DVD Shrink reauthoring audio cuts out periodically

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#1

I’ve been using DVD shrink to back up my DVD collection to a hard drive. I reauthor using only the main movie and the highest quality audio track, no compression. When I watch the movie on my PC it works great, however when I connect to my TV the audio drops out for a few seconds every so often. It seems to happen when there is a chapter change. When the audio returns it is synced perfectly so it seems to just mute for a few seconds.

I’ve set DVD shrink to make one VOB file with a max 9.9 GB to get around the stopping and then starting the next file when I watch on the TV. Is there something I need to change concerning the audio?


#2

What are you using for playback? This doesn’t seem to be a common occurrence when using Shrink, so I suspect your playback software.

By the way, this is in the wrong forum, and I suspect it will be moved soon.


#3

Mooooved :iagree:

… to the “Movie copy software” general forum…


#4

I’m connecting a Seagate GoFlex straight to my Samsung TV via USB. Audio goes out via optical to a quality Pioneer receiver. Some of the dvd’s work just fine, others drop out. I’m trying Handbrake to encode the files to MKV H.264. Hope it works.
Another issue I found is it will show on the progress bar that a movie is 7 minutes long. When it reaches the end of the progress bar the movie continues, however you can no longer skip back or forward. It simply stops the movie. Strange.


#5

Will your Seagate play mpeg2 files? If so, you can use Vob2Mpg to remove the movies from the vob container. You won’t lose any quality by re-encoding this way, whereas you will when converting to mkv H264.

The free version of Vob2Mpg will do this just fine: http://www.videohelp.com/tools/VOB2MPG


#6

OK. I used Vob2Mpg and it worked. Thanks for the tip. Does anyone know how to set up a batch folder with my VOB’s and have Vob2Mpg work all night and day until done?