>Wow, thanks for your large reply!
No problem, I started the guide and I do not do such things without answering questions that come up while others try to follow my directions.
And now let's try to find out why vfapi does not create soundoutput for you, oi, wait, there comes one option in mind and I feal really stupid not to have asked this before
When adding the avs to vfapiconv you get a window, where you can choose the output filename AND you can click max. 3 options and this brings up 2 questions:
a) do you have a grayed out option "Audio output"?
b) if not a), is audio output checked? Cause if the option is there but not checked we found our solution
And another question not related to vfapi:
Does the sound play if you open the .AVS directly with wmp?
If it does not, please remove the .Amplify(8) from the audio line and test again.
Did you use crop and bicubicresize in your .avs, or does imageconverter itself make the conversion?
The .avs contains:
video = Mpeg2Source("test.d2v")
audio = DirectShowSource("test AC3 T01 2_0ch 192Kbps DELAY -80ms.ac3").Amplify(8)
What is the source video resolution? Cause I guess your long conversion time is related to your resize.
Explanation for my guess (a bit longer):
Bicubicresize trys to get you best imagequality (and I chose this cause I made this guide to give you and me best output quality) and this can make the resizing really timeconsuming.
And the best way to get it to consume time is to resize x by another value than you resize y.
And another downsize of different deltaX and deltaY is that you change aspect ratio (most times you make heads larger, so everybody seems to have a weight problem and needs food donations
- no idea what the right english word might be
Cause of that I inserted the formula with which you can calculate your Y for your resize to stay with the same aspect ratio.
As an example, let's say your uncropped source video has a resolution of 720x576 pixels, than your calc Y with
# Y= (YDVD - Y1 - Y2) / (XDVD - X1 - X2) * X
Y = (576 - 88 - 92) / (720 - 12 - 8) * 320
= 396 / 700 * 320 = 181.03
Now you need even X and Y values for resize, so either you round to 180 or 182, you choice
I usually round that upwards.
Calculating the other way around, assuming your source video hat an X-Resolution of 720, with your cropping and resizing your source Y-Resolution would have been 705 pixels, so you would have had a source video which would have been almost a square (but with big black borders).
So for your speed issues either try to calc a nice Y-Res and try the Bicubicresize and check if conversion time reduces drastically or just crop and let imageconverter do the resizing and check how long this would take (with the downside of not knowing what resizing algorithm ic might use).
> Check if you made the right choice in point A) 11).
DVD2Avi said that the film itself (not the intro) is interlaced. So I chose "Forced Film"
Ok, than you need to try 2 or 3 things (I can't test them cause I do not have an interlaced DVD with your mentioned stripes).
A) Try to change fps within your .AVS file and redue it by factor 2, this normally should make avisynth to take only every 2nd frame. Instructions on ChangeFPS can be found here: http://www.avisynth.org/index.php?page=FPS
B) Read the Deinterlacing FAQ of Avisynth, it contains some possible ways to decomb and deinterlace: http://www.avisynth.org/index.php?page=DeInterlacing
Sorry that I can't personally help you here, but I am thankful to PAL standard and that almost all DVDs in germany don't have combing if they are interlaced
>And now I only wanted to write a short notice for you for your problem, which lead to a detail level that suited the tutorial, so now look above at the tut
Thank you for spending your time here!!!!
Like said above, I didn't write a "once written, never come back and answer questions" guide