In this guide we are going to explain,
how you can export your video from Ulead MediaStudio Pro v6.x/v7.0
to MainConcept encoder with our Video Server Plugin. As an example we
take the sample file "Nature.dvp" of MSpro and
code this project as a PAL VCD with TMPGEnc. After reading
this guide you should be familiar with my plugin and can
start encoding your own video as VCD, SVCD or DVD. In
this guide we assume that you are using MainConcept encoder, but of
course you can use any encoder that reads AVI-files and
code them in any format.
As the source quality of the "Nature.dvp"
is not optimal, the quality of the output is also not optimal.
First open the Nature project within MediaStudio Pro (MSPro).
Select File->Create->Video File
This will bring up the Create Video File Movie window. Click
on the "Save as type" droplist and select Ulead Video Server.
Normally, the settings of the plugin are O.K. by default.
But as the source resolution of the sample file is not correct
for a PAL VCD, we need to change some settings in such a way that MSPro
scales the video to the correct resolution for PAL VCD (352x288).
This can be done by clicking on the Options button and selecting
the general tab in the new window. Afterwards, select 25Hz for the frame rate,
and 352x288 for the frame size.
If you are not sure you are using the correct settings for this guide,
please compare your current settings with
If you are done, press O.K.
Now, all the settings are correct and you need to fill in a name
into the "File name" box and press save. When you click on the save button,
the plugin starts and creates the IPCserver.AVI. Please note that the filename that
you enter in the File name box is not the file that is written to disc.
In this example we use the name:"justaname". The name
is only important if you are running 2 servers at the same time. If you are
using 2 servers, the names may not be identical.
If the plugin in not registered, first a window
is shown to motivate registration. If O.K. is pressed, a
server window will appear.
DO NOT CLOSE THIS WINDOW
The plugin is now serving and
the file IPCserver.AVI is written to disc. Start
MainConcept MPEG encoder
(So open MainConcept MPEG encoder without closing the
server window and MSPro)
and disable the Reload last project on startup option.
Now you are ready to open the IPCserver.AVI
in the encoder.
If the file is correctly opened, you can start
the encoding by pressing the encode button
After the encode button is pressed, the encoder starts
encoding. Before you close the encoder, please make sure that you
disabled the Reload last project on startup option. If not,
you will receive an error next time you open the MainConcept encoder
while the server is not running.
If you want to abort the encoder, please abort the encoder before you
close the Video Server.