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Designed For - DVD Producers / Content Holders, Corporate Media Depts. Indie Film Makers, etc.


DVD Studio Pro® Project Proofing Service

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Be Sure to Have Trai Look Over Your Files Before Replication

Trai Forrester is the World's Acknowledged Leading Authority on DVD Studio Pro®

Trai got his start with DVD Studio Pro in the spring of 1999 when the program was known as Astarte DVDirector. Trai became the world's leading Astarte Dealer/Distributor by fall of 1999, traveling throughout the country, installing and training on the new system, helping bring in scores of early adopting studios into DVD Production.

Apple hires Trai Forrester as a private consultant in April, 2001, to help introduce DVD Studio Pro 1.0, at NAB. Photo credit: Lou Skriba

Trai introduces the first (and still only) comprehensive DVD Studio Pro Scripting Tutorials disc in July, 2001.

"Trai's scripting disc taught me how to 'think DVD' - Marc McCoy

Trai Founded TFDVD.com a DVD Studio Pro support site, in 2001.

"I'm beginning to understand. All DVD Studio Pro roads lead to Trai" - A Poster on 2-Pop, Spring, 2002

Unsolicited comments from TFDVD.com members, during 2002/2003

Trai collaborates with John Brisbin Releasing the "TFDVDSP Engine",the first and still only, professional DVD Studio Pro Advanced Play List Project Templates - early 2002

Trai released the "TFDVD-9 Maker" the workaround to DVD SP's DVD-9 formatting bug - summer 2002'. For almost 2 years afterwards, it's the only way to guarantee a spec compliant DVD-9 in DVD Studio Pro®.

Trai led the development of DVDAfterEdit, beginning in Fall, 2002. The program was originally designed to extend DVD Studio Pro's capabilities.


New Constellation
is licensed with
the industry's best
DVD Verification

DVD Forum License

Home | Tools | DVD Verification - The MEI DVD-Video Verifier

MEI DVD-Video Verifier - DVD Forum VIDEO_TS Folder - File System Diagnostic Suite

MEI errors are reported by paragraph
 and page number in the DVD Spec. Books

The MEI DVD-Video Verifier checks hundreds of parameters in the VIDEO_TS folder for DVD Spec compliance.

While Eclipse Image Analysis® makes sure the Image is ready for replication, the MEI DVD-Video Verifier helps us know further that the disc won't have problems in players.


Are you able to tell your client their disc 
is DVD Specification Compliant? 
With MEI and Eclipse™ testing  
and Trai helping to correct any reported errors - you can.

MEI testing is crucial
before sending the DVD to replication

  • MEI DVD VERIFIER AND ECLIPSE IMAGE ANALYSIS® CHECK COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FILE SYSTEMS - There is almost no overlap in what they verify. Both verification tests are recommended to insure all systems are go for submission to the replication facility.

    MEI details an array of information about a particular DVD's DVD-Video File system (in the VIDEO_TS folder), and can flag a wide assortment of issues. Trai has compiled a database over the years on various flagged issues to be concerned about.

  • TESTING IN PLAYERS - The industry has used this type of hit or miss testing as a fall back to get some semblance of expectancy regarding how a DVD will behave out there. New Constellation Technologies tests DVDs with the MEI DVD-Video Verifier, as a crucial compliment to player bank testing, for a more complete and accurate picture of the discs quality.

    New Constellation Technologies
    maintains a bank of 145 players. These players are used in conjunction to the core competency of our File System Analysis.

  • 'HOLES' IN AUTHORING SYSTEMS - Every available DVD Authoring system out there has settings in their interface that by themselves, or in combination with other GUI actions, can throw a DVD Project out of spec compliance, affecting the final DVD's compatibility (DVD Studio Pro® is notorious and even Sonic™ Scenarist has specification flaws, in this regard).

    The MEI DVD-Video Verifier can spot certain of these errors with the DVD authoring systems output, assisting New Constellation Technologies in helping you insure a spec compliant Image is delivered to the replication facility.

  • AUTHORING SYSTEM UPDATES - Major revisions by the authoring system manufacturers (and even minor ones) are usually replete with mistakes, due to not enough testing and less than thorough trouble-shooting before the revision's release. This almost always results in something getting "broken", or one or more of the new features not working correctly in all scenarios. MEI DVD-Video Verification is one of the tools New Constellation Technologies uses to help immediately spot these issues.

  • DVD Production Studios use a wide assortment of tools to create DVDs. Some of these utilities will throw a DVD project out of specification out right, and should not be used (or even recommended to be used on public internet discussion groups, as they are regularly).
  • Asset addition: Various authoring systems can easily be thrown out of compliance, and introduce player incompatibilities simply due to how assets have been added to them. The MEI DVD-Video Verifier regularly flags these breaches immediately.

  • Project corruption: The MEI DVD-Video Verifier is also handy at pinpointing errors introduced in authoring system output due to errors creeping in over the course of the months of saving and even moving the files from machine to machine (this is a biggie, we've found over the years).
  • NO REPLICATION FACILITY, even the 'good ones', will check your DVD-Video file structure embedded in the Image for DVD Specification compliance.

can be dozens of pages

Our MEI DVD-Video Verifier Testing For You:

At any point in your DVD production, Before replication preferably, overnight us your DVD Recordable or Fire Wire Hard drive with your DVD Build folder containing the VIDEO_TS folder, and we'll run the MEI DVD-Video Verifier routines on it.
You'll receive a full MEI DVD-Video verification Report, and explanations/solutions, if needed.

Note: MEI DVD-Video Verifier Testing is also included in our DVD DLT Pre-mastering, Check Disc Proofing, DVD-R Release Candidate Proofing, DVD Studio Pro Project Proofing, and Replication Troubleshooting

Please contact Trai Forrester with questions about this testing for upcoming projects, and for a quote.

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