Thank you for your reply! I will try to explain how I do this. Actually, I tried many different approaches. One of them is this one (and the easiest I could find): I take the transport stream file from the DreamBox, load it into "MPEG Streamclip", trim it there and output/export the stream as TS (transport stream) again. Then I go to Toast 9 Titanium, create a "Video DVD" with a menu, add the TS file (it is inserted there no problem), and use the following settings (I hope I get the translation right, my version is German): "use own encoding", video format MPEG-2, never re-encode, audio: Dolby Digital automatic.
Now, when I see/edit the added video/TS file I have a drop-down box for the audio tracks and I can select each one without problem - but only one. What I am missing is a way to select "All" in that drop-down box for the audio tracks.
Another thing I tried was to use "MPEG Streamclip" and export/convert the file into "MPEG-2" or "MPEG-2 with MP2 audio" or to "demux" it and then import/add these files to the DVD in Toast. However, the result was always the same: It just accepted one single audio track and not more. For example, when I wanted - let's say - to have an English Dolby Digital (AC3) surround sound track and a German stereo sound track combined on a single DVD it would not let me choose it. I can select only a single audio track for each video file. Maybe the problem is with the menus? I didn't yet try to create a DVD without a menu using Toast... But how can the menu be the problem?!
For reference, here is what I do to get a DVD video with two audio tracks using Open Source software:
- demux the TS stream into separate video and audio parts, let's say movie.m2v (video), movie.mp2 (stereo audio), movie.ac3 (surround) using "MPEG Streamclip" or "ProjectX".
- use mplex to get an MPEG again: mplex -f 8 -o movie.mpeg movie.m2v movie.mp2 movie.ac3
- use dvdauthor to create the DVD (VIDEO_TS), e.g. without chapters: mkdir /tmp/dvd; cd /tmp; dvdauthor -t -a mp2+de,ac3+de -v 16:9+720x576 -o dvd movie.mpeg; dvdauthor -T -o dvd
- use growisofs to create an image, e.g.: cd /tmp/dvd; mkisofs -dvd-video -o ../dvd-movie-image.iso .
- (burn the image to DVD)
I think the last two steps can be skipped by using Toast's VIDEO_TS burning feature but I still listed it for completeness. After this process and the DVD is finished I have a DVD (without menus) with multiple audio tracks that I can simply choose by using my DVD player's remote control - no problem. But just using Toast (to have a nicely layouted DVD with menus instead) does not seem to work for me; even if I try to demux the file first (as I said above) and then feed it to Toast... Or at least I did not find the proper way yet.
I appreciate any kind of help.
Thanks & Best Regards, Stefan.