Author w/ your app - burn DVD w/ NERO

Anole

Moderator
I kinda grew up using NERO to burn CDs.
The interface was simple, friendly, logical, and familiar.

Several major versions ago, it did indeed become bloatware, with alternate interfaces and launchers .
(nero smart start - I really hate that!)
...and too many modules to count.

Since I only wanted to burn CDs and DVDs at the time, I managed to just install NERO Burning ROM portion of the package.
Alternately, go to Windows | Start | All Programs | NERO | NERO 6 Ultra Edition | Nero Burning ROM
and set a shortcut to Burning ROM.
Drag that shortcut to your desktop, and launch the burner that way.

Hopefully, the New Compilation window will launch over the application.
In the upper left corner, be sure it's set to DVD, not CD.
Click on and select the left disc icon labeled: DVD-Video (if making a movie DVD)
Click New on the upper right.

Now, you will see a split screen view with your files on the right tree, and the (empty) contents of your DVD-to-be on the left.
There should be a red folder on the left, labeled: VIDEO_TS
Drag all the DVD files made by your authoring program to the above folder, and burn 'em!
Don't put anything anywhere else, and nothing into AUDIO_TS

I did gloss over this a bit, but hopefully, people will use the burning portion of NERO properly.
I have it simultaneously burn two copies on two DVD drives, and verify them, as a routine.

Works well. Less filling. :cool:
 
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RickN

New member
Nice post, Anole! I had installed the whole NERO OEM package. Had to dig to find the Nero burning rom file. It didn't show up in the all programs/nero section. I searched with the windows search function for all files with Nero in the name and eventually found it.

Nero burning rom successfully burned my project and it plays on my computer DVD burner and on my TV dvd player. I used Muxman for authoring the DVD. Interestingly, Muxman does not add an AUDIO_TS file to the VIDEO_TS folder. Apparently that's not a problem tho...

Great, now I have two different programs for burning projects from VRD. Thanks!

Best,

Rick
 

laserfan

New member
Interestingly, Muxman does not add an AUDIO_TS file to the VIDEO_TS folder. Apparently that's not a problem tho...
I always add an empty AUDIO_TS folder to my burns. Rumour has it that there are some players in the universe that might glitch without it (though frankly I doubt any modern players care).

I guess it's in the DVD spec but to my knowledge AUDIO_TS has never actually been used for ANYTHING!!! Go figure...
 

RickN

New member
Okay, good to know. My two burned dvd's play on both standalone dvd players and of course on the DVD burner. I'll starting adding, just in case.

Regards,

Rick
 

phd

Super Moderator
I guess it's in the DVD spec but to my knowledge AUDIO_TS has never actually been used for ANYTHING!!! Go figure...
I read on another forum that Acuras have Audio DVD players. I would guess they're using that folder?
 

praimon

New member
One of the experts on the Adobe Premiere Elements forum made the following statement:
"SmartEncoding in version 6 of Nero works, but it does not work in version 7. There are checkboxes to enable smartencoding in version 7, but they don't work."
Can anyone confirm or refute this?
 

Anole

Moderator
I was only addressing the burning engine.

I don't know how old that info is, but my research suggests that version 7 has been shipping for a long time with lots of bugs.
I've only recently been handed the latest, which supposedly has the fixes (though who knows if it applies to your point?)
I am actually still running ver 6.6. :)
 

Lester Burnham

New member
IMGBURN (the freeware evolution of DVDdecrypter's DVD burning engine) is an excellent, lightweight method of burning DVDs.

Even before it, I chose to use DVDdecrypter in favour of Nero's burning ROM.

Back then, I used GUI_for_dvdauthor for authoring the output from VideoReDo, imgtool classic (basically a GUI for mkisofs) to create a burnable image (ISO) from the DVD folders output of GUI_for_dvdauthor, then DVDdecrypter to burn to a DVDR.

Now I just edit in VideoReDo, author with GUI_for_dvdauthor, and use the build mode of imgburn to burn to a blank.

imgburn is by far my favourite burning app, wouldn't touch anything else, now.
 

Roy

New member
GUI_For_DVDauthor

Lester,

I was browsing some of the posts and came across your post about your use of GUI_For_DVDauthor. I discovered that program recently and downloaded it but each time I tried to author a DVD with it, it complained that there were no navigation packets in my MPEG file (from VideoRedo) and it didn't like the fact that I wasn't using a demuxed file, so I was never able to use it. Just wondering how you were so successful with it.

Roy
 

HyperReality

New member
One of the tricks is to save out of VRD as a ".vob" format file (which I believe causes VRD to insert empty Nav packets into the output file), but rename the file to have a .mpg extension. The file should then be happily accepted by dvdauthor based tools like GUI_for_dvdauthor and DVDStyler.

That's the theory as I understand it anyway. ;)
 

Lester Burnham

New member
Lester,

I was browsing some of the posts and came across your post about your use of GUI_For_DVDauthor. I discovered that program recently and downloaded it but each time I tried to author a DVD with it, it complained that there were no navigation packets in my MPEG file (from VideoRedo) and it didn't like the fact that I wasn't using a demuxed file, so I was never able to use it. Just wondering how you were so successful with it.

Roy
What Hyperreality said - you don't need to feed GUI_for_dvdauthor with demuxed streams - in fact, it probably takes it longer to process if you do - on account of it then remuxing during the authoring process.

I find it's much better to simply save all my output from VideoReDo as type VOB but with .mpg as the file extension.

This should be perfectly acceptable as input to GUI_for_dvdauthor, and also be fine as a format for simply keeping the mpegs for archival / posterity.
 

Roy

New member
GUI_For_DVDauthor

Thanks, guys, for the info on how to use GUI_For_DVDauthor with files from VideoRedo. Tried it out and it worked fine as far as the program accepting my files. I did have some problems with the first DVD playing, but that may have been an issue with just that DVD because I burned the file again and the DVD played with no problems.

Roy
 
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