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  1. Member Brother Jaso's Avatar
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    OK. WinXDVDAuthorFree came out twice as big on smallest/fastest setting.

    MEDIACODER!

    WOW!
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    OK. WinXDVDAuthorFree made the files twice as big. (Just because it has DVDAuthor in the name...) DVDStyler felt a little more robust.

    I'm liking PgcEdit. It's funny, the documentation pull down pulled up the MS help window, but there wasn't any content. So I had been trying to figure it all out without documentation. LOL Bumped into the actual doc file sent with the download. It really started making sense.

    rOIZ, my hat's off to you. This is a very skillfully crafted piece of software. It does what all the other programs can't. I even found the layer break prompt, after having made a chapter every 2 minutes on title 10. At first it seemed way too technical, but over time, it's very straight forward and is exactly what it is.

    I'm almost there. Had problems with title 20, I accidentally erased my original. MediaCoder fixed me up though. Finally figured how to replace VTST and got rid of 'dummy'. Only problem at the moment is getting the pre/post commands or whatever fixed on it. VLCMediaPlayer likes to go back to the menu when engaging title 20, SMPlayer likes to exit entirely upon engaging title 20. Oh, MediaCoder brought the bitrate down on all titles too! (7.93 to 7.53)!! (GBs)

    I would post SOLVED, but...

    OK, going back in...

    Thank you very much! Brother Jaso
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  3. Thanks for your appreciation of PgcEdit. It is true that it is very technical, but I wanted a tool able to modify every aspect of the DVD navigation, and the DVD-Video specs are complex, and the VM commands are not easily understandable by a non-programmer. PgcEdit is just a reflect of that complexity. Exactly the opposite of a "one-click" tool that does just one thing, and that you can't fine tune.

    VLC is a very good media player, but it is not a good player to check a manually made or modified DVD, because it admits too many bad things and errors in the authoring, and it is not really compliant to the DVD-Video specs. Currently, I use PotPlayer, more useful to debug a DVD. And make extensive use of the Trace feature of PgcEdit. It will help you understand how the magic is done.

    Good luck!
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    Just noticed last post or so disappeared here. No biggie.

    I should be completed. But title 20 is having problems replacing itself. I try keeping original pgc cmds and not, 20 comes up as dummy. I added a new cel. Now title 20 opens when playing dvd. VobEdit,VobBlanker doesn't seem to be resolving.

    Any suggestions?

    K. Going back in. Thank you very much! Brother Jaso

    1:38 pm Quick update

    Just revved up AVStoDVD. It was having crashes on title 20 too. (I think it was my old file) Fixed it. AVStoDVD cooking now. AVStoDVD is awesome. It allows custom entering the bitrate! (average) Maybe I can take this dvd folder and pipe it back into PgcEdit where my original menu lies. 3 of 20 processing...
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    Oops. Just responded on page 1. LOL

    Is there a menu replace feature in PgcEdit?

    I made a new menu with VSDC Video Editor. Actually just overlaid a logo on the bottom. PgcEdit says it's not defined. MenuEditFree shows bad block header.

    Is there a way to edit the menu or replace it without burning another 1 to 2 day render?

    Thank you very much! Brother Jaso

    Just found DVDShrink. Checking out now... ... ...
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  6. Originally Posted by Brother Jaso View Post
    Is there a menu replace feature in PgcEdit?
    Not as such, I don't believe, although r0lZ is free to correct me if I'm wrong.

    The way I handle this is to create a menu using DVDAuthorGUI with a short 'dummy' video. I make sure to also create the same number of chapters as in the 'real' video. I'm sure you can do similar things in other menu-creation programs. Then after I have the menu set up the way I want and the 'dummy' DVD created, I then open it in PGCEdit and use its replace function to replace the 'dummy' video with the real thing.

    By trying to replace one menu with another one you created, you're leaving yourself open for all kinds of navigation and button problems. So, I don't replace menus but videos after having created a menu.
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    Awesome. I had been tossing around that notion earlier. In fact saving to an empty folder had made the dummies already. (Can't remember where) Yes, then follow the same procedures as before. Excellent workaround. (Could've already been doing this while looking for a menu editor! LOL)

    Good to know. Good to know.

    Well I guess this is solved. Let me go ahead now and the next post should be solved. J out... .... ..........
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  8. I use the same technique as manono, except that I prefer DVD Lab Pro (not free). And I agree with him. It is usually much more difficult to replace the menu and adjust the numerous VM commands of the buttons and pre/post/cell commands of the pages of the menu, than replacing the whole movie in one shot.

    BTW, to create very rapidly the dummy title, I usually simply create a slide show, with one picture per cell (chapter). It's really easy, and very fast. I don't know if you can do that with DVDAuthorGUI or other authoring programs, but that should be possible.
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