@ mccoady , Part of the problem I have is I don't have VRD.
From what has been posted by you in #12 .
Let's work from those instructions.
I fairly certain this will remove the menu.
If it doesn't & the .m2v file has the menu also that is a problem.
Because the menu will just be part of the video & no longer a menu.
So try step #1 with VRD:
Load the file > Save Button > "Save As" > "Save as type" > "MPEG-2 Elementary Streams (*.m2v)" .
You end up with a file.m2v (video only file) and an audio only file of .ac3 or .mpa (whatever was in your file)
If this works correctly you will have two files .
Open the .m2v in VLC player or another player that play a .m2v file.
This is to make sure the menu is gone.
If the menu is gone then create a back to back audio track from songs.
You want to cut it to the same length as the .ac3 track that was demuxed.
If you use Audacty "export audio" it as an .ac3 file . Set the bit rate comparable to a regular .ac3 DVD file. I used 384 . This is under "Options" when you "export audio".
Name this track the same as the demuxed .ac3 but don't get them confused.
Add an "01" to the original so you can tell them apart & move it to another folder. or just delete the original.
Step #2 with VRD:
To put the video and audio back together again you go...
"Tools" (drop down menu) > "Elementary Stream Muxer". Now you have a new separate window that says
"Elementary Stream Muxer"
There is a place to select the video(only) file that you separated out.
"Input Streams" > "Video", and "Audio"
And the new audio file you want. (if the video and audio file have the same name the audio will be
automatically selected when the video file is selected)
This is why you name the new file the same as the original demuxed file.
"Output File" (give it a name)
Select the "Profile" wanted)
I'm assuming the "Profile" will be a DVD compliant folder.
Click on "Start Mux" and you should have the new audio/old video file that you want.
Then play this in VLC player to see what you have.
If this works then I will suggest two or three software that might remove the original menu & add it to the new DVD folder.
Main thing to do once you have the new folder is make a backup you aren't going to work with except copy it if trying to add the menu messes the "work folder" up.
The first attempt to add the original menu is just going to be a "copy & paste".
This would be the : VIDEO_TS.VOB , VIDEO_TS.IFO , & VIDEO_TS.BUP .
You can test play the VIDEO_TS.VOB to make sure it has the menu .
It needs to.
If this doesn't work then you can try FixVTS on it.
So let's see how this works & go to other software from there if necessary.