I am the newbies newbie and I have a not so little project. What I have to do is convert a TV series, (21 disks), from pal to ntsc, and no matter what I do the menus will not work.
What I have done that works is rip to hard drive with DVD Decrypter, open the saved file with VobBlanker and change format, shrink with Shrink. (My latest trick was just to skip decrypter and open the dvd with Vob, which seems to save a step).
The quality is fine, but the menus do not work. At first I could not see the main menu at all, until someone said I needed to convert the Video TS.vob with Ifoedit to format the main menu.
Ok, progress, now I can see the main menu but it still doesn't work. On the comp the mouse misses where it should be, on the player I have to manually choose titles and chapters.
It seems like I am so close but I am missing something.
Here is something that I don't know is normal or not. On a disk I have 4 episodes, and 18 titles. The vob for each episode has one for the episode menu and 3 for the episode. All of the latter 3 have the same duration time, but just the first of the 3 has the file size. The other 2 titles were for a warning.
I don't understand that at all. Why does one show have 4 titles?
I'm about ready to give up.