I have a query regarding burning a DVD from a DVD folder.
I have a DVD folder which contains a VIDEO_TS folder and an AUDIO_TS folder. Both contain separate VOB and AOB files. The total size of the DVD directory is 6.41 GB.
My question is - do I need an 8.5GB blank DVD to burn the entire disc with audio? I'm using Ashampoo Burning Studio and it will only allow me to burn the VIDEO_TS folder which is 1.83 GB. When I insert a blank 4.7 GB DVD it states that "The inserted DVD is OK". I assume by doing this I'm missing out on the higher quality audio that is contained in the AUDIO_TS file.
Should I be using an 8.5 GB blank double layer disc?
Any help appreciated...
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afaik the audio_ts format standard was never implemented. the audio-ts folder is always empty because there is no dvd audio format. whatever is in yours is extra unplayable junk if i'm right. go ahead and copy just the video_ts.--
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Isn't the filled audio_ts folder reserved for DVD-Audio ?
Never seen a disk that has both though. One or the other but not both.
And, yes, playing that disk in a dvd player would not access the audio_ts folder regardless. Same as a dvd-audio player could not access the video_ts folder.
It just seems strange that the AUDIO_TS file is bigger than the VIDEO_TS file.
Ok. I was slightly incorrect about the co-existence of both the video_ts and audio_ts folders.
A dvd-audio disk can have both just to main some compatability and allow you to listen to the audio in a standard dvd player. Only a bespoke dvd-audio player can still access the audio_ts folder.
And why is the audio_ts folder larger ? Simple. Dvd-audio supports much larger bitrates and frequencies than dvd-video. And, as you said, is of a much higher quality.
So, would I be able to burn a DVD-audio disc from the audio_ts folder? Also, would that mean different burning software?
You could try imgburn.
But select 'Build' mode to drag both folders. But if you do not have a dvd-audio player there is little point. Even a pc-based dvd drive is only for dvd-video.
As I said, a standard dvd-player does not see the audio_ts folder and it plays whatever is in the video_ts folder (even if there is no video). In fact, as already pointed out, you only need to burn the video_ts folder for normal dvd-video playback.
You could use this program to extract the audio then burn it as DATA to a disc if you need it as a disc... https://www.videohelp.com/software/DVD-Audio-Extractor
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OK. That's clearer, many thanks for the advice.
Some very early dvd's had audio seperate from video. Some very early dvd players only saw the audio in the AUDIO_TS folder. Some slightly newer 'old' players looked in the AUDIO_TS for audio, then looked for audio 'muxed' in VIDEO_TS folder. They 'hung up' looking for the AUDIO_TS folder, hence the empty folder. DVD players now dont need the AUDIO_TS folder anymore.Cranky Old Man