Originally Posted by superleo
If you want FREE BD authoring --- MultiAVCHD, it will give you several options for menus and will author the disc with out reencoding the video and audio, plus it handles DTS-HD and Dolby-HD audio.
It also has some built in tools that might be useful.
complicated! I looked through it after downloading!!!...I don't see how to save the lossless audio formats...It appears to want to convert everything to AC3. Am I missing something? I have both DVD and BluRay clips from my collection of discs and I want to make sure I'm getting full lossless audio quality with DD HD and DTS MA with my clips when it is applicable. Heck I spent the time making these 1 chapter clips from my media, why stop short now?
Basically I have about 20 different 1-2 minute movie clips that I want in a single file line up to play. I'd take simple disk menus, or I could go without them and just throw the disk in and it plays (which might be better for the purposes of the subwoofer audition I'm planning) --- EXCEPT that I may need a rewind functionality, or track skip/select in the event we need to replay a clip and not the whole 20-30 minute group of clips.
Another question. ScubaSteve mentioned via PM to me that I could use TSMuxor to make a generic bluray disk using my created clips.
Here is the instruction he provided:
Archaea Red, ScubaSteve BlueDo you have a recommendation of software to use to cut some bluray clips to length for demo material? I'm hosting another subwoofer meet in January with some top notch subs and would like to have about 5-10 custom clips to use. I don't care about the demo disk creation for this project - just running the individual clips thorugh a media player like VLC is sufficient for this particular task. I'd like to get a couple clips that aren't on your current two released disks to be included in the meet.It's a two step process.
1) Get the Bluray Disc decrypted and onto your harddrive.
2) Find and trim clip to length.
You can do both step #1 and #2 with DVD-Fab but you'll be limited to a complete chapter for the trimming.
For more precise trimming use TSMuxer. It's a free program if you google for it.
Can you confirm I did this right and am not losing any audio quality? The process worked, but the file is smaller than I expected.
I downloaded DVD FAB. I clicked Main Movie, selected the longest clip (the movie) - changed the quality to DVD-9 from the quality drop down and selected the DTS audio track in the right menu payne. I then ripped the DVD to a folder. The final product was 4.5GB or so. I then downloaded TSmuxor and loaded the DVD file. I changed the output location and went to the ""split and cut"" tab. I chose enable cutting. Clicked my start and end times. Left the output default at TS muxing and clicked start muxing. Literally 1 second later it had a 76MB file made that had two minutes of DTS audio based Titan AE. I put the clip on my htpc and sure enough it worked like a champ. The DTS light came on and as best I can tell I have full sound quality, but I don't know for sure because there are a LOT of settings in both apps I didn't mess with. What are the differences in the output styles in TSMuxor App? I see TS muxing, M2TS muxing, Blu-Ray disk, AVCHD disk, and demux?
I appreciate your help and this will hopefully allow me to throw a few more clips in the upcoming January subwoofer meet!
You're saying DTS, but are you referring to DTS-HD? If you're just going to do DTS, I'd just use the DVD.
DVD-fab will not touch (or shouldn't) the audio. It will only compress the video.
Since you're using DVD-fab, I wouldn't bother doing the full movie, but rather letting it rip a single chapter. It's in the settings somewhere. Just rip the chapter, use no compression, and it should output a xxxxx.M2TS file that is that chapter. Open that file in TsMuxer. Trim as you did before.
As for the different Muxing options in TSMuxer. None have any effect on quality of the stream, they just modify the container depending on what you're going to do with the files afterward.
If you're going to be playing these trimmed clips on something like a Popcorn Hour, Dune, ect, then you'll want to just choose M2TS muxing.
If you're going to try and burn it to a blu-ray you'll have to author the disc somehow. TSMuxer can do an incredibly generic disc. After you have all of your clips trimmed. Reopen TSMuxer and add each of the clip to the disc. Choose Blu-ray disc muxing and it will generate a Bluray compliant disc to burn that will play the clips in the order you set them up in TSMuxer. No menu or anything like that and the disc might crash at the end of the last clip. But it'll work."
I believe I followed the advice he provided, and ended up with a output folder that has Certificate and BDMV folders in it. How do I then burn this to a bluray disk? Both IMGBurn and DVD Fab and CyberPower 10 Suite don't seem to recognize this output folder as a image I can burn?
I'm still green on this and I appreciate the help! Ultimately I can just use my HomeTheater PC to playback, but thought it would be cooler to just through a disk on without any room for error, or glitches that home theater PCs are capable of doing.