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Use MPEG2 footage in iDVD
Authored by: mcarland on May 01, '06 02:08:28PM

This *mostly* worked for me last night. I had a lot of trouble because the source files were recorded from an ATSC DT source, and the audio tracks were AC3. demux didn't understand the audio tracks, I had to do a second pass to extract the audio as ac3, and could then mux them back together.

I was able to create a dvd that had four items on the main menu for my four vobs, and it all worked in the Mac DVD player. But when I burned the DVD, only the first menu item would play, the other three caused my Sony DVD player to display a C 19 code, and I had to eject the DVD to get it to work again.

Might it be that the Sony is cranky about some size field that is off because of using the four small stub avi files? Is there some tool that can "validate" a DVD image?

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Use MPEG2 footage in iDVD
Authored by: Wazzoo on May 05, '06 02:16:50PM

I guess it has something to do with the source files you were using. (emphasis on the guess bit, I'm just speculating)

From what josh says above, if you've kept all the VOB, IFO, and BUP files together for each clip then thats all the info the player needs to play each one. However there are standards that DVDs are meant to conform to in terms of bitrates and resolution etc. So while you can make a DVD that has a crazy res or something, its not guaranteed to be supported by all hardware players.

Apples DVD player seems much more forgiving in that respect. For instance, the 16:9 bug in iDVD..when you create a 16:9 DVD it will happily play in DVD player, but most of the time it won't come out right on a standalone player.

Sorry that doesn't help much though, if you do find some way to validate the DVD then let us know. Or if someone can find the official specs for a DVD and what a standards compliant DVD player will allow you to play.

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Use MPEG2 footage in iDVD
Authored by: sjk on May 05, '06 03:44:24PM
It's been awhile since I looked but there used to be a lot of detailed info about DVD authoring on or around the myDVDEdit site if that's relevant to what you're interested in.

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