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Question When I use DVDShrink it creates Audio and Video folders, but the Audio's always empty. Why?

Muse

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I use Imgburn to create hard copies of DVDs, but DVDShrink to do the rips. But DVDShrink always creates two folders for the rip but the Audio folder's always empty. When I do my burns I add both the Audio and Video folders but figure since the Audio folder is empty it probably makes no difference. Is there something weird about my installations of DVDShrink? I figure I'm missing something. Why is there an Audio folder if they don't use it? :confused:
 

Sick Willie

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Most commercial DVDs have both folders. I've never seen anything in the audio folder, but DVDShrink is duplicating the folders from the source.
 

Muse

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Most commercial DVDs have both folders. I've never seen anything in the audio folder, but DVDShrink is duplicating the folders from the source.
Begs the question, why do DVD movies have two folders, Video and Audio and the Audio is empty? I presume all the Audio is in the Video folder. What and how did this come about?

Next question: If I leave the empty Audio folder off my copies, will it be missed?
 

deustroop

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Audio TS ?
Ignore the AUDIO_TS folder; it's the Audio Title Set and is used mainly for DVD Audio discs.
 
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Sick Willie

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Begs the question, why do DVD movies have two folders, Video and Audio and the Audio is empty? I presume all the Audio is in the Video folder. What and how did this come about?

Next question: If I leave the empty Audio folder off my copies, will it be missed?
No idea why the folder is there. Deustroop's explanation seems plausible.

If you leave it off, it won't make any difference.
 

Oyeve

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From the web:

The AUDIO_TS folder was added as an option after the standard was established. This folder was created for standalone audio files much like the audio tracks on a CD. The idea was that DVDs would replace CDs as audio media. It never caught on but the folder remains, even though it's invariably empty
 
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MtnMan

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Since the folder is only a directory entry, does it even matter? It's not taking any space.
 

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