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    I know it is possible to join two movies into one with DVD2One but is it possible to make a seamless transition? For example, I want to join Back to the Future 1 and 2 onto a dual layer but I want to cut out the credits in Part 2 so that it flows seamlessly. Is there a way to do this in DVD2One or does it require addtional software with extensive editing capabilities? Is there anyone into fan editing films here (specifically on a mac), any good threads?
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    I don't know of any specific fan editing mac websites,
    I usually hang out at over here and listen to not
    only their podcast, but check out some of the works.

    What you suggest can be easily done, albeit with a little work.

    1. Rip the DVDs with MTR as Main Feature Only.

    2. Open each MF VOB in Mpegstreamclip, cut out the end credits,
    save back each as elementary streams.

    3. Re-Author a New DVD in Toast, which will play the movies
    back to back, or opt for DVD Studio Pro, where you can
    join both movie's assets on a timeline to insure they play
    back seamlessly.
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    thanks for the info. To be honest, your talking to a newbie so the suggestions you made are a little over my head without the help of visual aids and such. I don't have Toast. Can I re-author in Popcorn 1? Doesn't DTOX (DVD2One) have the capability to seamlessly join?
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  4. You should select movie-only/join mode in DTOX and then, when ripping the first movie, deselect the last cell (or two). When ripping the second movie you may want to deselect the first cell (or two ?) if it's a film with discrete intro titles rather than one wherre the action is happening at the same time as the credits/theme etc.
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    Thanks ffooky. Is there anyway to "see" what part of the movie is stored in the cell or is it just a guessing game?
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  6. If you're lucky and the cells correspond with the chapters the you can simply check with VLC/DVD Player. Of course, it may well be that deselecting the last/first chapter is the way to go but I suppose it's worth knowing that you cn go down to cell level if necessary.

    Remember to select the correct option in DTOX to join titles. It's two plus signs as I recall but I don't have the app installed on the machine I'm in front of, sorry.
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    How do you check the cells with VLC?
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  8. If the cells and chapters correspond (just check the numbers and times in the respective cells and layers window in DTOX) then you can just navigate to the relevant chapter in VLC's Playback -> Chapter menu.
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    Thanks. One more question. Can you deselect cells within the DTOX window when you are in join mode?
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  10. Never tried it but I'd presume so. It'd seem odd not to offer the same options as a single movie only rip.
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    Signing back in terryj. Yeah, about that dvd authoring business...
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    as per your earlier question, yes you can de-select cells in DTOX.
    have you tried ffooky's method's yet?
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    I tried his method but it's not specific enough. The cells do correspond with the chapters but I need to edit "within" the chapters themselves and deselecting the cells isn't enough.
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