You now need to correct the subtitle color. ( Mine were fuzzy & green after the Copy & Paste" of the
"MockStrip" files below .
This is how:
Open the original IFO file ( VTS_03_0.IFO) in IfoEdit, select VTS_PGCITI then VTS_PGC_1. Press Subtitle Color on
the toolbar and then click â€œCopy Colors from this PGC". Without closing IfoEdit, open the new IFO ( the one in
the "MockStrip" folder). Select VTS_PGCITI and then VTS_PGC_1. Press Subtitle Color and then click â€œPaste
Colors to this PGCâ€. Click Save. That should restore the original sub colors.
Copy & Paste a second copy of the Split/D1/VIDEO_TS folder to a folder named "Full Disc"
After copy delete all VTS_03_n files in the ""Full Disc"/D1folder.
Copy & Paste the file with the Renamed files from the "MockStrip" VIDEO_TS folder to the "Full Disc"/D1folder.
Next open the D1 folder with PGCEdit. .
Right click on VMG , First Play PGC .Using the "Menu" pulldown . "Remove Menu " from each title.
Right click on each VTST n.n TTN1 Title . Using the "Menu" pulldown . "Remove Menu " from each title.
Once all menus have been removed "Import Menu" for the VMG & each title from the "Original" D1 that you ripped with DVDFab . ( You import the .ifo numbered to match the title ).
"Import" the .VOB file when asked.
When one with "Angles " comes up I selected "Show angle 1"
After the import finishes select "Save DVD"
Highlight the (Main Movie usually the longest Title) VTST n.n TTN1 Title 1.
Use "Title" pulldown "Rebuild timemaps of current VTS" at this time.
Double click on the highlighted (Main Movie usually the longest Title) VTST n.n TTN1 Title 1 .
This will bring up the PGC Editor & a "Warning". That the time still doesn't match .With the option to "Fix it".
Select Yes. (The time of the movie I'm working with was only off by 1.18 second ) .
For this movie the number of Chapters changed from 28 to 39. Some of these don't work when tested & will be deleted later. These were 29 - 39.
The menu is correct except for the "Scene Selections " (Chapters) . They are correct on the menu imported but not after the import : I don't know why.
Title pulldown/PTT (Chapter) editor.
Open original D1 in one instance of VLC player.
Open the "Full Disc"/D1 in one instance of VLC player.
Toggle back & forth veiwing the scene selections & change program numbers PG & (Save DVD) until they match.
This takes some time but is the only way I found to do it. D1 will only work to half of the"Scene Selections "(Chapters). Once these are correct:
Open original D2 in one instance of VLC player.
Repeat as above for the second half of the "Scene Selections " (Chapters).
Once done with this I removed Chapters 29 - 35 I had left in .These just selected earlier chapters. "Save DVD".
Do not use this on this movie: "Recreate sequential PTT table (One PTT per PG)" button.
Some FBI & other warnings that DVDFab had removed showed back up during the process .
I removed with this process:
click File/Open DVD, select your DVD folder, and click OK. Then enable the Trace Mode in the Trace menu.
Click on the "up arrow" button , this will reset the "virtual" DVD player in PgcEdit. It is the equivalent of opening and closing the tray in a standalone player. <> Setup your video-preview options. . In the trace panel, click the Setup menu, and the Preview options submenu. Check " Show played cells in preview ? "
Now click the "Next PB" (next playback) button .
This will start the virtual player running (you will see the cursor highlight successive PGCs, jumping from place to place according to the PGC commands). These PGCs are PGCs with empty cells (video) associated with them.
Soon the player will stop running, because it encountered a PGC with some video in it.
You can see that the video material has no buttons (0b.). This is important: the fact that the PGC's cell(s) has no button means we can skip the video without messing things up. If the PGC indicates buttons, we can't kill it,
Now you can preview what's in this video: hit the " ` " key (the one right below the Esc key). This will launch the video previewer on the current PGC.
In this case, the PGC contains 3 cells, one with a FBI warning, another with a warning and a black final one. So we can skip it..
Kill playback on that PGC. Click the "Kill PGC Playback" button in the tool bar.
A message will popup:
This bypasses the playback of the cell(s) in the PGC & also marks the PGC as having no cells/programs. Click "No" for now.
Now we can select the "Next PB" button againwhich will get us to the next non-empty PGC, and repeat as above if there are no buttons, kill PGC playback.
Eventually, we'll get to a PGC that does have buttons, the first menu you'd see in a DVD player, unless the DVD was setup to play the movie right away.
When the "Main Menu" comes up it will show to have buttons . Don't kill playback it.
Select the "Next PB" button again
You should be viewing the "Main Menu" .
Click on the button that corresponds to "Play Movie" and click Select. Playback will resume and stop at PGC of the next video displayed.
On this movie it is the "Parental guide" . "Close Preveiw" then Kill Playback again.
Select the "Next PB" button again.
Select the " ` " key again to preview. This time the FBI warnings came up.
"Close Preveiw" then Kill Playback again.
Repeat as above killing all "No Button" screens.
Eventually you will come to the movie. Don't Kill Playback it !
I had some "black" screens after the "Main Movie" I decided not to Kill Playback on those . If they were
"warnings" or anything I didn't want I would have.
The "Special Features" "Multi-Angle Stunts" that didn't work correctly with the "TitleWriter" added Menu & movie now works. There is a difference in that Chapter forward starts the movie instead of the "Multi-Angle Stunts" Menu when selected while playing an angle. Chapter backward does nothing on either the angle on the original or created movie. .
The "Original" goes to the "Multi-Angle Stunts" menu when Chapter forward is used.
To correct this use PGCEdit "Trace Mode" .
Open two instances of PGCEdit.
One with Full Disc"/D1.
One with original D1 .
Carefully compare differences in the "Special Effects" menu . In my case the was the "Multi-Angle Stunts" .
Use "Step" for a slow compare or "Run" if you know there are no differences in a specific menu.
Use "Select & Break" when a Menu screen comes up.
Everything else in "Special Effects" worked correctly.
I didn't make a copy of the changes because this will be different for another movie.
When I found a difference I copied it with the right click menu in PGCEdit from the "original D1".
Then pasted it in the Full Disc"/D1 in the same location.
Test with "Trace Mode" till both work the same.
Now test with VLC player to check.
Under DVD pulldown . Don't just select "Remove useless stuff" it will run the don't use below if all are checked.
You can run "Remove useless stuff" if you uncheck those two.
When the "Menu Buttons" windows come up Select "Kill Playback" or "Cancel" which ever works best.
I used "Kill Playback" on this movie & it worked correctly, That may not be the case with all movies .
I tested & ran those listed as OK.
OK to use :
Delete all dead commands
Delete all dead menu buttons
Delete all NOPs
Delete all Unrefferenced cell commands
Delete Uncalled title sets (Fast)
Delete Uncalled PGCs
Remove useless Menu Vobs
Don't use :
Clear useless set GPRM commands
Clear jumps to void PGCs
I don't have any dual layer RWs & I didn't want to waste a DL R for a test . So I compressed the movie with DVDFab to DVD-5 to test the menu on my standalones. The menus now work correctly from my standalones . Even better than the original becaue the "Warnings" & other unwanted stuff has been removed.
If any of this is too confusing I will try to explain.
Also a Big Thanks to those that wrote Guides I borrowed from.
And those that authored & made available the "Freeware" I used.