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Needing help muxing subtitles into the DVD5 DE's

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I would like to be able to make a DVD5 set of the Despecialized Editions that has subtitles accessible by the remote.

I already understand that there will be no menus with this version and I’m fine with that.

If I am understanding the term correctly, to achieve this, I need to “mux” a chosen subtitle stream into the finished VIDEO_TS folder, then burn the “remuxed” project to DVD, all using the instructions in the Project Threepio README file as seen below.

But I’m getting confused with step 5. Using the […] button on the right hand side of MuxMan doesn’t seem to find any of the video files in the VIDEO_TS folder. And I’m not sure what to look for with the audio stream.

Plus once I have selected the proper files for video, do I need to do anything with the aspect ratio settings in the 2 “Pref” drop-down menus? Same question goes for the “Language”, “Extension”, and “Delay” drop-down menus in the Audio section?

Thanks for the help!

The NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions is up on Mega.

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solkap said:

I would like to be able to make a DVD5 set of the Despecialized Editions that has subtitles accessible by the remote.

I already understand that there will be no menus with this version and I’m fine with that.

If I am understanding the term correctly, to achieve this, I need to “mux” a chosen subtitle stream into the finished VIDEO_TS folder, then burn the “remuxed” project to DVD, all using the instructions in the Project Threepio README file as seen below.

But I’m getting confused with step 5. Using the […] button on the right hand side of MuxMan doesn’t seem to find any of the video files in the VIDEO_TS folder. And I’m not sure what to look for with the audio stream.

Plus once I have selected the proper files for video, do I need to do anything with the aspect ratio settings in the 2 “Pref” drop-down menus? Same question goes for the “Language”, “Extension”, and “Delay” drop-down menus in the Audio section?

Thanks for the help!

Sorry for the delay in responding, I don’t browse very often down here and probably should.

MuxMan is looking for raw video and audio streams – i.e. *.m2v and *.ac3 files. An already-packaged DVD has these files already muxed into a series of VOB files.

So what you need to do is merge the VOB files into one giant VOB file (using something like VOBmerge) and then use a VOB extraction utility to extract the video and audio files. Once you’re dealing with the unpackaged raw streams, MuxMan repackages them (with the subtitles) into a new folder structure containing a different set of VOB files.

Keep in mind, subtitles in the DVD format are aliased and not quite as easy on the eyes as other formats.

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Thanks CatBus!

No worries about the delay, as attempting to get the DVDs with subtitles has always been tertiary to almost everything else at which I have already succeeded.

Now that I have a few more details, I’ll see how far that gets me!

Incidentally, if I follow the procedure above, will the chapter stops be preserved?

If not, after merging, extracting, and remuxing the new VOB files, is there a way to re-add the chapter stops?

Possibly similarly to the way mkvtoolnix can edit chapter stops on MKVs?

Thank you again!

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There are chapter stop extraction utilities that should pull the stops from an existing DVD structure. Whether that will do it in a muxman-compatible format is unknown, but usually they offer some conversion options. Those are not stored in the VOB files, but in the IFO files (I don’t know where, actually, I haven’t messed with DVD’s in a while). Once you have that, there’s a menu option in Muxman to import chapter stops from that export file and then it should just work.

If you have trouble with this, I have GOUT-timed DVD chapter stops in muxman format for the whole trilogy. However, they may not match what’s on the existing DVD5. They’re more-or-less the Blu-ray stops with stops for missing scenes removed. And they are a straight conversion from Blu-ray timecodes, so they might jump to less-than-ideal frames on a telecined DVD (or if my math was bad). If you’re interested, just PM me and I’ll upload them.

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It just occurred to me how dumb it was to offer to upload chapter stops when they are text that could be posted in a forum. So here goes–copy these and paste them into TXT files and you’ll get muxman-compatible GOUT chapter stops.

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Awesome! Thank you!

The NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions is up on Mega.

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