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migrantwing
2008-09-25, 10:36 AM
The long and short of my query. I have a DVD sent to me by a friend of a friend of a friend that was recorded onto VHS from German TV (I don't know the lineage) transferred to DVD with titles, menus etc. The problem I have is that there is some copyrighted material at the end of the DVD. I used TMPGEnc DVD Author to take out the non-copyright material. Success!! Yet, at the end of the TV part of the DVD there is a 'Movie' and 'Scene Selection' screen that should surely be at the start?

My main aim is to put this screen at the beginning of the movie so when it is put into a DVD player/DVD drive, a selection can be made (as stated by the 'Selection' screen DOH!!) and then make each start of each song as a different chapter or title in accordance to the 'Scene selection' and then I can share it here at 'The Den'

Any suggestions on what software/method to use for a total noob regards DVD authoring and editing. I'm not completely inept with what to do, just need some guidance in a simple form

Many thanks in advance :thumbsup

Lloydy

pawel
2008-09-25, 11:49 AM
If you have 'Scene Selection' screen included in the video it means that some idiot copied the DVD on a standalone recorder. It was re-encoded hence it cannot be seeded here (and elsewhere).

Moving the 'Scene Selection' screen to the beginning of the video doesn't make sense as it won't work as normal menu. It's now a non interactive video. You need to create a new menu in TDA.

migrantwing
2008-09-25, 12:03 PM
If you have 'Scene Selection' screen included in the video it means that some idiot copied the DVD on a standalone recorder. It was re-encoded hence it cannot be seeded here (and elsewhere).

Moving the 'Scene Selection' screen to the beginning of the video doesn't make sense as it won't work as normal menu. It's now a non interactive video. You need to create a new menu in TDA.

Hi Pawel,

Well that sucks!! I think your term 'idiot' is right if that's the case. I have just noticed that the 'Play Movie' and 'Scene Selection' don't actually work. Here are the stats as shown in Cyberlink PowerDVD

Player Information:
Player Region Code: 2
Current Drive: E:
Title Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, All

Display Information:
Video Mode: Interlaced
Display Mode: DirectDraw
FourCC Code: YUY2
Surface Type: Overlay

Video Attributes:
Video compression mode: MPEG-2
TV system: 625/50 (PAL)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Display Mode: Both Pan&scan and Letterbox
Source picture resolution: 352x576 (625/50)
Frame Rate: 25.00
Source picture letterboxed: Not letterboxed
Bitrate: 9.16Mbps

Audio Attributes:
Audio Coding mode: Dolby Digital
Sampling Rate: 48kHz
Audio application mode: Surround
Number of Audio channels: 2
Bitrate: 384 Kbps
Number of Audio streams: 1

Thank you for your quick reply

Lloydy

pawel
2008-09-25, 01:58 PM
Source picture resolution: 352x576
this sucks even more as it's half-d1 DVD, half of full 720 px horizontal resolution. Try to get non re-encoded copy.

migrantwing
2008-09-25, 09:02 PM
this sucks even more as it's half-d1 DVD, half of full 720 px horizontal resolution. Try to get non re-encoded copy.

It seems to get worse!! As I said earlier, the video side of things is quite new to me but thanks for your replies. I seem to be making more sense of what you say now. Such a shame that the DVD is a crap copy as it's very rare and great viewing. I don't know if I'll ever track another copy down. It's like trying to find rocking horse s*it :lol:

Thanks once again, Pawel :thumbsup