DVD Studio Pro used to be DVD Maestro from Discreet, but I was thinking since Apple bought it long ago, it would have a forum. I searched for DVD and DVDSP and only came up with this forum.
If anybody in here uses DVDSP and if you know the solution I would appreciate help with this.
Upon building this, I did lower the bit rate to a lower size after getting the error message.
As of now I have the BR between 4.2 and 5.2 as the max br.
I'm concerned if I lower it anymore it will start looking like a pixelated mess. Does anybody know how low you can take the rate and still have a good looking project?
The project was taped in HDV. However I encoded it using compressor so I don't think it's an HD file anymore that DVDSP can't read. In the settings you'll see "SD".
I'm using DVD Studio Pro 4.
The settings I used for compressor were:
Name: MPEG-2 6.2Mbps 2-pass
Description: Fits up to 90 minutes of video with Dolby Digital audio at 192 Kbps or 60 minutes with AIFF audio on a DVD-5
File Extension: m2v
Estimated size: 2.79 GB/hour of source
Type: MPEG-2 video elementary stream
Width and Height: Automatic
Selected: 720 x 480
Pixel aspect ratio: NTSC CCIR 601/DV (16:9)
Frame rate: (100% of source)
Frame Controls Automatically selected:
Retiming: (Fast) Nearest Frame
Resize Filter: Linear Filter
Deinterlace Filter: Fast (Line Averaging)
Adaptive Details: On
Detail Level: 0
Field Output: Same as Source
Start timecode from source
Aspect ratio: Automatic
Field dominance: Automatic:
Average bit rate: 6.2 (Mbps)
2 Pass VBR enabled
Maximum bit rate: 7.7 (Mbps)
Best motion estimation
Closed GOP Size: 15, Structure: IBBP
DVD Studio Pro meta-data enabled
Name: AIFF 48:16
Description: 48kHz, 16-bit AIFF stereo audio
File Extension: aiff
Estimated size: unknown
16-bit Integer (Big Endian), Stereo (L R), 48.000 kHz
Error message from DVDSP
Starting DVD Build BIG_DADDY_DVD...
Precompiling Project BIG_DADDY_DVD
Compiling VMG Information...
Created 8 PGCs in VTSM1
Created 8 PGCs in VMG.
1 Menu(s) will be created...
Compiling Menu PGCs...
Compiling Menu#1 (Menu 1)...
Rendering Menu:Menu 1,Language:1...
Generating Transition: VTSM #01, VOB #1...
1 VTSs and 1 Titles will be created...
Compiling VTS#1 (Big Daddy compress video)...
Video Bitrate Too High
Building was not successful. See log.
I tried the same project in IDVD and it worked like a charm the first time