Audio problems.

I showed my film in the library today as part of some discussion thing. Overall it was a nice event, but once again I had an annoying technical problem.

At the Film & Media screening last semester, the audio had a short glitch during the part about the eight different modes. I later found out that this was actually a problem with my tape, as the video track had a frame or two that actually caused the audio to get funky for a second. I don't understand it either.

Today, everything was going fine with my film for the first 8 minutes and 48 seconds. Then the soundtrack went completely silent, and I had to sit there and narrate my own film, letting the audience know important things such as, "Corny music is playing right now," and, "Different corny music is playing for this part." So there I was, looking like a moron who can't even make a DVD, even though he intends to do that for a living.

The first thing I did when I got back to my apartment is test the DVD. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. It was a perfect burn. And there's no reason that even a cheap DVD player should have trouble with it; the audio is compressed, the overall data rate is completely within normal limits, I didn't burn it at a high speed, and I didn't even write on the label. What happened at the screening was probably just a freak occurrence caused by dust, but it really bothers me. I'm going to go out and get a pack of the Apple branded DVD-Rs for the copy that I give to the library, which will be burned and verified at 1X, then delivered via armed guard in a hermetically sealed DVD Amaray case. And that's just the decoy copy.

Posted: Wednesday - March 30, 2005 at 02:47 PM