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Combining Dvds For Appletv


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I have been using Handbreak to convert my DVDs for AppleTV. I have several Chinese concerts that are on two discs I would like to combine before I convert it. On another forum I read that someone was able to do this with Toast Titanium so I purchased this thinking that it would do what I need. I see that Toast can convert the DVDs for AppleTV but it doesn't give me enough options to pick the appropriate camera angle. These are Karaoke discs, so angle 1 usually has the Chinese words overlaid, and angle 2 is just the concert.

 

The first concert I am trying to merge has the stats:

 

The concert is on two DVDs each over 7GB for a two hour concert.

Angle Selection: Angle 1 Karaoke; Angle 2 Live

Audio 1: Dolby Digital Stereo Karaoke

Audio 2: Dolby Digital Stereo Vocal

Audio 3: Dolby Digital 6.1 EX Vocal

Audio 4: dts 5.1 24bit/96k

 

So my final AppleTV file needs to be Angle 2/Audio 2

 

I was hoping to use Toast just to combine the 2 Video TS folders into one Video TS folder with the movie combined, then I will use Handbreak for the conversion.

 

I used MacTheRipper to rip the two discs to my hard drive.

My goal is to create another folder with the two discs combined.

 

In Toast Titanium under Video, I choose the Video_TS Compilation and add the Video_TS folder from each disc.

I Select BD since I have about 14.5 GB of data and click on Save As Disc Image

I change the Name of the file (Kay.toast)

When it asks for What kind of disc will you be writing to? I select Single Layer (but I really have no intentions of writing to a physical disc)

 

It then comes back with "An error has occurred recompressing the video. And the beach ball spins for about 5 minutes before I am taken back to Toast.

 

Is there any way to accomplish this task in Toast? I am hoping I did not waste quite a bit of money on this program. It does not seem to work very well under Snow Leopard.

 

I really don't want to compress the video, just combine the two discs so Handbreak can do its thing.

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I don't think Toast has any option to select the angle. What you might try is using MyDVDEdit to somehow modify the VIDEO_TS folder's IFO so that the only angle available is the one you want. I've never tried that but it's the only option I can think of. Maybe there is a converter application somewhere that allows selection of an angle other than 1.

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I don't think Toast has any option to select the angle. What you might try is using MyDVDEdit to somehow modify the VIDEO_TS folder's IFO so that the only angle available is the one you want. I've never tried that but it's the only option I can think of. Maybe there is a converter application somewhere that allows selection of an angle other than 1.

 

Does Toast have the ability to take 2 VIDEO_TS folders and combine them to make one longer movie? It looks like it should do it, but only if it would fit on a double layer DVD. I don't know if choosing a blu-ray disc would work as I am getting the recompression error. It would be nice if Toast could ignore the size of the file and just output to an image file or another VIDEO_TS folder.

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