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Old 12-13-2014, 09:10 PM   #1
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DVDvideo pyTivo question

I installed the dvdvideo plugin and when I look at My Shows list, I can see the DVD listed as VTS_01_01.vob, VTS_01_02.vob, VTS_01_03.vob.... etc. Hundreds of files representing parts of videos. There is no way to tell the title or anything.

I figured out that I need to add default.txt to each folder with the title information, but then I get the same title for as many vob's in the folder. In addition, when watching the first vob, the next one does not start. The movie just stops after 15 or 20 minutes, the length of the vob.

Do you have to encode all the vob's into one large vob file?

I have over 1000 dvd's ripped. If I need to redo them, what would be the best format?

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Old 12-13-2014, 11:22 PM   #2
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You have to actually set the share type to dvdvideo rather than video.
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:28 PM   #3
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You have to actually set the share type to dvdvideo rather than video.
Are you referring to this?

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[DVDs]
path = G:\DVD
type = dvdvideo

[_tivo_SD]
audio_lang = en, 5.1, 6 channels, ac3

[_tivo_HD]
audio_lang = en, 5.1, 6 channels, ac3
That is how it is set now. What did you think that was going to fix?

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Old 12-13-2014, 11:53 PM   #4
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No, but you can get DVD Decrypter. it can rip in the whole video instead of parts in 1 file, another part in another file. .VOB is just MPEG files, but everything is there from the DVD.

DVD Decrypter can break up .VOB into individual video files that are whole from start to end. You can then rename them to .MPG and if you have VideoReDo, use the Quick Streamfix to fix timestamp issue, most DVDs have that problem, ie: a 2 hr movie only shows as 32 minutes.
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:12 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info.

I guess I'm a little confused on what the benefit of the dvdvideo plugin is then. You need to have one large vob, might as well have one mpg, or even an mp4 that includes the metadata.

If all the dvd's were output to a single mpg, why would you use the dvdvideo plugin?

I hoped the dvdvideo plugin would playback the vob's in order like a dvd player does, but either it doesn't or I've got my configuration wrong. Since I have over 1000 dvd's ripped this way, it would be very beneficial if the plugin worked like a player and linked files during playback.
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That is how it is set now. What did you think that was going to fix?
The whole point of the DVD plugin is to automatically combine the VOB files and present them as unified titles. What you're describing is what I'd expect to see through the regular video plugin.
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:48 AM   #7
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The whole point of the DVD plugin is to automatically combine the VOB files and present them as unified titles. What you're describing is what I'd expect to see through the regular video plugin.
Thanks. That's what I was hoping for. Now I just need to figure out why it's not combining my VOBs.
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Did you restart pytivo after changing the settings?
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Did you restart pytivo after changing the settings?
Yes, by actually closing the app and running it again.
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