Manually Determining the Break Point Position
You can usually determine which track will be playing at the point where the break point
is set by looking at the contents of the VIDEO_TS or HVDVD_TS folder. DVD Studio Pro
writes the tracks to disc in their order in the Outline tab’s By VTS display. For SD projects,
the first track listed becomes VTS_01_1.VOB, VTS_01_2.VOB, VTS_01_3.VOB, and so on
(depending on the size of the track’s assets, with each VOB file being a maximum of 1 GB).
The second track becomes VTS_02_1.VOB, and so on.
For HD projects, the first track listed becomes HV001T01.EVO, HV001T02.EVO, and so on,
with each EVO file being a maximum of 1 GB. The second track becomes HV002T01.EVO.
Standard SD DVD Video Zone Files
Standard HD DVD Video Zone Files
information on identifying the files and on determining which files contain the menus,
which will allow you to take them into account.
For example, when authoring for a red laser disc, by adding the file sizes together, starting
with VTS_01, you can determine at which track the first layer’s 3.9 GB limit will be reached,
and even get a rough idea of where in that track this will happen. You may decide to
reorder the tracks with the VTS Editor to ensure the break happens in a noncrucial track.