I’m trying to backup a DVD which plays fine on all machines and the computer using most programs including WMP & WinDVD5 but when I try and just select the chapters I want to back up CloneDVD2 won’t let me (I’m sure it used to list them all part way through the set-up process) it just lists all 17 in one ‘lump’ then the audio and that’s it
yeah there’s nothing wrong with that. you’ve got the main movie title set selected. the second one is probably a special feature and the shorter title set is probably just previews.
in order to cut chapters you just click on the main movie title set (like you already have) then click on teh scissors and drag the bar. anything that’s deselected on the right hand side or outside the blue triangles within the title set you’re copying will not be included on your copy.
audio is integrated with the video in all cases. you’ve just got 3 title sets on that disc. you don’t have “one for video and one for audio” as you said.
I’m getting there… I’ve managed to copy 1, but they are not together (i.e. not 3 - 7) so I guess I need to do them one at a time - but then the names are the same! Also the audio folder seems to be empty - is it all in the video folder, as it seems to play the first one OK?
the audio folder will be empty 99% of the time. for any video-dvd the audio is always integrated with the video. the audio folder is only used for audio dvds (and i’ve NEVER owned one so i wouldn’t even know what to do with it!)
andyes, if you’re copying non-consecutive chapters you will ahve to do them one at a time.
are you going to burn these chapters onto a dvd? if so, I think dvd shrink in reauthor mode would be a much better choice.
you can cut each chapter and insert it into your new compilation, then cut the original again and insert the second selection into the compilation(etc, etc for as many as you want). then you can back it up to the hard disk, as an iso, or burn your disc
I downloaded DVD Shrink as you suggested but I just get the same as with CloneDVD2 - four perfectly edited files but I have to save them to different folders or they over-write each other (each one is called the same) and then I can’t put them back together to burn a new DVD
you load up the entire disc with shrink then click “reauthor”
there will be a browser on the right side of the screen and your new DVD compilation on the left side.
drag the main movie from the right side to the left. then you click the fourth button to the right of where it says “DVD COMPILATION” that has the arrows on it (this is the trim tool)
you then trim to the desired part.
that one titleset in your compilation is now only the chapter you’ve selected.
next you drag the whole main movie from the left to the right again and trim it up except select the next chapter you want to include this time.
continue to add the main movie titleset and trim each selection until you have all the ones you want to include then you can burn teh whole thing as a dvd.
the only downside to dvdshrink is that you can’t include menus. When you put your new reauthored dvd into your player, it will just begin with the first part that you’ve selected and play through.
when you drag the same title into the compilation over and over agian like you’re doing shrink automatically renames them (ie Title 1, Title 1 (2), Title 1 (3), etc…so you don’t run into the overwrite problem you were talking about)