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Old 12 Mar 2009, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default Newbie trying to use PgcEdit to handle audio and subtitle streams

Hi everybody,

I'm making a backup copy of a DVD for my kids. I want my kids to hear the Norwegian soundtrack, but I want my wife to be read the English subtitles. I used CloneDVD to copy the DVD and included three audio streams, EN, NO and EN (DC), and four subtitle streams EN, NO, EN (DC) and NO (DC). I'm using Vista, and I have never used PgcEdit before today.

I want to

1. Make Norwegian the default audio.
2. Make the menus work.
3. Make English the default subtitle, and appear at startup.

I tried to follow to do 1, and I managed to do it, but in an awkward way. I'm having trouble with 2, and I have not yet tried 3.

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I map the audio streams to 2, 1, 3 and the subtitle streams to 0,1,2,3

It was not too hard to make Norwegian the default audio, but it was hard to make it appear correctly in the player.

If I use Media Player Classic, I get the three options I want, NO is selected, and NO and EN (D) both work, but EN gives no sound!

However, if I use VLC, the menu gives three choices, NO, EN and blank. NO plays EN, EN is selected by default and plays NO and blank plays EN (D).

When it comes to subtitles, MPC displays the four choices EN, NO, EN (D) and NO (D). EN shows EN, NO shows nothing, EN (D) shows NO, NO (D) shows EN (D).

VLC does the same, except that it also shows a fifth blank track, which shows NO (D).

Can anybody please help me?


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Old 13 Mar 2009, 01:45 AM   #2
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Default Problem solved

Hi everybody,

I've solved my problem. The basic problem seems to be that VLC does not handle deleted streams well. This is kind of funny. Last month I wasted a whole evening trying to get ConcertXtoDVD to work. I was testing my output on KMPlayer, and got strange problems. Then somebody explained to me in a forum that there was a bug in KMPlayer, and as soon as I tried it in VLC, it worked beautifully.

Now VLC played the same trick on me. It seems like Media Player Classic is the safest bet for testing.

Since I was testing everything this morning under VLC, I was desperately tweaking around, trying to get things to work under VLC, but when I almost managed that, things were a mess under MPC.

So I just did a clean copy, noticed the numbers associated to the different streams, did a simple switch of the NO and EN audio tracks, added a simple SetSTN command to turn on the EN subtitles, and everything was perfect in under a minute.

Went straight to the web to donate to PgcEdit!

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Old 13 Mar 2009, 02:14 AM   #3
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Old 13 Mar 2009, 09:02 AM   #4
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In these situations, remember to map the streams correctly in the PGC Editor and rename them in the Domain Streams Attributes.


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