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Welcome to DvdReMake Pro 3

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DvdReMake Pro is a powerful, yet easy to use DVD editor that will let you change content, appearance and navigation of a DVD disk without the need for complete disk re- authoring. Using unique editing features of DvdReMake Pro you can completely customize your DVD backups, fix authoring errors, merge DVD's, remove audio and subtitle streams, and much more. You can even compile a new DVD from bits and pieces of other DVD disks.

See the Features page for DvdReMake's extensive list of features.

Whether you have already purchased, or are contemplating purchase, this manual should prove useful. You can browse through the Table of Contents to the left, or look up something specific in the index. There is also a full-text search tab, where you can do simple word searches or complex Boolean searches. If you find a particular section of the manual that you think that you may want to return to at a later date, you can add it to your favorites list on the "Favorites" tab.

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DvdReMake Pro Features

Here is a list of some of DvdReMake Pro's features. Features shown in bold are new to version 3.

1.

Hide warnings, trailers, studio logos, and other unwanted material

2.

Delete Titlesets, Titles, Program Chains, Programs, Chapters

3.

Add new Titlesets, Titles, Program Chains, Programs, Chapters

4.

Remove unwanted angles

5.

Remove unwanted audio and subtitle streams

6.

Disable menu buttons for material that you remove

7.

Remove Parental Management

8.

Remove or set Prohibited User Operations

9.

Edit VM commands (all possible command combination are supported)

10.

Delete menus in a selected language

11.

Remove menu transitions

12.

Automatically replace motion menus with still menus

13.

Select a frame of a motion menu to convert to a still menu

14.

Replace a cell with a still of your choice

15.

Preview DVD with audio and subtitles

16.

Undo/Redo

17.

Merge 2-4 DVD's into one, preserving menus

18.

Split a DVD into two disks

19.

Insert new chapters into a DVD

20.

Copy material from one DVD to another

21.

Find DVD navigation errors

22.

Reorder menu buttons

23.

Easily follow DVD navigation using "Goto Destination" and History pane

24.

Change properties of the video, audio and subpicture tracks

25.

Modify buttons and color schemes in either still or motion

menus

26. Easily change button highlight colors

27. Export a test DVD quickly

28. Easily view adjacent button links

29. Edit PGC attributes

30. Customize the User Interface to your liking

31. And much more

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DimadSoft DvdReMake Pro end user license agreement

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Quick Start Guide

The Quick Start Guide is designed to get you started remaking DVD's. It includes guides on some of the common tasks. The best way to learn something is to do it. After doing a few projects, you should become more familiar with the user interface and will see how doing even complex tasks is simple with DvdReMake Pro! The Quick Start Guide contains the following sections:

DVD Structure and Navigation Basics Ripping a DVD Getting to Know the User Interface Basic Editing Remove warnings, trailers, studio logos, etc. Remove audio or subtitle streams Strip unwanted angles Merge multiple DVD's into one Remove Parental Management More to come Burning Your Remade DVD

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DVD Structure and Navigation Basics

Sorry, at the time this manual was released, this section was incomplete. We hope to finish it soon and include it in a future version of the manual.

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Ripping a DVD

For best results, you should import DVD files into DvdReMake from a folder on your hard drive. If you want to work on a DVD that you have authored, you can import it prior to burning it to a disk. If the DVD is already on a disk, it should be copied to a hard drive folder before importing into DvdReMake Pro. This process is usually called "ripping." Most commercial DVD's are encrypted with a method called Content Scrambling System (CSS). DvdReMake Pro does not work with encrypted DVD's. It is your responsibility to determine whether decrypting a DVD is legal or not, in the country in which you live.

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Getting to Know the User Interface

The DVD Tree that is shown on the left-side of DvdReMake's user interface shows a hierarchal view of the structure of the DVD that you are working on. The DVD Tree acts as the control center for your project. When you select an item the DVD in the tree, the appropriate view opens to show the contents of that item. There are four main views:

1. Domain Content View

2. PGC View

3. VMG Titles View

4. VTS Titles View

With DvdReMake, you are in complete control of the layout of the interface. You can easily move, dock, hide, or otherwise rearrange almost any part of the interface. See Customizing the User Interface for more information.

Below are screenshots of the Domain Content View and the PGC View, which is where most of your editing will take place. If you hover your mouse cursor over an item in one of the screenshots, a tooltip will appear showing the item's name. If you click on an item, you will be taken to that item's entry in the reference section of this manual. Use the "Back" button to return here.

The Domain Content View

entry in the reference section of this manual. Use the "Back" button to return here. The
PGC View
PGC View

PGC View

PGC View
PGC View
PGC View
PGC View
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Basic Editing

Welcome to the Basic Editing portion of the manual. In the subsections, you will find the most common tasks when using DvdReMake Pro. If you are new to the DVD Authoring world, you are highly recommended to go through each section so you can be familiar with the program, as well as learn some of the terminologies used in this program. New features are discussed as well.

Currently, these are the guides. More will be added as the need arises.

Remove audio or subtitle streamsthese are the guides. More will be added as the need arises. Strip unwanted angles Merge

Strip unwanted angleswill be added as the need arises. Remove audio or subtitle streams Merge multiple DVDs into

Merge multiple DVDs into oneMore will be added as the need arises. Remove audio or subtitle streams Strip unwanted angles

Remove Parental ManagementMore will be added as the need arises. Remove audio or subtitle streams Strip unwanted angles

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Remove warnings, trailers, studio logos, etc.

One of the most common uses for DvdReMake is to remove unwanted material. The material might be removed to save space on your remade DVD, or maybe just because you don't want to see it.

In most cases the best way to remove material is to use one of DvdReMake's hide functions. You can actually delete the unwanted material with DvdReMake Pro, but this requires that you adjust the navigation of the disk to preserve playback. When you hide stuff, and you have DvdReMake's "Auto bypass" option enabled, navigation will automatically be adjusted to skip over the hidden material. DvdReMake replaces the block(s) that you choose to hide with blank video(s). These blank videos are so small that they have virtually no impact on the final disk's size. As you will see, hiding stuff is very easy with DvdReMake.

Before we get started, please note that it is your responsibility to determine if removing warning screens is legal in the country in which you live.

OK, let's get started

your DVD. The first thing that you should do is to make sure that you have the Auto Bypass option enabled. To do this, go to "Options" in the "Tools" menu

It

is assumed that you have already imported

"Options" in the "Tools" menu It is assumed that you have already imported And the options

And the options dialog appears

Ok, now let's find what you want to remove. Often, warning screens and studio logos

Ok, now let's find what you want to remove. Often, warning screens and studio logos are in the Video Manager Domain (VMG), but they can also be in a Video Title Set (VTS). Trailers are usually in a VTS. Probably the easiest way to find the things that you want to remove is to select the VMG or a VTS in the DVD Tree, which opens it in the Domain Content View. The Domain Content Pane allows you to quickly scan through the blocks that the selected domain contains.

Here is an example. Let's suppose that we want to remove warnings from a disk. We've imported the disk, so now let's select the Video Manager

If you need to, you can select a block and preview it in the Video/Audio/Subtitle

If you need to, you can select a block and preview it in the Video/Audio/Subtitle Preview. But here, right away we can see warning screens in three different languages. We're going to hide all three of them. Hiding the blocks couldn't be easier. You could simply right-click on each block in the Domain Content Pane and select "Hide Block" as shown below.

Content Pane and select "Hide Block" as shown below. But since we want to hide the

But since we want to hide the first three blocks, there is an easier way. Just right-click on the 4th block and select "Hide blocks before this," and all three of the unwanted blocks will be hidden at once.

And this is what you end up with That's all there is to it. Since

And this is what you end up with

And this is what you end up with That's all there is to it. Since we

That's all there is to it. Since we have the "Auto bypass" option enabled, the disk's navigation will automatically be adjusted so the hidden blocks are skipped over during playback.

Now you can remove additional material if you wish to. Blocks can also be hidden in the Programs Pane of the PGC View. Also, if you find a PGC where you want to hide everything that it contains, you can right-click on it in the DVD Tree and select "Hide all blocks." Similarly, if you select "Hide all blocks" on a VTS in the DVD Tree, then all blocks in all PGC's of the VTS will be hidden (not including menu PGC's). The menu PGC's can be hidden by right-clicking on their Menu Language Unit and selecting "Hide all blocks."

You can now do some additional editing if you wish, but before you burn your remade disk, you can do a test export to make sure that you hid everything that you wanted to.

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Remove audio or subtitle streams

One of the new features of DvdReMake Pro v3 is the ability to remove/disable audio and subtitle streams. This basic guide will demonstrate how to do just that.

The purpose is to remove streams that you don't need, and to reduce the size of the DVD so it can fit on a DVD-5 (Single layer disc). If it does not fit, then use another program to shrink or re- encode to fit on a DVD-5. At least this way, the quality will be bett than if unwanted streams had not removed. See: Burning Your Remade DVD.

Usually, when performing this procedure, you will also want to hid or delete the corresponding button in the Audio / Subtitle menu of the DVD. But it is safest just to hide the button, so you can retain navigational structure. If you delete, you might have to modify the navigational structure. This method is only for advanced users, w know what they are doing. The details of hiding the buttons won't be discussed here, as it is not the focus.

To the task at hand, there are 2 ways to remove streams:

1. Disable track in all PGC's

2. Delete Track

These 2 options are available via context menu (by right-clicking) the Audio Tracks Pane or the Subpicture Tracks Pane, which are displayed when clicking on a VTS, "Program Chains," or a PGC in t DVD Tree.

To show how these 2 options work, and when it is safe to do so, t scenarios are given. One is for a single PGC in the VTS, the other i for multi-PGC's in the VTS.

Scenario 1 (single PGC)

Figure 1 This is the original VTS (single PGC). Looking at the size, this is

Figure 1

This is the original VTS (single PGC). Looking at the size, this is most likely the movie.

Notice the Track number in Figure 1 matches that of Figure 1a in both Audio and Subpicture Tracks pane. The same can be said for the Stream number.

The Info column reveals the stream info as well as the stream ID, e.g.

0x80.

In the Subpicture Tracks pane, there are 2 stream IDs in 1 track. What does this mean? If you double-click one of the tracks in Figure 1a, you'll notice that each stream corresponds to the Wide, Pan/Scan, or Letterbox view. Usually, this applies to wide- screen movies. Only 1 stream number can be displayed, depending on the setting of the dvd player, and the type of TV (wide - 16x9, or full -

4x3).

If it is a full-screen movie, then the stream corresponds to Normal view.

of TV (wide - 16x9, or full - 4x3). If it is a full-screen movie, then

Figure 1a

Disable Track

Disable Track Figure 2 "Disable track in all PGC" functionality is different from the Domain Content

Figure 2

"Disable track in all PGC" functionality is different from the Domain Content View than it is in the PGC View. If you disable a track in the Domain Content View, you are actually disabling that track from all PGC's. But if you disable a track from the PGC View, you only disable that track in the selected PGC.

Since this is a single-PGC VTS, it does not matter which view you perform this operation in.

By disabling the track, the stream is removed, but the stream info is retained. This is how other DVD re-authoring tools do it, e.g. Nero Recode, DVDShrink, and DVD Rebuilder, to name a few. The purpose is to retain functionality when selecting a disabled track via Audio or Subtitle menu. If selected, since the track is not there, it usually defaults to the first track.

via Audio or Subtitle menu. If selected, since the track is not there, it usually defaults

Figure 2a

In Figures 2 and 2a, notice Audio Tracks 2 & 3 are zero byte-size and indicate "not used" under Stream column. The same applies to Subpicture Tracks 1-3.

& 3 are zero byte-size and indicate "not used" under Stream column. The same applies to

Delete Track

The same applies to Subpicture Tracks 1-3. Delete Track Figure 3 " Delete track " is

Figure 3

"Delete track" is available only in the Domain Content View, and is enabled only in the last track in the Audio and Subtitle Tracks panes.

When you delete a track, the track is removed and all streams that were used by the track are removed (unless they are used in other tracks).

So in Figure 1, you would start from Track 3, deleting the track, and work your way up until you stop at the track you want to keep.

Notice that the VTS and PGC sizes in Figures 2 and 3, are basically the same. In Figures 3 and 3a, notice the stream info is

the VTS and PGC sizes in Figures 2 and 3, are basically the same. In Figures

Figure 3a

removed.

removed.

Scenario 2 (multi-PGC)

Figure 4 Figure 4a Figure 4b This is an example of an original multi-PGC VTS,
Figure 4 Figure 4a Figure 4b This is an example of an original multi-PGC VTS,
Figure 4

Figure 4

Figure 4 Figure 4a Figure 4b This is an example of an original multi-PGC VTS, which

Figure 4a

Figure 4 Figure 4a Figure 4b This is an example of an original multi-PGC VTS, which

Figure 4b

This is an example of an original multi-PGC VTS, which consists of 6 PGC's. Apparently,

This is an example of an original multi-PGC VTS, which consists of 6 PGC's. Apparently, PGC 1 is the movie. PGC 2 is the company logo. PGC 3 and 4 the FBI and International Warnings. PGC 5 is the Rating screen. And PGC is the movie trailer.

In Figure 4, Audio and Subpicture Tracks info are shown for all PGC's. This means

In Figure 4, Audio and Subpicture Tracks info are shown for all PGC's. This means that not all PGC's contain the same stream info.

So, in PGC 1, Figure 4a, the movie contains only 2 audio tracks, Track 0

So, in PGC 1, Figure 4a, the movie contains only 2 audio tracks, Track 0 & and 3 subtitle tracks. PGC 6 contains only Audio track 2 as shown in Figure

4b. Furthermore, PGC's 2-5 consist of the same Audio track info as shown i Figure 4a, and the same Subpicture track info as shown in Figure 4b.

Note that even though track info is present in a PGC, it does not mea that there is really an audio or subtitle stream in that PGC. In this example, PGC's 3-5 have no audio stream, and PGC's 2-6 have no subtitle stream.

In a multi-PGC VTS, disabling and deleting a track is a little tricky. There a two methods discussed below.

Disable Track

tricky. There a two methods discussed below. Disable Track Figure 5 As already mentioned in Disable

Figure 5

As already mentioned in Disable Track of Scenario 1, there is a difference in whether you disable a track in The Domain Content View or the PGC View, so take note of that.

In Figure 4, you cannot simply disable Audio track 2, as PGC 6 (shown in Figure 4b) contains that track. But you can disable other tracks. As shown in Figures 5 and 5a, Audio track 1 and Subpicture tracks 1 & 2 are disabled at the VTS level. This will affect all PGC's.

To practice disabling at the PGC

tracks 1 & 2 are disabled at the VTS level. This will affect all PGC's. To

Figure 5a

level, you could go each PGC to preview if there's really any audio or subtitle stream. Just select the stream in the Audio or SubPicture Tracks Pane, and press play in the Video/Audio/Subtitle Preview. In this example, audio track 0 can be disabled in PGC 3-5 as they are just Warning and Rating screens, and subpicture track 0 can be disabled in PGC 2-6 as there aren't really any subtitles.

Warning and Rating screens, and subpicture track 0 can be disabled in PGC 2-6 as there

Delete Track

2-6 as there aren't really any subtitles. Delete Track Figure 6 As for when Delete Track

Figure 6

As for when Delete Track option is appropriate for multi-PGC scenario, you must preview each PGC to see if there's really any audio and subtitle streams. As a reminder, this option is enabled only in the last track and only at the VTS level.

In Figure 4, Audio track 2 cannot be deleted as PGC 6 needs it. Audio track 1 cannot be deleted either, as the option is disabled. But Subpicture tracks 1 & 2 can.

As shown in Figure 6 and 6a,

be deleted either, as the option is disabled. But Subpicture tracks 1 & 2 can. As

Figure 6a

combinations of "Disable Track" and "Delete Track" methods are used at the VTS level. You can also disable track at the PGC level as well, as described in the previous table above.

are used at the VTS level. You can also disable track at the PGC level as

Hopefully, this guide will help you get started in making use of these 2 new features in DvdReMake Pro. Have fun in re-authori your custom DVD the way you like it.

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Strip unwanted angles

There are some DVD's that have multi-angles involved. When viewing, only one angle will be used based on the language selection. Angle selection can also be switched by pressing the Angle button on the remote. But sometimes, you're not able to do that, due to angle selection being disabled in the Prohibited User Operations field.

In this brief guide, I will show you how to strip unwanted angles, and keep only one angle.

you how to strip unwanted angles, and keep only one angle. Figure 1 With the DVD

Figure 1

With the DVD imported, click on the movie VTS, which is usually the one that contains the largest size in the DVD Tree, as shown in 1. One quick way to know if the VTS has angles, is to right-click on the VTS. This will pop up the context menu, shown in Figure 2. If "Strip angles" selection is not grayed out, that means there are angles involved.

Another way is to scroll through the blocks in the Domain

 

Content View, as shown in 2, until you see

 

ILVU MA displayed in

the upper left corner of the block. In the lower left corner of

the block,

pgc1: c61,c62,c63

indicates that in PGC 1, there are

three cells showing different angles of the same block. Only one cell can be played at a time. With this block highlighted, you'll also able to preview it in the Domain Content Preview, as shown in 3, selecting which angle (ilvu 1,2,3) you want to play.

One of the new features of v3, is that you're able to hear sound and see subtitles when playing. Remember to select the Stream number, not the Track number. Notice also in the upper right corner of the Domain Content Preview, it displays

the

VOBU

 

(Video OBject Unit) info. This is more accurate than

what was previously displayed as

GOP
GOP

(Group Of Pictures)

closed

or

not closed

, as shown in v2. Last but not least, audio

and subpicture

stream info are displayed as well. You'll notice

the stream ID ( number.

0x80
0x80

,

0x20
0x20

) changes as you change the stream

Now that you're familiarized with the terminology and what each content means, let's get started.

Figure 3  
Figure 3

Figure 3

 
 

Figure 2

 

1. Right-click on the VTS, and select "Strip angles", as shown in Figure 2.

2. A "Select angle" window dialog pops up (Figure 3). Preview each angle to see which one you want to keep.

3. With the angle selected, click on "Keep this" button.

the angle selected, click on "Keep this" button. Figure 4 Now compare the differences in Figure

Figure 4

Now compare the differences in Figure 1 with Figure 4. Notice anything different? Of course, there is.

1. The PGC size and the size of the whole DVD is reduced, as shown in 1.

2. The block in the Domain Content Pane now shows

edited
edited

state. The cell

one cell, as shown in 2.

pgc1: c49
pgc1: c49

is renumbered, and contains only

3. The angle tabs are gone, indicating there's only one angle, as shown in 3.

If you keep the wrong angle, you can always undo (Ctrl+Z) or click on a previous state before the "stripping angles in VTS x" (where x is the VTS number), entry in the History pane.

That's it! You're done on this portion of re-authoring. Now

you're ready to move on to customize other parts of the DVD.

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Merge Multiple DVDs Into One

One of the new features of Pro v3 is that you are able to merge up to 4 DVDs. v2 allows you to merge only 2 DVDs. The biggest advantage in using this feature is that you can merge episodic DVDs together. Of course, you can edit (hide / delete / add) the original DVD before or after merging, but that is not the focus here. If you have dual layer burner, you may not have to shrink or reencode the merged DVDs.

So let's get started.

 

1. First, import at

least 2

DVDs

 
 

into the project. Here, 3 episodic DVDs have been imported, each DVD is labeled as project 1, project 2, and project

 

3.

2. From Tools menu, select

Merge

 
 

DVDs

(shown in Figure 1)

3. A "Select projects for merger" dialog opens. Select the project in each drop down list you want to merge, as shown in Figure 2. The order that you selected is important. After merging, each button in the Title Menu, created by the program, will be created for each Disk. So button 1 will be for Disk 1, button 2 for Disk 2, and so on.

created by the program, will be created for each Disk. So button 1 will be for

Figure 1

will be for Disk 1, button 2 for Disk 2, and so on. Figure 1 4.

4. Click on

Merge

button.

A new

 

project will be created with the merged disks you selected in

Figure 2

 

Step 3. Based on the input of Figure 2, project 4 is created.

5.

Export project 4 (File

->

Export

DVDs

)

and

test

on

software

player. If everything's working fine, then burn away and enjoy.

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Remove Parental Management

Occasionally, some DVDs have parental level set. If the player has parental control off, then, of course, the DVD is able to play since it will pass the check point. But if the player has parental control on, the dvd is allowed to play only if its level is lower or equal to the player's setting. Whenever parental control is on, there will most likely a password be involved. How parental management is handled depends on the behavior of each standalone and software player, but the standalone's behavior is more trustworthy in this matter.

This guide will show you how to remove parental management - a new feature of DRMPro v3. In v2, parental management, if any, is automatically removed upon export. However, in v3, you have the option whether to remove it or not. More details are discussed below.

to remove it or not. More details are discussed below. Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3

Figure 1

remove it or not. More details are discussed below. Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 There

Figure 2

or not. More details are discussed below. Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 There are three

Figure 3

There are three ways where you can access the "Remove Parental Management" option:

1. Figure 1 pops up when right-clicking on the DVD Root tree. Removing PM at this level is most common and easiest. It

will remove the Parental Management (PM) table and reset all parental ID masks of each ifo in the DVD, as well as remove the SetParentalLevel (aka SetTmpPML) command. Basically, it includes the operations of Figure 2 and Figure 3, plus removing the Parental Management table.

2. Figure 2 pops up when right-clicking on the Video Manager domain. This will reset all parental ID masks in the VMG Menus and remove the SetParentalLevel command.

3. Figure 3 pops up when right-clicking on the Video Title Set domain. This will reset all parental ID masks in the VTS Menus and VTS PGCs, and reflect that in the Title Play Map table in the VIDEO_TS.IFO.

This is by far one of the powerful features of DRM Pro in that you can choose which VTS you want parental restriction removed. Though it may not be used often, but at least you know that this option is available. One applicable example is supposed the DVD is rated PG-13 and there's a certain VTS that is rated R, you might want to keep that and remove the other VTSs. If you do this, it is recommended that you do not remove PM at the VMG level as well.

If you don't know the meaning of PM table and parental ID masks, then don't worry about it. This is extra information for advanced users. All that is needed to know is that this feature will remove parental restriction and let the DVD play even if the parental level is set in the player.

Note:

This option will not be enabled, i.e. gray out, if 1) the

DVD does not contain the PM table, or 2) it has been

performed. This is so you

know

that this

has been

done

already. You can also see this operation in the History as well.

Figure 4 As a demonstration for Figure 2 , Figure 4 shows the parental screen

Figure 4

As a demonstration for Figure 2, Figure 4 shows the parental screen in VMG PGC 10. When playing, if you get to this screen, that means the parental level has been set on the player, and your DVD does not pass the check point. The check point is determined in the Pre Commands pane. The parental_value contains the value of the player. If this value is greater than or equal to 3 (rated PG), then the dvd continues to play; otherwise, the parental screen is displayed, prompting you to select "Yes" or "No".

If you select "No", then this message will appear "This movie will not play due to the parental setting of the player". To trace, notice "No" is

the

Buttons pane, is "Link Cell 2", which is the cell

button 2, and its button command, in

"No" is the Buttons pane , is " Link Cell 2 ", which is the cell

2

in

the Programs pane that contains the

Figure 5

message screen.

 

If you

select

"Yes",

then

the

button 1

command says "LinkTailPGC", which will go to the Post Commands pane and executes the commands. Line 1 says "SetParentalLevel(3)", which will prompt you for a password to set the temporary parental level to 3. If you enter correctly, then line 3 executes, moving on to PGC 6. If you enter it wrong, then line 2 executes, which is the same as if you select "No".

Now back to the topic. Once you remove PM

as

shown

in Figure

2,

SetParentalLevel

command is removed in the Post Commands pane. The result is shown in Figure 5.

That's it, you're done on this portion of reauthoring. Now you're ready to move on to customize other parts of the DVD.

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Burning Your Remade DVD

Once you have finished editing your DVD, it's probably a good idea to use Export Test DVD, and view it with a software player before burning it. There are plenty of software players available, including WinDVD, PowerDVD, and Nero Showtime. Most software players will play a DVD-video from a hard drive folder. Please note however, software players are notorious for being non-compliant when it comes to DVD standards. It is possible for a DVD-video to play with a software player but not in a stand-alone or set top player.

OK, you're satisfied with your remade DVD and are ready to burn it. The first thing that you need to decide is whether it will fit on your DVD recordable. Hopefully, after removing unwanted material and audio tracks, it will be small enough to fit. If you are going to burn to a single-layer disc (DVD-5) and the final size of your remade disc is greater than about 4486Mb, you will have to re- encode or transcode it to reduce its size prior to burning it. There are several programs that will reduce the size of your disc. A few of them that are popular are DVD Rebuilder, DVD Shrink, and Nero Recode.

Once you have your disc down to a size that will fit, you can use any DVD burning application to burn it. A few of the more popular commercial burning programs are Nero Express or Burning ROM, or VSO's CopyToDVD. Or if you are looking for a free alternative, there's ImageTool Classic, which makes an ISO image of your disk and then burns it using DVD Decrypter. Here are some links to some of the software mentioned:

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Reference Section

Th e Reference Section provides detailed information on all of DvdReMake Pro's functions. It is organized in the Table of Contents to closely match the structure of the program's user interface. These are the Reference sections:

Menus and Toolbar File Menu Edit Menu View Menu Tools Menu DVD Tree Root Video Manager Domain (VMG) First Play PGC VMG Menu Language Unit VMG Menu PGC VMG Title Map Video Title Sets (VTS) VTS Menu Language Unit VTS Menu PGC Program Chains Program Chain (PGC) VTS Title Map Domain Content View Domain Content Pane Audio Tracks Pane SubPicture Tracks Pane Video Information Pane PGC View Blocks Preview Pane Programs Pane Pre/Post/Cell Command Panes Buttons Pane Button Edit Dialog Audio Tracks Pane SubPicture Tracks Pane

Extras Pane CLUT Pane Video/Audio/Subtitle Preview Menu Preview/Editor Color Scheme Dialog Miscellaneous Dialogs Select Angle Dialog Select Block Dialog Select Block Dialog (for Substitute Block) Select Pool Dialog Prohibited User Operations Dialog History Log

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Menus and Toolbar

Menus

The menus provide access to the programs top-level functions and settings.

Click on one of the menu titles on the menu bar below to see a description of that menu.

on the menu bar below to see a description of that menu. Toolbar The toolbar provides

Toolbar

The toolbar provides a quick means of using some of the more common functions that are in the menus.

Below are brief descriptions of the toolbar buttons. For a more detailed description, refer to the menu descriptions for the same functions.

I m p o r t D V D Start a new project by importing
I m p o r t D V D Start a new project by importing

Import DVD

Start a new project by importing a DVD.

E x p o r t D V D Export the current project to a

Export DVD

Export the current project to a hard drive folder.

Export Test DVD Export a test DVD of the current project. Scenes will be cut

Export Test DVD

Export a test DVD of the current project. Scenes will be cut to the duration specified in Options.

N e w P r o j e c t Start a new empty project.

New Project

Start a new empty project.

O p e n P r o j e c t Open a previously saved

Open Project

Open a previously saved project.

S a v e P r o j e c t Save the current project

Save Project

Save the current project to a file (.drp)

Undo Undo the last operation. Multiple operations can be undone from the History Pane

Undo

Undo the last operation. Multiple operations can be undone from the History Pane

R e d o Redo a previously undone operation.

Redo

Redo a previously undone operation.

Undo "Open Destination" Step back to the location where the last "Open Destination" function was

Undo "Open Destination"

Step back to the location where the last "Open Destination" function was performed.

Redo "Open Destination"Re-step forward after using Undo Open Destination.

Re-step forward after using Undo Open Destination.

E a s y M o d e Easy Mode

Select the "Easy Mode" where only major domains are shown in the DVD Tree.

Advanced ModeSelect the "Advanced Mode" where all domains are shown in the DVD Tree.

Select the "Advanced Mode" where all domains are shown in the DVD Tree.

Skip Blank FramesToggle the Skip Blank Frames option.

Toggle the Skip Blank Frames option.

N e w W i n d o w New Window

Duplicates the current project as anew project.

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File Menu

Available Functions in the File Menu:

Available Functions in the File Menu:

Import DVD

 

Start a new project by importing a DVD. The dialog shown in Figure 1 will open, allowing you to select a folder to import from. You should see files with extensions of IFO, VOB, and BUP, as shown. There is no need to select any files, just hit the "Select" button. It is preferred to import DVD files that were previously ripped to your hard drive. See Ripping a DVD for more information. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+I.

Export DVD

 

Export the current project as a DVD-video, to a hard drive folder. A dialog similar to the one shown in Figure 1 will appear, allowing you to choose the folder to export to. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+E.

Update export

 

Updates the files that have changed in a previously exported project. The existing files that have changed will be overwritten. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+U.

Export test DVD

 

Exports the current project, but all scenes and motion menus will be cut to a duration specified in Import/Export Options. A dialog similar to the one shown in Figure 1 (below) will appear, allowing you to choose the folder to export to. This is useful in testing the navigation of the disc to see if changes that you made were correct, without having to wait for a lengthy export. The keyboard

shortcut for this function is Ctrl+T.

 

Export modified files

Exports only files that have changed. This is different than the "Update export" function because you don't have to do a full export first. The exported files will not make a complete DVD (unless all of the files have changed). This function can be useful for advanced users who only make a few changes and wish to avoid a lengthy export of unchanged files. After using this function, the files that were exported will have to be copied to the source folder, replacing the original ones. As a safety feature, DvdReMake will not modify your source files. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+M.

ones. As a safety feature, DvdReMake will not modify your source files. The keyboard shortcut for

Export All

Exports all open projects. A dialog similar to the one shown in Figure 1 (below) will appear, allowing you to choose a base folder for the exported projects. Each project will be exported to its own subfolder of the base folder. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+E.

 

New project

Start a new empty project. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+N.

Open project

Opens a previously saved project. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+O.

Close project

Closes the currently selected project.

Save project

Save the currently selected project to a file. The file extension is "drp". The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+S.

Save project As

Saves the currently selected project to a new file name. The old project file remains intact.

Exit

Exit DvdReMake Pro. You will be prompted to save changes to open projects.

Figure 1

Figure 1

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Edit Menu

Edit Menu Available Functions in the Edit Menu: Undo Undo the last operation. Multiple operations can
Edit Menu Available Functions in the Edit Menu: Undo Undo the last operation. Multiple operations can

Available Functions in the Edit Menu:

Undo

Undo the last operation. Multiple operations can be undone from the History Pane. The keyboard shortcut for this operation is Ctrl+Z.

Redo

Redo a previously undone operation. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Y.

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View Menu

Available Functions in the View Menu:  

Available Functions in the View Menu:

 

Layout

The Layout menu has the following submenus:

Save Save your current screen layout to a layout (.lay) file.

Load Load a previously saved screen layout file.

Reset Reset your screen layout to the default. When you get to "playing around" with different layouts, it is easy to sometimes get things so messed up that you can't figure out how to get it back to normal. When you select this function, it will seem like the program closed, but don't worry, the program will reappear with the default layout and all of your opened projects.

Toolbar

 

Toggles the toolbar on or off.

Status Bar

 

Toggles the status bar on or off.

  Toggles the status bar on or off.

History

Toggles the display of the History Pane. The History Pane can also be auto-hidden to a tab when it is docked. When it is hidden with this toggle, it is completely invisible.

Log

 

Toggles the display of the Log Pane. The Log Pane can

 

also be auto-hidden to a tab when it is docked. When it is hidden with this toggle, it is completely invisible.

Projects Bar

Specifies where to display the project tabs. The possible options are: "Hide", "Bottom", "Right side", "Top", and "Left Side". The Project Bar provides a quick way to switch between open projects.

side", "Top", and "Left Side". The Project Bar provides a quick way to switch between open

UI theme

Specifies what theme to use for the program's user interface. Possible choices are: "Visual Studio 2005", "MS Office 2003", "MS Office XP", and "MS Office 2000".

Docking Type

Specifies the docking style to be used for movable panes. The possible choices are: "Select by UI theme", "Studio 2003", "Studio 2005". For more information see:

Customizing the User Interface.

Menus Animation

Specifies what type of animated effect to use when opening the program's menus. Possible choices are:

"Random", "Roll", "Slide", "Fade", "Roll & Stretch", "Slide & Stretch", "Noise", "Boxes", "Circles", and "Holes".

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Tools Menu

Tools Menu Available Functions in the Tools Menu: Merge DVDs Combine 2-4 projects into one project.
Tools Menu Available Functions in the Tools Menu: Merge DVDs Combine 2-4 projects into one project.

Available Functions in the Tools Menu:

Merge DVDs

Combine 2-4 projects into one project. A Title menu is created that allows the user to choose which "disk" to play. For more information see: Merge multiple DVDs into one.

Options

Opens up the Options Dialog allowing you to configure various program options. See below.

Import/Export Options

various program options. See below. Import/Export Options Available Import/Export options Shortest BOV duration In
various program options. See below. Import/Export Options Available Import/Export options Shortest BOV duration In

Available Import/Export options

Shortest BOV duration

In addition to buttons on menus, DVD titles can also have buttons (BOV=Button Over Video). DvdReMake searches for these BOV's when you import a DVD. The only way that DvdReMake can determine if there are BOV's within a title, is to search through the entire title for them.

This can take a considerable amount of time due to the size of a title. To reduce the amount of time this takes, DvdReMake can scan through the titles at certain intervals instead of looking at the entire title. The "Shortest BOV duration" setting, sets this interval. The shorter the interval, the longer the search will take. Possible values for this setting are: "0.5 seconds", "1.5 seconds", "3 seconds", "9 seconds", "15 seconds", or "no BOV". Setting this to a high value or "no BOV" will speed-up imports, but will increase the chance that a button will be missed. The default value of 3 seconds is usually a reasonable setting since it is unlikely that a button will be displayed for less than 3 seconds.

Bypass hidden parts before export (Auto bypass)

If this option is enabled, the disc's navigation will be adjusted to bypass any material that you've hidden. When the player reaches hidden material, there can be a pause. The auto bypass feature significantly reduces this pause. If there is a large amount of hidden material or the player is particularly slow, there can still be a slight pause.

Test DVD export - "Cut scenes at" & "Cut motion menus at"

These settings specify the duration of scenes and motion menus for the Export test DVD function.

Default directories

These setting allow you to specify the default directories (folders) used for Imports, Exports, Test exports, and Modified exports.

Format Options

Available Format options Font Allows you to change the font used for the user interface.
Available Format options

Available Format options

Font

Allows you to change the font used for the user interface. Press the "Reset" button to reset to the default font.

Domain Content Preview Options

 

Certain discs that have a large number of PGC's or cells can degrade system performance when DvdReMake attempts to build its display items. To alleviate this problem, these options allow you to disable some of the more time-intensive display routines.

Skip blank frames at start This setting affects the way the Blocks Preview in the Domain Content View and the This setting affects the way the Blocks Preview in the Domain Content View and the PGC View work. When this option is enabled, each block will skip to a position where there is visible content. For more information see:

 

Domain Content Pane Blocks Preview

Show "Goto PGC" in pop-up menu If this option is disabled, the "Goto PGC" function will be If this option is disabled, the "Goto PGC" function will be

unavailable in the Domain Content Pane. On DVD's with a large number of PGC's, the "Goto PGC" function can degrade system performance since the program must dynamically create the pop-up menus that display the PGC and cell numbers.

Show pgc/cell If this option is disabled, the PGC and cell numbers will not be shown on If this option is disabled, the PGC and cell numbers will not be shown on the preview blocks in the Domain Content Pane. On DVD's with a large number of PGC's and cells, system performance can be degraded since the program must dynamically render the PGC and cell numbers onto the preview blocks.

Undo/Redo - Old revisions amount

This option sets the number of operations that will be kept in the history list. This will be the number of times that you can undo. The higher the number is, the more memory that the operation history uses and therefore can reduce system performance, especially on computers with a modest amount of RAM. The possible choices are: "don't keep", 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100. The "don't keep" setting disables history, undo, and redo.

Block Preview

Button link pointers This option sets the position for the adjacent button link pointers shown for menu buttons. This option sets the position for the adjacent button link pointers shown for menu buttons. The possible choices are: "don't show", "center", "inside", and "outside". For more information on the adjacent button link pointers see, Menu Preview/Editor.

Show info This option turns on or off, the indicators for total size, total time, Mb elapsed, This option turns on or off, the indicators for total size, total time, Mb elapsed, Mb remaining, current VOBU, current audio stream, and current subtitle stream.

DVD Tree options

Show sizes If this option is disabled, the sizes will not be shown in the "Size" column If this option is disabled, the sizes will not be shown in the "Size" column of the DVD Tree.

Highlight DVD navigation errors Enables or disables DvdReMake's navigation error highlighting feature. Enables or disables DvdReMake's navigation error highlighting feature.

Target size Sets the desired target size for remade discs. The total project size that is shown Sets the desired target size for remade discs. The total project size that is shown at the DVD Tree Root, will be orange if the current project's size exceeds this setting. If the total project size does exceed the target, and you hover the mouse cursor over the total size, a tooltip will appear, showing how much in excess of the target size the total is. Note that this setting only gives the program the information that it needs to be able to show whether or not you have exceeded your desired size, and does not actually affect the size of your exported disk.

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DVD Tree

DVD Tree The DVD Tree provides access to the disk's hierarchy. The tree is used to

The DVD Tree provides access to the disk's hierarchy. The tree is used to select which item of the disk that you would like to work on.DVD Tree Which items shown in the DVD Tree depends on whether the current view mode

Which items shown in the DVD Tree depends on whether the current view mode is set for Easy or Advanced. In the Easy mode, only the major domains are shown, which includes, Easy or Advanced. In the Easy mode, only the major domains are shown, which includes, the Video Manager (VMG) and Video Title Sets (VTS) and their menus. In the Advanced mode, details of all domains are shown. The Easy or Advanced view mode can be selected on the Toolbar.

Easy or Advanced view mode can be selected on the Toolbar . Root Video Manager (VMG)

Root

Video Manager (VMG) First Play PGC VMG Menu Language Unit VMG Menu PGC VMG Titles

Video Title Sets (VTS) VTS Menu Language Unit VTS Menu PGC VTS Program Chains (PGC) VTS Titles

DVD Tree Root

The root of the DVD tree shows the size of the current disk in Megabytes (1MB = 1024x1024 = 1,048,576 bytes).DVD Tree Root If you hover the mouse cursor over the root of the DVD, a

If you hover the mouse cursor over the root of the DVD, a tool-tip appears if the disk is larger than the target disk size as set in options. Here is an example:disk in Megabytes (1MB = 1024x1024 = 1,048,576 bytes). Right-clicking on the root brings up a

the target disk size as set in options. Here is an example: Right-clicking on the root

Right-clicking on the root brings up a menu containing the following options:the target disk size as set in options. Here is an example: Available Functions for the

Available Functions for the DVD Tree root:the root brings up a menu containing the following options: Hide menu transitions Replaces all menu

Hide menu transitions

Replaces all menu blocks on the entire disc that don't contain buttons, with a blank video.

Convert menus to still

Converts all motion menus on the entire disc to still menus. The frames that are used as the stills are at the approximate midpoint of each cell. This will reduce the size of each menu to a relatively small amount (usually <3MB). The audio and subpicture streams will remain intact, however they can be deleted/disabled as usual. The duration of each menu will remain the same. If you set the cell's still time. the time will

Right-clicking on the root of the DVD Tree brings up this Menu:

Right-clicking on the root of the DVD Tree brings up this Menu:

Right-clicking on the root of the DVD Tree brings up this Menu:

be added at the end of the cell's playback.

Add VTS

Adds a new Video Title Set to the project. The new VTS will be empty and have no PGCs or Menu Language Units.

Add copied VTS

Adds a previously copied Video Title Set(s) to the project. The copied VTS(s) will contain all of the menus, PGC's, audio streams, sub-picture streams, and the title map that were in the original VTS(s). If more than one VTS was copied, the VTS's will be added in the order that they were copied.

Remove Parental Management

This will remove all parental management features on the disk. This includes bypassing attempts in the VMG to assertain the player's parental level and compare it to the level for the disc. It also clears the parental mask tables in the discs IFO files. For more information, see Remove Parental Management in the Basic Editing section.

Enable all operations

Removes all Prohibited User Operations (PUOP) for the entire disk. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+O.

Expand all / Collapse all

Expands or collapses all branches of the DVD Tree. The keybord shorcuts for Expand all and Collapse all are Shift+E and Shift+C respectively.

all branches of the DVD Tree. The keybord shorcuts for Expand all and Collapse all are
all branches of the DVD Tree. The keybord shorcuts for Expand all and Collapse all are
all branches of the DVD Tree. The keybord shorcuts for Expand all and Collapse all are
all branches of the DVD Tree. The keybord shorcuts for Expand all and Collapse all are

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Video Manager Domain

The Video Manager contains zero or more menu language units that contain the Title menu and other sub-menu PGCs.VM commands in the Video Manager menus can access any VTS menu. They can also

The Video Manager contains zero or more menu language units that contain the Title menu and

VM commands in the Video Manager menus can access any VTS menu. They can also play any of the VMG Titles.units that contain the Title menu and other sub-menu PGCs. VM commands in any VTS PGC

VM commands in any VTS PGC can access a VMG menu PGC. The VMG is often used to navigate from one VTS to another.any VTS menu. They can also play any of the VMG Titles. Selecting "Video Manager" in

Selecting "Video Manager" in the DVDTree opens the VMG in the Domain Content View .

Tree opens the VMG in the Domain Content View.

 

Available Functions for Video Manager:

Available Functions for Video Manager:

Hide all blocks

Replaces all blocks, in all VMG Menu Language Units, with a blank video. These blank videos use only a trivial amount of space on the disk. The keyboard shortcut for this function is:

Ctrl+H.

Restore all blocks

Restores all blocks, in all VMG Menu Language Units, to their pre-edit state. The following things will be restored:

1. Hidden blocks

 

2. Any blocks that were cut

3. Button commands, positions, and

color schemes The keyboard shortcut for this function is: Ctrl+Shift+Z.

Right-clicking on "Video Manager" in the DVD Tree brings up this Menu:

Add Language Unit

Add a new VMG Menu Language Unit. The new Language Unit will be empty and not have a language assigned to it. Use Set language code to assign a language to it.

Language Unit will be empty and not have a language assigned to it. Use Set language

Remove Parental Management

This will remove all parental management features on the disk. This includes bypassing attempts in the VMG to ascertain the player's parental level and compare it to the level for the disk. It also clears the parental mask tables in the disk's IFO files. For more information, see Remove Parental Management in the Basic Editing section.

 

Enable all operations

Removes all Prohibited User Operations (PUOP) for the Video Manager Domain. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+O.

the Video Manager Domain. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+O. First Play PGC VMG

First Play PGC VMG Menu Language Unit

VMG Menu PGC VMG Titles

VMG Menu PGC VMG Titles

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First Play PGC

When a disk is first loaded by the player, all of the General Parameter Registers (GPRM) are set to 0, and all of the System Parameter Registers (SPRM) are set to their default values, and then the pre-commands of System Parameter Registers (SPRM) are set to their default values, and then the pre-commands of First Play PGC are executed. If there are any post- commands for First Play PGC, they will then be executed.

of First Play PGC are executed. If there are any post- commands for First Play PGC,

The purpose of First Play is to provide a starting point for disk navigation and playback.commands for First Play PGC, they will then be executed. Available Functions for First Play PGC:

Available Functions for First Play PGC:

Available Functions for First Play PGC:
 

Hide all blocks

Replaces all blocks in First Play PGC, with a blank video. This shouldn't really be necessary since First Play should not contain any blocks. The keyboard shortcut for this function is: Ctrl+H.

Restore all blocks

Right-clicking on "First Play" in the DVD Tree brings up this Menu:

Restores all blocks in First Play PGC to their pre-edit state. This should not be necessary since First Play should not contain blocks.

Delete PGC

 

Removes First Play PGC.

Removes First Play PGC. Copy PGC Copies First Play PGC. The keyboard shortcut for this function

Copy PGC

Copies First Play PGC. The keyboard shortcut for this function is: Ctrl+C.

Append Copied PGC

This function will always be disabled for First Play PGC because First Play PGC should not contain any blocks.

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VMG Menu Language Unit

The Video Manager has zero or more Menu Language units. Each of these Language Units contain VMG Menu PGCs in a certain language. The languages are designated by a two-letter code. See the Language Code Chart in the Appendix for a list of the codes. Language Code Chart in the Appendix for a list of the codes.

The languages are designated by a two-letter code. See the Language Code Chart in the Appendix

The Language Unit that will be used depends on the setting of the "preferred_menu_language" System Parameter Register (SPRM 0).Code Chart in the Appendix for a list of the codes. Each VMG Menu Language Unit

Each VMG Menu Language Unit may contain a Title menu that is called when the player's "Title" button is pressed.System Parameter Register (SPRM 0). Selecting a VMG Menu Language Unit in the DVD Tree opens

Selecting a VMG Menu Language Unit in the DVD Tree opens the Selected Language Unit in the Domain Content View . Domain Content View.

Available Functions for a VMG Menu Language Unit:

Available Functions for a VMG Menu Language Unit:
 

Hide all blocks

Replaces all blocks, in the selected VMG Menu Language Unit, with a blank video. These blank videos use only a trivial amount of space on the disk. The keyboard shortcut for this function is: Ctrl+H.

Hide menu transitions

Replaces all menu blocks in the selected VMG Language Unit that don't contain buttons,

with a blank video.

 

Convert menus to still

Converts all motion menus in the the selected VMG Menu Language Unit to still menus. The frames that are used as the stills are at the approximate midpoint of each cell. This will reduce the size of each menu to a relatively small amount (usually <3MB). The audio and subpicture streams will remain intact, however they can be deleted/disabled as usual. The duration of each menu will remain the same. If you set the cell's still time. the time will be added at the end of the cell's playback.

Restore all blocks

Restores all blocks, in the selected VMG

Menu Language Unit, to their pre-edit state. The following things will be restored:

1. Hidden blocks

Right-clicking on a VMG Menu Language Unit in the DVD Tree brings up this Menu:

2. Any blocks that were cut

3. Button commands, positions, and color

schemes The keyboard shortcut for this function is:

schemes The keyboard shortcut for this function is:

Ctrl+Shift+Z.

Delete <lc> menus

Deletes the selected VMG Menu Language Unit.

Move Up/Move Down

Increase or decrease the selected VMG Language Unit's ordinal position within the

VMG. If there is no language unit matching the setting of the "preferred_menu_language" System Parameter Register (SPRM 0), then the first one will be used.

Set language code

Sets the language code for the selected VMG Menu Language Unit.

Add PGC

Adds a new VMG Menu PGC to the selected VMG Menu Language Unit.

Add copied PGCs

Add PGCs that were previously copied using "Copy PGC." The copied PGCs can come from the same project or from another open project.

Enable all operations

Removes all Prohibited User Operations (PUOP) for the current VMG Menu Language Unit. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+O.

The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+O. Video Manager Domain VMG Menu PGC Domain Content

Video Manager Domain VMG Menu PGC Domain Content View Language Code Chart

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VMG Menu PGC

The Video Manager contains zero or

The Video Manager contains zero or

The Video Manager contains zero or

more menu language units that contain

the

Title menu and other sub-menu

PGC's.

VM commands in the VMG Menu PGC's

VM

commands in the VMG Menu PGC's

can access any VTS menu. They can also play any of the VMG Titles.

VM commands in any VTS PGC can

VM

commands in any VTS PGC can

access a VMG menu PGC. The VMG is often used to navigate from one VTS to another.

A symbol next to a PGC in the DVD

A

A symbol next to a PGC in the DVD

symbol next to a PGC in the DVD

Tree, indicates that it contains buttons.

Selecting a VMG Menu PGC in the DVD Tree opens it in the PGC View

Selecting a VMG Menu PGC in the DVD Tree opens it in the PGC View.

Available Functions for a VMG Menu PGC:

Available Functions for a VMG Menu PGC:
 

Hide all blocks

 

Replaces all blocks, in the selected VMG Menu PGC, with a blank video. These blank videos use only a trivial amount of space on the disk. The keyboard shortcut for this function is: Ctrl+H.

Restore all blocks

 

Restores all blocks, in the selected VMG Menu PGC, to their pre-edit state. The following things will be restored:

1. Hidden blocks

2. Any blocks that were cut

3. Button commands, positions, and

color schemes The keyboard shortcut for this function is: Ctrl+Shift+Z.

Delete PGC

Deletes the selected VMG Menu PGC.

Copy PGC

Copies the selected VMG Menu PGC. This PGC can then be added to another Language unit in the current project or another open project, by using "Add copied PGC." The blocks of the copied PGC can also be appended to another PGC by using "Append copied PGC." If you hold the Shift key down while executing this function, the selected VMG Menu PGC will be added to any previously copied PGC(s). The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Shift+C to add to previously copied PGC(s).

Append copied PGC

Appends the blocks of a previously copied PGC(s) to the end of the blocks of the selected VMG Menu PGC. The copied PGC can come from the current project or another open project. If more than one PGC was copied, the PGC's will be appended in the order that they were copied.

Right-clicking on a VMG Menu

PGC in the DVD Tree brings up this Menu:

Right-clicking on a VMG Menu PGC in the DVD Tree brings up this Menu:

Add post to pre commands

Adds all of the post commands for the selected PGC to the end of its pre commands. This is often used as a method to bypass a PGC. This may not be necessary if you have the Auto- bypass option enabled, because it will do this automatically if it is indicated.

Set menu category

Sets the menu category for the selected VMG Menu PGC. Since this is in the VMG, the only possible category is the "Title" menu. This menu is called if the player's "Title" button is pressed.

Enable all operations

Removes all Prohibited User Operations (PUOP) for the current VMG Menu PGC. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+O.

Set prohibited operations

Sets the Prohibited User Operations (PUOP) for the current VMG Menu PGC. See Prohibited User Operations Dialog for more information.

Prohibited User Operations Dialog for more information. Video Manager Domain VMG Titles Auto-bypass option

Video Manager Domain VMG Titles Auto-bypass option Prohibited User Operations

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Dialog

Dialog

VMG Title Map

VMG Title Map The VMG Title Map, maps VMG Title numbers to VTS titles, as defined

The VMG Title Map, maps VMG Title numbers to VTS titles, as defined in the VTS Title Maps.VMG Title Map In order to navigate to a title from the VMG, it must be

In order to navigate to a title from thenumbers to VTS titles, as defined in the VTS Title Maps. VMG, it must be defined

VMG, it must be defined as a VMG Title.

Selecting "Titles" in the Video Manager of the DVD Tree will open the VMG Title Map for editing.to a title from the VMG, it must be defined as a VMG Title. Available Functions

Available Functions for the VMG Title Mapof the DVD Tree will open the VMG Title Map for editing. Add Title(s) Add one

Add Title(s)

Add one or more titles to the VMG Title Map. The titles must first be defined as a title in one of the VTS Title Maps. Selecting this function brings up the Title Add dialog. On this dialog, select the VTS containing the

Title add / edit dialog.
Title add / edit dialog.

Title add / edit dialog.

title. The available titles for that VTS will appear on the right. You can select one title, or hold the Ctrl key and click to select multiple titles. You can also select a range of titles by selecting the first one and then holding Shift while selecting the last one. When you select multiple titles, they are added sequentially to the VMG Title Map. The keyboard shortcut for this function is the T key.

Delete

Delete the selected title(s) from the VMG Title Map. The keyboard shortcut for this function is the Delete key.

Edit

Edit the selected title. Selecting this function brings up the Title Edit dialog. Select a new VTS and/or title. The keyboard shortcut for this function is the Spacebar.

Open destination

Takes you to the selected VMG title's entry in its VTS Title Map. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Space.

Open destination in new window

Opens a duplicate project with focus being on the selected VMG title's entry in its VTS Title Map. The keyboard shortcut for this function is

Title add dialog with four titles selected.

Title add dialog with four titles selected.

Ctrl+Shift+Space.

Select All

Selects all titles. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+A.

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Video Title Sets (VTS)

The Video Title Sets (VTS) contain Program Chains which contain all of the disk's titles.Video Title Sets (VTS) Each VTS can have any number of VTS Menu Language Units. These

Each VTS can have any number of VTS Menu Language Units. These Menu Language Units can contain The Root menu for the VTS. It can also optionally contain Audio, Sub-picture, Angle, or Chapters menus as well as other VTS Menu PGC's with no special classification.Program Chains which contain all of the disk's titles. Each VTS has a VTS Title Map

Each VTS has a VTS Title Map that defines its VTS Titles and also the chapters for each title. A chapter is also known as a Part of Title or PTT.as other VTS Menu PGC's with no special classification. Selecting a VTS in the DVD Tree

Selecting a VTS in the DVD Tree opens it in the Domain Content View . Domain Content View.

Available Functions for a Video Title Set:a VTS in the DVD Tree opens it in the Domain Content View . Hide all

Hide all blocks

Replaces all blocks, in all VTS PGCs, with a blank video. These blank videos use only a trivial amount of space on the disk. The keyboard shortcut for this function is: Ctrl+H. Using this function from a VTS, does not hide menu blocks. If you would like to hide all menu blocks, you must run this function from a VTS Menu Language Unit.

not hide menu blocks. If you would like to hide all menu blocks, you must run

Restore all blocks

Restores all blocks, in all VTS PGCs, to

their pre-edit state. The following things will be restored:

1. Hidden blocks

2. Any blocks that were cut

3. Button commands, positions, and

color schemes The keyboard shortcut for this function is: Ctrl+Shift+Z.

Strip angles

For a multi-angle VTS, this function allows you to remove all but one angle from the VTS. After selecting "Strip angles" the Select angle dialog appears. For more information, see Strip unwanted angles in the Basic Editing section.

Copy VTS

Copies the entire selected VTS. This VTS can then be added to another project using "Add copied VTS" on its DVD Tree root. If you hold the Shift key down while executing this function, the selected VTS will be added to any previously copied VTS(s).

Bulk replace

Replace multiple blocks with blocks from another VTS. Selecting "Bulk Replace" will bring up the Select Pool Dialog, allowing you to choose the source of the

Right-clicking on "Video Title Set x" in the DVD Tree brings up this Menu:

Right-clicking on "Video Title Set x" in the DVD Tree brings up this Menu:

replacement blocks. The replacement blocks can come from the same project or a different project.

Delete VTS

Delete the selected VTS.

Add Language Unit

Add a new VTS Menu Language Unit. The new Language Unit will be empty and not have a language assigned to it. Use Set language code to assign a language to it.

Remove Parental Management

Removes the Parental Management masks for the selected VTS. For more information, see Remove Parental Management in the Basic Editing section.

Enable all operations

Removes all Prohibited User Operations (PUOP) for the Selected Video Title Set. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+O.

The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+O. VTS Menu Language Unit VTS Menu PGC VTS

VTS Menu Language Unit VTS Menu PGC VTS Titles Select Angle Dialog

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Select Pool Dialog Language Codes Chart

Select Pool Dialog Language Codes Chart

VTS Menu Language Unit

Each Video Title Set contains zero or more menu language units that contain the Root menu for the VTS. The menu language units may also optionally contain Audio, Sub-picture, Angle, and Chapters menus, and other sub-menu PGCs.The Language Unit that will be used depends on the setting of the "preferred_menu_language" System

menu language units may also optionally contain Audio, Sub-picture, Angle, and Chapters menus, and other sub-menu

The Language Unit that will be used depends on the setting of the "preferred_menu_language" System Parameter Register (SPRM 0).Angle, and Chapters menus, and other sub-menu PGCs. Selecting a VTS Menu Language Unit in the

Selecting a VTS Menu Language Unit in the DVD Tree opens the Selected Language Unit in the Domain Content View . Domain Content View.

Available Functions for a VTS Menu Language Unit:

Available Functions for a VTS Menu Language Unit:
 

Hide all blocks

Replaces all blocks, in the selected VTS Menu Language Unit, with a blank video. These blank videos use only a trivial amount of space on the disk. The keyboard shortcut for this function is:

Ctrl+H.

Hide menu transitions

Replaces all menu blocks in the selected VTS Language Unit that don't contain buttons, with a blank video.

Convert menus to still

 

Converts all motion menus in the the selected VTS Menu Language Unit to still menus. The frames that are used as the stills are at the approximate midpoint of each cell. This will reduce the size of each menu to a relatively small amount (usually <3MB). The audio and subpicture streams will remain intact, however they can be deleted/disabled as usual. The duration of each menu will remain the same. If you set the cell's still time. the time will be added at the end of the cell's playback.

Restore all blocks

Restores all blocks, in the selected VTS Menu Language Unit, to their pre-edit state. The following things will be restored:

1. Hidden blocks

2. Any blocks that were cut

Right-clicking on a VMG Menu

3. Button commands, positions, and

color schemes The keyboard shortcut for this function is: Ctrl+Shift+Z.

Delete <lc> menus

Language Unit in the DVD Tree brings up this Menu:

Language Unit in the DVD Tree brings up this Menu:

Deletes the selected VTS Menu Language Unit.

Move Up/Move Down

Increase or decrease the selected VTS

Language Unit's ordinal position within the VTS. If there is no language unit matching the setting of the "preferred_menu_language" System Parameter Register (SPRM 0), then the first one will be used.

Set language code

Sets the language code for the selected VTS Menu Language Unit.

Add PGC

Adds a new VTS Menu PGC to the selected VMG Menu Language Unit.

Add copied PGCs

Add PGCs that were previously copied using "Copy PGC." The copied PGCs can come from the same project or from another open project.

Enable all operations

Removes all Prohibited User Operations (PUOP) for the current VTS Menu Language Unit. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+O.

The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+O. Video Title Sets (VTS) VTS Menu PGC Domain

Video Title Sets (VTS) VTS Menu PGC Domain Content View Language Code Chart

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VTS Menu PGC

Each Video Title Set contains zero or

Each Video Title Set contains zero or

Each Video Title Set contains zero or

more menu language units that contain

the

Root menu for the VTS. The menu

language units may also optionally

contain Audio, Sub-picture, Angle, and Chapters menus, and other sub-menu PGCs.

VM commands in the VTS Menu PGCs

VM

commands in the VTS Menu PGCs

can access any menu within the same PGC. They can also play any of the VTS's titles. They cannot access any other VTS except from a named menu to a another named menu.

VM commands in any VTS Menu PGC can

VM

commands in any VTS Menu PGC can

access a VMG menu PGC. The VMG is often used to navigate from one VTS to another.

A next to a PGC in the DVD Tree,

A

A next to a PGC in the DVD Tree,

next to a PGC in the DVD Tree,

indicates that it contains buttons.

   
Selecting a VTS Menu PGC in the DVD Tree opens it in the PGC View

Selecting a VTS Menu PGC in the DVD Tree opens it in the PGC View.

Available Functions for a VTS Menu PGC:

Available Functions for a VTS Menu PGC:

Hide all blocks

 

Replaces all blocks, in the selected VTS Menu PGC, with a blank video. These blank videos use only a trivial amount of space on the disk. The keyboard shortcut

for this function is Ctrl+H.

Restore all blocks

Restores all blocks, in the selected VTS Menu PGC, to their pre-edit state. The following things will be restored:

1. Hidden blocks

2. Any blocks that were cut

3. Button commands, positions, and

color schemes The keyboard shortcut for this function is: Ctrl+Shift+Z.

Delete PGC

Deletes the selected VTS Menu PGC. Any navigation commands on the disk or titles map to the deleted PGC will be flagged as invalid by DvdReMake's navigation error highlighting feature.

Copy PGC

Copies the selected VTS Menu PGC. This PGC can then be added to another Language unit in the current project or another open project, by using "Add copied PGC." The blocks of the copied PGC can also be appended to another PGC by using "Append copied PGC." If you hold the Shift key down while executing this function, the selected VTS Menu PGC will be added to any previously copied PGC(s). The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Shift+C to add to previously copied PGC's.

Right-clicking on a VMG Menu PGC in the DVD Tree brings up this Menu:

Right-clicking on a VMG Menu PGC in the DVD Tree brings up this Menu:

Append copied PGC

Appends the blocks of a previously copied PGC to the end of the blocks of the selected VTS Menu PGC. The copied PGC can come from the current project or another open project. If more than one PGC was copied, the PGC's will be appended in the order that they were copied.

Add post to pre commands

Adds all of the post commands for the selected PGC to the end of its pre commands. This is often used as a method to bypass a PGC. This may not be necessary if you have the Auto- bypass option enabled, because it will do this automatically if it is indicated.

Set menu category

Sets the menu category for the selected VTS Menu PGC. Possible categories are, "Root", "SubPicture", "Audio", "Angle", or "Chapters".

Enable all operations

Removes all Prohibited User Operations (PUOP) for the current VTS Menu PGC. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+O.

Set prohibited operations

Sets the Prohibited User Operations

(PUOP) for the current VTS Menu PGC. See Prohibited User Operations Dialog for more information.

Prohibited User Operations Dialog for more information. Video Title Sets VTS Titles Auto-bypass option Prohibited

Video Title Sets VTS Titles Auto-bypass option Prohibited User Operations Dialog

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Program Chains

Each Video Title Set can contain one or more Program Chains (PGC). These PGCs contain the video, audio and subpicture streams that make up the titles of the disk.The PGCs for a Video Title Set are contained in "Program Chains" in the DVD

more Program Chains (PGC). These PGCs contain the video, audio and subpicture streams that make up

The PGCs for a Video Title Set are contained in "Program Chains" in the DVD Tree.and subpicture streams that make up the titles of the disk. Selecting "Program Chains" in the

Selecting "Program Chains" in the DVDare contained in "Program Chains" in the DVD Tree. Tree opens all of the PGCs in

Tree opens all of the PGCs in the current Video Title Set in the Domain Content View.

 

Available Functions for "Program Chains":

Available Functions for "Program Chains":

Hide all blocks

Replaces all blocks, in all PGCs under the selected Program Chains set, with a blank video. These blank videos use only a trivial amount of space on the disk. The keyboard shortcut for this function is: Ctrl+H.

Restore all blocks

Restores all blocks in all PGCs, in the selected Program Chains set, to their

pre-edit state. The following things will be restored:

1. Hidden blocks

2. Any blocks that were cut

Right-clicking on "Program Chains" in the DVD Tree brings

3. Button commands, positions, and

color schemes The keyboard shortcut for this function is: Ctrl+Shift+Z.

Add PGC

up this Menu:

this function is: Ctrl+Shift+Z. Add PGC up this Menu: Adds a new PGC to the current

Adds a new PGC to the current VTS. The new PGC will contain a single program entry cell that points to a new block with a blank video.

Add copied PGCs

 

Add PGCs that were previously copied using "Copy PGC." The copied PGCs can come from the same project or from another open project. If more than one PGC was copied, the PGC's will be added in the order that they were copied.

Enable all operations

Removes all Prohibited User Operations (PUOP) for all of the PGCs in the current VTS. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+O.

all of the PGCs in the current VTS. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+O.

Video Title Sets VTS Titles

Program Chain (PGC)

Each Video Title Set can contain one or more Program Chains (PGC). These PGCs contain the video, audio and subpicture streams that make up the titles of the disk.VM commands in a PGC can access any other PGC in the same VTS. It

more Program Chains (PGC). These PGCs contain the video, audio and subpicture streams that make up

VM commands in a PGC can access any other PGC in the same VTS. It can also access the named menus in its VTS.and subpicture streams that make up the titles of the disk. VM commands in any VTS

VM commands in any VTS PGC canthe same VTS. It can also access the named menus in its VTS. access a VMG

access a VMG menu PGC. The VMG is often used to navigate from one VTS to another.

 

Selecting a PGC in the DVD Tree opens it in the PGC View . PGC View.

Available Functions for a PGC:Selecting a PGC in the DVD Tree opens it in the PGC View . Hide all

Hide all blocks

Replaces all blocks, in the selected PGC, with a blank video. These blank videos use only a trivial amount of space on the disk. The keyboard shortcut for this function is: Ctrl+H.

Restore all blocks

Restores all blocks, in the selected PGC, to their pre-edit state. The following things will be restored:

1. Hidden blocks

2. Any blocks that were cut

3. Button commands, positions, and color schemes The keyboard shortcut for this function is: Ctrl+Shift+Z.

Delete PGC

Deletes the selected PGC.

Copy PGC

Copies the selected PGC. This PGC can then be added to another VTS in the current project or another open project, by using "Add copied PGC." The blocks of the copied PGC can also be appended to another PGC by using "Append copied PGC." If you hold the Shift key down while executing this function, the selected PGC will be added to any previously copied PGC(s). The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Shift+C to add to previously copied PGC's.

Append copied PGC

Appends the blocks of a previously copied PGC to the end of the blocks of the selected PGC. The copied PGC can come from the current project or another open project. If more than one PGC was copied, the PGC's will be appended in the order that they were copied.

Add post to pre commands

Adds all of the post commands for the

Right-clicking on a PGC in the DVD Tree brings up this Menu:

Right-clicking on a PGC in the DVD Tree brings up this Menu:

selected PGC to the end of its pre commands. This is often used as a method to bypass a PGC. This may not be necessary if you have the Auto- bypass option enabled, because it will do this automatically if it is indicated.

Enable all operations

Removes all Prohibited User Operations (PUOP) for the current PGC. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+O.

Set prohibited operations

Sets the Prohibited User Operations (PUOP) for the current PGC. See Prohibited User Operations Dialog for more information.

Prohibited User Operations Dialog for more information. Video Title Sets VTS Titles Auto-bypass option Prohibited

Video Title Sets VTS Titles Auto-bypass option Prohibited User Operations Dialog

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VTS Title Map

VTS Title Map A VTS Title Map, maps VTS Title numbers to titles. A VTS Title
A VTS Title Map, maps VTS Title

A

VTS Title Map, maps VTS Title

numbers to titles.

A VTS Title Map also defines chapters

A

VTS Title Map also defines chapters

for each VTS Title. A chapter is also known as Part of Title or PTT. A chapter can contain one or more programs, however chapters are usually mapped to programs on a on a one-for-one basis. By selecting all of the programs in a PGC, you can add all of the chapters at once, with each program being a chapter (this is typically how most DVDs are authored).

All titles that will play should be defined as a VTS Title.

All titles that will play should be defined as a VTS Title.

A player's "Next chapter" and

A

player's "Next chapter" and

"Previous chapter" buttons, actually skip by programs, regardless of how

Select Program dialog.
Select Program dialog.

Select Program dialog.

 

chapters are defined.

Selecting "Titles" in a Video Title Set of the DVD Tree will open the VTS

Selecting "Titles" in a Video Title Set of the DVD Tree will open the VTS Title Map for editing.

Available Functions for a VTS Title Map

Available Functions for a VTS Title Map

Add Title

 

Add a title to the selected VTS Title Map. Selecting this function brings up the Select Program dialog. On this dialog, select the PGC containing the title. The available programs for that VTS will appear on the right. You can select one program, or hold the Ctrl key and click to select multiple programs. You can also select a range of programs by selecting the first one and then holding Shift while selecting the last one. When you select multiple programs, the title is added and each program will be mapped sequentially as chapter for the title. The keyboard shortcut for this function is the T key.

Delete title

 

Deletes the selected title from the VTS Title Map.

Delete title with PGCs

 

Deletes the selected title from the VTS Title Map and also deletes the PGC(s) that were defined as being part of this

title.

Add chapter(s)

Add one or more chapter to the selected VTS Title. Selecting this function brings up the Select Program dialog, allowing you to choose the programs to add as chapter(s). You can select one program, or hold the Ctrl key and click to select multiple programs. You can also select a range of programs by selecting the first one and then holding Shift while selecting the last one. When you select multiple programs, the title is added and each program will be mapped sequentially as chapter for the title. The keyboard shortcut for this function is the C key.

Insert chapter(s)

Works the same ad "Add chapter(s)" except that the new chapters are added before the currently selected chapter. The keyboard shortcut for this function is the Insert key.

Delete chapter

Deletes the selected chapter from the current VTS Title. The keyboard shortcut for this function is the Delete key.

Edit chapter

Change the PGC and/or program assignment for the selected chapter.

Select Program dialog with five programs selected.

Select Program dialog with five programs selected.

Open destination

Takes you to the program defined by the selected chapter, in the PGC View. The program will be selected.

Open destination in new window

Opens a duplicate project with the program defined by the selected chapter, selected in the PGC View.

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Domain Content View

 

Hover the mouse cursor over an item to identify it. Click on an item for a detailed description

to identify it. Click on an item for a detailed description The Domain Content view allows
to identify it. Click on an item for a detailed description The Domain Content view allows
to identify it. Click on an item for a detailed description The Domain Content view allows
to identify it. Click on an item for a detailed description The Domain Content view allows
to identify it. Click on an item for a detailed description The Domain Content view allows
to identify it. Click on an item for a detailed description The Domain Content view allows
to identify it. Click on an item for a detailed description The Domain Content view allows
to identify it. Click on an item for a detailed description The Domain Content view allows
to identify it. Click on an item for a detailed description The Domain Content view allows
to identify it. Click on an item for a detailed description The Domain Content view allows
to identify it. Click on an item for a detailed description The Domain Content view allows
The Domain Content view allows you to quickly view an entire domain.

The Domain Content view allows you to quickly view an entire domain.

The following table illustrates what and when the Domain Content View shows:

The following table illustrates what and when the Domain Content View shows:

When you select this in the DVD Tree

This is shown in the Domain Content View

"Video Manager"

 

All blocks in all VMG Menu Language Units.

A VMG Menu Language Unit

 

All blocks in the selected VMG Menu Language Unit.

A Video Title Set

 

All blocks in all VTS PGCs in the selected VTS (no menus).

A VTS Menu Language Unit

 

All blocks in the selected VTS Menu

 

Language Unit.

"Program Chains"

All PGC blocks in the selected VTS.

Chains" All PGC blocks in the selected VTS. Domain Content Pane Audio Tracks Pane Sub-Picture Tracks
Chains" All PGC blocks in the selected VTS. Domain Content Pane Audio Tracks Pane Sub-Picture Tracks

Domain Content Pane Audio Tracks Pane Sub-Picture Tracks Pane Video Information Pane

 

Video/Audio/Subtitle Preview

.

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Domain Content Pane

The Domain Content Pane shows a frame for each block in the selected domain. Clicking

The Domain Content Pane shows a frame for each block in the selected domain.Clicking on one of the blocks selects that block for the Video/Audio/Subtitle Preview . An

Clicking on one of the blocks selects that block for the Video/Audio/Subtitle Preview . Video/Audio/Subtitle Preview.

An indicator like this:in the upper-left corner of each block shows

An indicator like this: in the upper-left corner of each block shows

in the upper-left corner of each block shows

the size of the block.

 

An indicator like this:below the size indicator of each block shows

An indicator like this: below the size indicator of each block shows

below the size indicator of each block shows

the total time for the block.

 

An indicator like this:in the lower-left corner of each block shows

An indicator like this: in the lower-left corner of each block shows

in the lower-left corner of each block shows

which PGC(s) and cell(s) use the block. If more than one cell in the same

PGC use the block, it will look like this:

PGC use the block, it will look like this:

. In this example cells 2, 3,

and 4, in PGC 1 all use the block. If cells in more than one PGC use the

block, the indicator will look like this:

block, the indicator will look like this: . These indicators can be turned

. These indicators can be turned

off by deselecting the "Show pgc/cell" option in Format options.

If the block is interleaved, an indicator will appear below the time indicatorthe "Show pgc/cell" option in Format options . that looks like this: . If it is

that looks like this:

that looks like this: . If it is a multi-angle interleaved block, it will look

. If it is a multi-angle interleaved block, it will look

like this:

. When you select an interleaved block, a selectable tab will

. When you select an interleaved block, a selectable tab will

appear on the Video/Audio/Subtitle Preview, for each interleave unit.

If you make changes to a block an time indicator.indicator will be shown below the

If you make changes to a block an time indicator. indicator will be shown below the

indicator will be shown below the

All of the indicators can be temporarily hidden by pressing and holding the F6 key. The indicators will return when the F6 key is released.Preview, for each interleave unit. If you make changes to a block an time indicator. indicator

If the "Skip blank frames at start" option is enabled in Format Options , each

If the "Skip blank frames at start" option is enabled in Format Options, each block will skip to a position in the block where there is visible content. The bar graph on the right side of each block shows how far the block has been advanced to skip the blank frames.

Available Functions for Domain Content Pane

Available Functions for Domain Content Pane

Right-clicking on a block in the Domain Content Pane brings up this Menu:

Right-clicking on a block in the Domain Content Pane brings up this Menu:

Hide block

 

Replace the selected block(s) with a blank video. This blank video uses only a trivial amount of space on the disk. Multiple blocks can be selected by holding the Ctrl key while selecting them. A range of blocks can be selected by clicking the first one and then holding the Shift key while clicking the last one. All blocks can be selected at once by using the "Select All" function. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+H.

Hide blocks before this

 
 

Replace all blocks before the selected block with a blank video. These blank videos use only a trivial amount of space on the disk. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+<.

Hide blocks after this

 

Replace all blocks after the selected block with a blank video. These blank videos use only a trivial amount of space on the disk. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+>.

Restore block

 

Restore the selected block to its pre-edit state. The

following things will be restored:

1. Hidden block

2. A cut that was made.

3. Button commands, positions, and color

schemes that were changed. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+Shift+Z.

Replace block

Replace the selected block with another block. The replacement block can come from the same project, another open project, or an external VOB. Selecting this function will open the Select Block Dialog, allowing you to choose the block that you want to use as a replacement. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl+R.

Split interleaved cells

Un-interveave an interleaved block. After using this function, the cells that were part of the interleave can be manipulated independently as separate blocks.

Move left / Move right

Move the selected block to the left or right within its VTS. This will physically move the block on the disk. The order of playback is not affected. If two blocks that are in different PGC's are to be played seamlessly, you can use this function to move the blocks closer together, thereby increasing the chance that the blocks will play sequentially without a pause.

Copy

Figure 1

Figure 1

Copy the selected block(s) to DvdReMake's internal clipboard. The block(s) can then be pasted somewhere else in the same project or another open project.

Paste

Replace the selected block(s) with ones that were previously copied with the Copy function above. The number of currently selected blocks must equal the number of blocks that were copied or this function will be disabled. If the destination's audio and/or subtitle stream layout is different than the source, a warning will be given. You will then have to edit the streams table to match the source.

Goto PGC

Goto the PGC and cell that are using the selected block, in the PGC View. If more than one cell use the block, a menu like the one shown in Figure 1 will appear, allowing you to select which PGC/cell to goto. This function can be disabled in Format Options.

Select All

Selects all blocks.

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Audio Tracks Pane (Domain Content View)

Figure 1 The Audio Tracks Pane shows the audio tracks for the selected domain, and
Figure 1 The Audio Tracks Pane shows the audio tracks for the selected domain, and
Figure 1 The Audio Tracks Pane shows the audio tracks for the selected domain, and

Figure 1

The Audio Tracks Pane shows the audio tracks for the selected domain, and allows you

The Audio Tracks Pane shows the audio tracks for the selected domain, and allows you to manipulate them in various ways.Figure 1 The "Size" column shows the size in megabytes of each stream. When the DVD

The "Size" column shows the size in megabytes of each stream. When the DVD is

The "Size" column shows the size in megabytes of each stream. When the DVD is first imported, the stream sizes are estimated. When the size shown is an estimate, "(est)" is displayed after each stream's size. You can use "Find exact stream sizes" to determine a more accurate size for each stream. When the streams are being sized, a "searchlight" icon is shown next to each stream's entry to indicate that the sizing routine is running (as shown above).domain, and allows you to manipulate them in various ways. The "Info" column shows the language

The "Info" column shows the language and type of each audio track, as well as

The "Info" column shows the language and type of each audio track, as well as each stream ID. Each track's info is shown in this format: language, coding mode, description . The language can be any one of the languages listed language, coding mode, description. The language can be any one of the languages listed in the Language Code Chart in the Appendix. The coding mode can be "Dolby AC3", "MPEG-1", "MPEG-2", "Linear PCM", "DTS", or "SDDS". The description can be "unspecified", "normal", "for the visually impaired", "director's comments", or "alternate director's comment".

Selecting a stream in the Audio Tracks Pane selects that stream as the one to

Selecting a stream in the Audio Tracks Pane selects that stream as the one to use for audio preview. During a preview, you can switch streams on-the-fly by selecting a different stream. There may be a slight delay in switching while the"for the visually impaired", "director's comments", or "alternate director's comment".

audio stream buffer empties. See Video/Audio/Subtitle Preview.

Available Functions for the Audio Tracks Pane:

Preview . Available Functions for the Audio Tracks Pane: Disable track in all PGC Disable the

Disable track in all PGC

Disable the selected audio track in all PGC's. Disabling a track will recover the space that it occupied.

Delete Track

Delete the selected audio track. Only the last track can be deleted. If any track other than the last track is selected, this function will be disabled.

Add track

Add a new audio track. You can assign an existing stream ID to the new track, on the Audio Tracks Pane in the PGC View.

Edit track

Edit the attributes for the selected audio track. Selecting this function brings up the "Audio Track Attributes Dialog" (Figure 1). The keyboard shortcut for this function is the Spacebar. Double-clicking on a track is also a shortcut for this function.

Copy tracks info

Copies the audio tracks info for the currently selected domain. This info can subsequently be pasted to a different domain elsewhere in the same project or another project. This can be

Right-clicking on a track in the Audio Tracks Pane brings up this menu:

useful after copying blocks from one domain to another, when the audio stream layout is different between them. The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl-C.

to another, when the audio stream layout is different between them. The keyboard shortcut for this

Paste tracks info

Paste audio tracks info that was previously copied using the "Paste Tracks Info" function.

The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl-

 

V.

Find exact stream sizes

Find the exact size for all audio and subpicture streams in the current domain. Determining the exact stream sizes requires searching through all of the title's VOB files, and therefore can take several minutes to complete. The "searchlight" icon will appear next to each track while the streams are being sized, as shown above. The fact that the search can be time-consuming is the reason that the sizes are only estimated when the DVD is imported. It is not always necessary to know the exact size. You can abort the stream sizing by right-clicking again and selecting "Stop

search."

Refresh

Refresh the Audio Tracks Pane. The keyboard shortcut is F5.

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Subpicture Tracks Pane (Domain Content View)

Figure 1 The Subpicture Tracks Pane shows the subpicture tracks for the selected domain, and
Figure 1 The Subpicture Tracks Pane shows the subpicture tracks for the selected domain, and
Figure 1 The Subpicture Tracks Pane shows the subpicture tracks for the selected domain, and

Figure 1

The Subpicture Tracks Pane shows the subpicture tracks for the selected domain, and allows you

The Subpicture Tracks Pane shows the subpicture tracks for the selected domain, and allows you to manipulate them in various ways.Figure 1 The "Size" column shows the size in megabytes of each stream. When the DVD

The "Size" column shows the size in megabytes of each stream. When the DVD is

The "Size" column shows the size in megabytes of each stream. When the DVD is first imported, the stream sizes are estimated. When the size shown is an estimate, "(est)" is displayed after each stream's size. You can use "Find exact stream sizes" to determine a more accurate size for each stream. When the streams are being sized, a "searchlight" icon is shown next to each stream's entry to indicate that the sizing routine is running (as shown above).domain, and allows you to manipulate them in various ways. The "Info" column shows the language

The "Info" column shows the language and description (caption type) of each subpicture track, as

The "Info" column shows the language and description (caption type) of each subpicture track, as well as each stream ID. Each track's info is shown in this format:that the sizing routine is running (as shown above). language, description . The language can be

language, description . The language can be any one of the languages listed in the

language, description. The language can be any one of the languages listed in the Language Code Chart in the Appendix. The description can be "normal", "large", "children", "normal CC", "large CC", "children's CC", "forced", "director's comment", "large director's comment", or "director's comment for children".

Selecting a stream in the SubPicture Tracks Pane selects that stream as the one to

Selecting a stream in the SubPicture Tracks Pane selects that stream as the one to use for subpicture preview. During a preview, you can switch streams on-the-fly by selecting a different stream. There may be a slight delay in switching while the subpicture stream buffer empties. Seecomment", "large director's comment", or "director's comment for children".

Video/Audio/Subtitle Preview.

Available Functions for the Subpicture Tracks Pane:

. Available Functions for the Subpicture Tracks Pane: Disable track in all PGC Disable the selected

Disable track in all PGC

Disable the selected subpicture track in all PGC's.

Delete Track

Delete the selected subpicture track. Only the last track can be deleted. If any track other than the last track is selected, this function will be disabled.

Add track

Add a new subpicture track. You can assign an existing stream ID to the new track, on the Subpicture Tracks Pane in the PGC View.

Edit track

Edit the attributes for the selected subpicture track. Selecting this function brings up the "Subpicture Track Attributes Dialog" (Figure 1). The keyboard shortcut for this function is the Spacebar. Double-clicking on the track is also a shortcut for this function.

Copy tracks info

Copies the subpicture tracks info for the currently selected domain. This info can subsequently be pasted to a different domain elsewhere in the same project or another project. This can be useful after copying blocks from one domain to another, when the subpicture stream layout is different between

Right-clicking on a track in the Audio Tracks Pane brings up this menu:

them. The keyboard shortcut for this function is

them. The keyboard shortcut for this function is

Ctrl-C.

Paste tracks info

Paste subpicture tracks info that was previously copied using the "Paste Tracks Info" function.

The keyboard shortcut for this function is Ctrl-

V.

 

Find exact stream sizes

Find the exact size for all audio and subpicture streams in the current domain. Determining the exact stream sizes requires searching through all of the title's VOB files, and therefore can take several minutes to complete. The "searchlight" icon will appear next to each track while the streams are being sized, as shown above. The fact that the search can be time-consuming is the reason that the sizes are only estimated when the DVD is imported. It is not always necessary to know the exact size. You can abort the stream sizing by right-clicking again and selecting "Stop

search."

Refresh

Refresh the Subpicture Tracks Pane. The keyboard shortcut is F5.

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Video Information Pane

Right clicking anywhere in the Video Information pane brings up this menu:

Right clicking anywhere in the Video Information pane brings up this menu:

Right clicking anywhere in the Video Information pane brings up this menu:

The Video Information Pane shows the format, resolution, and aspect ratio for the selected domain. Youanywhere in the Video Information pane brings up this menu: can also edit these and a

can also edit these and a few other attributes.

Please note that most of these settings do not actually change the content of the DVD, but merely change the attributes that the player uses to know how to display the content. For example, changing the coding mode from MPEG-2 to MPEG-1, will not actually re-encode the video. The ability to change these settings in DvdReMake allows you to fix authoring problems or adjust for custom content that you add or replace existing content with.domain. You can also edit these and a few other attributes. Available Functions for a VTS

Available Functions for a VTS Menu PGC:content that you add or replace existing content with. Edit Opens the "Video Track Attributes" Dialog

Edit

Opens the "Video Track Attributes" Dialog (Figure 1) allowing you to edit the attributes for the selected domain. The keyboard shortcut for this function is the Spacebar. Double- clicking anywhere within the Video Information Pane is also a shortcut for this function.

Video Track Attributes Dialog settings:

Video Track Attributes Dialog settings:
 

Aspect Ratio

Normal (4:3):

Normal (4:3):

Otherwise known as full screen.

Wide (16:9):

Widescreen format. Includes options to allow pan/scan and/or letterbox conversion to 4:3 aspect.

Video Info

Coding Mode:

The type of MPEG encoding used.

Figure 1

Possible values are: "MPEG-1" and "MPEG-2." Most DVD's use MPEG-

2.

Bit Rate:

Sets whether a constant bit rate (CBR) or variable bit rate (VBR) is used. Most DVD's use a VBR.

Resolution:

Sets the video resolution. Possible values for PAL are: 352x288, 352x576, 704x576, 720x576. Possible values for NTSC are:

352x240, 352x480, 704x480, 720x480. Most commercial DVD's use 720x576 for PAL and 720x480 for NTSC.

Format

Allows you to set options specific to the video format used on the disk.

PAL:

PAL format. Includes an option set for Camera or Film mode.

NTSC:

NTSC format. Includes an option to set Closed Captioning to field 1 and/or field 2. CC1 and CC2 use field 1, and CC3 and CC4 use field 2. TV's manufactured prior to 1990 only support field 1.

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Program Chains View

 

Hover the mouse cursor over an item to identify it (via tooltip). Click on an item for a detailed description

 
 
 
tooltip). Click on an item for a detailed description     The PGC (Program Chain) View
tooltip). Click on an item for a detailed description     The PGC (Program Chain) View
tooltip). Click on an item for a detailed description     The PGC (Program Chain) View
tooltip). Click on an item for a detailed description     The PGC (Program Chain) View
tooltip). Click on an item for a detailed description     The PGC (Program Chain) View
tooltip). Click on an item for a detailed description     The PGC (Program Chain) View
tooltip). Click on an item for a detailed description     The PGC (Program Chain) View
tooltip). Click on an item for a detailed description     The PGC (Program Chain) View
tooltip). Click on an item for a detailed description     The PGC (Program Chain) View
 
 
 
Click on an item for a detailed description     The PGC (Program Chain) View allows
Click on an item for a detailed description     The PGC (Program Chain) View allows
Click on an item for a detailed description     The PGC (Program Chain) View allows
Click on an item for a detailed description     The PGC (Program Chain) View allows
Click on an item for a detailed description     The PGC (Program Chain) View allows
Click on an item for a detailed description     The PGC (Program Chain) View allows
Click on an item for a detailed description     The PGC (Program Chain) View allows
The PGC (Program Chain) View allows you to view and edit an individual Program Chain.

The PGC (Program Chain) View allows you to view and edit an individual Program Chain.

With the PGC View you can edit the Virtual Machine (VM) commands for the PGC.

With the PGC View you can edit the Virtual Machine (VM) commands for the PGC.

Button commands can also be edited. Buttons can be hidden, or removed.

Button commands can also be edited. Buttons can be hidden, or removed.

 
 
 

Blocks Preview Pane Programs Pane

 

Video/Audio/Subtitle Preview

Pre/Post/Cell Command Panes Buttons Pane Button Edit Dialog Audio Tracks Pane Subpicture Pane Extras Pane CLUT Pane

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Blocks Preview

The Blocks Preview for the PGC View shows a frame for each block in the selected PGC.   

   

Clicking on one of the blocks selects that block for the Video/Audio/Subtitle Preview , and makes it the currently selected block. Video/Audio/Subtitle Preview, and makes it the currently selected block.

An indicator like this:in the upper-left

An indicator like this: in the upper-left

in the upper-left

corner of each block shows the size of the block.

 

An indicator like this:under the size

An indicator like this: under the size

under the size

An indicator like this: under the size

indicator shows the total time for the block.

 

An indicator like this:in the lower-left

An indicator like this: in the lower-left

in the lower-left

corner of each block shows which PGC(s) and cell(s) use the block. If more than one cell in the same PGC use the block, it will look like this:

. In this example cells 2, 3, and 4, in PGC 1 all use the block. If cells in more than one PGC use the block, the indicator will look like this:

2, 3, and 4, in PGC 1 all use the block. If cells in more than
one PGC use the block, the indicator will look like this: If the block is interleaved,