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About the restriction problem of chapter quantity in DVD

by rubied / May 7, 2007 1:45 PM PDT

I purchased a DVD Creator software recently, it

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Could be fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2007 10:14 PM PDT

If I recall the chapter limit is 99. This is not a true limit of software or such but due to most DVD player displays being all of 2 digits. As such I find all DVD creation software to refuse to go beyond such limits.


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which software
by lilyly / May 7, 2007 10:42 PM PDT

I also encountered similar problem, but u

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I'll be blunt.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2007 10:46 PM PDT
In reply to: which software

CD and DVD players have 2 display digits for track or chapter displays. Which gives us the 99 track (100 if you had a track zero) limit.

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less than 99 chapters
by rubied / May 8, 2007 12:38 AM PDT
In reply to: I'll be blunt.

also failed when the chapter quantity is less than 99, so it's strange....

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There's another spec and that's the number is 7 bits.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 8, 2007 12:42 AM PDT
In reply to: less than 99 chapters

While that holds 99 decimal fine there are many limits in the DVD spec. Since we can fit about 2 hours easy on a DVD why would one need more than two fistfuls of chapters.

Sorry if it seems there should be more but you are fighting a design that is over 10 years old with hardware that won't understand if you go beyond the spec.


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by rubied / May 8, 2007 12:32 AM PDT
In reply to: which software

O, sorry, I forgot to tell u I'm using Imtoo DVD Creator. Actually, if not to set chapter time length too short, this program is very good to use. I wonder whether there's certain limit of allowed chapters for different software.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 8, 2007 12:39 AM PDT
In reply to: imtoo
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