11 Replies Latest reply: Sep 22, 2013 4:30 AM by Fábio R RSS

    Multiple Videos in an Encore Project

    Fábio R

      Hi there,

       

      I am trying in the last week multiple ways of make a Dvd Project with multiple videos.

      I already have made 2 menus with 6 chapters each the problem is having 12 videos there without having the error "Size Exceed".

      I read several articles and posts about this problem, the best way i found was using this formula 520/minuter = bitrate.

      The problem is setting the bitrate when converting the videos because in total they only have 240 minutes what is possible to put in a dvd i think.

      i already convert them to Mpeg2 and become more large in the mb space.

       

      If anyone know i apreciate the answer and possible solution.

      Cheers.

        • 1. Re: Multiple Videos in an Encore Project
          Stan Jones CommunityMVP

          What bitrate are you actually using? (520/240 = 2.16667; are you using 2.1?)

           

          Are you transcoding them before importing to Encore? If so, does Encore show them as "do not transcode"?

          • 2. Re: Multiple Videos in an Encore Project
            Fábio R Community Member

            I try to transcode them in Encore but is the same.

            I already try to do it in Premiere and make the video with the chapters then i use the dinamical link to Encore but i dont know how to transcode them in the Premiere, to import them in Encore already transcoded.

            I think one problem too is the size of the videos because the original ones they have between 80/90 MB as MKV files. When i convert them to MPEG they go to 250 MB.

             

            Cheers

            • 3. Re: Multiple Videos in an Encore Project
              Stan Jones CommunityMVP

              Export from Premiere using the MPEG2-DVD format. Change the bitrate as you need. You will get two files, m2v and wav. The m2v should show "do not transcode" in Encore.

              • 4. Re: Multiple Videos in an Encore Project
                Fábio R Community Member

                Ty for the tip. I will try it today but i think that is what i was missing. I was using the dynamic link and not exporting already converted. I will reply here when i test this method. Thanks.

                • 5. Re: Multiple Videos in an Encore Project
                  Fábio R Community Member

                  Hi,

                   

                  I already try your method and i think is that what i want to do.

                  Now i'm facing another one i try to place the m2v files in the timeline and my Encore crash and close telling me to report the error, but if i place the audio is everything ok.

                  I atached an image to you see what i'm making i think everything is ok.

                   

                  Cheers.

                   

                  encore.jpg

                  • 6. Re: Multiple Videos in an Encore Project
                    Stan Jones CommunityMVP

                    Sometimes it does not work to put multiple videos/audios on the same timeline. Put one video (and the audio that goes with it) on one timeline. Use a playlist to combine them to a full movie.

                    • 7. Re: Multiple Videos in an Encore Project
                      Neil Wilkes Community Member

                      You have no video files or image files, but instead 4 AC3 files.

                      Try this:

                      Fire up Premiere & make one single clip instead of 4 separate ones, and use LPCM for your audio. If youy absolutely must use 4 separate clips, again use LPCM audio & allow Encore to transcode. with 4 separate clips playback will be interrupted each time as the player ends an encoded AC3 & then finds the next & starts to decode & pass audio - this can take up to 2 seconds, depending on the system being used & is a nasty problem. The only real way to solve this is to make one large file from the 4 small ones & use chapter playlists & playlists to combine as required.

                      • 8. Re: Multiple Videos in an Encore Project
                        Fábio R Community Member

                        Hi there,

                         

                        I try to combine all them in one, i already have try this way the problem was i only was creating a single file and not one for audio and other for video.

                        So i create 5 chapters in one track, exporting in MPEGIIDVD (.m2v) and Dolby Audio (.ac3).. ty for the tip of using LPCM but with that the video size become too much large.

                        This way building the DVD in Encore only take some minutes since i already transcode them in Adobe Converter. I already try this export in a dvd and is great.

                        The only thing that sometimes crash is when i'm making the chapters in Encore.. Until now i export 5 videos and its ok i will try to export with 10 and then 12 which is my prediction for each DVD.

                        I'm very happy about your answers they really help me.. When i have my project 100%i will come here and post something

                         

                        Ty for all your help guys..

                         

                        Cheers.

                        • 9. Re: Multiple Videos in an Encore Project
                          Stan Jones CommunityMVP

                          Good luck!

                          • 10. Re: Multiple Videos in an Encore Project
                            Neil Wilkes Community Member

                            Fábio R wrote:

                             

                            Hi there,

                             

                            I try to combine all them in one, i already have try this way the problem was i only was creating a single file and not one for audio and other for video.

                            So i create 5 chapters in one track, exporting in MPEGIIDVD (.m2v) and Dolby Audio (.ac3).. ty for the tip of using LPCM but with that the video size become too much large.

                            This way building the DVD in Encore only take some minutes since i already transcode them in Adobe Converter. I already try this export in a dvd and is great.

                            The only thing that sometimes crash is when i'm making the chapters in Encore.. Until now i export 5 videos and its ok i will try to export with 10 and then 12 which is my prediction for each DVD.

                            I'm very happy about your answers they really help me.. When i have my project 100%i will come here and post something

                             

                            Ty for all your help guys..

                             

                            Cheers.

                            Hiya Fabio.

                             

                            If you are only getting a single file then you forgot a setting somewhere to export to elementary streams and not a program stream. It's there - trust me on this.

                            The reason I suggested exporting to LPCM is to allow you to import your separate video & audio files into Encore & let that handle the transcoding.

                            Until you get used to bit budgeting, using the automatic settings is the safest approach.

                             

                            Good Luck.

                            • 11. Re: Multiple Videos in an Encore Project
                              Fábio R Community Member

                              Hi there Neil,

                               

                              I try this weeks to solve the problem but iit continues.

                              Can u explain better this part.

                               

                              "If you are only getting a single file then you forgot a setting somewhere to export to elementary streams and not a program stream. It's there - trust me on this."

                               

                              What u mean with elementary streams?

                               

                              And when i import the video & audio file in Encore the .M2V file says to "dont transcode" and the .WAV file in status says "Unstranscoded" and in Settings says "Automatic".

                              Since i'm having the crash that i told before, do you think i most transcode the audio now or only when i'm building the project to DVD?

                               

                              Cheers.