Thanks Tru, that did it.
I reused method #1 (above post) but this time I selected the three english subtitle tracks (unsure which was the trivia track), but not other language subtitles, on CloneDVD's second page; compression still stayed at 100%. Dumping the French soundtrack was the biggest help in avoiding the transcoder ie the subtitles didn't add much data. So simple, of course the trivia track was a subtitle track ... just wasn't thinking clearly, I guess. Funny though, the menu's "on/off" selections still don't "hold" at "on" when I cursor back to check my selection but the "Are You Not Entertained?" track plays anyway. FYI, it is subtitle #4 out of 8 on my JVC changer's remote.
So ... you're so clever ... how about assessing my split#1 method above? On backup disk #2, both TS1 & TS2 start at precisely the same split-point in the movie ... was I just lucky with this movie? In other words if I split the TS1 and TS2 movie versions at exactly the same place, would this method work on on all movies that have multiple versions of different lengths or other reasons to have multiple versions?
Obviously, TS1 and TS2 do not each contain the full length of the movie's data within their standalone "selves" (no DVD-ROM could hold that much data) but instead they interact together to complete the task based on the menu-choice for which version to watch. Many movies are authored this way.
Can you or anybody really explain, in layman's terms, how this works and how to deal best with it? You don't have to worry about this "problem" with most backup software because you don't see titlesets broken out to this degree of exactitude. I love CloneDVD, and the more information, the better , I say. But I don't understand the interaction of "two version title sets".
Thanks again and Best regards,
PS: I would like to see Olli add an additional feature to CloneDVD2: besides just a "time/length" readout to judge a Title Set's size, add an additional readout in GB to the X.00 decimal point. For example split disk#1=Chap1-14 @ 4.33 GB and split disk#2=Chap15-29 @ 2.14 GB. Would work for dual layer assessment too. That would help so much in assessing split volumes and also trancoder destined backups and Dual-Layer break volumes.
Also add an automatic "split at the layer break feature" for no brainer dual layer or split DVD5 backups.
And add a selection for -R DL disks in the drop down menu on page one of CloneDVD