What is the cheapest and easiest way to remove chapter stops?
I recently transferred a video tape recording to DVD-R using my Panasonic dvd recorder.
The tape has 8 half-hour episodes. I just turned on the recorder and recorded the whole 4 hours of tape and went to bed, so the result is: there is one long title. My recorder automatically creates 5 minute chapter stops.
I then opened the dvd into dvd shrink and pressed the re-author mode so I could create a title for each half-hour episode by making start/end frames.
I don't care about menus as long as I can press the skip button on my remote and have it go to the next title.
Anyway, the resulting product retained the original 5 minute chapter stops.
Now this is fine if I watch them on my computer because I can select which title I want to watch using the navigation button to jump to a specific title.
However, if I want to watch them on my TV using my regular stand alone dvd player, it takes me forever to get to the last title from the beginning because I have to skip through a dozen chapter stops to get there.
So, I would like to remove the chapter stops, so I can only skip from title to title, and not chapter to chapter.
Is there a cheap and easy way to remove chapter stops using freeware. I don't want to re-encode or convert VOB to mpeg.
I would be happy if DVD Shrink didn't retain the chapter stops.
Thanks for your help.
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Thanks for your help!
I actually already have DVDDecrypter installed on my computer, but I never used it because I find it difficult to understand.
I tried following your steps, but I must be doing something wrong because the result still has the chapter stops.
Rip the DVD with DVDDecrypter.
IFO Mode (I selected mode-ifo-it brought up 8 VTS files, but it only highlighted the one with the longest running time. It wouldn't let me select all of them. Do I have to re-author each individually.)
File Splitting - NONE (I went under tools-settings-file mode-pressed none)
Re-author (I pressed the decrypt butten. It only re-authored one VTS title. The title still had chapter breaks.)
Any idea what I'm doing wrong?