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  1. Hello NotADev, thanks again for your kind reply. Actually I found out that Videopad does exactly what I wanted when I chose the first option for the export. The resulting mpeg is 720x576 with some parts of the sides missing, which is ok. It was my mistake or that of my authoring software which showed me black borders in the Videopad mpeg output files where none existed. When I cross checked the mpeg files in different players it came out that they were completely ok without letterbox borders. Thank you again for your help Yours Serafin
  2. Hi NotADev, thank you very much for that hint. Seems to work so far as I'm not asked whether to crop or resize when exporting. Still there are black borders on top and bottom of the exported mpeg. Could it be because my source material is 640x480, therefore 4:3? So what do I have to do to export my 640x480 source material to 720x576 DVD standard? (Actually I have mixed sources between which I do cross cutting, one is 640x480, the other is 720x576) Any hint would be gladly appreciated. Yours Serafin
  3. Hello Since Videopad doesn't offer much DVD authoring features I'm forced to do the authoring with another program. Therefore I still need 16:9 anamorphic mpeg export to later import those files into my authoring software. Yours Serafin
  4. Hello, I just noticed that the newer versions of vidoepad are not capable of exporting 720x576 mpeg files, which is, as far as I know the standard for DVDs. The nearest export setting for mpeg is 768x576, but that isn't part of the DVD standard. Whenever I manually enter 720x576 as mpeg export resolution, I'm asked whether I want to to crop or resize the video which both leads to black bars on various sides of the rendered video. Any suggestions? Yours Serafin
  5. Hi c_major, Sorry, you still got me wrong. There is a real difference between 16:9, 4:3 AND 4:3 anamorphic formats. Videopad so far is only able to export "normal" 16:9 and "4:3", but not 4:3 anamorphic. Which is exactly what you need when you want to export mpeg widescreen for postproduction of a DVD to an authoring software without reencoding again. Let me try to put out the differences between the formats again to clarify: - 4:3 with square pixels like 720x576. This is saved as 720x576 and will be displayed as 720x576 - 16:9 with square pixels like 720x405. On a DVD this is saved as 720x576 with black bars on top and bottom and will be displayed as 720x576 with black bars - 4:3 anamorphic with rectangular pixels. On a DVD this is saved as 720x576 WITHOUT black bars and will be horizontally stretched to about 1024x576px (16:9) when displayed. Please do also refer to this article: https://en.wikipedia...creen#DVD_Video All this has nothing to do with zoom effect and the like. It simply concerns the missing capability of videopad to export 16:9 clips to anamorphic format, which means that the pixels have to be compressed horizontally to fit in a 4:3 output format and the output has to be signed as anamorphic. When this is achieved, every player will acknowledge the format as anamorphic and will stretch the 4:3 anamorphic video horizontally to be displayed as 16:9. Yours Serafin
  6. Hi c_major, Sorry, you got me wrong. These are the facts: - I got a real 16:9 video in mp4 format - I want to make a real DVD of it, that is playable on standalone players, so it has to conform to DVD standards - that means I have to reduce my video to 720x576 px, the maximum for DVDs - 720x576 is not 16:9, it is 4:3. But: the DVD format is capable of 720x576 anamorphic, which will be displayed as 16:9 (anamorphic: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anamorphic_widescreen#DVD_Video) So the only satisfying solution would be videopad having the ability to save mpeg in anamorphic format (means with rectangular instead of square pixels), which so far it doesn't support. Yours Serafin
  7. Hello Chris75, i tried both options, none of them was satisfying. In both cases, you end up with a non anamorphic 4:3 video. When cropping, you get a 16:9 video with black bars on top and bottom to fill the unneeded space, but the resulting video still is 4:3. When resizing, you get a 4:3 video where the left and right parts of the original 16:9 video are cut. But what you want to have is a 720x576 anamorphic video which uses all the pixels the DVD limitation allows you to have and since this anamorphic video is stretched by the player, you end up with a displayed 16:9 video which really has 576px in height and no black bars and no part of the original video cut away. Yours Serafin
  8. Hello, As far as I can see, there ist still no possibility to export 16:9 videos as anamorphic mpegs, which would be vital for DVD authoring of widescreen videos. Anamorphic export should be possible following this article: http://www.nch.com.au/kb/10231.html. Maybe the anamorphic formats are available when exporting directly to DVD but since Videopad has no serious authoring capabilities, this isn't really a way to go. DVD specifications allow the following formats: - 720x576 square pixels for "normal" 4:3 videos - 720x576 anamorphic for 16:9 videos In the second case the video is compressed horizontaly and is stretched by the playing device later. With videopad mpeg export the only way to get 16:9 videos exported is via "letterboxing", means: exporting at 720px width with black bars on top of and below the 16:9 video. That isn't a decent way to do it. Or did you ever watch a commercial DVD with a 16:9 movie with black bars on top and bottom? So I think it's about time that anamorphic output is added to Videpad export features. See also this post: http://nch.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/16213-features-request-on-input-format-support-aspect-ratio-and-51-sound/ Yours Serafin
  9. Hi Einstein, thanks for notifying me on the delay. Yours Serafin
  10. Hi Einstein, c_major, any news regarding this issue? Yours Serafin
  11. Hi c_major, glad to hear you could fix it. And thank you very much for notifiying me. Yours Serafin
  12. Hi Einstein, are there any news regarding this issue? Yours Serafin
  13. Hi Einstein, thank you very much. Please keep us informed when the issue has been solved. I'd be glad to do some beta testing then. Yours Serafin
  14. Hello Einstein, that seems to be exactly the issue I'm encountering. But I never had those problems with videopad version 2 on windows xp. Could you be a bit more specific about "sometimes jumps back"? I think there has to be a reason why this happens in some circumstances under windows xp and in others doesn't happen. So it seems there is no known solution to this issue. I could provide a procmon log (windows sys internals) with all file and registry accesses during the 2 seconds between pressing play and the video actually starting to play, if this could be of any help. Yours Serafin
  15. I installed the latest nvidia driver without any change in the behaviour of videopad. Yours Serafin
  16. Hello Einstein, thanks for your suggestion. I checked the sound driver, seems to be up to date (Mainboard: MSI P6N SLI Platinum with realtek onboard audio chip, Driver Version: 5.10.0000.6849). Following your hint I tried with a video alone, without audio. I opened a 3 minutes MOV video, dragged it to the sequence, uncoupled the audio track and deleted it. Still the video freezes most of the time when playing back from the sequence or moving the play cursor while playing. Maybe another hint: I do have several audio editors installed on the same windows xp system without any lagging or freezing. And I used to play some quite hardware-intensive games (like the Witcher) on that system, also without video or audio problems. Here are some system stats from dxdiag: System Information ------------------ Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 System Manufacturer: FUJITSU SIEMENS Model: MS-7350VP Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) Memory: 3072MB RAM Page File: 672MB used, 4284MB available DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904) Display Devices --------------- Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce GTS 450 DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC Display Memory: 1024.0 MB Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz) Sound Devices ------------- Description: Realtek HD Audio output Default Sound Playback: Yes Default Voice Playback: Yes Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys Driver Version: 5.10.0000.6849 (English) WHQL Logo'd: Yes Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp. HW Accel Level: Full Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 192000 Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 33, 32 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 33, 32 HW Memory: 0 Registry: OK I'm without a clue at the moment. Do you have any more suggestions? Yours Serafin
  17. Hello Einstein, I tried the 4.45 version. Sorry, same effect. Odd thing is that the freezing doesn't happen every time I start the preview or move the play cursor while playing, just most of the time. About one in five times the preview starts immediately and everything plays fine. But most of the time there is the 2 second freeze before the video starts playing and the sound is audible. Do you have any recent experiences with vidoepad on windows xp operating systems? Are there any config settings for vidoepad I could try to change? Yours Serafin
  18. Hello Einstein, thank you for your quick reply. When I download and install the latest version from your web page, it still displays "Version 4.42" on the startup- and info screen. Where can I get the actual latest version 4.45? I got Windows XP with service pack 3 installed. I was able to narrow the issue down some more: The 2 seconds freezing whenever I press play in the editor (or move the play cursor while playing) does even occur with pure audio files: When I load a mp3 audio file into the editor, drag it to the timeline and try to start it by pressing play, there is no sound for about 2 seconds although the peak meter displays audio playing. Considering the fact that everything (video too) is playing smoothly after the initial 2 second freezing this seems to be more of a general problem of videopad with windows xp, not so much a performance issue of the codec. One noticeable difference between videopad 2 (which doesn't have that issue) and the latest version is the ffmpeg19 folder along with the ffmpeg10 folder. Videopad 2 has only the ffmepg10 folder. Any other suggestions? Thanks for you efforts so far Yours Serafin
  19. Hello, having used videopad V2.20 for quite a time I recently wanted to update to the newes version to be able to have more than one videotrack. I installed the actual version 4.42 and encountered a serious problem: Every time I press play in the sequence preview (or move the play cursor while playing) there is a delay of about 2 seconds with video frozen and no sound audible (although the peak meter displays), after which the video and audio play correctly in sync and smoothly. The project is small, just one MOV-movie of about 3 minutes duration, no effects, no other video or audio track. My computer runs on a Intel Core2 Quad cpu with 2.4 GHz and 3GB RAM and there is no noticeable cpu load when playing the video in the editor. I got the strong suspicion that the problem has to do with the Windows XP operating system where I installed Videopad. With Win XP only DirectX9 can be installed, maybe that ist the cause of the delay. I installed the same version of Videopad on another computer (weaker hardware) with Windows 7 as operating system and everything runs smoothely. Do you have any idea what might cause the preview delay on Win XP systems and maybe a clue how this can be avoided? Thanks in advance Sincerely Serafin
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