Archive for January, 2006

Convert ISO639 codes to Decimal, DVD Studio Pro Language settings, SPRM0 values

25 January, 2006

Have you ever wanted to know what the language codes are for a DVD? They are held as a decimal number in SPRM0 and you can use this value in lots of ways.

For example, knowing the setting for the language code in a DVD player means that you can force your DVD to start up in that language. However, knowing the values your authoring app uses for language codes is also valuable.

Working in DVD Studio Pro it is easy enough to change the simulation preferences to display a different language for the project. You can then examine that value when the simulation takes place, but given the sheer number of different languages it would take someone with the patience of a saint to switch all of the preferences one at a time and then see what the values were.

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DVD Studio Pro, Play All, DVDSP scripting

2 January, 2006

I have been thinking more about how to create a ‘play all’ scenario on a DVD Studio Pro project and reduce the number of scripts to achieve it.

For those who haven’t yet got there, you can achieve a ‘Play All’ system by using stories in your project as long as your footage is all in one track. If, like lots of folk, you have several different tracks that you want to link together in a ‘Play All’ system you have to use scripts.

My advice is first of all to not use lots of tracks, it makes a lot more sense to keep everything in one place and go from there, but if you have already got it set up, this is what you need to do.

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