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DDP image creation, please

Neil Wilkes

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Would it be possible to implement DDP image creation from compiled folders?

DLT tapes are vanishing, and my DVD-A authoring tool cannot output a DDP image.

Cannot import the folders into GEAR Pro Mastering Edition either as there is a strange issue there which enlarges the disc size.

GEAR blame a sonic bug, but the DLT tapes output perfectly.


Current workaround is to write 2 tapes and then write them back to HDD with GPME as DDP images.

Very time consuming - and I would really, really love this to be available in IMGBurn, and would pay for it as an addon module too.

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+1 from me. I would pay for that too. Lets make it a plugin that can be activated by a donation.

Users will see the greyed-out plugin and maybe the one or another will buy it anyways.

The ImgBurn userbase is huge, I suppose...


The structure I see in a DVD-9 DDP (Folders LAYER_0 and LAYER_1)

built in Sony DVD-Architect Pro 5.2 seems to be quite simple:


CONTROL.DAT (32KB) starting with 01 02 31 10 00 03 00 00 00 F2 80 7F 00 18 D0 BF,

the rest to address 0x7fffh filled with zeroes. This content is the same for Folders LAYER_0 and LAYER_1


DDPID ( the only content is one line, containing the version number of DDP,

followed by descriptors, less than 1KB)


For LAYER_0:

DDP 2.10 DV2020OB00V0000 VVVMD2 0000001600193024 DV00 017CONTROL.DAT VVVMD0 0142969600196608 DV00 017IMAGE.DAT



DDP 2.10 DV2021OB00V0000 VVVMD2 0000001600193024 DV00 017CONTROL.DAT VVVMD0 0074169601626303 DV00 017IMAGE.DAT


and the respective

IMAGE.DAT, containing the image for that layer.


Size and content of this image does differ from that built by ImageBurn, though.

Edited by Emulgator
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All this posting about DDP links back to this:




Question; if the :worthy: boss :worthy: already answered the suggestion in 2008, why should he have to address it again in 2012? Multiple posts threads about the same subject from mostly the same posters aren't looked upon any more favorably than the first which has been asked and answered.

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