how do i burn a .mkv file to DVD?

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OK, jams method will work great IF the audio track you want is the first audio track in the .mkv file.

Otherwise, you’ll have to use my method unless jams knows of a way to get TPMGEnc to use the second audio track. reply

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04-27-2005 08:29 AM
Chipu

i’m sure the above will work also....but why waste time converting 2 avi when actually thats wot it is.

with matroska codec pack tmpgenc will open & convert 2 mpg.matroska’s site said u need media player classic 2 b anle 2 encode.

i was converting 2 mpg with tmpgenc as i was writing my 1st post....came out great.

i use tmpg express reply

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04-28-2005 05:36 AM
jam

My question is when deal with dual or multi-audio MKVs, how do you choose which audio track for TMPGEnc to use?

TMPGEnc uses the first audio track automatically, but what if the first audio track is Japanese and the second track is English... how do you get TMPGEnc to use the English audio track? reply

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04-28-2005 06:48 AM
Chipu

u mite have a good question....the one i dl’ed & converted was in english,...i really don’t know if it had more than one audio track 2 b honest...does the codec pack give options 2 select audio if more than one?i do know it did 2 get rid of all those subtitles.i had just done my 1st one as i was typing
that 1st post.i hosed the mkv file after i was done with it so i can’t go back & inspect it. reply

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04-28-2005 03:57 PM
jam

thought of something...try opening file in mpeg tools in tmpgenc....if i remember right...under demux...it mite give u options on audio tracks...just a stab.. reply

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04-28-2005 07:26 PM
jam

Correction with my earlier post on how to convert MKV files to be used in burning DVD’s.

When using the mkvtoolnix your audio files may not always be AAC or .m4a file format.

You’ll have to use the mkvmerge -i command. This is an information command that will tell you all filetypes within the MKV file. There will be one video and 1 or 2 audio files.

The video will either be AVI or RealVideo.

The audio can be:
A_MPEG/L3, A_AC3


These will be extracted to raw MP3 and AC3 files.


A_PCM/INT/LIT


Raw PCM data will be written to a WAV file.


A_AAC/MPEG2/*


All MPEG2 AAC files will be written into an AAC file with ADTS headers before each packet.


A_AAC/MPEG4/*


All MPEG4 AAC files will be written into an AAC file with ADTS headers before each packet. The ADTS headers will not contain the deprecated emphasis field.


A_VORBIS


Vorbis audio will be written into an Ogg/Vorbis file.


A_REAL/*


RealAudio tracks are written to RealMedia files.


A_TTA1


TrueAudio tracks are written to TTA files. Please note that due to Matroska’s limited timecode precision the extracted file’s header will be different regarding two fields: data_length (the total number of samples in the file) and the CRC.

So make sure to label the audio file extension correctly. ie. .ogg, .mp3, .m4a, .rm, etc. reply

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05-02-2005 07:01 AM
Chipu

i get this message when using virtualdubmod and opening a *.mkv file:

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Crash reason: Access Violation

Crash context:
An out-of-bounds memory access (access violation) occurred in module 'VirtualDubMod'
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someone can help me ? reply

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05-22-2005 02:09 PM
YxLeo

When I try and use the VirtualDubMod thingy it says my file doesn’t have a samplerate? I’m so stupid... Can anyone help with that? reply

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05-23-2005 02:39 PM
Nanashi

I was using Jam’s method and it seems to work. But I was wondering... I do not have a DVD Burner, Just CD-R. When I tried to use this method for Video CD in tempgenc it would not work. Any suggestions, or if not any suggestions for mkv to a video cd to be played on a DVD/CD-R player? reply

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05-23-2005 06:20 PM
brett

EASIEST METHOD
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I have found that the easiest way to convert your MKV file to an MPEG-II DVD is like this:

1) Install the Mastroka codec pack and make sure that the file will play. Failure of file to play is most likely to be a corrupt MKV file, but may also be a conflict between existing codec solutions.

The codec pack can be found here:
http://packs.matroska.org/

2) Install WinAVI found here:
http://www.winavi.com/

This tool isn’t free but is very cheap for the excellence over other utils out there! Non naming any names ;) WinAVI will require both Quicktime and Realtime codec be installed to function fully. Get alternatives (lite versions) here:
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/QuickTime_Alternative.htm
and
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Alternative.htm

3) Open the Movie in WinAVI and set your setting how you want it. Shortly after hitting convert a little VobSub console arrow will appear in the taskbar. Right click and set the subs and language settings QUICKLY before a scene is reached in the conversion where someone talks. Allow it to finish.

4) Use Nero, or another DVD burning application to stick the VIDEO_TS material to a DVD.

Enjoy

Note: Some versions of WinAVI, mainly older ones, have a tendancy to crash upon hitting the convert button. This can usually be fixed by updated you version of WinAVI, or doing a clean install of all codecs concerned. reply

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05-30-2005 07:21 PM
Insomnihacker

Im to convert an avi but it keeps saying


(Only handle [S_TEXT/Subs for the moment)



what does that mean? reply

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06-20-2005 04:53 PM
Razman

Phew...have 2 wait 4 another 2 more weeks b 4 my summer vacation...no ticket 2 Russia..damn.... U must b either a Paki or a Bengali...oh anyway same spoken language..that’s Hindi...if I’m wrong ...screw me..hit me with more in4mation plz???? reply

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06-20-2005 05:50 PM
TopsyTurvy

READING YOU COMENTS ON MKV
CAN ANY ONE HELP ME GET THIS FILE TO DVD HAVE ISO BUSTER WIN AVI 6.3. AND NERO 6. WHAT ELES DO I NEED TO GET THIS TO DVD THIS IS NEW TO ME SO PLEAES, MAKE IT AS ESAY AS POSSIBLE T- YOU reply

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06-22-2005 04:21 AM
BARNEYX2
2 posts

BARNEYX2..here is the answer to your problem.
www.videohelp.com/forum/archive/t239995.html reply

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06-22-2005 10:22 AM
TopsyTurvy

Hi,i was wondering how i can add subbs to video file to then burn to cd.
I had no problem converting the .mkv file (with 2 languages..jap and eng) into an .mpg with jap aud...but now i want to add the english subs..
how can i do this quick and easy ?
either write here or mail me pls :) reply

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06-23-2005 02:29 PM
Elomiem

i want you to sand me some of your free .video cd reply

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07-08-2005 03:37 PM
philip asamoah boamah

We are well aware of the requirement to allow easy conversion of MKV files to DVD/S-VCD. However, none of the tool programmers for DVD conversion do want to cooperate with us on this. TMPGencoder developers even refused to add the .mkv extension to the list of supported video formats in their opening dialogue, back in the days when our DShow parser would work fine with their DShow reader module (we still don’t have a clue why all of a sudden it stopped working), because ' .. you are a non registered entity ... '. We are an OSS (opensource) project, so of course we are not a registered company .. what a moot point. I also well remember that back in the days when DivX codec was nothing but a hack from Microsoft’s MPEG4V3 codec, long before DivX Networks was founded, they didnt have a similar attitude.

However, they are obviously all too dumb to understand that matroska has a great market potential for them meanwhile, especially for easy MKV to DVD creation. Our matroska playback packs do have roughly 1.5 Mio downloads meanwhile, the daily bandwidth is exceeding 15 Gb already (roughly 5,000 downloads per day). Most anime releases these days are in MKV format, mainly because of the formats outstanding support for soft subtitles.

Rest assured we will continue to look for a cooperation software partner here, in order to find a good and simple MKV to DVD conversion method, including selection fo the audio and subtitles streams that have to converted, and preferably a free one.

ChristianHJW
matroska project admin
http://www.matroska.org

P.S. I personally believe that still, for 99% of the MKV files out there, using TMPGencoder and its DirectShow reader module (raise its priority so its being used), in combination with our old 1.0.3 pack (link is on http://packs.matroska.org, look in the 'archives') is still the best option. If your file contains more than one audio track, and the first one is not the language you are after, simply drag and drop the MKV file on mmg.exe (the GUI coming with mkvmerge.exe in the MKVtoolnix installer package), untick the unwanted audio streams and create a new MKV with only the one audio you like to be converted. Done in 5 minutes, and simply a remuxing process without quality loss. reply


EDIT : More precise numbers is

4000 downloads / day
14 GB traffic / day

Sorry for the exageration, i was too lazy to look up the stats before posting :/ ...

Christian reply


Only problem is no subtitle on the video reply

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09-13-2005 10:59 PM
Winavi can convert to Dvd fast

have you guys tried DVD santa 4? it works fine for me. with subtitles too! reply

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09-21-2005 11:17 PM
ayos

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