[Matroska-users] Matroska Menus
renekoch at e-divx.at
Wed Mar 29 17:28:23 CEST 2006
As I didnt had much time the last months, Im not really up-to-date with
the last status of Matroska menus and so Ive some questions and also a
suggestion for the DVDMenuXtractor.
So, whats the actual status of the Matroska menus and whats planned for
All I know is:
- Its possible to demux menus with DVDMenuXtractor (this doesnt
work with some of my DVDs, but thats not so important now) and mux it into
MKV with mkvmerge (gui).
- Playback should be possible with VLC, but there are some problems
if the buttons for navigation are small. Correct?
- Theres no dshow based playback solution yet.
What I want to know is:
- Is someone working on a direct show based playback solution? VLC
is a really good multi-platform player, but there are so many users who just
have a direct show based player and dont want to install VLC.
- How can I create an own menu for e.g. captured movies,
? Do I
have to create a DVD conform menu with e.g. Nero Vision and then use the
DVDMenuXtrator and mkvmerge gui or is there another way without this loop
way to DVD menus?
There is also a very important point:
In the EU (and some other countries) its forbidden to copy DVDs and CDs
with a copy protection (I think thats absolutely a bullshit but thats
another story..). But DVDMenuXtractor does remove a CSS-protection (tested
it with a copy protected DVD). So the point is, that this program does
technically the same as DVDDecrypter it removes a copy protection and so
this program is illegal.
I think that libdvdcss.dll does this feature. So is it possible to
implement a copy protection check (I think CSS-check should be enough for
DVDs) and stop with an error message if the DVD is copy protected (release a
legal version for countries in the EU,
As this is the only program I know for preparing DVD menus to mux them into
MKV (correct me if Im wrong and there are other programs) its in my
opinion a step back for Matroska menus when this software is illegal in many
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