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Windsor
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PostPosted: Tue 23 May 2006, 21:37 Reply with quote

Hello everyone:

Can I combine two video_TS folders into one. I have a movie that is made with two dvds. And I want them to be combined into one dual layer dvd. I checked the video_TS folders, and I saw that there are similar files, so if I drag and drop them one of them will be deleted. I tried to renumber them, and I wasn't successful, when I reviewed them. Only the first part was showing and the movie stopped at the end of the first part, and the DVD player of my Mac didn't go to the next VTS_01_4.VOB (just as an example).

Thanks for your help.

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PostPosted: Tue 23 May 2006, 23:40 Reply with quote

Hello Windsor.

No, combine two dvds are not so easy.
the VTS_01_0.IFO contains many information tables about the VOB data.

This operation could be done in the futur 1.0 version, if I can finish it a day Smile.

But before this day, the best solution is to create a project with iDVD with two blank movie (with 1s of movie, or something very short).

Then replace all the VTS_01... files with the VTS_xx from your first DVD (rename the files if it is necessary) and replace all the VTS_02... files with the VTS_xxx from your second DVD (with rename too)

Open the new project with myDVDEdit, it will fixe the title tables.

The next step is to change the commands to continue to the next title at the end of the first, and to return to the main menu after at the end of the second title.

The problem is, you cannot call a title in VTS_02 from VTS_01.
You have to:
- create a dummy PGC in VMG Menu, xx is the number of this Pgc
- add a Call VMG Menu Pgc xx in the post-cmds of Title 1
- add a Jump Title 2 in the post-cmds of VMG Menu Pgc xx.
- add a Call VMG Menu Pgc 1 in the post-cmds of title 2

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PostPosted: Wed 24 May 2006, 00:36 Reply with quote

Thanks a million for your help. However, it is one complicated procedure that I might not venture to try it. I would rather wait for the new version to do it for me.

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Sep 2006, 20:38 Reply with quote

Hello Jerome,

First, thank you for writing such a cool program; looking forward to the future version 1.0 release.

Re: Combining two dvds - Your insturctions were clear (I used three dvds, added another dummy PGC and the coresponding jump and call statements) and it worked out great!

Well, almost.

When I press play, the movie goes from Title 1 to Title 2 to Title 3 with only a second delay between Titles. I can move from chapter to chapter within an individual Title. However, once in the 2nd (or 3rd) Title, I can not return to a chapter within an earlier Title. Can I fix this in version 0.9.8 (35)?

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Sep 2006, 02:07 Reply with quote

Hi mrbell77.

No, it's not possible.
It's a DVD spec limitation.

It exist only one case where the DVD player can go back to an other PGC, it's when the two PGCs are in the same VTS and are PGCs for the same title (Splited title).

In all the other cases (in your case), the player just replay the chapter because it think it's the first chapter of the title.

BUT, you could do what I have explain here, and use the LEFT button to go to the last prgm of the desired title.

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Sep 2006, 22:13 Reply with quote

Jerome,

Thank you for the quick reply.

I was able to change the button functions via your instructions, but when I tried to use the LEFT button to go to the "last prgm" I got stuck.

The buttons worked fine chapters 2 to XX.
Not surprising, given your description of the DVD's limitations, in Chapter 1 of VTS XX , the LEFT button produces an error "Not Found" in MyDvdEdit and an Error: -70016 in DVD Player. (I tried Link PrevPrgm, PrevPgc, and PrevCell).

So, I threw in another dummy Pgc into the VMG Menu.
The chapter 1 LEFT button jumps to this Pgc.
Dummy Pgc jumps to the title I want.
Good. Except it jumps to the first chapter and I want the last chapter.

Is there any way to have a Dummy Pgc jump to a chapter other then the first?
Is there something else you would reccomend?

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Sep 2006, 23:28 Reply with quote

Good job.
You do the right thing
the solution is near.

first solution

You cannot jump to a specific chapter from VMG Menu, but you can do it from the VTSM.
Create a dummy PGC in the VTS Menu corresponding to your title.
- Add the pre-command 'Jump VTSTitle 1, Chapter <last chapter>'
- Select the 'Information' tab and set the PGC Entry option to 'chapter'

In your new dummy PGC in VMG Menu, change your command to
'Jump VTS Menu 1, Menu chapter'

With this solution, you use a specific PGC entry type to call a specific VTS Menu PGC. but PGC entry type are limited.

Second solution:
Use a register with a specific value.
Call the title as you did it, but in the pre-command, add a test of this register and link to the last chapter is this register have the specific value.
warning, this register must be reset before and after it use.

exemple. I use register R6 because it is not often used.
FirstPlay
- R6=0
.....

VTS 2 - PGC 1 - Button 2 (command of the button 2)
- Call VMG Menu Pgc 3 (if 3 is the number of the dummy pgc)

VMG Menu - Pgc 3 - pre-cmd
- R6 = 1
- Jump Title 1

VTS 1 - PGC 1 - pre-cmd
- R0 = R6
- R6 = 0
- if (R0 == 1) Link Chapter 10 (if 10 is your last chapter)


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PostPosted: Mon 04 Sep 2006, 23:50 Reply with quote

Great!

I read your instructions and I think I understand well the first solution and I will try it soon.

The second solution requires more study, but I've been wanting to know more how about these R0 arguements work and it seems like a good way to get started.

Thank you again.
I'll let you know how it all works out in the end. Keep up the good work.

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Nov 2009, 02:27 Reply with quote

Quote:
This operation could be done in the futur 1.0 version


Now that version 1.1 is out is there an simple way to join multiple video_TS folders to a single dvd?
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Nov 2009, 09:20 Reply with quote

Explained in this tutorial

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