11 Replies Latest reply on Aug 9, 2015 6:27 AM by Stan Jones

    How to output mp2 video file for DVD burn and tv viewing?

    robbier345016

      I've created an instructional video using After Effects 2014 and output the file to MP2 format. (I can open it and view it on my pc just fine.) When I burn it to DVD using Nero, it says it burns successfully and verifies the disk, but when I try to play it in my Sony DVD player, I get a pop up window that says: NO IMAGE, NO AUDIO

       

      I've spent hours on the internet trying to find out what I'm doing wrong. Can't find anything to answer my question.

       

      Does anyone have a clue? Need help ASAP.

      Thanks,

      Robb

        • 1. Re: How to output mp2 video file for DVD burn and tv viewing?
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          It sounds like a build air in your DVD. Did you use Encore. This does not sound like an Aftwe Effects problem at all.

          • 2. Re: How to output mp2 video file for DVD burn and tv viewing?
            robbier345016 Level 1

            I sent the After Effects composition directly to Adobe Encoder and selected MP2 so it would output for TV playback and exported the video. I then simply burned the DVD using Nero.

             

            There weren't any selections to choose...just burn.

             

            Since then, however, I opened my Windows Media Center, made the simple selections and burned it successfully on the same DVD burner.

             

            My conclusion is, Nero doesn't have the correct codecs, which seems unlikely. Regardless I can output with Windows.

             

            I DO HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION HOWEVER:

            Viewing the MP2 playback on my TV, the resolution is crummy. Not sharp and crisp at all, like MOVIE dvds.

            Is there any way to output a DVD that plays back SHARP AND CRISP?

            • 3. Re: How to output mp2 video file for DVD burn and tv viewing?
              Stan Jones Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              You are probably making a DVD ROM with a video file on it. To play back on a DVD player, you must author the disk into a Video DVD (using Encore or a Nero authoring application). Export from AME as MPEG2-DVD. You will get an m2v and a wav.

               

              Sharp and crisp is relative. You need to look at your bitrate.

               

              The Encore forum is here:

               

              Community: Encore | Adobe Community

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              • 4. Re: How to output mp2 video file for DVD burn and tv viewing?
                robbier345016 Level 1

                Thanks Todd, 

                You specifically mentioned Encore and Adobe Media Encoder. 

                I edited and compiled my video using After Effects 2015 and exported to MP2 DVD. 

                Are you saying After Effects doesn't export a high quality file to Media Encoder? 

                You are likely correct about the DVD ROM. The only thing I looked at was to see if how much disk space it had. I will try a VIDEO DVD and Nero. 

                (By the way the DVD writer I have came with Nero, but the software wants me to up-grade. Do I need to up-grade Nero to write Video quality?)

                Thanks Much,Robb 

                • 5. Re: How to output mp2 video file for DVD burn and tv viewing?
                  robbier345016 Level 1

                  Thanks Stan,

                   

                  You specifically mentioned Encore and Adobe Media Encoder. I edited my video using AE 2014 and exported it Using Adobe Media Encoder to MP2 DVD, then burned my DVD using Windows Media Center.

                   

                  Are you saying, AE 2014 doesn't export high quality files to AME?

                   

                  I also just bought a DVD writer which came with Nero, but as soon as I installed the software, Nero tried to get me to up-grade. Actually Nero wouldn't even burn the DVD, so I went to Windows Media Center to burn the DVD.

                   

                  You are likely correct about the DVD ROM. I will get a DVD Video and see what that looks like.

                   

                  This is a sports instruction video I plan to market via Amazon's on-demand CreateSpace. In their specs, they specifically wanted ISO files and suggested ImgBurn. Any thoughts on ImgBurn? I was burning my DVD to test in various DVD TV players.

                  I assume Amazon or CreateSpace who burns individual DVDs as they are ordered will burn an actual Video DVD.


                  Thanks for your help.

                  Robb


                  • 6. Re: How to output mp2 video file for DVD burn and tv viewing?
                    Stan Jones Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    The AE source is fine. It is the settings used for MPEG2-DVD that can vary. Also, are you using HD source and downrezzing?

                     

                    I like ImgBurn (PC Only). Many of us use it to burn, instead of Encore. You build the iso in Encore, then burn in ImgBurn.

                    • 7. Re: How to output mp2 video file for DVD burn and tv viewing?
                      robbier345016 Level 1

                      Rick,

                      You said my output issues sounded like a build error, as opposed to an AE issue.
                      Not sure what you mean?

                       

                      I can output to a quicktime format and everything plays fine on my computer, but it looses resolution big time when converted to MP2 and played back on my DVD TV player.

                       

                      Robb

                      • 8. Re: How to output mp2 video file for DVD burn and tv viewing?
                        robbier345016 Level 1

                        The Adobe Media Encoder only offers a few choices that I can see in MP2 settings. It automatically drops my video size to 720 x 480 instead of my original 1920 x 1080p.

                         

                        I think you are you saying, I should output ISO files and the burn the DVD using ImgBurn?

                         

                        (I haven't yet looked at the link you sent on how to burn dvd video.) ...am going there now.

                         

                        Robb

                        • 9. Re: How to output mp2 video file for DVD burn and tv viewing?
                          Stan Jones Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                          DVD is all 720x480 (NTSC). That is the reality of what the pixel resolution is. If you want more, you have to go Blu-ray.(Or use other playback, generally without menus, such a H.264 on a usb stick.)

                          • 10. Re: How to output mp2 video file for DVD burn and tv viewing?
                            robbier345016 Level 1

                            Stan,

                            I understand that MP2 drops everything to 720x480, but the cinema DVDs when I rent a movie fill my TV screen and are incredibly sharp (and I don't have a Blu-ray player). What format are they using?

                            ...And I wonder why the home video industry hasn't demanded or been offered by the software industry, similar quality?

                             

                            I did, however, find a setting on AME that gives me sharp resolution at 720x480. Under the MP2 settings category, and selected the HDTV 1920X1080p 29fps setting. I then rendered my MP2 movie and burned that to DVD using Windows Media Center to my DVD-R.

                             

                            The playback does not fill the screen on my HD TV (It still plays at 720x480) but it now plays back with almost the same sharpness as my footage when viewed on my high res computer monitor.

                             

                            Hope Amazon will accept this file format.

                             

                            Thanks,

                            Robb

                            • 11. Re: How to output mp2 video file for DVD burn and tv viewing?
                              Stan Jones Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                              Same format. But they use multipass encoders and specialists that tweak the bitrates. For HD TVs, it is important to use an upscaling player.

                               

                              I don't see how you can have what they want if you have encoded with a highdef setting. What are the main directories on your disk?