Understanding DVD Structure

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Annelise
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Understanding DVD Structure

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We get a lot of support from people who are puzzled by the DVD structure of the conversion: What are all those files for ? If the audio_TS is empty, does it mean I have no sound ? , etc, etc

Here is a little guide about DVD File/Folder Structure

When you access the DVD drive you'll see at least 2 directories: AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS

AUDIO_TS is used for DVD Audio and contains the audio files, whereas VIDEO_TS is used to store all data for the movie. There might be more directories which contain DVD-ROM features for your PC.

AUDIO_TS WITH CONVERTXTODVD, THIS FOLDER IS ALWAYS EMPTY, IT S NORMAL AND DOESNT MEAN THERE IS NO AUDIO IN THE VIDEO.

Now let's have a look at the VIDEO_TS directory:

BUP = Backup files of the IFO files.
. IFO = The IFO files includes information such as chapters, subtitle tracks and audio tracks.
. VOB = The VOB files contains the actual video,audio,subtitles and menus.

VIDEO_TS
VIDEO_TS.BUP
VIDEO_TS.IFO
The first video play item, IFO, usally a copyright notice or a menu
VIDEO_TS.VOB The first video play item, VOB
VTS_01_0.BUP
VTS_01_0.IFO Title 01, IFO, usually the main movie
VTS_01_0.VOB Title 01, VOB 0, the menu for this title
VTS_01_1.VOB Title 01, VOB 1, the video for this title
VTS_01_2.VOB Title 01, VOB 2, if larger than 1 GB it will be splitted into several vobs
VTS_01_3.VOB Title 01, VOB 3
VTS_01_4.VOB Title 01, VOB 4, up to 10(0-9) VOB files if necassary
VTS_02_0.BUP
VTS_02_0.IFO Title 02, IFO, usually movie extras
VTS_02_0.VOB Title 02, VOB 0, the menu for this title
VTS_02_1.VOB Title 02, VOB 1, the video for this title
VTS_xx_x.BUP
VTS_xx_x.IFO And so on
VTS_xx_x.VOB
VTS_xx_x.VOB
VTS_99_9.VOB Up to 99(1-99) titles with max 10(0-9) VOB files each


Hope things are a little clearer now folks! If you need to insert one file from a video_TS into ConvertXtoDVD, then you need to insert the VTS_01_0.IFO

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Re: Understanding DVD Structure

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For more details about loading an exisiting DVD in ConvertXtoDVD check out these notes
http://forums.vso-software.fr/using-exi ... t9373.html

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