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How to add arbitrary files to a DVD using EMC 9


Steve Sutherland

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I've created a DVD with menus, using EMC 9 and some video files I had. I was hoping to be able to also add my own directory tree full of pictures so that anyone placing the DVD in their PC's DVD drive could also have access to the files I provided. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to do this before burning the disk. I have many commercial DVD's which have enhanced content such as this when viewed on a PC. How do I do it?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

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There is no way to do this WITHIN the software. However, you can do this manually. I haven't done it personally, but others say that it works.

 

Create your MyDVD project and burn to video folder.

Go to Explorer and navigate to that folder and create the data folder.

Then use Disc Copier to burn it.

 

The data should still be readable on a computer that reads video DVDs.

 

The root of the DVD should look like this:

audio_ts

video_ts

data_folder

 

you can use any folder name for the data. Just make sure it will be in the root of the DVD.

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I've created a DVD with menus, using EMC 9 and some video files I had. I was hoping to be able to also add my own directory tree full of pictures so that anyone placing the DVD in their PC's DVD drive could also have access to the files I provided. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to do this before burning the disk. I have many commercial DVD's which have enhanced content such as this when viewed on a PC. How do I do it?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

Burn your project from MyDVD to a DVD-Video Folder, not to a disc.

When done use Win Explorer and go to that folder that was created, and add a folder for your photos, then copy them to it. Name it something like MyPhotos. Note, you create this folder at the same level that the VIDEO_TS folder is.

Now open disc Copier and select DVD-video folder as your source. In the Destination section, check the option to "Include Data (ROM) Content from Source". Now urn to your disc.

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Burn your project from MyDVD to a DVD-Video Folder, not to a disc.

When done use Win Explorer and go to that folder that was created, and add a folder for your photos, then copy them to it. Name it something like MyPhotos. Note, you create this folder at the same level that the VIDEO_TS folder is.

Now open disc Copier and select DVD-video folder as your source. In the Destination section, check the option to "Include Data (ROM) Content from Source". Now urn to your disc.

 

Thank you, I will try this now. I was already halfway down that path in that I had already created a "folder set" thinking this was how to do it. I just couldn't figure out what to do with the folder set after creating it, or how to write it to disk afterwards. You filled in the gaps for me. Thanks again.

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Thank you, I will try this now. I was already halfway down that path in that I had already created a "folder set" thinking this was how to do it. I just couldn't figure out what to do with the folder set after creating it, or how to write it to disk afterwards. You filled in the gaps for me. Thanks again.
Your welcome. Let us know how it goes for you. I've done this many times myself, so I don;t think you should have any problems with it.
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I've created a DVD with menus, using EMC 9 and some video files I had. I was hoping to be able to also add my own directory tree full of pictures so that anyone placing the DVD in their PC's DVD drive could also have access to the files I provided. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to do this before burning the disk. I have many commercial DVD's which have enhanced content such as this when viewed on a PC. How do I do it?

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Also, not what you asked but perhaps for other people who might want to do something like that but without the directory.

 

If you don't need the directory tree and just want to archive the images of slide shows, click on that option in MyDVD (top menu) > file> project settings. It will automatically add the folder and burn it to the DVD so that the images are available. This works only for slide shows added to the menu; it will not work if you have the slide shows converted to a mpg2 or other format.

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I'm having a similar issue where i'm trying to create an ISO file from a DVD folder and Disc Copier is ignoring the AUDIO_TS folder and only adding the VIDEO_TS folder to the ISO.

 

I have selected the "Include Data (ROM) content from Source" option and still no joy.

The DVD player i want to play the burnt DVD on requires the AUDIO_TS folder otherwise it does not recognise the DVD. EMC 8 used to automatically add the Audio_ts folder if it was present.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Alright, after 10 wasted DVD's, I still cannot get this to work! It seems, that no matter what I try, the amount of data written to the DVD is the same, and it never includes the photo folder. I will continue to try alternatives, but there is one question I have for Larry that could close at least half of the doors I've tried so far.

 

After using MyDVD and burning to a Folder Set, your instructions were to create a new folder at the same level as the VIDEO_TS folder. To me that means (in tree lingo), that the new folder will have the same parent as the parent of the VIDEO_TS folder... (it will be its sibling). At first, I assumed that you meant to put my new folder inside the VIDEO_TS folder. I've tried both and I'm not sure which you meant, but neither seems to work for me. In all cases I checked the "Include Data (ROM) Content from Source" option when burning the Folder Set to either a disk, or an ISO image. In no case so far, has anything other than the original output from the MyDVD been put to the disk.

 

I'm going to start buring to ISO images rather than DVD's. Unless I start to see a larger ISO image, I'll assume nothing has changed in my output.

 

Any idea why I am having such problems?

 

Thanks

Steve

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Alright, after 10 wasted DVD's, I still cannot get this to work! It seems, that no matter what I try, the amount of data written to the DVD is the same, and it never includes the photo folder. I will continue to try alternatives, but there is one question I have for Larry that could close at least half of the doors I've tried so far.

 

After using MyDVD and burning to a Folder Set, your instructions were to create a new folder at the same level as the VIDEO_TS folder. To me that means (in tree lingo), that the new folder will have the same parent as the parent of the VIDEO_TS folder... (it will be its sibling). At first, I assumed that you meant to put my new folder inside the VIDEO_TS folder. I've tried both and I'm not sure which you meant, but neither seems to work for me. In all cases I checked the "Include Data (ROM) Content from Source" option when burning the Folder Set to either a disk, or an ISO image. In no case so far, has anything other than the original output from the MyDVD been put to the disk.

 

I'm going to start buring to ISO images rather than DVD's. Unless I start to see a larger ISO image, I'll assume nothing has changed in my output.

 

Any idea why I am having such problems?

 

Thanks

Steve

I'll use the attached image as an example. I burn a MyDVD project to a folder on my C:\ drive named 0LarryDVD

This creates a 0LarryDVD folder with a VIDEO_TS sub folder.

I then create a second subfolder under 0LarryDVD called MyPhotos and I copy all my photo files into it.

Then when I open Disc Copier and select DVD-Folder as my source, I navigate to and select the 0LarryDVD folder. Make sure you are not selecting the VIDEO_TS folder, or it will not include the MyPhotos folder.

 

One more thing, you should try using RW discs until you have it working the way you want. Those can be erased and re-used for testing. Then burn to R discs once you have it down. Or alternately, burn to an ISO file in disc copier, then use disc image loader to check it.

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I'll use the attached image as an example. I burn a MyDVD project to a folder on my C:\ drive named 0LarryDVD

This creates a 0LarryDVD folder with a VIDEO_TS sub folder.

I then create a second subfolder under 0LarryDVD called MyPhotos and I copy all my photo files into it.

Then when I open Disc Copier and select DVD-Folder as my source, I navigate to and select the 0LarryDVD folder. Make sure you are not selecting the VIDEO_TS folder, or it will not include the MyPhotos folder.

 

One more thing, you should try using RW discs until you have it working the way you want. Those can be erased and re-used for testing. Then burn to R discs once you have it down. Or alternately, burn to an ISO file in disc copier, then use disc image loader to check it.

 

Thanks again Larry... I finally got it to work, just before your reply. I'm very systematic, and yet everything seems to be very finicky... the trick for me was to create a folder set, add the folder as and where you demonstrated, and create an ISO image using Disc Copier. I had done all of this exactly this way, direct to DVD on many occasions, only to discover that the DVD was missing the additional folder. By putting to an ISO image, I could tell when the image size basically doubled that the new data must be in the image.

 

I am a programmer since '78, and very systematic in my testing. I found this process to be very problematic, even though I finally got it to work (thx again). Also, it seems that burning the ISO image to a disk is also VERY dependant on which program you use to do this. 8 out of 10 tries using Disc Copier failed with errors, while 100% of the burns I did using Creator Classic were successful.

 

I'll get used to all of the ism's with this product. All in all, nothing else compares, and I am very pleased. Again, thx for all the help. The bottom line is I've created an ISO that I can use from now on.

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Also be aware that Disc Copier will use the FOLDER NAME as the DVD NAME so you can be creative with that. I hardly ever burn to ISO. I use Disc Copier to burn the video folder directly to disc. Like an ISO, I can burn as many copies as I like. Whenever I like, as long as I still have the folder. Plus I can still play the video folder with software DVD players. I've never had a bad burn using Disc Copier like this.

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Hi Im wandering into this topic after searching on how to add more than just one type of media (ie movie) to a DVD project.

 

This question may be redundant, but just want to know if I create a MyDVD project which INCLUDES a MyDVD-generated slideshow...as long as I burn to folder, do you think it would be conceivable I could then add a folder called, say Press Kit, which would include pdf files I would save to that folder? I guess this would be a fourth folder on the disc?

 

My overall goal is to make an all purpose DVD for my band. 5 minute video, Slideshow, and a Press Kit folder that would include pdf docs like our contract, repetoire, tech rider, 8X10 of the band etc. The hope is that if the agent pops it into a DVD player, the movie will play. If they pop it into the PC, they could get at the docs. I was going to add a little notice to the credits of the movie reminding them that further documentation could be accessed via PC.

 

Any thoughts? Thanks! :)

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