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This weekend, I embarked on another of my long-term projects. Slowly my DVR has been collecting episodes of "America's Test Kitchen" and a few weeks ago, the lAst episode of 2012 was recorded. In total, I had 52 episodes, the whole of the 2011 and 2012 seasons (actually, their were several more because of some that were shown form earlier seasons). I made a single title on my EH50 out of ten second duration of the info screens for each episode (a tedious chore in itself) and then started the copy operation using the handy, play-all-in-a-group feature. Yeah, there were about 40 hours of content to copy over, and since the EH55 will not create a title on the HDD longer than eight hours, I eventually had five titles containing all the episodes.
I separated the individual episodes using chapters in the titles, then made 52 playlists out of the titles, one for each show. I appended the ten second info screen to each episode, took the commercials out of each episode, selected an appropriate thumbnail, and labelled each one. they are all there now, just waiting for me to start burning disks. It will amount to eight disks separating them the way I want.
As it was mentioned in another thread, I really like and use the playlist option in the Panasonic DVD recorders. It makes stuff like this possible.
Evil is charming and beautiful. It makes you doubt yourself. It asks for one small compromise after another until it whittles you down, and it functions best when no one believes in it.-JOA