This is my first post here - so be gentle!
I arrived here after general net searching for the issues I have.
I am using Ulead VideoStudio 9 and Ulead DVD Workshop 2.
I took the video from my camcorder and saved it on my PC as mpeg files rather than AVI. This was to save space, but something I won't be doing again.
There were 7 files in all. I used VideoStudio to edit each individual clip down considerably and added some music (usual home movie cheesyness I guess ) then saved each edited file.
This is where my probelms started. Each edited file when played back on the PC was very jittery. I tried a few different saving options and resolved the issue but I don't know why there was an issue. I originally saved the files as' DVD PAL 4:3'. To remove the jitter I resaved the files as 'MPEG2'. This took longer to save but resulted in a smaller file size. What I don't understand is why would this remove the jitter? DVD is MPEG2 anyway, right?
I can only think it is somethign to do with bit rates.
Anyway, after editing my seven files, I made the actual DVD with DVD Workshop 2. Each of the 7 files became a title and I created chapters within each title. The titles ranged from 3 - 13 minutes long (approximately). I burned the DVD to folder and tried to play it back on the PC using NERO. NERO played it back with jitter where as the ulead software showed no jitter!
I still took a chance and burned it to disc and it plays without jitter in my LiteOn stand alone player. What is that about? There is a short pause between titles though, but nothing to major and I can live with it but I would still like to know why that happens as well!
What I'm going to do tonight is try creating the DVD with lower bit rates (if i can work out how) and I may see what I get if I rip the created DVD back into the PC.
All other DVD files (from back ups) play fine from filders on my PC so I am confinced it is something Ulead is doing.
can anyone understand my issues and possibly provide a little help?