Using Video_TS folders in iDVD?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by m-dogg, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. m-dogg macrumors 65816

    m-dogg

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    Hello - Does anyone know if I could take a Video_TS folder and add it to iDVD so that an iDVD-themed menu could be created?

    A friend has a home movie that he converted from VHS to DVD recently and it auto-plays with no standard DVD menu.

    He saw a DVD I made in iDVD and was wondering if I could update his movie by adding a menu to it. He's since gone home, so before I have him mail me his movie, I was wondering if anyone knows if this is possible?

    I know I could use Mac the Ripper to get the TS file, but I don't know how I could go from there. I also have Toast if that would help the process in any way. I do not want to buy any additional software though - If I can't help him with what I have, than I can't help him I guess...

    Any help or recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. zakatov macrumors 6502a

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    sry for the stupid reply, but why don't you just try? grab any dvd and try to drag the Video_TS folder into iDVD? If it imports, then you're all set.
     
  3. m-dogg thread starter macrumors 65816

    m-dogg

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    I'm at work (no Mac) and too busy to try it before this weekend. Thought I'd ask in case it was an easy question for someone
     
  4. moonislune macrumors regular

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    Think so

    I'm pretty sure I have dragged some vobs into imovie hard drive and it worked, especially if the vobs dont have macrovision or other copy protection on them. You should be able to create a menu option with these files. I also believe that you can do the same with Toast 7 Titanium, but I don't have a copy of the software. As I do a lot of video editing, I would be thankful to hear of your results.
     
  5. macbaseball macrumors 6502a

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    If you just want to copy DVDs, your own of course, then you should get Toast 7. It will make life a lot easily. iDVD is a waste of time if you just want to copy something. It's an uneeded step.
     
  6. m-dogg thread starter macrumors 65816

    m-dogg

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    It's not a straight copy - I'd like to add an iDVD menu to it.

    I had the opportunity to try this tonight with a different ripped DVD but it didn't work. If anyone knows a way to do this, your help is much appreciated.
     

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