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DVDit Pro HD supported video files

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DVDit Pro HD supported video file formats

 
File formatFilename extensionNotes
MPEG-1
m1p, .m1v, .mp1, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv, .mv1
352 x 240 (NTSC) and 352 x 288 (PAL) supported for DVD projects.
MPEG-2
.m2p, .m2v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv, .mpv2, .mv2
720 x 480 (NTSC) and 720 x 576 (PAL) supported for DVD projects.
1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080, and 1280 x 720 supported for Blu-ray projects.
AVI
.avi
Type 1 and Type 2 DV-AVI files and DivX files are supported, as are most files that use DirectShow-compliant codes.
QuickTime
.mov, .qt
Requires QuickTime. (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/)
MPEG-4
.mp4
Requires QuickTime. Some files may cause a QuickTime Warning message to appear stating that the file uses an unsupported MPEG-4 profile; this message appears when you import the file, preview, and burn a disc. However, you should be able to create discs using these files.
Media Center TV Show
.dvr-ms
 
Windows Media Video
.wmv

Only WMV files that are not copy-protected are supported.


Generally, it is better to use AVI or other file types. WMV is intended for creating relatively small files for downloading. The video displays well on a computer monitor, but does not look so good when converted to MPEG format.

 



Note: Always try to use the highest-quality source material. MPEG compression relies on similarities between frames to reduce the file size. If the video source contains a lot of noise, there will be fewer similarities between frames, and so lots of disc space will be wasted just to reproduce this noise.




MPEG Specific Data

Video formatFrame sizeFrame rate (fps)Aspect ratioBit rate (Mbps)GOP size
MPEG-1 NTSC (525/60) 352 x 240
29.97
4:3
1.856 max.
18 frames max.
PAL (625/50) 352 x 288
25
4:3
1.856 max.
15 frames max.

MPEG-2


(MP@ML)

 

NTSC
(525/60)
720 x 480
29.97
4:3,16:9
9.80 max.
36 fields/
18 frames max.
PAL
(625/50)
720 x 576
25
4:3,16:9
9.80 max.
30 fields/
15 frames max.



Blu-ray-compliant video settings for MPEG-2

 
Video Size23.976 fps24 fps25 fps29.97 fps50 fps59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p
compliant
compliant
no
no
no
no
1920 x 1080i
no
no
compliant
compliant
no
no
1280 x 720p
compliant
compliant
no
no
compliant
compliant

 

Note: DVDit Pro HD will transcode the video that does not fit into one of the Blu-ray compliant resolution/frame rate combinations.

DVDit Pro HD "passes through" DVD-compliant MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video and Blu-ray-compliant MPEG-2 video without transcoding when you burn a disc, which greatly reduces the burn time. Media Center TV Show files contain DVD-compliant MPEG video.

Other file types (and MPEG files that are not compliant) are transcoded using the transcoder settings in the Project Settings dialog. You can also force DVDit Pro HD to re-encode compliant video.

 

 

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