can adding more bits improve it? A good example is the old Maximize bitrate option that the present Use best video quality replaced. In that case, not only did the increased bitrate not help quality...
by ckhouston
Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: ConvertXtoDVD 5
Topic: New template to personalise background
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Re: New template to personalise background

Search the ini file for name=background . You will find sections like this: [CXT\pages\Item0\blocks\Item0] name=background Alpha=255 Left=0 Top=0 Width=720 Height=576 Param=0 align_group=-1 mirror_size=0 mirror_start_alpha=0 mirror_end_alpha=0 mirror_position=RP_BOTTOM mirror_origin=0 reflexion_offs...
by ckhouston
Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: ConvertXtoDVD 5
Topic: Is the finished project supposed to fill the TV screen?
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Re: Is the finished project supposed to fill the TV screen?

I have a 16:9 60 inch HDTV. Vertical resolution 1080p. When I use convertxtodvd, some projects fill the entire screen and others don't. Is this normal? Yes it is normal as JJ has explained. I know that if I use the “stretch” setting, that the result will fill the screen. Is this what we are suppose...
by ckhouston
Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: ConvertXtoHD
Topic: Encoding, Not Filling Discs, Etc...
Replies: 50
Views: 4785

Re: Encoding, Not Filling Discs, Etc...

Each resolution ratio (more commonly called storage aspect as in your link) has a different pixel aspect in order to display at a specific aspect. 10/11 would be the PAR for 704x480 resolution -- 704 is the number of pixels in a line that is discussed as one of the options/standards in your link.
by ckhouston
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: ConvertXtoHD
Topic: Encoding, Not Filling Discs, Etc...
Replies: 50
Views: 4785

Re: Encoding, Not Filling Discs, Etc...

A typo? I noticed in my logs that menu had this: width=720,height=480,dar=4/3,(part cut),aspect=8/9 but actual movie had this: width=720,height=480,(part cut),dar=4/3,aspect=10/11 and later 720x480 4:3 should be in 10/11. which is actually for your movie if I'm understanding right. The aspect shown ...
by ckhouston
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: ConvertXtoHD
Topic: Encoding, Not Filling Discs, Etc...
Replies: 50
Views: 4785

Re: Encoding, Not Filling Discs, Etc...

I burned some AVCHD discs, where I could test with actual discs and not be wasting more expensive blu-rays. Well when I tried to play discs in my Blu-ray player that had been converted with 480 resolution, THEY STRETCHED TO WIDESCREEN. I am almost POSITIVE I selected 4:3 yet when playing it, and pr...
by ckhouston
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: ConvertXtoHD
Topic: Encoding, Not Filling Discs, Etc...
Replies: 50
Views: 4785

Re: Encoding, Not Filling Discs, Etc...

I decided long ago to not burn to BD discs so may have given you bad advice. Now that you mention it, I seem to remember that converted sizes were about the same no matter what you try.

Please continue to let us know what you find out, it might help a lot of other users.
by ckhouston
Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: ConvertXtoDVD 5
Topic: Why did frame rate go fr 380fps to 130fps
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: Why did frame rate go fr 380fps to 130fps

I found and tried the following using the same 1080p input. 5.3.0.3 use best video qlty 142fps Uncheck best video qlty 256fps 5.3.0.11 use best video qlty 137fps Uncheck best video qlty 255fps 5.3.0.14 use best video qlty 141fps Uncheck best video qlty 256fps When I observed the 300+fps it was on a...
by ckhouston
Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: ConvertXtoDVD 5
Topic: ConvertXtoDVD 6 Ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 2228

Re: ConvertXtoDVD 6 Ideas

Add an encoding option between SP and MP. There is a fairly big difference between them now. Adding a new one will give more flexibility, cut down on disappointments when discs are not filled, and give higher quality conversions in many cases.
by ckhouston
Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: ConvertXtoHD
Topic: Encoding, Not Filling Discs, Etc...
Replies: 50
Views: 4785

Re: Encoding, Not Filling Discs, Etc...

Hmm so basically if I chose 720, for example, if the original source were anything whatsoever other than the exact dimensions of a 720p movie, it would then take those resize settings into account? Yes. It's tough to decide whether I "should" aim for resizing and see if I can improve anything with ...
by ckhouston
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: ConvertXtoHD
Topic: Encoding, Not Filling Discs, Etc...
Replies: 50
Views: 4785

Re: Encoding, Not Filling Discs, Etc...

Choose the encoding option you like most but consider the audience you are burning for. If it is primarily you then sounds like you want SP. If it is other people also then consider that most people don't notice a difference between SP and MP unless they are looking for it. So you might want to show...
by ckhouston
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: ConvertXtoHD
Topic: Encoding, Not Filling Discs, Etc...
Replies: 50
Views: 4785

Re: Encoding, Not Filling Discs, Etc...

I do NOT intend to fill the disc totally. So should I flat out not use two passes just by that fact alone? Or I still should consider the source? Two pass will have no noticeable effect as long as the disc is not filled so don't use it. And I doubt that the best quality setting is worthwhile. It's ...
by ckhouston
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: ConvertXtoHD
Topic: Encoding, Not Filling Discs, Etc...
Replies: 50
Views: 4785

Re: Encoding, Not Filling Discs, Etc...

Hover your mouse cursor over the encoding options in settings and the conditions for which the times shown are given. Differences between your project and those conditions are accounted for by keeping the bitrate per pixel the same. For example, times will go up if your audio uses less bitrate or yo...
by ckhouston
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: ConvertXtoDVD 5
Topic: CXD beta version - 5.3.0.29
Replies: 220
Views: 24755

Re: Latest CXD beta version - 5.3.0.18

You are right, I made another mistake. My apologies to you and Claire.
by ckhouston
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: ConvertXtoDVD 5
Topic: CXD beta version - 5.3.0.29
Replies: 220
Views: 24755

Re: Latest CXD beta version - 5.3.0.18

We confirm there is a regression and you can see pixalisation notably when a scene changes and it is a coming and going freezing type affect having every second. We have tested with and you can see the problem real well between 12-17 sec http://oasis.vso-software.fr/videos/big_buck_bunny.avi The pr...
by ckhouston
Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: ConvertXtoDVD 5
Topic: CXD beta version - 5.3.0.29
Replies: 220
Views: 24755

Re: Latest CXD beta version - 5.3.0.18

I just tried 2 pass with the short video you uploaded but it didn't fix that one pixelated frame, as I expected. Getting a single pixelated frame, or even several, after a scene change probably can't be fixed by VSO, it is an encoder problem that probably can't be fixed anyway -- the encoder is the ...