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Biggen
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DVD series with "Play All" and Handbrake question

Post by Biggen »

I have Spartacus: Blood and the Sand season one DVD's. There are 4 DVD's and each one has 4 episodes on them. I'd like to rip all 4 episodes from the DVD(s) but not have 4 .mkv's for each DVD. I'd like to join/combine the 4 titles into one .mkv. Reading on the forums here, people suggest that if you have the "Play All" ability on the DVD then you should have one large title on the DVD that will be all 4 episodes together. You could then transcode that one title and be done with it. However, a scan of the DVD does not reveal this. According to Handbrake, I have 8 titles on the first disc. Four of those titles are 50+ minutes which I assume are the individual episodes. The other four of those titles are much smaller. Three of them are under a minute and one is just over eight minutes. I am assuming that is just the BS extra content that is added to the disc.

So how does the "Play All" work in this case? There doesn't seem to be one large monster title that has all the episodes back-to-back. What do I need to do in order to achieve my goal? I have attached a scan log below:

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# Windows GUI 0.9.5 2011010300
# Running: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7600.0
# CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 445 Processor
# Ram: 3839 MB
# Screen: 1280x1024
# Temp Dir: C:\Users\sss\AppData\Local\Temp\
# Install Dir: C:\Program Files (x86)\Handbrake
# Data Dir: C:\Users\sss\AppData\Roaming\HandBrake\HandBrake\0.9.5.3728

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Query:  -i "F:\Movies\SPARTACUS_SEASON1_DISC1" -t0  -v 
[15:14:07] hb_init: checking cpu count
[15:14:07] hb_init: starting libhb thread
HandBrake 0.9.5 (2011010300) - MinGW i386 - http://handbrake.fr
3 CPUs detected
Opening F:\Movies\SPARTACUS_SEASON1_DISC1...
[15:14:07] hb_scan: path=F:\Movies\SPARTACUS_SEASON1_DISC1, title_index=0
libbluray/bdnav/index_parse.c:157: indx_parse(): error opening F:\Movies\SPARTACUS_SEASON1_DISC1/BDMV/index.bdmv
libbluray/bluray.c:960: nav_get_title_list(F:\Movies\SPARTACUS_SEASON1_DISC1) failed (0x1829250)
[15:14:07] bd: not a bd - trying as a stream/file instead
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 4.1.3
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Device (null) inaccessible, CSS authentication not available.
NAME OPEN FAILED
libdvdnav: Unable to find home directorylibdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Device (null) inaccessible, CSS authentication not available.
[15:14:07] scan: DVD has 13 title(s)
[15:14:07] scan: scanning title 1
[15:14:07] scan: opening IFO for VTS 1
[15:14:07] scan: duration is 00:54:28 (3268176 ms)
[15:14:07] pgc_id: 1, pgn: 1: pgc: 0x182bba0
[15:14:07] scan: vts=1, ttn=1, cells=0->7, blocks=0->969588, 969589 blocks
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 1
[15:14:07] scan: id=80bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=1
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 2
[15:14:07] scan: id=81bd, lang=Espanol (AC3), 3cc=spa ext=1
[15:14:07] scan: checking subtitle 1
[15:14:07] scan: id=20bd, lang=English (Closed Caption), 3cc=eng
[15:14:07] scan: checking subtitle 2
[15:14:07] scan: id=21bd, lang=Espanol, 3cc=spa
[15:14:07] scan: title 1 has 8 chapters
[15:14:07] scan: chap 1 c=0->0, b=0->157137 (157138), 553439 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 2 c=1->1, b=157138->352809 (195672), 544589 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 3 c=2->2, b=352810->514736 (161927), 557407 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 4 c=3->3, b=514737->616434 (101698), 347472 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 5 c=4->4, b=616435->794333 (177899), 638389 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 6 c=5->5, b=794334->944132 (149799), 515359 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 7 c=6->6, b=944133->969446 (25314), 111342 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 8 c=7->7, b=969447->969588 (142), 176 ms
[15:14:07] scan: aspect = 0
[15:14:07] scan: scanning title 2
[15:14:07] scan: opening IFO for VTS 1
[15:14:07] scan: duration is 00:00:00 (176 ms)
[15:14:07] scan: ignoring title (too short)
[15:14:07] scan: scanning title 3
[15:14:07] scan: opening IFO for VTS 2
[15:14:07] scan: duration is 00:55:07 (3307176 ms)
[15:14:07] pgc_id: 1, pgn: 1: pgc: 0x182bba0
[15:14:07] scan: vts=2, ttn=1, cells=0->7, blocks=0->996057, 981360 blocks
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 1
[15:14:07] scan: id=80bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=1
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 2
[15:14:07] scan: id=81bd, lang=Espanol (AC3), 3cc=spa ext=1
[15:14:07] scan: checking subtitle 1
[15:14:07] scan: id=20bd, lang=English (Closed Caption), 3cc=eng
[15:14:07] scan: checking subtitle 2
[15:14:07] scan: id=21bd, lang=Espanol, 3cc=spa
[15:14:07] scan: title 3 has 8 chapters
[15:14:07] scan: chap 1 c=0->0, b=0->160464 (160465), 566763 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 2 c=1->1, b=160465->315467 (155003), 585734 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 3 c=2->2, b=315468->461555 (146088), 483564 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 4 c=3->3, b=461556->640630 (179075), 568645 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 5 c=4->4, b=640631->757164 (116534), 383533 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 6 c=5->5, b=757165->954167 (197003), 607595 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 7 c=6->6, b=954168->981217 (27050), 111163 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 8 c=7->7, b=995916->996057 (142), 176 ms
[15:14:07] scan: aspect = 0
[15:14:07] scan: scanning title 4
[15:14:07] scan: opening IFO for VTS 2
[15:14:07] scan: duration is 00:00:51 (51000 ms)
[15:14:07] pgc_id: 2, pgn: 1: pgc: 0x182bba0
[15:14:07] scan: vts=2, ttn=2, cells=0->1, blocks=981218->996199, 14840 blocks
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 1
[15:14:07] scan: id=80bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=1
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 2
[15:14:07] scan: id=81bd, lang=Espanol (AC3), 3cc=spa ext=1
[15:14:07] scan: checking subtitle 1
[15:14:07] scan: id=20bd, lang=English (Closed Caption), 3cc=eng
[15:14:07] scan: checking subtitle 2
[15:14:07] scan: id=21bd, lang=Espanol, 3cc=spa
[15:14:07] scan: title 4 has 2 chapters
[15:14:07] scan: chap 1 c=0->0, b=981218->995915 (14698), 50821 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 2 c=1->1, b=996058->996199 (142), 178 ms
[15:14:07] scan: aspect = 0
[15:14:07] scan: scanning title 5
[15:14:07] scan: opening IFO for VTS 3
[15:14:07] scan: duration is 00:52:31 (3151176 ms)
[15:14:07] pgc_id: 1, pgn: 1: pgc: 0x182bba0
[15:14:07] scan: vts=3, ttn=1, cells=0->7, blocks=0->946778, 934079 blocks
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 1
[15:14:07] scan: id=80bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=1
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 2
[15:14:07] scan: id=81bd, lang=Espanol (AC3), 3cc=spa ext=1
[15:14:07] scan: checking subtitle 1
[15:14:07] scan: id=20bd, lang=English (Closed Caption), 3cc=eng
[15:14:07] scan: checking subtitle 2
[15:14:07] scan: id=21bd, lang=Espanol, 3cc=spa
[15:14:07] scan: title 5 has 8 chapters
[15:14:07] scan: chap 1 c=0->0, b=0->171463 (171464), 539475 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 2 c=1->1, b=171464->367341 (195878), 678494 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 3 c=2->2, b=367342->540277 (172936), 593431 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 4 c=3->3, b=540278->660883 (120606), 402534 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 5 c=4->4, b=660884->780508 (119625), 444383 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 6 c=5->5, b=780509->905688 (125180), 380477 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 7 c=6->6, b=905689->933936 (28248), 112202 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 8 c=7->7, b=946637->946778 (142), 176 ms
[15:14:07] scan: aspect = 0
[15:14:07] scan: scanning title 6
[15:14:07] scan: opening IFO for VTS 3
[15:14:07] scan: duration is 00:00:45 (45166 ms)
[15:14:07] pgc_id: 2, pgn: 1: pgc: 0x182bba0
[15:14:07] scan: vts=3, ttn=2, cells=0->1, blocks=933937->946920, 12842 blocks
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 1
[15:14:07] scan: id=80bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=1
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 2
[15:14:07] scan: id=81bd, lang=Espanol (AC3), 3cc=spa ext=1
[15:14:07] scan: checking subtitle 1
[15:14:07] scan: id=20bd, lang=English (Closed Caption), 3cc=eng
[15:14:07] scan: checking subtitle 2
[15:14:07] scan: id=21bd, lang=Espanol, 3cc=spa
[15:14:07] scan: title 6 has 2 chapters
[15:14:07] scan: chap 1 c=0->0, b=933937->946636 (12700), 44986 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 2 c=1->1, b=946779->946920 (142), 179 ms
[15:14:07] scan: aspect = 0
[15:14:07] scan: scanning title 7
[15:14:07] scan: opening IFO for VTS 4
[15:14:07] scan: duration is 00:49:07 (2947176 ms)
[15:14:07] pgc_id: 1, pgn: 1: pgc: 0x182bba0
[15:14:07] scan: vts=4, ttn=1, cells=0->7, blocks=0->908221, 908222 blocks
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 1
[15:14:07] scan: id=80bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=1
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 2
[15:14:07] scan: id=81bd, lang=Espanol (AC3), 3cc=spa ext=1
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 3
[15:14:07] scan: id=82bd, lang=English (AC3) (Director's Commentary 1), 3cc=eng ext=3
[15:14:07] scan: checking subtitle 1
[15:14:07] scan: id=20bd, lang=English (Closed Caption), 3cc=eng
[15:14:07] scan: checking subtitle 2
[15:14:07] scan: id=21bd, lang=Espanol, 3cc=spa
[15:14:07] scan: title 7 has 8 chapters
[15:14:07] scan: chap 1 c=0->0, b=0->119287 (119288), 422691 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 2 c=1->1, b=119288->262940 (143653), 445434 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 3 c=2->2, b=262941->387228 (124288), 381635 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 4 c=3->3, b=387229->527898 (140670), 448503 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 5 c=4->4, b=527899->706369 (178471), 601804 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 6 c=5->5, b=706370->880804 (174435), 535623 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 7 c=6->6, b=880805->908079 (27275), 111307 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 8 c=7->7, b=908080->908221 (142), 176 ms
[15:14:07] scan: aspect = 0
[15:14:07] scan: scanning title 8
[15:14:07] scan: opening IFO for VTS 4
[15:14:07] scan: duration is 00:00:51 (51166 ms)
[15:14:07] pgc_id: 2, pgn: 1: pgc: 0x182bba0
[15:14:07] scan: vts=4, ttn=2, cells=0->1, blocks=908222->923440, 15219 blocks
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 1
[15:14:07] scan: id=80bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=1
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 2
[15:14:07] scan: id=81bd, lang=Espanol (AC3), 3cc=spa ext=1
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 3
[15:14:07] scan: id=82bd, lang=English (AC3) (Director's Commentary 1), 3cc=eng ext=3
[15:14:07] scan: checking subtitle 1
[15:14:07] scan: id=20bd, lang=English (Closed Caption), 3cc=eng
[15:14:07] scan: checking subtitle 2
[15:14:07] scan: id=21bd, lang=Espanol, 3cc=spa
[15:14:07] scan: title 8 has 2 chapters
[15:14:07] scan: chap 1 c=0->0, b=908222->923298 (15077), 50986 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 2 c=1->1, b=923299->923440 (142), 179 ms
[15:14:07] scan: aspect = 0
[15:14:07] scan: scanning title 9
[15:14:07] scan: opening IFO for VTS 5
[15:14:07] scan: duration is 00:08:18 (498133 ms)
[15:14:07] pgc_id: 1, pgn: 1: pgc: 0x182bba0
[15:14:07] scan: vts=5, ttn=1, cells=0->4, blocks=0->132526, 132527 blocks
[15:14:07] scan: checking audio 1
[15:14:07] scan: id=80bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=1
[15:14:07] scan: title 9 has 5 chapters
[15:14:07] scan: chap 1 c=0->0, b=0->40052 (40053), 153198 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 2 c=1->1, b=40053->81626 (41574), 158515 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 3 c=2->2, b=81627->121693 (40067), 153198 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 4 c=3->3, b=121694->132384 (10691), 33042 ms
[15:14:07] scan: chap 5 c=4->4, b=132385->132526 (142), 176 ms
[15:14:07] scan: aspect = 0
[15:14:07] scan: scanning title 10
[15:14:07] scan: opening IFO for VTS 6
[15:14:07] scan: duration is 00:00:00 (176 ms)
[15:14:07] scan: ignoring title (too short)
[15:14:07] scan: scanning title 11
[15:14:07] scan: opening IFO for VTS 7
[15:14:07] scan: duration is 00:00:00 (176 ms)
[15:14:07] scan: ignoring title (too short)
[15:14:07] scan: scanning title 12
[15:14:07] scan: opening IFO for VTS 7
[15:14:07] scan: duration is 00:00:00 (176 ms)
[15:14:07] scan: ignoring title (too short)
[15:14:07] scan: scanning title 13
[15:14:07] scan: opening IFO for VTS 7
[15:14:07] scan: duration is 00:00:00 (176 ms)
[15:14:07] scan: ignoring title (too short)
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
[15:14:07] scan: decoding previews for title 1
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
[15:14:07] scan: title angle(s) 1
[15:14:07] scan: audio 0x81bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 Espanol (AC3) (Dolby Surround)
[15:14:07] scan: audio 0x80bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=448000 English (AC3) (5.1 ch)
[15:14:08] scan: 10 previews, 720x480, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 0/0/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 32:27
[15:14:08] scan: decoding previews for title 3
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
[15:14:08] scan: title angle(s) 1
[15:14:08] scan: audio 0x81bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 Espanol (AC3) (Dolby Surround)
[15:14:08] scan: audio 0x80bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=448000 English (AC3) (5.1 ch)
Scanning title 3 of 13...
[15:14:08] scan: 10 previews, 720x480, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 0/0/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 32:27
[15:14:08] scan: decoding previews for title 4
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
[15:14:08] scan: title angle(s) 1
[15:14:08] scan: audio 0x81bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 Espanol (AC3) (2.0 ch)
[15:14:08] scan: audio 0x80bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=448000 English (AC3) (5.1 ch)
[15:14:08] scan: 10 previews, 720x480, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 2/0/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 32:27
[15:14:08] scan: decoding previews for title 5
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
[15:14:08] scan: title angle(s) 1
[15:14:08] scan: audio 0x81bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 Espanol (AC3) (Dolby Surround)
[15:14:08] scan: audio 0x80bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=448000 English (AC3) (5.1 ch)
Scanning title 5 of 13...
[15:14:08] scan: 10 previews, 720x480, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 0/0/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 32:27
[15:14:08] scan: decoding previews for title 6
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
[15:14:08] scan: title angle(s) 1
[15:14:08] scan: audio 0x80bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=448000 English (AC3) (5.1 ch)
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Scanning title 6 of 13...
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
[15:14:08] scan: 10 previews, 720x480, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 2/0/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 32:27
[15:14:08] scan: removing audio 0x81bd because no bitrate found
[15:14:08] scan: decoding previews for title 7
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
[15:14:08] scan: title angle(s) 1
[15:14:08] scan: audio 0x80bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=448000 English (AC3) (5.1 ch)
[15:14:08] scan: audio 0x81bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 Espanol (AC3) (Dolby Surround)
[15:14:08] scan: audio 0x82bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 English (AC3) (Director's Commentary 1) (Dolby Surround)
Scanning title 7 of 13...
[15:14:08] scan: 10 previews, 720x480, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 0/0/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 32:27
[15:14:08] scan: decoding previews for title 8
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
[15:14:08] scan: title angle(s) 1
[15:14:08] scan: audio 0x80bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=448000 English (AC3) (5.1 ch)
[15:14:08] scan: audio 0x81bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 Espanol (AC3) (2.0 ch)
[15:14:08] scan: audio 0x82bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 English (AC3) (Director's Commentary 1) (2.0 ch)
[15:14:08] scan: 10 previews, 720x480, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 4/0/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 32:27
[15:14:08] scan: decoding previews for title 9
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
[15:14:08] scan: title angle(s) 1
[15:14:08] scan: audio 0x80bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 English (AC3) (2.0 ch)
Scanning title 9 of 13...
[15:14:09] scan: 10 previews, 720x480, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 0/0/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 32:27
[15:14:09] scan: title (0) job->width:720, job->height:400
[15:14:09] scan: title (1) job->width:720, job->height:400
[15:14:09] scan: title (2) job->width:720, job->height:400
[15:14:09] scan: title (3) job->width:720, job->height:400
[15:14:09] scan: title (4) job->width:720, job->height:400
[15:14:09] scan: title (5) job->width:720, job->height:400
[15:14:09] scan: title (6) job->width:720, job->height:400
[15:14:09] scan: title (7) job->width:720, job->height:400
[15:14:09] libhb: scan thread found 8 valid title(s)
+ title 1:
  + Main Feature
  + vts 1, ttn 1, cells 0->7 (969589 blocks)
  + duration: 00:54:28
  + size: 720x480, pixel aspect: 32/27, display aspect: 1.78, 23.976 fps
  + autocrop: 0/0/0/0
  + chapters:
    + 1: cells 0->0, 157138 blocks, duration 00:09:13
    + 2: cells 1->1, 195672 blocks, duration 00:09:05
    + 3: cells 2->2, 161927 blocks, duration 00:09:17
    + 4: cells 3->3, 101698 blocks, duration 00:05:47
    + 5: cells 4->4, 177899 blocks, duration 00:10:38
    + 6: cells 5->5, 149799 blocks, duration 00:08:35
    + 7: cells 6->6, 25314 blocks, duration 00:01:51
    + 8: cells 7->7, 142 blocks, duration 00:00:00
  + audio tracks:
    + 1, English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (iso639-2: eng), 48000Hz, 448000bps
    + 2, Espanol (AC3) (Dolby Surround) (iso639-2: spa), 48000Hz, 192000bps
  + subtitle tracks:
    + 1, English (Closed Caption) (iso639-2: eng) (Bitmap)(VOBSUB)
    + 2, Espanol (iso639-2: spa) (Bitmap)(VOBSUB)
+ title 3:
  + vts 2, ttn 1, cells 0->7 (981360 blocks)
  + duration: 00:55:07
  + size: 720x480, pixel aspect: 32/27, display aspect: 1.78, 23.976 fps
  + autocrop: 0/0/0/0
  + chapters:
    + 1: cells 0->0, 160465 blocks, duration 00:09:27
    + 2: cells 1->1, 155003 blocks, duration 00:09:46
    + 3: cells 2->2, 146088 blocks, duration 00:08:04
    + 4: cells 3->3, 179075 blocks, duration 00:09:29
    + 5: cells 4->4, 116534 blocks, duration 00:06:24
    + 6: cells 5->5, 197003 blocks, duration 00:10:08
    + 7: cells 6->6, 27050 blocks, duration 00:01:51
    + 8: cells 7->7, 142 blocks, duration 00:00:00
  + audio tracks:
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Re: DVD series with "Play All" and Handbrake question

Post by JohnAStebbins »

Discs that have a "Play All" option usually have a single large title that has all the episodes together. If your disc doesn't have this, then HandBrake can't encode them as one large file. You have to find a way to combine them before or after encoding. Before encoding, you can just concatenate the VOB files. But this is a manual effort and you lose chapter information when you do this. There may be tools to assist with this, I don't know. There are various tools for joining them after encoding (mkvmerge, MP4Box). People have mixed success with these. They sometimes result in loss of sync. So your options aren't too good.
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Re: DVD series with "Play All" and Handbrake question

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Oh don't tell me that, John! ;)

I would have thought that there must be some "simple" way to do this. Surely, people rip their TV series DVD/BD to hard disk right? So, this issue must come up a lot, right? I'll take a look at mkvmerge.

I'm not opposed to merging before or after transcoding. I just don't want tons of .mkv's.
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Re: DVD series with "Play All" and Handbrake question

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Biggen wrote:Surely, people rip their TV series DVD/BD to hard disk right?
Yes.
Biggen wrote:So, this issue must come up a lot, right?
No. Most people settle with having one file per episode (I even suspect many people prefer it that way).
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Re: DVD series with "Play All" and Handbrake question

Post by Biggen »

Yeah, having one .mkv per episode won't work for me. I use SageTV as my whole house DVR experience. Unfortunately, if I were to put every episode inside its own container (i.e. .mkv) my movie collection will be littered with this Series DVD covers in my movie browser. I'm trying to only have one cover for each disc which is why I was hoping to join these .mkv's together. I'll keep looking for a solution then...
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Re: DVD series with "Play All" and Handbrake question

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Solution: get a better media player :mrgreen:
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Re: DVD series with "Play All" and Handbrake question

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Rip your DVD to hard drive, use dvd shrink to re-author it with the first title only and backup. Then repeat with the second, third, and fourth titles all to different folders or they will overwrite eachother. Suggestion My Documents\DVD Shrink 1, My Documents\DVD Shrink 2, My Documents\DVD Shrink 3, My Documents\DVD Shrink 4 You get the idea. Then use DVD2One. Load the first title select "add seamless title" and select the second title Backup to a new folder i.e. My Documents\DVD2One 1. Then load your new joined title 1+2 in DVD2One and "add seamless title" title 3. Then repeat with 4. Save your final DVD however you like (I prefer an image) and load it into handbrake you should now be able to rip it like you want.
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Re: DVD series with "Play All" and Handbrake question

Post by Biggen »

Just wanted to give an update on how I solved my dilemma. I used a varation of what FaiT suggested but instead of using DVDshrink and DVD2One I used MakeMKV and mkvmerge - both free!

First, I ripped the titles off the disc individually with MakeMKV. In my case, I had 4 titles so I ended up with four .mkv files. I then ran each of those through HandBrake. After all transcoding was finished, I ran those transcoded files through mkvmerge in order to get one .mkv with all the titles wrapped into it. I decided to use mergemkv last as I read some people were having issues with Handbrake after running muxed files through it.

It worked brillantly! It took a little bit of time, but honestly, 99% of the time is spent transcoding. Ripping and muxing only takes minutes. The .mkv file plays great on my HTPC-Server and I can stream it to all room in my house!

Now, it would be a hell of a lot easier if these darn studio companies would always have a "Play All" title on the disc! But beggars can't be choosers... ;)
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Re: DVD series with "Play All" and Handbrake question

Post by skatterbrane »

Just had to put my two cents in here: I'm currently ripping several TV series that I have to mp4 files. I have an Argosy Media Player and a 2TB hd that I've set up as my "dvd library". On my hd, I have set up several folders for different genres of movies and tv series. I rip all of my TV episodes individually so they will play consecutively. For example, here's what my tv series folder looks like:
TV Series
~~Friends
~~~~Season 1 (inside are all season one episodes)
~~~~Season 2
etc. When I open the season 1 folder and play "The Pilot", that's all I have to do. Once the first episode is finished, Argosy starts the next one automatically. This is a great little player and I highly recommend it.
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Re: DVD series with "Play All" and Handbrake question

Post by jericho »

I have been ripping my movies in as a m4v files to play through my AppleTV (gen 2). If I do my seasons of X-Files, will these MKVmerge tools work with m4v files? I would really like to set it up like they come from iTunes. I bought my seasons of The Shield through iTunes and each one has a main title folder, then when I click that season it opens up an index of which episode I would like to play. I assume, from what I have been reading between this thread and one about movies that they have split into 2 sides or 2 DVDs due to length of the movie, that this is not going to be obtainable. Is my assumption correct or someone have a solution to make this happen for me?
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Re: DVD series with "Play All" and Handbrake question

Post by Smithcraft »

No. Mkvmerge only works with matroska files.

You will also want to remove the DRM from your iTunes files before you start messing with them.

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