myDVDEdit
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myDVDEdit is a DVD-based spec editor designed to allow you to edit your previously built DVDs, a tool which allows you to understand and even to modify the content of a DVD, at the deepest level.

The format of a DVD is very complex. I have tried to make it as accessible as possible and have therefore left aside explaining some bits of information, which, although they are important in enabling the DVD to be read by the DVD player, are of no importance to anyone who simply wishes to understand the DVDs structure.

myDVDEdit cannot read protected DVD videos, and it will
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • Added Snow Leopard compatibility.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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myDVDEdit User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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droscar reviewed on 05 Aug 2012
This incredibly powerful program is far beyond my needs but it does one thing of great value to me: it fixes the improper flag settings on the DVDs iDVD creates so that 16:9 movies have the correct aspect ratio on 4:3 displays. AFAIK it is the only app that can do this.

Although it has not been updated in several years the author is actively supporting it on his forum:

http://www.mydvdedit.com/index.php?pg=forum

There is an article in the documentation sub-forum explaining in detail how to fix the iDVD 16:9 bug.
[Version 1.1]


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Corpsecorps commented on 22 Oct 2011
Still under development?

I hope!
[Version 1.1]


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Macfoto reviewed on 15 Apr 2010
Great Tool! It's not easy to understand…BUT with many features!
Read the tutorials and you will "understand your dvd-player" ; )
For every cinematorgrapher!
[Version 1.1]


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Corpsecorps reviewed on 23 Aug 2009
This thing has reached the point where it can be quite helpful as well as fascinating.

Indeed, DVD structure is quite complicated, and i've learned a lot from messing with this. It has allowed me to fine tune and correct some bits of projects in ways not possible with iDVD, without forking over the money for DVDStudio Pro.

It was also helpful as part of an ugly workflow getting a rare Region 2 (European) PAL DVD i bought to play on my US bought player with menus intact.

And hey while you're backing up a DVD that's worse for wear, might as well use this to tweak it so you don't have to look at a passel of flying logos, disclaimers, previews, and lame advertisements the studio wants to force you to watch before you can get to the movie.

Many discs make you read some of that stuff in more than one language, and tell you the commentary doesn't reflect the opinions of the studio without you even choosing to listen to the commentary!
[Version 1.0]


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Corpsecorps commented on 08 Oct 2008
I hope this is still under development.

It's very unique.
[Version 0.9.10]


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Raven. commented on 11 May 2008
Wow I found this great app. now.... Hmmm I overlook it all this time...... What a lost ;)
Can't wait for the implementation of the text option!
I hoop to see it soon!
I salute you,
Raven.
[Version 0.9.10]


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MBHockey reviewed on 03 Jun 2007
GREAT app. Slightly cryptic, but very powerful. The only bad thing about this app is the lack of documentation...but once you fumble around with it enough you see how valuable it is.
[Version 0.9.9]


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Corpsecorps commented on 02 May 2007
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WHAT?
That last review was UTTER NONSENSE!

QuickTime Pro and MyDVDEdit are for entirely different tasks and have almost NO overlapping functionality.

There is no "Movie File" in DVD structure. VOB's are MPEG2 which QuickTime doesn't even play without the purchase of the MPEG2 component in ADDITION to getting the Pro upgrade.

There isn't anything under "Show Movie Properties" in QuickTime Pro labeled "VIDEO", MyDVDEdit is for editing the structure of a DVD as explained above; not for playing back a video at the right aspect ratio!

This isn't a player.

MyDVDEdit isn't great, and it's not finished by a longshot, but QuickTime doesn't do what this does in any way, shape, or form.
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[Version 0.9.9]


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Lesoth0 reviewed on 28 Mar 2007
This is a waste of time... All you need is Quicktime Pro upgrade.

Open the Movie file.

Go to SHOW MOVIE PROPERTIES in "Window" menu

Click on VIDEO

Turn off Constrain image

And change your standard 4:3 ratio to 16:9 by typing in monitor resolutions e.g. PAL is 720 x 576... just change that to 1024 x 576 eh voila -- instant uncompressed anamorphic widescreen in its proper aspect ratio with proper black bars for 4:3 sets.
[Version 0.9.9]

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Corpsecorps replied on 02 May 2007
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You don't have the foggiest clue what this software is for, do you?
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MBHockey replied on 03 Jun 2007
NO clue. I don't know what that gibberish he posted could possibly be construed as, but it certainly has not a thing to do with this GOOD program.
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Corpsecorps reviewed on 05 Aug 2006
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This is a useful DVD tweaking tool, as well as an educational program for DVD structure novices.

I'm anxious to see how it develops!
[Version 0.9.8]

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movbuff replied on 30 Dec 2006
the program site is closed. is it possible to get a copy of this program from someone here?
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Corpsecorps replied on 27 Jan 2007
Site's up!
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Sev7en had trouble on 31 Dec 2006
Official site is gone... does anyone has a mirror?


P.S: It looks an awesome tool!
P.P.S: Happy New Year from Italy!



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[Version 0.9.9]

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Corpsecorps replied on 02 May 2007
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The site is just fine now!

D4v1dsp3nc3r rated on 13 Oct 2012

[Version 1.1]



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Corpsecorps rated on 18 Mar 2012

[Version 1.1]


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Version Downloads:17,344
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:31 Aug 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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myDVDEdit is a DVD-based spec editor designed to allow you to edit your previously built DVDs, a tool which allows you to understand and even to modify the content of a DVD, at the deepest level.

The format of a DVD is very complex. I have tried to make it as accessible as possible and have therefore left aside explaining some bits of information, which, although they are important in enabling the DVD to be read by the DVD player, are of no importance to anyone who simply wishes to understand the DVDs structure.

myDVDEdit cannot read protected DVD videos, and it will never be able to do so. It has not been created to violate copyrights. It was created to enable you to understand how DVDs work, to help you create new DVDs step by step, and make DVD changes which cannot be made with the traditional authoring tools. Because I have never had the official documentation on the format of DVDs, I have written this program solely from data collected on the Internet, from free sources, and from discussions on forums. myDVDEdit has been entirely written in Cocoa. The software is in both French and English.

For the moment, myDVDEdit is a DonationWare. It is perfecty functional, and will never ask you to enter any code or license information. You can however support future development by making a donation.


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