Can Compilation DVD Be Done ?

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by deezee, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. deezee

    deezee Member

    Hi...I want to do a backup of the Dexter tv series which I own.
    Disc 3 has 3 episodes and disc 4 has only 1 episode with some extras.
    I'm using single layer dvds and want to have 2 episodes on one
    dvd and 2 episodes on the other while retaining the menu.
    Is this possible and if so, is there a guide at Slysoft's site.
    Thanks you.
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No join feature in Clonedvd exists.

    You can try dvdshrink.
  3. deezee

    deezee Member

    Thanks for your help are incredibly fast at responding !
    I'm curious...if you don't work for Slysoft who hires you to do this job ?
    Or do you just do it out of the goodness of your heart ?
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I do it to help out, yes.
  5. LEGIN27

    LEGIN27 Well-Known Member

    @deezee, You can compile DVD's or DVD files in NERO6 7 or 8 using RECODE2. You'll have to 1st back up your originals to file or use previously decrypted back up duplicates. I've done this several times and recently I've added production (closing) credits to a DVD title using to like titles one containing the closing credits and one without. In NERO RECODE2 Using compile a DVD RECODE2 allows you to customize your disc title by allowing you to choose your start and end chapters thus allowing me to end one disc just before the credits are due to start then add the 2nd like disc which plays poorly but has complete viewable production credits. I again create a start at the begining of the credits rolling and the credits finish as the end. The two like disc are placed in two separate optical DVD drives i.e. drive B & drive C. RECODE2 compiles the selected media from the two disc encoding both preparing my compilation to burn to one blank DVD disc. I select drive B to complete the burn process and before the burn process starts drive B ejects 1 of the 2 like disc used to compile the combined file. I then replace that disc with a blank. The burn process begins and completes successfully. I now have 1 complete disc that includes the main title and closing production credits.:rock:
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2008
  6. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Actually, I forgot Recode could merge like DVD Shrink. I've always used Nero Vision to compile discs with basic menus.

    I'd do the following using AnyDVD & CloneDVD along with Nero Recode or DVD Shrink:

    (1) Rip the disc with 3 episodes but only select the first two while preserving the menus.
    (2) Burn this backup.
    (3) Rip the disc with 3 episodes again but only rip the last episode.
    (4) Rip the final disc that only has one episode.
    (5) Merge these two rips with Nero Recode or DVD Shrink.
  7. LEGIN27

    LEGIN27 Well-Known Member

    Yep, the same objective, I just use fewer software options. Just AnyDVD & NERO 8 RECODE2.:agree: