No, you’re not an idiot, nor do I think you’re wasting anyone’s time.
Like 90312, I usually think “enhanced” means the addition of non-dvd stuff, but you never know so I looked up this “enhanced” set and it seems the first 3 Rambos were enhanced to play on the newer 16X9 TVs and in 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
Sometimes these discs just do lousy with compression unless you can strip it down just to the main title …period.
So the original will play in the standalone player, but not in the pc?
Try using VLC media player…it’s free and it’s a little gem of a player…will play darn near anything and does not rely on outside codecs.
There’s a link in my sig.
You can try to do the whole disc in[B] Full Disc [/B]mode. This will allow you to compress to fit on an SL disc (and also to a DL with no compression) depending on your selected “target size”.
Now, [B]Full Disc[/B] will even allow you to copy non-dvd content.
You might want to give this a shot, but I wouldn’t alter the playback order of any of the titles. Just select Full Disc and dvd5 as the target and click start.
Personally, I think your best shot here is to select [B]Customize[/B], the main title only (probably title 1), only 1 audio track, click next and then only tick
[B]Copy DVD-Video (VIDEO_TS folder)[/B]
[B]Remove menus, play the titles continually[/B]
and go for it.
Try this, first, by selecting your hdd as the target, but be certain to select dvd5. If this plays ok with VLC, there’s absolutely no reason you can’t get a decent SL bkup.
Hope this helps and let us know…