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Re: Create menus on flash drive?

Postby Chuck Engels » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:22 pm

:cm3:

I'm right there with you Ken :)
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Re: Create menus on flash drive?

Postby Ken Jarstad » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:31 pm

Nice animation Chuck! Saved it. And thanks for asking about the family. I overlooked that earlier. We are all fine here. Having a pretty good year. Bonita and I are new great-grandparents. Time flies. Got to get those old videos out before everything expires - including me!

Yes, Merry Christmas to everyone.

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Re: Create menus on flash drive?

Postby Bobby » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:29 am

Hi all. This is a topic of much concern to me. I have posted at various times in the past on this.

I have my 60+ family DVDs, all with menus. I was never really comfortable with DVD Architect but learned to make peace with it.

So all that I have done is to backup everything I can, including the source video files digitized from various media (VHS tapes, HI8, D8, miniDV, etc.). I gave my daughters hard drives (windows format) with all of the playable files and VLC to play them or for them to write a new DVD if they choose.

I don't want to have to go back to square zero with each project, even just to merge the files into one playable file with no menus. I would have to replicate all the cuts and edits. That is far too much for an old man to do.

My "plan" as such is to wait until one of my grandchildren shows enough interest in the videos to assume control of them and to carry on the process of porting them to whatever is in the future. But as they are approaching adulthood now, that doesn't look very likely. I am afraid all will be lost in another generation.

Sorry for the gloom and doom in this holiday season! Wishing you all the best...

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Re: Create menus on flash drive?

Postby Peru » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:54 am

Bobby wrote: But as they are approaching adulthood now, that doesn't look very likely. I am afraid all will be lost in another generation.


Hi Bobby,
I was hoping that my daughter would take an interest in the family videos or my wife's scrapbooks (paper and digital), but that hasn't been the case. If it isn't on her phone and under a couple of minutes, it's not of interest. I'm hoping as she gets older and Mom and Dad suddenly become more wise, she realizes that we won't be here forever and that she will take an interest in family history.
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Re: Create menus on flash drive?

Postby Ken Jarstad » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:20 pm

Hi Bob! It's good to hear from you. I have been away for a few years.
I have my 60+ family DVDs, all with menus. I was never really comfortable with DVD Architect but learned to make peace with it.

Man, you have been busy! I have been dragging my feet, busy with other things - just dabbling with video along the way - and I switched to Linux. 70 now, and I had better get some of those videos out there.

As I grow older I still learn new things. Like, my kids and grandkids don't want my stuff! Sad fact of life, it seems to take the passing of a parent or close sibling before some of the kids realize your generation won't be around that long. Hey, you're older than dirt, have been around as long as they have been alive, so you will probably always be there, right?

For my part, I have taken care to put all the raw video on a WD Elements 1 TB USB powered HDD which will end up in the safe deposit box. That is a $50 usd investment and cheaper than a huge flash drive. I saved it all in case anyone should care. In the next 2 years I will provide video collections cut from all that video to whoever wants it. Then I think I'm done.

I produced a DVD and Blu-ray wedding video album for my granddaughter in 2010 using DVD Architect and it was the most difficult two month project ever. I asked recently if they had ever watched the Blu-ray version and they said no! (Do you ever feel unappreciated?)

I was kind of hoping we would have much simpler and more capable software tools by now. But, I think it is me that has grown simpler. I will give out keepsake "gift boxes" with a nice looking flash drive anchored inside. Any fancy video editing added to simple cuts in each collection will be just me enjoying my hobby. How about that?

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Re: Create menus on flash drive?

Postby Bobby » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:20 am

Hi Ken and Peru. Thanks for the comments. Not much more to add...

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Re: Create menus on flash drive?

Postby Ken Jarstad » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:36 pm

Hi guys. I talked with a guy on the Reddit/videography forum about this problem and he seems to be "in the business" and I will quote him:
We sell upwards of 10,000 DVD-Rs a year, and around 500 BluRays and about the same in flash drives for school shows.

We have been in business for 20 years, and selling DVDs for 17. Our 17 year old archive DVD-R's are stil perfectly fine and they are frequently used.

I have read the same papers and pages as you have that say the ink will break down or the discs will dissintigrate... but I have not had a single case (yet) of a DVD-R failing due to age through our entire archive of 4000 discs (and they are verified every year!)

So, that settles it for me. Since there are no viable Blu-ray authoring applications on Linux I will make some DVDs of the most likely interesting family video and pass on the bulk archive on the WD portable drive. That works for me.

Thanks guys for weighing in. Blessings,

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Re: Create menus on flash drive?

Postby Peru » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:09 pm

Ken Jarstad wrote: I will make some DVDs of the most likely interesting family video

Make sure to use high quality DVDs like Verbatims with the Azo Dye.
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Re: Create menus on flash drive?

Postby RJ Johnston » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:20 pm

Ken Jarstad wrote:Since there are no viable Blu-ray authoring applications on Linux I will make some DVDs of the most likely interesting family video and pass on the bulk archive on the WD portable drive. That works for me.


The professional version of Lightworks is suppose to have support for Blu-ray discs. https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=98&Itemid=209. Whether that's viable or not is another thing.

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Re: Create menus on flash drive?

Postby Ken Jarstad » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:51 am

Peru, I checked out the Verbatim AZO and I like what I see - a very good product. However, I can't find an Inkjet printable surface on them. Since we can't put adhesive labels on the DVDs how do you propose we identify a disk? I am set up in Linux to print on optical disks - don't want to use a Sharpie!

Hi Rob J! It's good to hear from you again.
I checked out Lightworks - I knew it would work on Linux - it supports writing a Blu-ray compatible file structure but I don't think it supports "authoring" like DVD Architect where you can designate chapters and so on. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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Re: Create menus on flash drive?

Postby Peru » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:21 pm

I haven't purchased any in a while. I stocked up a while back.
Check out here:
https://www.wtsduplication.com/s-7-verb ... ology.aspx
and here:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... -_-Product
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Re: Create menus on flash drive?

Postby Peru » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:27 pm

And for those with an unlimited budget:
https://www.wtsduplication.com/c-49-med ... vd-rs.aspx
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