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Use MPEG2 footage in iDVD
Authored by: Wazzoo on Apr 24, '06 10:05:33AM

I realise the hint above is very long and detailed about the method. If you're already a dab hand with video editing and DVD creation, here's the shorter version:

1. Convert your MPEG 2 files to VOBs in ffmpegX. Use demux and then mux as DVD(VIDEO_TS), not author.(Tools->demux/mux)

2. Create an image of your DVD in iDVD, but use a small/short dummy avi clip where you want the MPEG file to be.

3. Copy the files from the image to your HD and replace the files related to the dummy avi with the ffmpegX produced files (three each.. (IFO, VOB, BUP) for each clip you want to replace). Leave the VIDEO_TS files, thats your menu.

4. Re-image the VIDEO_TS folder with ffmpegX (Tools->img)

5. Burn the image to your DVD

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Use MPEG2 footage in iDVD
Authored by: sd on Apr 25, '06 03:50:45AM


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Use MPEG2 footage in iDVD
Authored by: krrcwl on Apr 14, '08 11:11:03AM

Hi, I realise this post is a little old now, and I'm now using iDVD 08, but I tried it anyway:

I created a multi-title iDVD project using some short dummy video for each of the six 'episodes'. Then I used ffmpegX to create VIDEO_TS folders for each of the original MPEG2 transport streams, which are my good sources. I've tested the output VOBs and they play fine in VLC. However, when I copy over the VTS_0*_1.VOB, VTS_0*_0.BUP and VTS_0*_0.IFO into the iDVD-authored VIDEO_TS and then test it with the DVD player, all I get is the first title playing, no menus. The same applies if I make a disk image containing the VIDEO_TS file and mount it.

If I DON'T copy over the VTS_0*_0.BUP and VTS_0*_0.IFO, the menus reappear but the titles then are too short (i.e. the length of the dummy media I used) and soundless.

I am somewhat confused as to what I did wrong :S

If you an shed any light, it would be much appreciated.

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