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Rajarshi
How to create randomized dvd chapters ?
on Dec 27, 2006 at 2:49:10 pm


Hi,

I want to know if its possible to create randomized chapter on a dvd ?

I want to have an option where, every time the dvd is played, it plays the chapters in a randomized chapter order.

Its auto generated by the dvd itself. The user doesnt program anything.

Thanks

Rajarshi



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eric
Re: How to create randomized dvd chapters ?
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on Dec 27, 2006 at 6:47:02 pm

Yes

You would need a script. Lets say you have 10 chapters - Something like:

1. GPRM0 ran 1,10 - this generates a number between 1 & 10
2. Jump Chapter/Story 1 if GPRM0= 1
2 Jump Chapter/Story 2 if GPRM0= 2
2 Jump Chapter/Story 3 if GPRM0= 3
2 Jump Chapter/Story 4 if GPRM0= 4
2 Jump Chapter/Story 5 if GPRM0= 5
2 Jump Chapter/Story 6 if GPRM0= 6

and so on....

What I would do is make each chapter its own story, then link your stories to this script after it plays. The only problem here would be that the player may play the same story/chapter back to back depending on the number that is chosen by the player. To get around this you'd have to track which story or chapter has played with another GPRM then route "around" it.


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Rajarshi
Re: How to create randomized dvd chapters ?
on Dec 28, 2006 at 6:23:21 am

Eric,

Thanks a lot,but this sounds a bit complicated for me. Isnt this feature built into any DVD authoring software, like a preset ?

I dont know scripting, and will this play on normal dvd players ?

Thanks
Raj



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eric
Re: How to create randomized dvd chapters ?
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on Dec 28, 2006 at 6:52:04 am

No..I'm afraid not. BTW, which authoring platform are you using?


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George W.
Re: How to create randomized dvd chapters ?
on Dec 28, 2006 at 3:25:02 pm

[Rajarshi] "Thanks a lot,but this sounds a bit complicated for me. Isnt this feature built into any DVD authoring software, like a preset ?"

DVD Architect 4.0 has a builtin setting that allows you to setup a PLAYLIST, and change its PLAY-MODE to either "SEQUENTIAL" or "RANDOM" In Random mode, I'm not sure if it prevents an item in the playlist from playing multiple times (i.e. it might not keep track of what has already been played).

Regards,
George


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Rajarshi
Re: How to create randomized dvd chapters ?
on Dec 28, 2006 at 4:15:46 pm


I use adobe encore 2.





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Frippy
Re: How to create randomized dvd chapters ?
on Dec 28, 2006 at 4:22:09 pm

I'm using Sonic Scenarist, and by settings "shuffle" or "random" i can set randomized playback of all chapters or plaing random chapter from PGC (program chain)...



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George W.
Re: How to create randomized dvd chapters ?
on Dec 28, 2006 at 4:31:24 pm

[Frippy] "I'm using Sonic Scenarist, and by settings "shuffle" or "random" i can set randomized playback of all chapters or plaing random chapter from PGC (program chain)..."

That setting can also be set using free utilities such as IFOedit and/or PGCedit. They will both play back in a "mixed" order -- "Shuffle" will make sure the chapters are not repeated during playback...

Regards,
George


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