I authored a Blu-ray in Encore CS 6. It has a motion menu and two timelines: one for the main movie and one for a bonus feature. The video for the two timelines are dynamically linked from Premiere Pro CS6, and the audio for the timelines and the menu are 5.1 AC3 files imported as assets. The sound was rendered out of Premiere Pro using Rovi TotalCode using the same settings as I did for the bonus feature audio and menu audio, which were also rendered out of Premiere using TotalCode.
I get sound on the menu, sound in the bonus feature, but no sound for the main movie. I'll get sound if I have the dynamically linked audio in the timeline, but doing so renders out in stereo.
I've tried creating another timeline and using the ac3 audio, but to no avail. The ac3 files works as I can listen to it in VLC Player. It does not work in Encore whether I scrub the timeline or not, and there is no sound when it is burned to Blu-ray whether I use Cyberlink Power DVD on my computer or my Blu-ray player in my living room.
I was hoping I wouldn't have to use Sony DVD Architect Pro again. I'd like to use Encore because of its single multi-page menu feature.
I am doing a video for my Rocking Chair University. I make rocking chairs mostly BUT I also support my students with books and videos. As this is not my area of expertise I admit to being moderately stupid.
That said, my current problem is moving from PP to En I lose most of my audio and in searching the forums/internet/youtube I find that Adobe has been unable to fix this bug for many YEARS now and since people keep buying their product they don't seem to give a crap about our difficulties.
How about a class action lawsuit?? Anybody interested?
The first step is to establish what the bug is. For example, if the bug is "no ac3 audio on bluray disk when audio source is ac3" then the bug can be reproduced (demonstrated) by putting any ac3 on an encore timeline, building, and showing no ac3 audio on the bluray.
The more likely scenario here is that certain types of ac3 audio do not work. Some of those may be out of spec. I don't recall any discussion of Encore being unable to create Blurays with ac3 audio, but individual cases with problems.
1. Like many others I have read about over the last four days of accomplishing absolutely nothing while spending times on Adobe bugs. The first four or five times I used Encore from PP it worked flawlessly. Then, without warning and one completed DVD into a three DVD set, I can make no progress.
2. I am importing video using a DCR VX2000 NTSC. I am making standard digital videos, not high def and not blu ray
3. I created a two minute video using my internet camera, with audio, copied it into PP from which I invoked Encore and the same problem! No audio.
4 In one experiment (which I can not duplicate) I envoked Audition from PP and converted all of the audio to mono (can't figure out how I did that as the only method I can find now is by changing a single clip at a time and that would take forever) At any rate, after changing all of the audio to mono, I then copied it using control C, went back into PP and using control V I copied it to an open audio track. I then muted the original video so I could work in PP and then with a mono track envoked Encore again and everything worked perfectly.
5. I think that class action law suit is long overdue.
The thread you posted on is addressing Bluray. I understand now that you are doing DVDs.
I and many others have made many DVDs with no issues of loss of audio, whether bringing ac3 in from Premiere or bringing in WAVs and generating the ac3 in Encore.
Are you saying that you are experiencing the "no audio" problem with projects using audio from your VX2000?
It happens with audio from the Sony VX, with audio that I recorded locally in voice overs and with the little video I did with my internet camera. Seem not to care from whence the video commeth!
It is worth repeating, like many others have experienced - it worked like a dream for a spell then everything went to hell.
I am serious about a class action lawsuit, this is absolute neglegence.
CS6 with the 6.0.1 and 6.0.2 updates, right?
Edit: Sorry, sent too soon. To confirm, you can hear the audio and its previews okay, it is only in the actually burned disk that the problem appears? (There are other users who have had problems with hearing the audio in Encore.)
Thanks; sorry I missed that. Many of the problems reporting no audio in Encore itself have been related to solvable issues. I suggest starting a new thread and addressing your current audio issue there.
As a test, I would manually Export a Video-only AV file from PrPro, and an Audio-only file. For a DVD, it is probably just as easy to Export a DV-AVI w/ Video-only, and a PCM/WAV @ 48KHz 16-bit Audio-only file (unless you have DD 5.1 SS, which I do not think you do). Open new Encore Project, and Import the DV-AVI file as a Timeline, then Import the PCM/WAV as an Asset. Drag that PCM/WAV from the Project Panel to the Timeline, where it will snap into place. Do any navigation, and Preview. Do you now have Audio?
Good luck, and let us know how that test progresses.
Jeff suggested I export as an MPG2 DVD and that worked a champ.
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That is the other option. I was trying to keep it simple, as one needs to do a bit of Bit-Budgeting with the MPEG-2 DVD output. However, as it worked, and as the MPEG-2 DVD file not need to be Transcoded by Encore, you are actually ahead of the game.
Glad that you have things working well,