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Fixing Audio-Video sync problems

My original files have the AVI extension. Using Nero I have encoded them as VCD or  DVD-video so as to view on my TV.
This has been successful in a general sense but some of my results have been plagued by audio-video sync errors.
I'd be very grateful for any suggestions as to what programs I need to correct/prevent these errors. Also, any tips on how to go about it!
I am running XP Pro with two DVD drives and my TV uses the PAL format.
Thankyou in advance,
   Malcolm
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shuboarderCommented:
The following free piece of software (TMPGEnc) can be used to resync files:

http://www.digital-digest.com/dvd/downloads/showsoftware_tmpgenc_412.html

The link below explains more on how to resync:

http://www.gromkov.com/faq/faq2004-0064.html

Hope this is useful to you!
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mpzqnoAuthor Commented:
Thankyou, Shuboarder!
I've had a quick look - I already knew of the program but that helpsite you supplied is going to be very useful.
I need to be absent from the computer for a while but I will report back ASAP.
Cheers,
   Malcolm
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shuboarderCommented:
Ok,

Good luck!
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mpzqnoAuthor Commented:
Hello, Shuboarder.
The free version gave me troubles with opening the downloaded file so I am trying the Trial ver of TMPGenc XPress 3 - I hope this is right for VCDs. I believe that I'll need DVD Author as well if I wish to make DVDs.

It does seem to be the program that I need so I am supposing that I should close the question at this point? I have a couple of questions about using the program but I'm not sure if it is better to make a separate question for that?
Kind regards,
  Malcolm  
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shuboarderCommented:
Hi mpzqno,

Sorry for the late reply...

How are you getting on?
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mpzqnoAuthor Commented:
Gidday, Shuboarder!

Two questions arising from my use of TMPGenc XPress:-

    * Where are the settings for fixing syncing problems. I haven't found any;TMPGenc just goes on as if all is OK.

    * Some (not all) of my AVI files are not even being opened OK by TMPGenc. I have been getting the following message immediately after I click on the Add File button:-

          "Could not open the video part of the file. Only the audio part can be opened."
Any suggestions?
   Malcolm

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shuboarderCommented:
You may need a couple of extra tools....

Here is a guide on from video helps website:

http://www.videohelp.com/forum/userguides/140540.php
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mpzqnoAuthor Commented:
I have been persevering with TMPGenc - you'll recall that at last we "spoke" I was using the Express sub edition of TMPGenc.
The instructions you linked me to never seemed to relate even closely to this version.
I must admit that I've found the digital-digest.com pages hard to follow. I am not a Newbie in downloading programs from the Web, but following the "download' buttons only got me to a Beta ver of TMPGenc (TMPGEnc b12a to be precise).
This beta was just like the Express sub edition: it did not "gel" with the instructions you linked.
After some time (and annoyance!!) I discovered that it was best to ignore the "download" buttons and click on the link to
     http://www.tmpgenc.net/e_main.html
From here I have just managed to get a version that does match with your linked guidelines. It is ver 2.524. NOW I'll try to follow the help you supplied!!! So, back to first base!
  Malcolm

PS: Please forgive my piqued overtones, Shuboarder!
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shuboarderCommented:
Sorry if I've misled/misinformed you somewhere.

It is sometimes difficult to simply explain things without actually seeing what is going on.

good luck anyway
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mpzqnoAuthor Commented:
OOPS!
When I posted last I never had your last reply - must've forgot to Refresh the page!
Will pursue your latest. Thanks again!
   Malcolm
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mpzqnoAuthor Commented:
Hello, Shuboarder.
My success with TMPGEnc is spasmodic. You'll recall that I'm trying to convert AVI files so that they can be viewed on the TV. I have experimented with TMPGenc 2.524 and the Express version. My main success was from AVI to MPG but most of the time the AVI files just won't open.The error messages are of two types:-

     firstly the one I mentioned earlier: "Could not open the video part of the file. Only the audio part can be opened."

     and secondly: " ... file can't open or is not supported."

Assuming I complete my TMPGenc-lesrning curve, I am uncertain as to which versions I should buy to be able to create both VCDs and DVDs from AVI files. I have read descriptions of the programs but am still vague on which I should buy.

Thanks for hanging in so far!
    Malcolm
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crissandCommented:
>>Could not open the video part of the file. Only the audio part can be opened
That mean you don't have the necessary codec, probably xvid.

To solve the video audio syncing problem, I recommend demultiplex the audio part using virtualdub (Save Wav), and process it with another tool. This is hapening probably because the audio is mp3 VBR.
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mpzqnoAuthor Commented:
This is weird, Crissand - I tookmyour advice re: XviD copdecs. I actually had an EXE file for XviD but had not installed it till you reminded me, but after installing the XviD codec it was the other Error that was fixed, not the one you mentioned!

Anyways, I can now convert AVI to MPG. I'm hoping that the other Error will also be fixed. Progress!!
Now perhaps (if it's not being rude) could I repeat my other issue from my last post: which ver/sub-edition of TMPGenc would be the best purchase for converting AVIs to both VCDs and DVDs?

Thanks heaps, Crissand!
   Malcolm
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crissandCommented:
My opinion is that Pegasys Inc has one of the best available mpeg codec on the market. For creating VCD, TMPGenc free plus Nero will be enough. For DVD, TMPGenc Express + TMPGenc DVD Author is the pair of tools.

To solve the error with the file without image, use GSpot v2.52 beta 01 from http://www.headbands.com/gspot/. Drag and drop the file over the program and see what video codec is used.
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mpzqnoAuthor Commented:
I believe I now have what I need to proceed successfully.
I'm having a little difficulty in allocating the points but have decided as follows:-

   200 points: Shuboarder, mainly for directing me to detailed help sites on the audio-video sync fixing. I expect that these will be of continuing use in future conversion difficulties.

   300 points: Crissand, for guidance in the opening of troublesome AVI files that wouldn't be opened by TMPBEnc.

Many thanks to you both for getting me over these initial stumbling blocks!
Regards,
   Malcolm
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