DVD FLICK Guide
DVD Flick is the all-in-one tool that can convert:
AVI to DVD, FLV to DVD, HDMOV to DVD, MKV to DVD, MJPG to DVD, MPG to DVD, M2V to DVD, MP4 to DVD, M4V to DVD, NSV to DVD, NUT to DVD, QT to DVD, MOV to DVD, RM to DVD, SMK to DVD, OGM to DVD, WMV to DVD, ASF to DVD, 3GP to DVD, 3G2 to DVD.
DVD Flick supports DVD Authoring, ISO image creating, DVD burning also in one tool. It is free software.
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1. Open DVD Flick
2. Press "New project button" to create new DVD Flick project
3. Browse your hard drives to select path to the folder, where the resulting DVD folders (AUDIO_TS, VIDEO_TS) will be saved. It is highly recommended to use NTFS file sytem in your OS, cause the temporary m2v files in most cases exceeds 4GB limit for FAT32 file system. Additionally, don't use non-english letters to the browsing path, cause the errors could occur during DVD authoring process. The "Project destination folder", as in our example, "D:\DVDFlick" will be fine
4. Add your title - select the video file or files for the project. DVD Flick supports these video file types:
AVI, FLV, HDMOV, MKV, MJPG, MPG, M2V, MP4, M4V, NSV, NUT, QT, MOV, RM, SMK, OGM, WMV, ASF, 3GP, 3G2.
Our example will describe the project with the one AVI file, including additional French audio track and subtitles. The language of the audio tracks and subtitles could be any, French is just for understanding how to work with DVD Flick capabilities to include additional audio tracks and subtitles. If you have video files from digital camcorders (DV, HDV, DVD) or captured via video card as interlaced to MJPEG, or HuffYUV, please use Cam Video Tool 4 DVD Flick
5. Title added. Left bar with 95% indicates how many bytes is used on the blank 4,3 GB DVD disc with the default preferences. The percentage depends on the video file size which you have added in the previous guide step.
6. Edit title. This step will help us to know what "Project settings" would be selected in the step 8, Frame rate. It means that "Project settings" depend on "Title properties". Now follow the next step.
7. General settings for the "Title". On this tab check "Create chapters every", selecting from 5 to 120 minutes between chapters. Purpose of the chapters usage is forward/back skipping forward during the DVD viewing. It is recommended to use this option. In our example a time value is 10 minutes. Instead of our case, you can use fixed numbers of chapters - check "Create" button. Aspect ratio is a autodetected value received from video file's frame dimension, just remember that is "Widescreen (16:9)" for our example.
8. Video sources for the "Title" - this tab informs us about video codec (mpeg4 for our example), frame size (576x236), Aspect ratio value (Widescreen (16:9)), frame rate (25 FPS) - Frames Per Second. Let's stay here a bit longer.
The frame size is: 576x236 pixels. Let us divide 576 to 236 = 576/236 = 2,44(:1). The file will bw encoded as "Widescreen (16:9)" with some top and bottom borders. Please return to the "General" tab to check the same "Widescreen (16:9)" in the "Aspect ratio" listbox.
Frame rate. In our example it is the 25 FPS - standard framerate for the PAL Format. Check the bottom listing:
9. Add a file to this title. This option allow to you to add new file or files to the "Title". It could be additional videos for this DVD, cutted scenes for examples, etc.
Important thing is the same FPS for the main video file (green arrow) and the additional file (red arrow).
Learned about this feature in DVD Flick. Remove the additional file.
10. Audio tracks tab. Still saved the additional audio from the the "love_sample.avi". It is easy to remove it. Press "Edit" button, then remove from the "Audio track sources" additional audio track.
Add an audio track. As we described in our example we need to add French audio track. Press "Add" button on the "Audio track sources" tab, select the audio file from hard drive, check in the new "select audio track(s)" window track(s) you wishh to add. Press "Accept" button. DVD Flick could extract audio tracks from all supported video files (AVI, FLV, HDMOV, MKV, MJPG, MPG, M2V, MP4, M4V, NSV, NUT, QT, MOV, RM, SMK, OGM, WMV, ASF, 3GP, 3G2), and also native audio file formats: AAC, AC3, Flac, MKA, MP3, MP2, MPA, OGG, WAV, WMA
Select language for the additional audio track. Select the audio track - green arrow, and then select from the "Track language" listbox "French" language - red arrow.
11. Subtitles tab. As you remember, we wish to add French subtitles. Press "Add" button on the "Subtitles" tab, and then select from disk file with subtitles. DVD Flick supports these subtitles formats: AQT, JS, RT, SMI, ASS, SRT, SSA, TXT.
When the subtitles was added, the "English" language is the default. Bu we want to change the language to the "French". Press "Edit" button to change subtitles settings.
Select the language you need, in our example it is "French". Other settings are for the Font, Font size, placement of the subtitles. As usually, press "Accept" button to save setting. "Force display" option will force subtitle displaying during playback, even they were not selected in menu.
If everything was made rightly, we will see this window with the changed language for subtitles.
There are no more editing tabs for "Title properties". Press "Accept" button to save preferences.
12. Project settings. At the DVD Flick main window press "Project settings" button.
General tab. Select a "Target size" for your DVD from list box. The default value is "DVD (4,3 GB)", default values could be changed by pressing "Use as defaults" button. In our case we are selecting "DVD (4,3 GB)". If you need to select custom DVD size just scroll up the list box to the "Custom" value and the bottom "Custom size" option will be enabled for editing. "Encoder priority" allows to you to use "DVD Flick" with high priority in your operating system to decrease full encoding time.
Video tab. According to the step 8, Frame rate, set your DVD "Target Format". In our case it is a PAL.
"Encoding profile" for better encoding perfomance is higly recommended to select as "Normal" or "Best". "Fastest" and "Fast" mode decrease full encoding time, but with the lower quality results.
"Target bitrate" is more easy to use as "Auto fit". This option will calulate bitrate for encoding automatically, depends on DVD "Target size" and will be set as maximum possible value. If you have some advanced expirience with DVD ecoding, you can set "Custom bitrate".
Now, let set up advanced video options - press "Advanced" button
Check "Second encoding pass" (red arrow) to improve output encoding results. It is highly recommended to use this option, but it will increse full encoding time. Check "Half horizontal resolution" (green arrow) to enable Half D1 DVD Mode - one of the standard for DVD, decreases frame size to 352x576 for PAL and to 352x480 for NTSC (instead of 720x576 (PAL) and 720x480 (NTSC)). Could be used as a possibility to decrease encoding bitrate, for more video length on one DVD disc. Check "Add overscan borders" (blue arrow) to make your DVD with black left and right borders to view all the source video on your TV. Deinterlace option is not reccomended to use, it is better to use encode your interlaced video files using Cam Video Tool 4 DVD Flick to support intrlaced mpeg-2 encoding. Check "Force MPEG-2 recompression" to recompress your mpeg-2 video source files, do not check option if m2v files were encoded with Cam Video Tool 4 DVD Flick.
Burning tab. If the "Create ISO image" is set (green arrow), the ISO image file will be created on your disk, in the "Project destination folder". ISO image could be useful, if you prefer to burn DVD using another application, supporting ISO images. "MDS" (Media decriptor) file will be created also. If you want to burn your DVD with DVD Flick, check "Burn project to disc" (red arrow). if you are using DVD+RW, DVD-RW disc, check "Automatically erase disc if it is rewritable". If quick erase will be not possible, ImgBurn (included in DVD Flick installation package) will make full erase for rewritable discs.
Note: by default the ImgBurn has "AUTO (MAX)" speed for burning - in most cases it is not appropriate speed for DVD-R, DVD+R discs, stand-alone DVD players, and the lowest writing speeds are preferable. To change to the desired speed,
launch "c:\Program Files\DVD Flick\imgburn\imgburn.exe", and set "Write speed" to "1x", "2x", etc (red arrow) on the "Device" tab (green arrow). Close "ImgBurn". The default "Write Speed" will be saved to "imgburn.ini" file.
Accept all "Project settings" using "Accept" button. Now we are redy to burn our DVD.
Create DVD. Press "Create DVD" button at the main window.
DVD Flick will ask for confirmation to proceed - press "Yes".
Additional warning about "Project destination folder" - Press "Yes".
"DVD Flick Progress" window shows to user all executed steps.
When the DVD burning will be done, we will see this window. Press "Close" to return to the DVD Flick main window.
In the main window you can save DVD Flick project to your hard drive.
An author of this guide hopes, that this tutorial was useful to understand how this great tool works.
For progressive video sources everything DVD Flick works fine.
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