DVD Studio Pro Scripts

I have been authoring DVDs using DVD Studio Pro for quite a while now, and despite many other systems being available, I really find ‘DVDSP’ a joy to use. It is especially easy to use, and if you combine it with the power of a tool like DVD After Edit then you really can do just about all you need to do.

Of course, if gets a bit geeky… but hey! I like that!

So over the years I have been helping and advising others on how to use DVDSP, and I have collected together quite a range of scripts, tutorials and tips to help create DVDs. I have purchased ‘dvdstudiopro.co.uk‘ as a domain name and am currently working on making this a decent place to go and get help, download sample projects and tutorial files and also request specific scripts.

Writing scripts is becoming an increasingly important aspect of setting up DVD navigation. Yes… you *can* get by for years without touching the script editing, but you are missing a trick if you overlook this tool. I have written scripts for others on a commercial basis more times than I care to remember, and am always happy to undertake a project for a fee. Let me know if you’d like some help!

As soon as dvdstudiopro.co.uk is up and running, I’ll be back to let you know. Watch this space!

3 thoughts on “DVD Studio Pro Scripts

  • 21 March, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    Great, THX!!!

  • 30 August, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I have a dvdsp project that I’m finished with and ready to burn, and repeated simulations demonstrate that my SDDVD is going to function like it’s supposed to, but when I burn a disc it does not function properly.

    I’m not asking for a complete analysis of what might be going on, but have you ever heard of or experienced this kind of problem when using scripts? If so what, in general, might the issues be? It’s really difficult fixing something that isn’t malfunctioning – until you burn it.

    Thanks very much in advance for any clues you might be willing to give.

  • 4 September, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Hi Ralph – there are a load of potential pitfalls, and some are just not obvious at all. Without knowing more of how you’ve structured the project it’s impossible to know where to start… but yes – it is very possible to have a disc work in the simulator and fail on a real player. The simulator is not an accurate place to test things, it only gives you an idea of what might happen. A better way to test your work is to build it to your hard drive and use the Mac OSX DVD Player app to try it out. However, the only way to know for sure is to burn the disc.

    Even then, you have to remember that different players will respond in different ways, and it is more variable when you use a DVD-R rather than a properly mastered DVD-Video disc.

    So how is this project set up?

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