to split a DVD is, to catch the layer-break point of the original DVD, and split
the movie right at this point into 2 parts, by preserving the original Menu.
IfoEdit will help you very much in realising this splitting stuff.
see also: Illegal Navigation when splitting a DVD to 2 DVD-Rs (new)
Below is a
detailed example how to split the DVD 'Fanal Fantasy Disc1' to 2 DVD-Rs by
keeping the original Menu.
First rip the original DVD completly to your HD. If you need help at this step, refer to the ripping guide.
Now you should have a directory on your HD looking like this:
Now let us
prepair two directorys for our final DVD-R's.
Go to a drive where you have enough free disc space and create 2 directorys. I'll name them Disc1 and Disc2 in a folder named 'FinalFantasy':
better handling later, I'll also create a directory 'VIDEO_TS' in both new
movie is located in the VOB files VTS_02_x.xxx, so double click in Explorer on
VTS_02_0.IFO or open the file within IfoEdit:
want to split the DVD. We do no stripping or remuxing or so.
select the menu 'VOB Extras -> Split to 2 DVD-Rs':
options are already preset perfeclty. All we have to do, is to specify the 2
So here we
go for the first one:
second directory for the second DVD-R:
Everything is now preset. Lets press 'OK'.
dialog apears, where all Chapters/Cells are listed of the current Title-Set.
Here we have to select the Cell, at which we want to split the movie. The Cell where the layer-break is located is already preselected by IfoEdit.
If you don't like it, select another cell of your choice. Otherwise hit the button 'Split it'.
splitting begins now:
reads now all Cells from the original VOB files, and writes them into our
'Disc1' directory, until it reaches the cell, that we've selected to break the
IfoEdit creates in both directories a new VOB file-set, that is beginning with VTS_02_1.VOB in both directorys. So we don't need any kind of fake VOB files.
Below you can see, IfoEdit is now creating the Title Set for Disc2:
splitting is done, IfoEdit continues with correcting vob-unit pointers in the
First it corrects the vob-files of Disc2, and at last of Disc1.
I was a bit lazy in adjusting the progress message display, so you want see which disc will be currently processed:
is finished, IfoEdit creates the IFO files in both destination directorys, and
corrects all pointers and chapter information in the IFO file.
IFO files will be added to the IfoEdit-Treeview:
editing enything else with IfoEdit, you should close IfoEdit now, and restart
our destination directories will look like this:
As you can
see, the Menu-files are missing. You must copy them manually to both destination
directories like this:
Also it is required, that the DVD should have a Title Set 1. So you must copy VTS_01_x.xxx too, like below:
But you can leave the VTS_01_x.VOBs away, except for the Menu-VOB:
select now the VTS_02_0.IFO from 'Disc1' in IfoEdit-Treeview, and hit the 'DVD
Play' button, it will perfectly playback your Disc1-DVD.
You can check the same for the second disc2 by selecting the other IFO file in the IfoEdit-Treeview.
Now just move the other extras-files from the original DVD, to any of the destination discs, where you would like to have them.
got a little problem. The number of chapters in the file VTS_02_0.IFO is correct.
It has been corrected by IfoEdit.
But it is not correct in VIDEO_TS.IFO ! We have to adjust that manualy.
So open the file VIDEO_TS.IFO from your 'Disc1' folder with IfoEdit:
To know how much Chapters are in Titleset Nr. 2, open VTS_02_0.IFO too:
we've got 5 chapters on Disc1, so lets edit VIDEO_TS.IFO:
As you can
see, the Title Set Nr 2 (VTS_02_x.xxx) is Title 1 in VIDEO_TS.IFO.
So we must edit the chapters of Title 1.
Go into the table VMG_PTT_SRPT and scroll down to 'Title_1: Number of chapters' :
containes 28 chapters, but we've got only 5. Double click that line, and enter
IFO file now, and repeat the same steps for Disc2.
IfoEdit, and start it again, to do a 'Get VTS Sectors' on both disc-folders.
now ready to burn your two DVD-R's.