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How to "Merge" 2 DVD's into 1 ?

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#1
I have two DVD files (the "_TS" format), both of which are a little less than 2.2 Gbyte.

I would like to burn both files onto a DVD5, but cannot figure out how to do it.

DVD shrink "replaces" the first DVD with the second when I "add" it, and Nero Express refuses to allow the addition of the second to the first.

I though about manually renaming the files so they are all different (figured this was the problem) but didn't want to risk making a coaster. Thought I would come here and ask an expert instead.

What's the best/fastest/easiest way to do this ?


Thanks in advance,


Billy
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#2
http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/multiple_dvd_to_dvdr_dvd_...
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#3
Thanks for the link, IHoe. I've been using DVDShrink for years and never noticed the DVD "Browser Button". (Duh...)

I've dumped the DVD to file because I want chapters and it doesn't look like DVDShrink does chapters. After the thing gets done encoding, I'm going to see if I can get VSO to do some chapters.

Is there a better way ?

Thanks again,


Billy
#4
well if you want chapters then why don't you do VSO's ConvertXtoDVD! Add both dvds and let it go and it will put menus and chapters!!! as we speak I am doing a DVD by ConvertXtoDVD! and it's fast too!
#5
Yeah, after I posted this I had the same idea. (Duh...) I had to re-process both files from AVI to _TS again, but this time I did them together, with the autochaptering enabled.

Heh. "autochaptering". lol...

If this should happen again, is there a prog that will create chapters during re-authoring ? I'm thinking about a case where the file starts off as a _TS file.
#6
is there a prog that will create chapters during re-authoring ?

TMPGenc DVD Author
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