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DVDFAB Guides

A) Copy complete DVD Guide to Two DVD±Rs
split an entire dvd keeping all menus and extras
B) Copy main movie from DVD Guide to One DVD±R
main movie only, strip out unwanted audio and/or subtitles
C) Copy main movie from DVD Guide to Two DVD±Rs

main movie only, pick which chapter to use for your split point.

download DVDFAB 0.17.0 [485KB] released July 11, 2003 freeware

DVDFAB hack allows processing directly from DVD without having to rip it first.
Extract to C:\Program Files\DVDFab


Notes: DVDFAB doesn’t transcode (compess) video at all. Video is 100% of the original. Currently DVDFAB can’t do episodic DVDs. This entire guide assumes your using DVDFAB hack to decrypt directly from your dvd-rom. If not then rip all files or to an .iso with DVDDecrypter. When done processing it’ll create DISC1 and DISC2. Each directory contains an empty AUDIO_TS folder and a VIDEO_TS folder ready to burn


download all CGP (Change Graphic Pictures) for dvdfab dvdfabCGP.zip [2.72MB] June 17, 2003

Stadium Concert–contributed by Auke

stadium_concert.zip 170KB


DVDFAB Copy Complete DVD Guide to Two DVD±Rs
Disc1: menus, extras, 1st part movie Disc2: 2nd part of movie (no menu)

Open DVDFAB and click Copy Complete DVD


Source Path: point it to your DVD in your DVD-ROM to the VIDEO_TS directory.
Destination Path: create a dir, click create new folder, highlight, F2 to rename.


Program (PGC) 
longest in length (main movie) will be automatically selected.
Changegraphic 
you can choose which one you’d like if you installed all CGP’s. 
Click Process to begin


Splitting files, Copy menus and extras … 
and Correcting Navigation-Packets
takes about 10mins to 30mins and output will look like so:
D:\==dvdfab==\Ghost\Disc1
D:\==dvdfab==\Ghost\Disc2

You may need to remove RCE protection if you used DVDFAB hack.


DVDFAB Copy main movie from DVD Guide to One DVD±R

One possiblity of DVDFAB is to strip out all the extra audio like foreign languages, director’s commentary, subtitles, menus, bonus features, trailers, choosing just widescreen rather than both widescreen and fullscreen, etc. to get the size down below 4.37GB.

Open DVDFAB and click Copy main movie from DVD

Source Path: point it to your DVD in your DVD-ROM to the VIDEO_TS directory.
Destination Path: create a dir, click create new folder, highlight, F2 to rename.


4.72GB is over 4.37GB and it shows DVDs 2.


Uncheck French and Spanish Audio Streams which is 4.35GB and DVDs 1


If you don’t wish to have a Changegraphic choose <—–> or it’ll show The End with a Changegraphic of your choice. Click Process and it’ll begin processing all files.

Splitting files, Copy menus and extras … and Correcting Navigation-Packets
takes about 10mins to 30mins and output will look like so:
D:\==dvdfab==\mary_poppins\Disc1

Misc Note: Default Streams

You can choose the default stream with the right mouse button Once you right-click it’ll turn red indicating it’s the default stream. This starts playing Spanish audio without having to switch to it with your remote when you play the movie.


DVDFAB Copy main movie from DVD Guide to Two DVD±Rs

Why would you want to do main movie only instead of menus and extras? Perhaps you don’t like FBI warnings, time-consuming menus, etc. DVDShrink can do this movie at level 6 (30%) but for some that may not be good enough.

Open DVDFAB and click Copy main movie from DVD

Source Path: point it to your DVD in your DVD-ROM to the VIDEO_TS directory.
Destination Path: create a dir, click create new folder, highlight, F2 to rename.


Check Split to 2 disk. Change the chapter split point if you wish.


Choose a Changegraphic
Click Process to begin

Splitting files, Copy menus and extras … and Correcting Navigation-Packets
takes about 10mins to 30mins and output will look like so:
D:\==dvdfab==\armageddon\Disc1
D:\==dvdfab==\armageddon\Disc2


==Other Functions==

Create Video Manager (VIDEO_TS.ifo)

If you have only VTS_01_0.IFO+.BUP and VTS_01_1…n.VOB files, you can create a VIDEO_TS.ifo that fits.

Correct DVD Sectors 

In the VIDEO_TS.IFO ( VIDEO-MANAGER) there are a couple of Sectors (Pointers) to the VTS_xx_n-Files. If you change something on the files, you must correct these sectors before you burn otherwise the DVD won’t run on the dvd-player.

Analyze DVD 

I’ve seen the max difference between Estimated and Real to be 0.02. Here it is only 0.002. This did help with Spiderman NTSC R1 Fullscreen edition. After analyzing it it dropped the Real size just enough to be able to keep the English subtitles but most of the time you’ll never have to use it.

Create change graphic packet
Create your own CGPs with TMPGEnc and IfoEdit 0.95 (advanced users only)
or see Making own change graphic packets (CGPs) instructions on DVDFAB homepage


Move Subtitles
 can be used the change the position of subtitles. Those of you who have certain non 16:9 widescreen movies with subtitles will know that sometimes the subtitles are displayed in a position where you can no longer see them on screen (stretching a 4:3 widescreen picture to fit a 16:9 TV is such a situation). This function allows you to move the subtitles to a position where you can once again see them. thanks doom9

Settings choose between viewing DVDFAB in the following languages: Croation, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish. View author of CGPs installed.


PGC = Program Chain
VTS = Video Title Set
VOB = Video Object
.IFO = Information files
BUP = Backup of .IFO files

Additonal guides:
DVDFAB official homepage has instructions
Doom9’s DVDFab – Full DVD Split Guide
Doom9’s DVDFab – Main movie Split Guide

Changelog:
* Version: 0.17.0
* Date : 11.07.2003
*****************************
*** New
Italian and croatian translation added.
There are no nag screens anymore.
*** Changes
*** Bug fixes
Copy complete DVD: Fixed bug if no VIDEO_TS.VOB was available.