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November 9th, 2007, 10:43 PM
I noticed another thread on the board, where the lack of a DVD project save option was noted (that includes menus) and that it would be a good feature to add.
I agree that the ability to save DVD projects (with menus) would be a good feature; I have a more direct problem. I have successfully created a DVD, and I just want to re-edit the menus that I generated.
I haven't found any way to edit menus within TVSuite for DVD's mastered in TVSuite, Which strikes me as a must, also. After all, I can re-edit video that I've generated with VideoReDo, why not the DVD menus as well?
Perhaps I've just overlooked it. If not, is there anyway to manually edit the menu files (or another program that edits DVD menu files; one that's cheap or free preferably) to change text size and content? I'd just prefer to not have to re-master projects repeatedly when the menus don't quite turn out the way I would prefer them.
November 10th, 2007, 12:38 PM
TVS does not perform on-disc editing.
November 11th, 2007, 01:33 AM
TVS does not perform on-disc editing.I don't know why not. If it's an RW disc, there isn't any reason that editing could not occur there if the tools were provided to edit existing DVD menus.
...But, I was speaking of editing menus in the video_ts directory on the hard drive before burning the created DVD to disc, rather than on a disc itself.
November 11th, 2007, 03:32 AM
When I first started out (about three years ago), I worked on small projects which would compile fast, and got a handle on menu design.
Now, they pretty much come out correct first time, every time. :cool:
Not bragging, it's not really that much of a skill to master.
Pretty much the same as how many black frames to leave in, when you cut out a commercial.
It all gets easier with experience.
Also, tools that edit already-made Video_TS folders are rare and arcane.
I've been using a semi-professional authoring pkg for years, and it won't do it, either.
IFOedit is one such tool, though I don't know what it would let you do in this case.
There are a few others.
I wouldn't hold my breath, expecting the VideoReDo guys to offer any such features.
It's a lot like compiling code, then instead of going back to the source file, you decompile the object code, and work on that.
It's just not done.
November 11th, 2007, 09:58 AM
I don't know why not. If it's an RW disc, there isn't any reason that editing could not occur there if the tools were provided to edit existing DVD menus.
Non-linear editors are generally considered non-destructive which means you do not alter the original file.
November 11th, 2007, 11:53 AM
I agree that the ability to save DVD projects (with menus) would be a good feature; I have a more direct problem. I have successfully created a DVD, and I just want to re-edit the menus that I generated. Check out a product called DVDRemake (or something like that). It can take an existing DVD and edit the menus. Don't know if it can edit on disk, I doubt it, but you won't have to totally reauthor.
November 28th, 2007, 09:51 AM
I,too, like Ranthony, want to re-edit the opening "My Custom DVD" menu. I note a reference in the TVS "Help" file to "Customize Menu" which has an odd reference to "Rank 3". Opening this displays a sample menu and info which looks as if it would do the job. However, I cannot locate any means by which I can open an actual page to allow operator control of an user project. Am I missing somethin here ?
November 28th, 2007, 10:35 AM
You can change the title description for new DVD's using "Change Text". Once a DVD or VIDEO_TS folder has been created you can't change the menu using VideReDo. You'll either have to use another application or re-build the DVD. Rebuilding the DVD is pretty quick though. Should only take a few minutes using the existing DVD / VIDEO_TS as source files.
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