DVD Chapters

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#1

I have downloaded episodes of The OC for my girlfriend who is obsessed with it. I have converted 15 episodes into DVDs. 5 Per DVD The first Disc I accidently put in chapters in so when I skip It doesnt go to the next episode like I want it to. Is there a program that will edit which ever file it is that hold this information so I can remove the chapters?

I can easily just re-convert them but I was curious as to if there is a program that will do this to save me a lot of time.

The Program I am using are:
WinAVI - To Convert to DVD
DVD Shrink - To Shrink the files if they are to big for the DVD
And
Copy To DVD - Burn the files to DVD

Cheers!


#2

Yes - pgcedit (freeware) will do this. Click on link below and you will find a guide I wrote a couple of weeks ago. It takes about 5 minutes (plus ripping/burning time).

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#3

The point is: it’s not allowed, AFAIK.

The forum rules apply.


#4

That’s a good point. Actually at the moment i doesn’t know really if it’s allowed or not regarding tv episodes. Wouldn’t it be the same or similar if you record it on a standalone recorder from a tv channel. These crazy laws are makin me confused.


#5

You are alloud to have TV show for up to a year with out it being illegal. As long as it doesnt have adverts or something.


#6

actually, it is illegal, technically, its illegal to record shows off the tv, as its infringing copywrite. The point being, if everyone did it, no-one would buy the dvd. Channels are starting to think about offering legal tv downloads

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4276255.stm


#7

Yep, that’s the other side.

The rules/laws applying to such cases are going to confuse us all, I think.

We here in Germany got such [I]nice new novelles[/I], you would not know if you wshould cry or laugh if you would know them… :-X

PS: We like to help you with, just don’t tell titles and such.


#8

Interesting, regarding laws in germany that’s right totally strange, but at least there i’ve found it’s allowed to record shows or movies with a standalone from a channel.


#9

I remember some years back in the UK there were some mutterings about time limiting home made recordings (on VCR but I presume DVD would not be different) but it was basically laughed out of existence by the newspaper media.

Whilst there might be technically a UK law preventing recordings being held for over a certain period of time, I have never heard of it being enacted upon.

What is certainly illegal is to record a TV program and then distribute copies for non personal use (which in itself is open to interpretation - e.g. is lending a tape to a friend legal - the common view is that this is ok).

I don’t really hold with the view re recording a TV series rather than buying it. I often buy a TV series simply as it is more convenient. It takes a lot of effort to record a program weekly, and remember to do all episodes.

In addition, TV series often cut action, and are of course often littered with adverts. People buy a TV series if it a) good quality, and b) reasonably priced.

Downloading TV programs from an unlicenced web site though is a different issue, as in some cases this is clearly piracy.


#10

Germany has good laws. So does China.


#11

Believe me not in all cases regarding copyright laws.


#12

:rolleyes: LOL

Good for whom??