[Cin] HD dvd with dvdstyler

Terje J. Hanssen terjejhanssen at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 03:33:05 CET 2021

Den 10.12.2021 04:53, skrev Andrew Randrianasulu via Cin:
> I send my findings with this link directly to Phyllis in Julu, but I 
> guess Terje may try this  method on his sources too

Well, thanks - this is also really new stuff for me, so I have to take 
it carefully from scratch this month ;)
Before my delayed BD50-RE discs arrives later this month, I can possibly 
start learning using DVD-video/iso (DVD-5) and/or BDMV/udf structure 
(BD-5) on DVD+RW media, although the latter seemed not to be supported 
on my hardware UBD player.

I have had dvdauthor installed the last 5 years, but I never really got 
started with using it


But at least now I have found and hopefylly got installed the DVDStyler 
gui frontend and dependices for dvdauthor on my Leap 15.3/15.4a and TW:

Reading installed packages...

S  | Name                 | Type    | Version           | Arch   | 
i+ | DVDStyler            | package | 3.1.2-lp153.37.3  | x86_64 | 
i+ | DVDStyler-lang       | package | 3.1.2-lp153.37.3  | noarch | 
i+ | dvd+rw-tools         | package | 7.1-1.26          | x86_64 | Main 
i+ | dvdauthor            | package | 0.7.2-bp153.1.21  | x86_64 | 
i+ | dvdauthor            | package | 0.7.2-bp153.1.21  | x86_64 | Main 
i  | dvdisaster           | package | 0.79.6-lp153.27.3 | x86_64 | 
i  | dvdisaster-docs      | package | 0.79.6-lp153.27.3 | noarch | 
i+ | libdvdcss2           | package | 1.4.2-lp153.2.1   | x86_64 | dvd
i+ | libdvdnav4           | package | 6.1.0-bp153.1.21  | x86_64 | 
i+ | libdvdnav4           | package | 6.1.0-bp153.1.21  | x86_64 | Main 
i+ | libdvdread4          | package | 6.0.0-1.16        | x86_64 | Main 
i  | libdvdread8          | package | 6.1.2-lp153.46.2  | x86_64 | 
(System Packages)
i+ | lsdvd                | package | 0.17-bp153.1.14   | x86_64 | 
i+ | lsdvd                | package | 0.17-bp153.1.14   | x86_64 | Main 
i+ | openSUSE-release-dvd | package | 15.3-lp1532.157.1 | x86_64 | 
Hovedpakkebrønn for oppdateringer


More addon documentation and references in this street:

Several DVD and BD5 related guides:

Creating DVD Video with Linux:

beandog's mostly dvds multimedia wiki

Some thoughts on DVD authoring

Terje J. H


> https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=182529 
> <https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=182529>
> Authoring a working HD-DVD using DVDAuthor?
> main feature seems to be menu!
> ====
> [..] forum, and many users are interested in creating DVD menus (which 
> DVDStyler does at high quality), but the videos should be HD. 
> DVDStyler has an experimental HD feature which builds on the 
> deprecated HD-DVD standard. The results of course do not play on 
> hardware DVD players, but most player software and even hardware BD 
> players can play them.
> The problem is DVDAuthor. FFmpeg encodes and muxes just fine in HD, 
> but DVDAuthor limits the size of the result to the DVD limit which 
> means that a maximum of 9 VOB files at 1024 MB each is supported. 
> DVDAuthor does not throw any error message if the result is bigger, 
> but it will not continue playback once this limit is reached. The VOBs 
> in the VIDEO_TS folder all play fine, even the ones with a higher 
> number than 9. But for the IFOs these VOBs are out of range.
> {... }
> Quote:
> Originally Posted by Emulgator View Post
> Manolito, maybe you can try to pre-concatenate those .VOBs to >1GiB to 
> keep their number below or equal 9 ?
> Binary concatenation is all the filesystem does anyway while mounting 
> any group of _1.to <http://1.to> _9.VOBs.
> This suggestion does exactly what I was after. My current test:
> I used a 2hour 5min project with 4 source clips. Full HD at an average 
> bitrate of 27000 kbps and a max bitrate of 28000 kbps (wanted to 
> preserve a little headroom compared to the HD-DVD specs because ffmpeg 
> tends to overshoot the specified bitrates). Very basic VMG menu which 
> just lets me select the clip I want to play.
> Result came out at 25 VOBs, size about 24 GB. I used a binary file 
> joiner to concatenate the VOBs so I had only 9 VOBs after joining. It 
> also worked when joining all the 25 VOBs to just one.
> The resulting 3xHD-DVD Structure worked perfectly in MPC-HC and in 
> VLC. The menu did what it was supposed to do, even the chapters were 
> preserved accurately. Quality was excellent, the average quantizer was 
> below 4. And there was no need to use PgcEdit or VOBBlanker to repair 
> the structure or fix the IFOs.
> In this test I used only 1 VTS for all the 4 titles. This is alright 
> because for HD output you only want to use an AR of 16:9. Just now I 
> am running a second test conversion where only 1 title per VTS is 
> used. Of course I will also have to concatenate the VOBs in every VTS 
> which has more than 9 VOBs. I am quite confident that this will work, too.
> So it looks like this poor man's method to create high quality HD 
> results with elaborate menus has been established now. Big thanks to 
> Emulgator and Sir Didymus for your very helpful suggestions...
> Cheers
> manolito
> //EDIT//
> Yes, like I expected using only 1 title per VTS works well, too. Just 
> make sure that no VTS holds more than 9 VOBs, if it does you need to 
> concatenate the VOBs so a maximum of 9 VOBs is present.
> Another thing I tried does not work, at least not with my hardware. I 
> tried to convert the 3xHD-DVD structure to a BD structure using 
> DVDtoBD Express. No errors, but the resulting BDMV folder would not 
> play correctly, neither under MCP-HC or VLC, and my old Xtreamer 
> streaming box also had problems. None of these players could play the 
> menu which DVDStyler had created and which was then converted by 
> DVDtoBD Express. I suspect that DVDtoBD Express is to blame, but there 
> might be other reasons.
> Last edited by manolito; 17th March 2021 at 19:32.
> =====

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