Please read concerning issues with Director's Comments (and general audio selections)

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by Whisperer, Jan 30, 2007.

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  1. Whisperer

    Whisperer Well-Known Member

    Many people want the Director's Commentary on their backups but they just don't want that to be the default that the player chooses.

    Many DVD originals contain two choices that are both main movie soundtracks (depending on the sophistication of the owners home entertainment rig). A choice of both a 6 channel and a 2 channel main movie audio tracks. Or only a 2 channel main movie audio track along with other 2 channel tracks. So if one must choose, things can get a bit confusing when there are several 2 channel tracks.

    One sure way to make the correct choice (or elimination) is to play the movie on your computer using "PowerDVD" player. When the Audio Track Selection menu is open, play and listen to the 2 channel tracks to see which is which. By this method, you can now determine what to select and what to deselect in CloneDVD because the order that the tracks appear in the PowerDVD audio selection menu will be the exact same order that the tracks appear on the CloneDVD track selection page.

    If the main movie audio track was never selected in CloneDVD, then it is not on the backup and will not play in a player. If the main movie audio track is on the backup, but the player is not defaulting to it then simply cycle though the tracks by repeatedly pressing the audio button on your remote control till you get the track you want to listen to. Or go to the DVD's main menu and choose the track you want.

    If all audio tracks are on the backup, then the main reason a player will default to the commentary track (or any unwanted language or unwanted subtitle track) is because the backup was not made with "Preserve Menus" enabled in CloneDVD. Many DVD originals are mastered using a Video Manager that matrixes the audio and subtitle tracks through the Menu Structure. If you eliminate the Menu, the player receives no "default" information and has to guess what track to play. And, likewise your Audio Button on your Remote may not allow you to switch playback to tracks that actually are on your backup because it needs to interface with the Menu Structure that has not been included on your backup (only with certain originals; others may work fine).

    Lastly, some people copy the main movie only without a menu in order to save data space for compression. The menu doesn't take up much data space and is needed in some cases.

    Best regards,

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    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 9, 2012
  2. Frank

    Frank SlySoft Support Team

    Tip for verifying

    To avoid wasting a blank if you are not sure you have correctly selected the proper track use this method:

    - Select "DVD Files" on the output panel
    - Route that output now to a folder on your hard drive
    - Play that VIDEO_TS from the hard drive and verify all is well.
    - Use "write existing data" then to burn that to your blank.

    TIP: If you're seeing both AC3 / 6 and 3/2 listed on the menu then try doing this:
    Make sure AC3/6 (AC-3/6) checked.
    Uncheck AC3/2 (AC-3/2).

    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012
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