[QUOTE=Kerry56;2246017]Have you looked at Muxman? It is not a tool I am familiar with, since I have DVDLab Pro, but it might be able to create the menu for you. [/QUOTE] Thanks for the MuxMan suggestion. I have now looked at the website.
The free (demo) version doesn’t seem to be capable of using VOB files.
The premium/professional versions cannot be downloaded until you pay for them, so no way to test these.
From the description it would seem, that I would have to demux the existing VOB files, which kinda defeats the purpose.
[quote=toaddub;2246148]I don’t think there is any free, even commercial, tools that can create menus [B]and[/B] add them to existing DVD structure without requiring the VOB files to be demuxed into elementary streams. [/QUOTE] That’s too bad.
It is better to use a tool that is good at what it does.
Yes, it can be done in PgcEdit. Just tried it.
I knew that PgcEdit could import the menu, but I don’t think it can create the menu (VOB file).
The menus will need to be created by some menu authoring tool. You don’t need to use real huge-size files as a title placeholder for button navigation, a small few seconds file is enough, as these are not used when importing the menu into PgcEdit.
This is exactly what I have been experimenting with for the last couple of hours; creating a simple menu in NeroVision Express and importing it with PgcEdit. It takes more time than I’d like but it works fine, especially if I create a re-usable menu.
I could also create the menu in TMPGEnc DVD Author but haven’t tried that yet.
Is there a simple free tool for just authoring a menu VOB without integrating it into the existing DVD structure?
In PgcEdit, Menu -> Import Menu and follow the directions there. Load the IFO containing the menu VOB. This will import the whole menu VOB. Fix the navigation as required. And you’re done.
Yes, thanks. This is what I have tried so far and it works.
Multiple titles with re-used cells do not mean they are truly multi-angle titles. To know if it is truly multi-angle, double-click on the movie PGC to bring up PGC Editor window, then hit “Del Angles” button, it’ll tell you if it is.
I’ve already mucked around with this, deleting and keeping angles as I choose, and then blanking the unwanted stuff in VobBlanker.
Well, if you only blank them out, you don’t need to modify anything. Truly deleting them will complicate things.
Usually, the existing menu VOBs are not what I want.