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Sefy's DVD Backup Guide v2.6
 Updated October 3, 2004
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Sefy's Complete DVD Backup Guide v2.6
Using - TMPGEnc - Wizard (v2.5x +)

In the Latest version of TMPGEnc there has been a new feature added to ease up the usage for Newbie's, it's a Wizard mode, which helps you through each step you take in an easier to use way, here I will guide you through the Wizard Steps.

Step 1 - Open TMPGEnc and use the Wizard to select the Template of your choice according to the Movie you are encoding, if the Wizard has been previously disabled, you can press CTRL-W to activate it again, for this movie i've selected the "Video-CD NTSC" Template, press the "Next " button to continue.

Step 2 - On this step use the "Browse" button to select the "Video File" (2a) which is the D2V or if you are using an AVI as source, select that instead. and "Audio File" (2b) inputs for your movie, when you are done, you will have the option for setting the "Video Type" and the "Field order " and also the "Aspect ratio" according to your Source, remember, this is where you set if your DVD is in a Wide Screen format or Full Screen, and then press "Next" to continue.



Step 3 - Here you can use the "Source Range" (3a) to encode just part of your movie or optimize your movie using the "Clip frame " or "Noise reduction", those are optional tools ,you dont HAVE to use them, only use them when you know what you are doing.

3a) Press on the "Settings" button next to the "Source Range ", and select the Start and End frames for the first part of the movie, notice at the top left corner, there is both the amount of frames and the running time "136459 frame (01:15:53)" so just scroll around your movie till you get to the point were you want to cut.

Remember: if you are doing a Video-CD you CAN fit 74min of movie into a 74min CDR, even if the file size is 740mb, it is normal and will fit! and the same goes for 80min movie for 80min CDR media

Step 4a - Select the type of CDR/DVDR media you will be using for TMPGEnc to calculate if the file will fit into that desired media type, when using the default Standard Templates, you cannot alter the settings unless you go into the "Expert" settings, however, if you choose a self-made template or other then those that came with TMPGEnc, you can change it directly in this screen.

Step 4b - If you pressed on the Expert button on the previous step, it will take you to this screen which allows you to define all the settings you want, what you see below is what I have set for my movie which is a Wide Screen 16:9 display and i've kept the aspect ratio so the resulting VCD will come out as a Wide Screen and will not be stretched out of proportions and it will contain the Black Bars on the top and bottom!. If you want to author the resulting file into a DVD Media, then I suggest you change the Audio Frequency to 48000 Hz instead of 44100 Hz, as DVD specs require it. goto the "Audio" section of TMPGEnc and make sure you select it!

NOTE: TMPGEnc controls how the movie will appear on your TV set, either in Wide Screen or Full Screen, to accomplish that, follow these settings according to your movie, you need to go to the Settings / Advanced, and change the followings:

If your movie is Wide Screen:
Source aspect = 16:9 Display
Video arrange method = Full Screen (keep aspect ratio 2)

If your movie is Full Screen:
Source aspect = 4:3 Display
Video arrange method = Full Screen (keep aspect ratio 2)


Step 5a - Now select the "Output file" name, if you used the "Source Range", make sure you select diffrent file name for each part of the movie, and it would also be easier to select "Create another project..." so you can let TMPGEnc work on both parts of the movie in one go instead of waiting for one part to finish and then repeating it again.

Step 5b - If you have selected to create another project, you will have to repeat all the Wizard Steps you went through till now, but the diffrence is you select a diffrent start/end in the "Source Range ", and select the "Output file" name for the second part, make sure you select diffrent file name for each part of the movie! and remember to select "Start encoding immediately" or it will attempt to create another project!.

Step 6 - Once you pressed the "OK" button, the encoding will start, when it's done with Part one, it will go automaticly for Part 2.

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