"The Lives of Others" movie

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by rrose1968, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. rrose1968

    rrose1968 Well-Known Member

    This movie was released this week, but I happen to notice that the director's commentary is on by default, even when I switch it off. I never change AnyDvd/CloneDVD settings so it isn't that.

    Anyone else have this issue with this title? And if I need to post info, its it info before or after I have used/compressed with CloneDVD? Thanks.
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. Does the original disc have the same problem?

    2. Are you positive? Sure sounds as though you made the wrong choice in Clonedvd.

    from Frequently Asked Questions (READ BEFORE YOU POST)

    7. Why am I only getting Director's comments or having other audio related issues with my backup?

    visit http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=5033 (click the link)
  3. rrose1968

    rrose1968 Well-Known Member

    Without even reading all of the last post it hit me what's happened:

    I always cut all audio except for English and the commentary. Since the film is in German...doh. I forgot to recheck German and I'm willing to bet it thinks the commentary is the only audio it has (which is actually true in this case) so it plays it by default.

    Would that make sense? Dang foreign films....I usually don't bother with those. Reminds me when a friend bought Passion of the Christ and cut out subtitles so I asked my friend "Dude...can you speak Aramaic?" :confused:
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    visit http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=5033
  5. funguy

    funguy Active Member

    Thats correct. The movie is in German with English subtitiles.

  6. rrose1968

    rrose1968 Well-Known Member

    There's nothing in that post that talks about what happened here. It speaks of incorrect menus and incorrect choices, etc... In my case, my software defaults to English only as I normally only use English & forgetting that German was the only audio on this one, the disc played the only audio it could find, which was the commentary. The post doesn't specifically address that.

    I normally don't do the foreign ones, but some like Pan's Labyrinth and Letters from Iwo Jima are worth it. Which now reminds me I need to check those too... I haven't seen Pan's Labyrinth yet, but I heard it was good.
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes it does. It tells you to preview the audio choices in Powerdvd. Had you done that you would have realized much sooner what the issue was. The problem is that Clonedvd doesn't play audio--and consequently, the user doesn't have the opportunity to hear what's being backed up before the audio choices are made.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2007
  8. rrose1968

    rrose1968 Well-Known Member

    "Preview audio" isn't the same as "what happens if you default one language and the movie audio doesn't have that language". It just says to preview it, it doesn't say what happens if you accidentally default a language that doesn't happen to be on the list.

    Regardless I found out what happens. And as I said, I don't do many of these (I think I have 3) so leaving the only one language is probably common. 99.99% of what I have has English audio so I (obviously) don't pay that close attention to it. It's no big deal. I mucked up being in a hurry. Not the first time, probably not the last.

    Actually as a feature it would be cool if there are no audio languages checked that are in the movie, a warning pops up. However I would say this doesn't happen often and would be a programmer's waste of time. It's a thought. PowerDVD? I don't use it and it's not included nor mentioned as needed or suggested when we download so I don't use it. I have Nero, never tried it there but it may do that. It does everything else.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2007
  9. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes, it does. It has everything to do with the choices you make.

    What do you think will happen? You can only play the audio you selected to backup in Clonedvd. If you read through that post and follow the advice made, I almost guarantee you will not have audio related issues again. But suit yourself. I'm not interested in arguing.
  10. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Well-Known Member

    "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink":D