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Does Toast retain DVD chapter markers?


Terence

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I'm looking for a way to combine several short movies on different DVDs burned with iDVD into a single disc, with a separate menu button to play each movie. If I'm reading things correctly, it sounds like Toast 8 will do this without having to rip/re-encode each movie, so that's good. Here's the question: for each of those short movies, will it retain the chapter markers? Or is there a way to add back new chapter markers? I don't care so much about keeping the scene selection menu for each movie, but its nice to be able to flip forward/backward using the chapter advance buttons on my DVD remote.

 

Thanks!

 

-Terence

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Yes, Toast retains existing chapter markers.

 

The process for doing what you want is to insert a DVD, select it in the Toast Media Browser and drag the titles from the browser to the Video window. Toast extracts the MPEGs from the disc and writes them to the Roxio Converted Items folder. It is that extracted MPEG that Toast uses when it authors and burns a new DVD.

 

Toast also has an option to create a scene menu for each chapter.

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I've now upgraded to Toast 8, and it has several bugs which currently prevent me from combining iDVD movies.

 

1) it generates a "result code -39" error with most (but not all) iDVD movies

 

2) it does retain the chapter markers, but they are not in the correct locations.

 

So if you're looking at using Toast 8 to combine iDVD movies, I'd hold off until these bugs are fixed.

 

-Terence

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I have experienced neither of these problems. Can you give me a step by step to re-create the "bugs" you mentioned.

 

I sent a full bug report in to customer service on 2/8/07 (ticket #: 322763). Still haven't had a response. Let me know if you'd just like me to cross-post the full details here.

 

-Terence

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