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2 disks to 1 + cut the credits + cut the audio/menus + more

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9 Oct 2003 6:12 AM
Feature 1:
I have the movie Das Boot which is a double-sided DVD. Both sides are around 3.7G in size. Currently there is no way I can compress this movie on to one disk since XCopy Platinum does not give me the option to read multiple disks.

Feature 2: Its on DVD Shrink, I'd like to be able to edit out credits on both halves of the movie to make a couple extra meg available so I can minimize compression of the actual movie.

Feature 3: Again, its in DVD Shrink, what about a feature where I can delete unwanted audio tracks or make the menu list static. Again, I'm usually interested more in quality of the video as opposed to being able to watch the flick in Swahili. Let me delete the foreign languages and the 2-channel audio.

Feature 4: Multiple copies. As mentioned in a previous post, I often make a copy to a DVD-RW first to check quality then I write to a DVD-R. It would be nice to not have to go through the long read process time after time. (btw, I tried putting Aliens director's cut on to one disk -- bleh, looked like ass so I split it. of course this was one time i did not "waste" my time writing to a -rw first so i ended up ruining a -r with a crappy copy)

5. Do we really need the legal-ease at the beginning of each movie?
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30 Oct 2003 7:12 AM
I agree with you when it comes to #2 and #3. As for #4, it would be nice if you could make 2 copies of each movie, the first on DVD-RW so you can check if it's good or not... if everything is ok, then stick the DVD-R in afterwards. 321Studios could always set the program so that if you pick 2 copies, the first disc must be a DVD-RW...I aready end up doing this using other software... to verify that my final copy does not contain the 99% error.


1 Nov 2003 10:47 AM
I don't mind the 321 disclaimer so much as I mind its little Pause routine that makes a lot of units, like the Panasonic DMR-E line, just sit there until you do something like Advance Frame or Pause, Play, Pause, etc.

What I tend to do is use rewritable DVD's with DXC until I'm satisfied I and DXC did everything correctly. :> Then, use some other software to dupe the rewritable to a write once DVD. Disc to disc will be a bit faster, so, you don't have to let DXC read and compute and write its temporary files and then reburn again.
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2 Nov 2003 1:24 AM
I've noticed that some of the older versions of DXC/DXCE don't allow you to skip the 321studio disclaimer (some players don't allow that also) but this version (DXCP 3.2.1) lets me use the 'next chapter' button to skip it. And in the current version, I don't know if it's just me or not but I notice that by not getting the 99% error, my disc has like a half second loop at the very end. Plus in previous versions, you are not allowed to use the 'next chapter' button when you are on the last chapter of the disc but with this version, if you are on the last chapter and press 'next', the disc just ends.

2 Nov 2003 2:43 AM
Different DXC versions had different means to resume the frozen Pause logo screen. Plus, it also depends on your player.

Combinations I've seen work:
1.) Pause and then Frame Advance
2.) Pressing the number of any scene will just to that scene
3.) Pause, Play, Pause
4.) Pause and then Next
5.) Next button by itself

These different combinations have worked with past DXC version on the Panasonic DMR-E20 and E50 models.
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