TMPG Guide - a PurpleMan, Doom9 cooperation

You need the following software for this guide:

BeSweet & GUI or HeadAC3he
Bitrate Calculator
VobSub & VirtualDub (if you want subtitles)
Nero - NOTE: Demo version, you can buy the full version online. Homepage

While not exactly being the fastest encoder this is definitely the most versatile and full-featured encoder ever built. It has many facilities which other encoders do not have, among others powerful IVTC and various other video and audio processing options.

Step 1: Ripping

DVD2AVI requires that the VOBs have been prepared, e.g. do not contain additional studio logos, FBI warnings and such so SmartRipper is the ideal choice since it does IFO parsing.

Step 2: Create a DVD2AVI project

Step 3: Audio decoding

In order to get a direct AC3 to MP3 conversion in the highest possible quality using both azid and lame you can use either BeSweet or HeadAC3he.

Step 4: IVTC (if needed)

This step allows us to encode at the more space economic 23.976fps instead of the regular 29.97fps NTSC.

Step 5: Calculating bitrate

Step 6: Subtitles (optional)

6a) create pseudo AVI
6b) Add subtitles
6c) Frameserve

Step 7: Encoding

Step 8: Splitting to CDs

8a) Demuxing
8b) Remux & Split

Step 9: Burn


This document was last updated on 06/19/02