I'm trying to create a menu with a short movie as the background. I don't get any errors in the DVD build process, but the background has no audio when I play the DVD. I noticed that there is no audio information associated with the movie when I look at the background properties - where as the movie file I add to the DVD do show audio properties. I've even taken the audio from the movie and added it as an audio track to the background, but I get a warning that the length of the audio does not match the length of the video for the menu. If I ignore that warning and try to build the DVD, the process fails.
I'm clearly missing something - but I can't figure out what.
Any help would be appreciated.
Yep you are missing the fact that the you discovered a bug.
Let me see how easy / hard this one is to overcome.
Actually if you add the audio file and it is in the right format ( 48kHz, 224kbps ac3 ) you should have your audio track ...
Well, I used Avidemux to create my ac3 file, and I still got the warning about the length of the audio. I went ahead and tried to build the DVD, and it still failed.
The version of QDVDAuthor I'm using is 1.0600 (Dec. 1 2008). I'm runing on Debian Lenny, so my sources.list has:
deb-src http://www.debian-multimedia.org lenny main
I installed using apt-get - could that be an old version?
Thanks for the quick response!
Yep, version 1.6 is 5 versions old and a lot has changend and been fiexed in between.
I woul recommend to download the latest sources and compile them yourself. you need gcc, Qt 3.x,-devel and Qt 4.x-devel to do so.
> ./configure -n --wget-buttons-library --wget-transitions --wget-masks
> sudo ./configure -n --install
Should get you there. It is at least worth a try.
Thanks! I'll give that a try. I just get nervous installing software outside of apt-get - I like the idea that all dependencies are managed for me. I'm pretty sure I have the libraries listed above, and gcc.
I'll let you know how it goes!
I installed 1.11 (along with the qt tools), and I'm still not able to get audio with the movie background. I still get the warning about the length difference when I try to add the audio track as well.
This is the line I used to prepare the audio track for the DVDMenu and it worked for me using the audio_track.ac3 file.
ffmpeg -i audio_track.mp3 -ar 48000 -ab 224k -ac 2 -acodec ac3 audio_track.ac3
The Warning about different lengths is because of the detected length vs the actual length. There is a lot that can be said about video-audio synchronization. Bottom line it is not 100%. Sorry :(
Ps. I hope you like 1.11.0 better ;)