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  1. dvdfan

    ImgBurn v2.5.8.0 Released!

    Very glad to know that you are still on this....Hope things are going well with you. Always love to hear from you...
  2. dvdfan

    ImgBurn v2.5.8.0 Released!

    Hi there, didn't hear from you for a long time. Hope you are keeping well. Will you still be publishing more release post v2.5.8.0? Hope to see you back here...
  3. latest update...this is really weird...now the vobblanker's "split" button is enabled, and I was able to split successfully, imgburn is not complaining about the "end of the world" error message. Previously, I tried vobblanker so many times, it kept disabling the "split" button, guess is a vobblanker problem.. no worry...is all working now
  4. thanks for getting back so quickly. appreciate it... Thanks for putting in a new thread for me as I thought "the end of the world" is an existing one that I could post the problem...sorry about that.. in regard to the issue I am encountering, could you please point me to how I could get into the split screen..as I had selected cell 14, and the "split" button is disabled... I am running vobblanker 2.1.3.0 version which I think is the latest... thanks again for your help
  5. Hi Hope someone could kindly assist me on the "end of the world" error message from imgburn. I have followed the guides and successfully split the cell using vobblanker, however, imgburn kept return the same "end of world" error message. I have attached a word document showing the error message from Imgburn before and after the cell split, and the screen-shot of vobblanker as I went through the process of splitting the cell based on imgburn's info described in the error message. I have also attached the VIDEO_TS info files before and after the split (the file before cell splitting is called "VIDEO_TS - Before CellSplit". Thanks alot for your help. ImgBurn log: ; //****************************************\\ ; ImgBurn Version 2.5.7.0 - Log ; Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 15:39:48 ; \\****************************************// ; ; I 14:07:44 ImgBurn Version 2.5.7.0 started! I 14:07:44 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium x64 Edition (6.0, Build 6002 : Service Pack 2) I 14:07:44 Total Physical Memory: 4,159,624 KB - Available: 1,212,348 KB I 14:07:44 Initialising SPTI... I 14:07:44 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 14:07:45 -> Drive 1 - Info: Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500S 1.75 (F:) (ATAPI) I 14:07:45 -> Drive 2 - Info: ELBY CLONEDRIVE 1.4 (K:) (SCSI) I 14:07:45 -> Drive 3 - Info: ELBY CLONEDRIVE 1.4 (L:) (SCSI) I 14:07:45 -> Drive 4 - Info: ELBY CLONEDRIVE 1.4 (M:) (SCSI) I 14:07:45 -> Drive 5 - Info: Clikfree Backup Drive 1.16 (N:) (USB) I 14:07:45 -> Drive 6 - Info: Iomega Slimline DVD 6P83 (O:) (USB) I 14:07:45 -> Drive 7 - Info: SAC Virtual Cdrom 7.31 (G:) (USB) I 14:07:45 Found 1 CD-ROM, 1 DVD-RW, 1 DVD±RW/RAM, 3 BD-ROM/HD DVD-ROMs and 1 BD-ROM/DVD±RW! I 14:09:21 Operation Started! I 14:09:21 Building Image Tree... I 14:09:22 Checking Directory Depth... I 14:09:22 Calculating Totals... I 14:09:22 Preparing Image... E 14:09:30 Unable to find any cells that could be used for the layer break! E 14:09:30 The minimal size of this image is 4045475 sectors. E 14:09:30 The layer break must be between sectors 1958563 and 2086912. E 14:09:30 Sector 1958563 falls within VTS_01 (Title), which starts at sector 396. E 14:09:30 Relative to the start of VTS_01 (Title), the layer break must be between sectors 1958167 and 2086516. E 14:09:30 Relative sector 1958167 falls within PGC 1, Cell 14, which starts at relative sector 1953101 and ends at 2098797. E 14:09:30 Relative to the start of Cell 14, try splitting between sectors 5066 (9.89 MB) and 133415 (260.58 MB). E 14:09:30 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:09 I 14:15:03 Operation Started! I 14:15:03 Building Image Tree... I 14:15:04 Checking Directory Depth... I 14:15:04 Calculating Totals... I 14:15:04 Preparing Image... E 14:15:12 Unable to find any cells that could be used for the layer break! E 14:15:12 The minimal size of this image is 4045475 sectors. E 14:15:12 The layer break must be between sectors 1958563 and 2086912. E 14:15:12 Sector 1958563 falls within VTS_01 (Title), which starts at sector 396. E 14:15:12 Relative to the start of VTS_01 (Title), the layer break must be between sectors 1958167 and 2086516. E 14:15:12 Relative sector 1958167 falls within PGC 1, Cell 14, which starts at relative sector 1953101 and ends at 2098797. E 14:15:12 Relative to the start of Cell 14, try splitting between sectors 5066 (9.89 MB) and 133415 (260.58 MB). E 14:15:12 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:09 I 14:15:54 Operation Started! I 14:15:54 Building Image Tree... I 14:15:55 Checking Directory Depth... I 14:15:55 Calculating Totals... I 14:15:55 Preparing Image... E 14:16:16 Unable to find any cells that could be used for the layer break! E 14:16:16 The minimal size of this image is 4045475 sectors. E 14:16:16 The layer break must be between sectors 1958563 and 2086912. E 14:16:16 Sector 1958563 falls within VTS_01 (Title), which starts at sector 396. E 14:16:16 Relative to the start of VTS_01 (Title), the layer break must be between sectors 1958167 and 2086516. E 14:16:16 Relative sector 1958167 falls within PGC 1, Cell 14, which starts at relative sector 1953101 and ends at 2098797. E 14:16:16 Relative to the start of Cell 14, try splitting between sectors 5066 (9.89 MB) and 133415 (260.58 MB). E 14:16:16 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:21 I 14:17:26 Operation Started! I 14:17:26 Building Image Tree... I 14:17:27 Checking Directory Depth... I 14:17:27 Calculating Totals... I 14:17:27 Preparing Image... E 14:17:46 Unable to find any cells that could be used for the layer break! E 14:17:46 The minimal size of this image is 4045475 sectors. E 14:17:46 The layer break must be between sectors 1958563 and 2086912. E 14:17:46 Sector 1958563 falls within VTS_01 (Title), which starts at sector 396. E 14:17:46 Relative to the start of VTS_01 (Title), the layer break must be between sectors 1958167 and 2086516. E 14:17:46 Relative sector 1958167 falls within PGC 1, Cell 14, which starts at relative sector 1953101 and ends at 2098797. E 14:17:46 Relative to the start of Cell 14, try splitting between sectors 5066 (9.89 MB) and 133415 (260.58 MB). E 14:17:46 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:20 I 14:18:21 Operation Started! I 14:18:21 Building Image Tree... I 14:18:22 Checking Directory Depth... I 14:18:22 Calculating Totals... I 14:18:22 Preparing Image... E 14:18:31 Unable to find any cells that could be used for the layer break! E 14:18:31 The minimal size of this image is 4045475 sectors. E 14:18:31 The layer break must be between sectors 1958563 and 2086912. E 14:18:31 Sector 1958563 falls within VTS_01 (Title), which starts at sector 396. E 14:18:31 Relative to the start of VTS_01 (Title), the layer break must be between sectors 1958167 and 2086516. E 14:18:31 Relative sector 1958167 falls within PGC 1, Cell 14, which starts at relative sector 1953101 and ends at 2098797. E 14:18:31 Relative to the start of Cell 14, try splitting between sectors 5066 (9.89 MB) and 133415 (260.58 MB). E 14:18:31 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:10 I 14:20:42 Operation Started! I 14:20:42 Building Image Tree... I 14:20:43 Checking Directory Depth... I 14:20:43 Calculating Totals... I 14:20:43 Preparing Image... E 14:20:51 Unable to find any cells that could be used for the layer break! E 14:20:51 The minimal size of this image is 4045475 sectors. E 14:20:51 The layer break must be between sectors 1958563 and 2086912. E 14:20:51 Sector 1958563 falls within VTS_01 (Title), which starts at sector 396. E 14:20:51 Relative to the start of VTS_01 (Title), the layer break must be between sectors 1958167 and 2086516. E 14:20:51 Relative sector 1958167 falls within PGC 1, Cell 14, which starts at relative sector 1953101 and ends at 2098797. E 14:20:51 Relative to the start of Cell 14, try splitting between sectors 5066 (9.89 MB) and 133415 (260.58 MB). E 14:20:51 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:09 I 14:25:33 Operation Started! I 14:25:33 Building Image Tree... I 14:25:35 Checking Directory Depth... I 14:25:35 Calculating Totals... I 14:25:35 Preparing Image... E 14:37:28 Unable to find any cells that could be used for the layer break! E 14:37:28 The minimal size of this image is 4045475 sectors. E 14:37:28 The layer break must be between sectors 1958563 and 2086912. E 14:37:28 Sector 1958563 falls within VTS_01 (Title), which starts at sector 396. E 14:37:28 Relative to the start of VTS_01 (Title), the layer break must be between sectors 1958167 and 2086516. E 14:37:28 Relative sector 1958167 falls within PGC 1, Cell 14, which starts at relative sector 1953101 and ends at 2098797. E 14:37:28 Relative to the start of Cell 14, try splitting between sectors 5066 (9.89 MB) and 133415 (260.58 MB). E 14:37:28 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:11:54 I 14:37:31 Operation Started! I 14:37:31 Building Image Tree... I 14:37:32 Checking Directory Depth... I 14:37:32 Calculating Totals... I 14:37:32 Preparing Image... E 14:40:09 Unable to find any cells that could be used for the layer break! E 14:40:09 The minimal size of this image is 4045475 sectors. E 14:40:09 The layer break must be between sectors 1958563 and 2086912. E 14:40:09 Sector 1958563 falls within VTS_01 (Title), which starts at sector 396. E 14:40:09 Relative to the start of VTS_01 (Title), the layer break must be between sectors 1958167 and 2086516. E 14:40:09 Relative sector 1958167 falls within PGC 1, Cell 14, which starts at relative sector 1953101 and ends at 2098797. E 14:40:09 Relative to the start of Cell 14, try splitting between sectors 5066 (9.89 MB) and 133415 (260.58 MB). E 14:40:09 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:02:38 I 14:40:12 Operation Started! I 14:40:12 Building Image Tree... E 14:40:15 User did not specify a volume label. E 14:40:15 Operation Aborted! - Duration: 00:00:02 I 14:40:16 Operation Started! I 14:40:16 Building Image Tree... I 14:40:17 Checking Directory Depth... I 14:40:17 Calculating Totals... I 14:40:17 Preparing Image... E 14:44:53 Unable to find any cells that could be used for the layer break! E 14:44:53 The minimal size of this image is 4045475 sectors. E 14:44:53 The layer break must be between sectors 1958563 and 2086912. E 14:44:53 Sector 1958563 falls within VTS_01 (Title), which starts at sector 396. E 14:44:53 Relative to the start of VTS_01 (Title), the layer break must be between sectors 1958167 and 2086516. E 14:44:53 Relative sector 1958167 falls within PGC 1, Cell 14, which starts at relative sector 1953101 and ends at 2098797. E 14:44:53 Relative to the start of Cell 14, try splitting between sectors 5066 (9.89 MB) and 133415 (260.58 MB). E 14:44:53 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:04:36 I 14:44:54 Operation Started! I 14:44:54 Building Image Tree... I 14:44:57 Checking Directory Depth... I 14:44:57 Calculating Totals... I 14:44:57 Preparing Image... E 14:45:02 Unable to find any cells that could be used for the layer break! E 14:45:02 The minimal size of this image is 4045475 sectors. E 14:45:02 The layer break must be between sectors 1958563 and 2086912. E 14:45:02 Sector 1958563 falls within VTS_01 (Title), which starts at sector 396. E 14:45:02 Relative to the start of VTS_01 (Title), the layer break must be between sectors 1958167 and 2086516. E 14:45:02 Relative sector 1958167 falls within PGC 1, Cell 14, which starts at relative sector 1953101 and ends at 2098797. E 14:45:02 Relative to the start of Cell 14, try splitting between sectors 5066 (9.89 MB) and 133415 (260.58 MB). E 14:45:02 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:07 I 15:38:50 Operation Started! I 15:38:50 Building Image Tree... I 15:38:52 Checking Directory Depth... I 15:38:52 Calculating Totals... I 15:38:52 Preparing Image... E 15:38:55 Unable to find any cells that could be used for the layer break! E 15:38:55 The minimal size of this image is 4045475 sectors. E 15:38:55 The layer break must be between sectors 1958563 and 2086912. E 15:38:55 Sector 1958563 falls within VTS_01 (Title), which starts at sector 396. E 15:38:55 Relative to the start of VTS_01 (Title), the layer break must be between sectors 1958167 and 2086516. E 15:38:55 Relative sector 1958167 falls within PGC 1, Cell 14, which starts at relative sector 1953101 and ends at 2098797. E 15:38:55 Relative to the start of Cell 14, try splitting between sectors 5066 (9.89 MB) and 133415 (260.58 MB). E 15:38:55 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:04 I 15:39:47 Close Request Acknowledged I 15:39:47 Closing Down... I 15:39:48 Shutting down SPTI... I 15:39:48 ImgBurn closed! screen shots.doc VIDEO_TS.IFO VIDEO_TS - Before CellSplit.IFO
  6. The disc plays ok on the windvd....but the following is the latest I found which I have shared with vso forum. I don't think is a imgburn issue nor the convertXtoDVD issue as I have tested both iso file and burnt disc on windvd and they gave me the same results: { both iso file on windvd and burnt disc on physical dvd player behave the same way: if the file or disc is played sequentially from start to beginning - the titleset was able to advance from one to another. That is if you do not interrupt the playback by selecting another titleset to play or try to skip forward or backward crossing titlesets; then is ok However once you interrupted the playback by skipping forward or backward, especially crossing titlesets; the loop back to titleset 1 always happens after that. FYI: skipping forward or backward within the same titleset does not cause this problem So my curiosity now is that is there a way to prevent this loopback from happening? What I would like is: to be able to skip forward or backward cross titlesets during playback; and still let the video run in the right sequence (ie. advancing from one titleset to the next) from where I have skpped to. } My understanding from vso forum is that is a normal DVD behavior on the loopback once you interrupt the sequential play. I have asked in the vso forum to check if there is a way to prevent the looping back by having a simple menu generated during dvd file conversion. They suggest to test if a generated menu may help; and I have also shared with vso forum my latest findings based on my test on an iso file (with generated menu) as: "even having a menu generated, once the playback of the titleset (which you have skipped forward or backward to) is completed, it will bring you back to the title menu of the titleset which you have just played. Again - this is not something I was looking for and I am not sure perhaps I am expecting something more than what the current standard DVD behavior is... As I am writing this, I recall that all hollywood movie dvd has the entire movie within one titelset - so the skipping backward/forward is ok, and the movie continues forward from where you had skipped to... However, I was trying to get my disc to behave in this similar way and we are dealing with crossing titlesets - so perhaps I am expecting something different from what the current standard DVD behavior is. If this is so, my conclusion is: is neither a conversion or burning technical issue - but an expectation or a user requirement on a change on current standard behavior.... "
  7. i was just trying to narrow down where the issue could be. Hypothetically if the disc/media is an issue, then the scenario of the 1 mpeg file that had no issue makes it difficult to draw a definite conclusion that the disc/media i was using was in fact an issue. So it is just a hypothesis that I find it difficult to draw a conclusion on the cause of it. One possibility that the vso forum constructively advised me is to try a different disc in the disc stack - perhaps due to bad quality discs which I have picked up from the stack. That, i will give another trial to see if it works. If it still does not, then I will leave this issue as it is as I am expecting another version of the same video - all contained in a 1 mpeg file in the near future - which I am very sure that this will not encounter the same issue that we are trying to figure out here... As mentioned in my earlier post today that corrected my earlier findings, yes, the iso file was played correctly in sequential manner from titleset to titelset using windvd without looping back to titleset 1. The only exception is that when you tried to backward the disc to previous titleset or pick and choose titleset to play while other titleset is still playing; then there is this observation that at the completion of playback of the titleset that you moved backward to or you had just re-picked; the video will loop back to titleset 1. I was told that this exception is normal if you interrupt the sequential play as the player does not know what to do, it will return to the menu if there is one or stop when the end of the file is reached. As for the burnt disc played on my dvd player - it behaves differently: as mentioned before: "the DVD playback was not able to advance forward from titleset 4 to titleset 5 (after completion of titleset 4 playback) but instead loop back to titleset 1. In order to view titleset 5, I would need to manually select tltleset 5 using the DVD menu. Same thing happens between titleset 5 and titleset 6 - the DVD playback was not able to advance forward from titleset 5 to titleset 6 (after completion of titleset 5 playback) but instead loop back to titleset 1. In order to view titleset 6, I would need to manually select tltleset 6 using the DVD menu. fyi: playback from titleset 1 to titleset 4 (inclusively) has no problem, the DVD playback was able to advance from titleset to another without looping back to titleset 1. "
  8. i am not sure if disc/media is the issue though I am open to it... I did mention earlier that: "fyi - I only encountered problem in this particular case with multiple MKV files. I have used the same approach for other video file (MPEG), there is no issue - in these positive cases, there was only 1 MPEG file involved - file size is approx 25 GB, and it was successfully encoded into DVD files by ConvertXtoDVD, and burnt into DVD+R DL disc using imgburn. DVD+r DL brand is maxwell. All discs burnt (in the case of 1 MPEG file) were playable on all my DVD recorder/players: Panasonic, Toshiba... " If disc/media is an issue, why would the project with 1 mpeg file works? it did involve writing to same type of DVD disc, DL; and I was using imgburn to burn it.. there was no issue. Issue only happenen to this multiple mkv files scenario...
  9. some correction over the above findings: please see below: I did mount the .iso file to the virtual clone drive as suggested by imgburn, it brought up my intervideo windvd player on the computer. I just re-verified it, the player was able to advance from one titleset to another. All 6 titlesets are good - each one advances to next one with no issue - no looping back to titleset 1. During my quick verification, I started with titleset 1, play it, and I drew the forward lever of the player to advance it near the end of titleset 1, and let it play normally till its completion and it advances to titleset 2. Did the same thing for titlesets 2, 3, 4 and 5....all behave normally with no looping back to titleset 1... It seems that ConvertXtoDVD is fine - the burning could be a problem.
  10. Further feedback I received from VSO - after sharing your feedback with them: [ I thought they would say that. My only comment is that there is verify and then there is verify, verification methods vary between programs and may not duplicate how much trouble a player will have because players, both hardware and software, are set differently to try to read trouble spots on the disc. The idea of having ImgBurn to create an ISO is good because it will probaby write layer break info in the ISO. Only the burn program can do that because it is the only one that knows the exact caoacity of the disc used. You should get the same result though that you already got playing the burned DVD with WinDVD which is a "proper" player if CX2D is at fault. A bad burn is again indicated if you don't get the same result. My first thought was the same as that expressed on the ImgBurn forum, namely that CX2D might be writing wrong playback instructions in the IFO files for titles on the second layer, until you said you had other similar projects that worked fine but they used different source file types. There is absolutely no reason I know of that would cause CX2D to write different playback instructions depending on source file type, evry conversion could cause problems if that were the case. Conversions merely change whatever file you use to MPEG-2 format and write the resulting video in VOB files. The program doesn't know or care how those VOBs were generated when it writes IFO instructions, the main concern at that point about what is in the VOB is where chapter points are located and if there are subpictures with subtitles that need to be displayed. And I will point out that thousands of conversions are done with CX2D, surely some of them must have duplicated your case, but there have not been any reports of similar problems that I'm aware of. So the only thing I can recommend now is to post on forums such as videohelp or doom9 where there are experts that can read the IFO files to see if there is anything wrong in them (VSO could do the same but they are busy getting ver 5 ready to release and will put your problem on the back burner). If they can't find anything anything wrong, that leaves a bad burn, which I believe is the problem and which can only be fixed by burning to better discs -- remember the comment on the videohelp page that said that Ritek quality tanks at the layer break. }
  11. here is their suggestion I got from vso forum: { There is something suspicious about the problem though. You said that play advances from one title to another, as it should for titles 1 - 4 but not from 4 to 5 or 5 to 6. In other words, the problem arises only for the titles written on the second layer. There might be something wrong in the IFO files which you can ask about iin the ImgBurn forum, the author of that program answers many posts. }
  12. i was getting guidance from vso forum, and they were suggesting that I checked with this forum... they found nothing much from ConvertXtoDVD's perspective...
  13. this was set correctly during authoring and DVD file creation. Please see settings set in ConvertXtoDVD: 2012-03-27 14:11:36 ---- **************** Menu settings end ****************** 2012-03-27 14:11:36 Info [x] Don't create title menu for single video 2012-03-27 14:11:36 Info [ ] Return to title menu after titleset playback 2012-03-27 14:11:36 Info [x] Skip root menu initially 2012-03-27 14:11:36 Info [x] Play titles one after the other 2012-03-27 14:11:36 Info [ ] Loop playback 2012-03-27 14:11:36 Info [x] Auto-start playback 2012-03-27 14:11:36 Info No menu generated 2012-03-27 14:11:36 ---- *************** Menu settings begin *****************
  14. Of course, there is only titleset involved in the 1 MPEG file scenario...
  15. I hope I did select the correct media: DVD+R DL. The disc burner I was using is Iomega superslim DVD.... fyi - I only encountered problem in this particular case with multiple MKV files. I have used the same approach for other video file (MPEG), there is no issue - in these positive cases, there was only 1 MPEG file involved - file size is approx 25 GB, and it was successfully encoded into DVD files by ConvertXtoDVD, and burnt into DVD+R DL disc using imgburn. DVD+r DL brand is maxwell. All discs burnt (in the case of 1 MPEG file) were playable on all my DVD recorder/players: Panasonic, Toshiba...
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