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Today's video geek tip. - Elf M. Sternberg
Today's video geek tip.
One of the problems I've had in recent years with non-anime video is that the audio and video are frequently out of sync. As the tools have improved, this has been less of a problem, but there is one cache of video out there (still accessible despite all the ill-will of Congress) that has always confounded me: the MST3K Digital Archive. Frequently, the audio would get so out of sync as to be several seconds ahead or behind the video, which is both annoying and disconcerting.

So, the solution: force the video and audio into sync by duplicating or dropping video frames as needed to guarantee a one-to-one mark of audio and video. Transcode and MkDVD don't do this, but MEncoder does, so before you pass the video to MkDVD, run it through MEncoder, thusly:

mencoder -oac copy -ovc copy -ofps 29.970 -o output.avi input.avi \
> /dev/null 2>&1

Viola'. You'll be ready to burn the results to your DVD.

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elgatocurioso From: elgatocurioso Date: June 21st, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh heh... My mind just conjured up the image of Archimedes jumping out of the bathtub and crying "Ukulele!"
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