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Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by shane2006, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. shane2006

    shane2006 Member

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    Hi guys,

    Great site!!!!

    Im trying to burn 3 45 miutes episodes of a tv show onto DVD. The files are in AVI format, so I have encoded them using VSO Divx to DVD software. Then I have backed it up using DVDshrink, fitting 3 episodes onto 1 4.7 gb dvd. When playing back in my DVD player, it doesnt have a menu for me to choose which episode I want to watch.

    Can someone please help?
     
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    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm not sure if DivXtoDVD has a menu creation option but I'm almost certain ConvertXtoDVD does and I know that Nero Vision does. You might want to just try another program.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply!!

    So the problem would be when encoding the files rather than shrinking/burning.

    I would like to fit 3 episodes onto 1 DVD if possible. So would it be best to use convertx to DVD to convert the files and then DVDshrink to shrink the files and burn?

    Is there a box in convert X to DVD that I need to tick to insert a menu? Or does it put one in there anyway? I know nero does, but using nero won't allow me to fit 3 episodes onto 1 DVD, or is fitting 3 episodes onto 1 DVD a bit much?

    Thanks a lot
     
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    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    I thought the problem was with the lack of menus...DVD Shrink doesn't create menus, it only compresses what is already there.

    Here is old man Pete's guide: http://dvdplusvideo.com/petesguide15.html

    I've looked through it and it doesn't appear that he has included the menu creation portion. I could be totally wrong here, but I'm almost certain that the program will make a menu for you. FYI...I've backed up several episodic DVD's and always delete the menu for quality and space purposes and just skip through the chapters until I get the episode that I want...not much of a bother for me.
     
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    Thanks mate,

    There is no menu to start with, as I have seperate episodes which I have downloaded. Using Nero vision it automatically installs a menu at the start. This is what I am after. So using convert x to dvd should automatically put a menu on when playing back on a dvd player? Or do i need to tick a box?
     
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    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry, but I don't know...
     

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