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Offline Corny Commentaries

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How did you reauthor your DVD?
« on: February 06, 2010, 11:48:43 AM »
Hey folks-

I've read the really good tutorials on one of the other boards about how to reauthor a DVD with the RiffTrax synced up, but I was curious to know how you did it with the Transformers 2 DVD because of the pretty tough copy protection. Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance for the help :-D
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Re: How did you reauthor your DVD?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2010, 12:12:37 PM »
This issue turned into a 7-page thread at the time! (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,15858.0.html)

If you've never used AnyDVD, download the trial version at http://www.slysoft.com/en/download.html - this seemed to rip it fine for people that used it. I couldn't because my trial copy had expired. Anyway, this is what you should use if you can, otherwise, it's kind of a pain.

Here's what I did:

-Launch the app and click the green check mark in the upper-right of the window. This will display the settings. Click on "Pathplayer" and select the "Disable Pathplayer" radio button. Also, disable the Preview in General>Preview by un-checking "Show preview window automatically". Save settings and select "Main Movie" in the DVD to DVD window. There's a mess of chapter options. Scroll down to chapter 47 and select it. Select what audio/subtitle tracks you want and make sure "DVD9" is selected in the drop down menu towards the bottom of the window.

-Click Next and go for it. There's going to be an error message soon after it gets going. Click "Ignore" and let the process finish. For some reason,  when it was finished, it prompted me for a blank DVD so I hit Cancel and found the .VOBs in the My Documents\DVDFab\Temp\MainMovie folder.

It's not over. There's also an audio sync issue that needs to be addressed. I'm not sure what you're using to do the re-author, but here's what I did to fix the audio:

After you rip the VOBs and AC3, convert the AC3 to WAV using BeSweet/BeLight (or another conversion app of your choice), open the WAV in Audacity (or another audio editor of your choice) and add 2 seconds of silence at the very beginning of the track (Generate > Silence in Audacity). This will change the duration of the track from 02:29:52 to 02:29:54. Finally, export the WAV and convert it back to AC3.

Belight: http://www.videohelp.com/tools/BeLight
BeSweet: http://www.videohelp.com/tools/BeSweet
Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

Have fun!
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Re: How did you reauthor your DVD?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010, 03:52:49 PM »
I've been meaning to supplement my guide with links to all the movies that were a little trickier.  Which were they?  Transformers 2, Twilight, Casino Royale, Twilight.  What else?


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Re: How did you reauthor your DVD?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2010, 04:00:13 PM »
I've been meaning to supplement my guide with links to all the movies that were a little trickier.  Which were they?  Transformers 2, Twilight, Casino Royale, Twilight.  What else?

Star Trek had the same issue as Transformers 2.
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Re: How did you reauthor your DVD?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2010, 04:53:48 PM »
I guess I'm snowed in all day tomorrow too, so I should get started on that.  On the other hand, Starcraft: Retribution is pretty fun too.


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Re: How did you reauthor your DVD?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2010, 05:17:51 PM »
I'm experimenting with AnyDVD after actually purchasing the Lifetime license, and I can't seem to figure out how to get the program to compress the ripped file to fit on a DVD5 (single layer disc)..

Any info on this would be Greatly appreciated 8)