DVD chapter = Recording?

Hi, I tried to repair the DVD release of Release “11,000 Clicks” by Moloko - MusicBrainz. Originally the tracklist was as listed on the release. However, this does not correspond to the chapters on the DVD. Track (chapter) 5 with a length of 9:00 consists of two songs. On Discogs, the tracklist has been adapted to the division into chapters. That makes sense to me. If you rip the DVD, you will extract the chapters. Track lengths can only be fixed with a live album in this way.

But there are additional chapters after the last song: #17 (unlisted) words of farewell, #18 and #19 the end credits. There is no apparent reason why these were separated and I initially thought it would be a good idea to merge them into one track. It could be a “partial recording of” a known work, played during the credits (it would be useful to rip both chapters into one file).

If, however, the DVD is ripped strictly by chapters, you get 19 files and you wouldn’t get a recording on MB for #19

I’m not at all sure how a DVD should be listed though. There are no specific guidelines for DVDs (I found none). And I don’t want these changes to go unnoticed by other editors.


Yes you should have 19 MB recordings of there are 19 chapters.

It’s like an uncredited CD track (that we should materialise as an MB recording also), but happens more often, because videos have more content than just the songs listed on the back cover.

Many DVD have a trailing empty last chapter, for navigation purpose, you can of course ignore these empty chapters (1s of silent blank screen).