Create DVD Folder/Files By Putting Together .VOB Files

PeteCress

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I have ripped a DVD to disc - AUDIO_TS folder and .VOB files.

Now I want to create another DVD - complete with a menu - from some, but not all of those .VOB files.

My agenda is to take a movie DVD and create a copy on disc - including any "Extras", but without the advertisements and trailers.
 

Dan203

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VideoReDo can not do this. DVDShrink or DVDFab might be able to do this. You'd have to download them and try.

Dan
 

PeteCress

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VideoReDo can not do this. DVDShrink or DVDFab might be able to do this. You'd have to download them and try.
How about a menu-less version - where the "Extras" flow after the end of "Main Movie" in one continuous stream?

DvdShrink can do this, but the folder in question is lacking a VIDEO_TS.IFO file that DS needs in order to do it's thing. OTOH, it has all the .VOB files.

Tangentially, can anybody point me to a "VideoReDo Overview" page? The Help has information on how to use specific functions (like "Join") but I can't find anything that describes what they are for.
 
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Dan203

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Just Shift select all the VOBs from the open dialog. This will open all the titles on the disc as one long stream. Cut the stream down to a single title and click Add To DVD. Clear the cuts and then do it again for the next title. When you're done click Create DVD and you can create a new DVD with or without a menu.

Dan
 

PeteCress

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Just Shift select all the VOBs from the open dialog. This will open all the titles on the disc as one long stream. Cut the stream down to a single title and click Add To DVD. Clear the cuts and then do it again for the next title. When you're done click Create DVD and you can create a new DVD with or without a menu.
I'm doing that, then selecting the 'Join' option, then creating the DVD.

Seems to work, except that the finished product is using the French sound track which, according to VLC Media Player is "Track 2".

But when I play the individual .VOB files with VLC Media Player, they render using English ("Track 1")

There are only 3 tracks on this particular DVD. "Track 3" looks to be a director's commentary.

I have 4 .VOB files in the "Join".

On some of them, Tools | Show Video Program Info | Audio Stream.StreamID = AC3:1 (x81).

But on others, it is AC3:0 (X 80).

When I force it to "80" for a single .VOB file and save to MPEG, I get English.

"81" => French

"82" => Director's commentary

All well-and-good.

But when I add all 4 .VOBs to a "Join", individually force each one to "80", and then write the Join to MPEG, I still wind up with French.

Sounds to me like somehow I am not forcing each file's "Track" properly?
 
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Dan203

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Open all the VOBs using Shift select, then click Tools->Select Stream to select the proper audio track.

Dan
 

PeteCress

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Open all the VOBs using Shift select, then click Tools->Select Stream to select the proper audio track.
Open them all at once, right?

Once they're open, I'm setting each one's audio track individually - i.e. I perform that operation 4 separate times.

For each .VOB:
  • Joiner | Edit Joiner List (or DVD | Edit List Of DVD Titles)
  • Select one of the .VOBs
  • Click Edit Selection
  • Tools | Select Stream
  • Set the stream to desired value
But I still get the wrong track - both in the output of a "Join" and a "DVD".

OTOH, if I do that after opening only a single .VOB, I get the sound track I specified.
 
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Dan203

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Maybe you're trying to open multiple VOBs from different title sets. DVDs have a structure that consists of multiple title sets (aka VTSs) each of which can contain different audio and video properties. If you attempt to join multiple VOBs from different title sets then the properties could be different and it could explain why you're getting the wrong audio stream on some segments. You need to look at the naming convention of the VOBs you have. The second number in the VOB file name indicates which title set it belongs to. So for example...

VTS_01_0.VOB
VTS_01_1.VOB
VTS_01_2.VOB
VTS_01_3.VOB

All belong to title set #1 and can be combined when you open them all using Shift select. However if the DVD folder also has some files like...

VTS_02_0.VOB
VTS_02_1.VOB
VTS_02_2.VOB

Those belong to title set #2 and can not be combined with the first set. Also the one called VIDEO_TS.VOB is the menu and should not be combined with any of the other VOBs. So what you want to do is go into the Open dialog, select all the VOBs for 1 title set using Shift select and then hit Open. When prompted use the Combine option. Now go to Tools->Select Stream to select the proper audio stream, make any edits you want and then click Add To DVD. Now repeat the process for each additional title set until you have everything you want then click Create DVD. In the DVD dialog you can either create a menu which has a button for each title set, or you can create a DVD with no menu that just plays all the titles in succession. (there will be chapters added between titles which you can access via the prev/next on your DVD remote)

One more note... If this is a commercial DVD you might have trouble if it contains multiple angles. Multiple angles are applied to a DVD by muxing one small segment from each angle in succession. VideoReDo does not contain code to separate these angles so the video is decoded as if it is a single stream. This causes issues with our seeking routines and will cause an undesired effect in the output. If the DVD contains multiple angles then you'll need to process it with a different toll which understands DVD angles first, to remove the extra angles, then bring the files into VidoeReDo.

Dan
 

PeteCress

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You need to look at the naming convention of the VOBs you have. The second number in the VOB file name indicates which title set it belongs to. So for example...

VTS_01_0.VOB
VTS_01_1.VOB
VTS_01_2.VOB
VTS_01_3.VOB

All belong to title set #1 and can be combined when you open them all using Shift select. However if the DVD folder also has some files like...
Thanks.

That's exactly what I think I'm doing.

Italics bc it still doesn't work for me - which indicates that I must be messing it up somehow.

But it helps a lot to know that it should work and there are no known issues around the process of Joins or DVDs and multiple .VOB files' sound tracks.
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
Make sure when you Shift select the VOB you choose "Combine" and NOT "Join" from the prompt.

Dan
 
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