About the Parse Files
To use an asset in a project, DVD Studio Pro needs to know some general information
about it, such as its length, type, and integrity. Video assets encoded within DVD Studio Pro
can include this information in the encoded files, or can create separate files for it. Assets
encoded by Compressor outside of DVD Studio Pro can include this information if you
select the “Add DVD Studio Pro meta-data” option in the Extras pane of the Encoder
Assets encoded with other encoders, or with the “Add DVD Studio Pro meta-data” option
deselected when using Compressor, must be parsed before DVD Studio Pro can use them.
Parsing creates a small file, with the same name as the video asset and a “.par” extension
that contains the required information. The parse file can take from several seconds to
several minutes to create, depending on the size of the asset file.
for details on setting up the parse file preference.