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Copy and Convert looking for a Disc, but I downloaded the program

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I recently upgraded to NXT6 from NXT4, due to continued difficulty with NXT4 crashing, which Corel support said was a conflict with Window 10.  Anyway NXT6 seem to have loaded OK and the videowave works good.  However when I try and use the copy and covert (I am taking clips from home movies that I had coverted from VHS to DVD) it cashes OK, but when I try and trim it tells me it needs the decoder pack disc, I have tried to point it at the folder I downloaded, I have copied it to a flash drive and pointed it there, but nothing seems to work.  Has anyone run into this and solved it?  I have a ticket in with Corel Support, but it takes forever to get an answer and I am running up on a deadline for this project.

Any help would be appreciated

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What did you use to convert from VHS to DVD? Did you create a proper video DVD which should have a Video_TS folder containing a series of ifo,bup and vob files. NXT 6 has no problems with properly created video DVDs and no further decoder pack is required

If you don't have this then you have a data DVD and you will have to give more information about the files on that DVD.

 

What does this mean: " I try and use the copy and covert (I am taking clips from home movies that I had coverted from VHS to DVD) it cashes OK, "? 

Why are you using Copy and Convert to edit your video? Why not use the video editor of NXT 6

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Yes they are Video_TS folder, in fact I am able to import the entire file into videowave no problem, it's just too big to trim, so I was trying to use copy and convert as a way to extract clips.  Which is what I've done with NXT4 and it worked perfectly.  The Copy and convert brings the entire DVD or any chapter in just fine, it's only when I try and use the trim function that I get this CPDC.imi message.

I am building a pretty large production and trying to incorporate a number of home movie clips.  I have found that if I take the DVDs that I have had made from our old 8mm, vhs, video8 media and take out and save the clips I want rather than dropping in the whole 4+GB dvd in the production, videowave is more stable.

Are you suggesting that I start a new production in videowave to create the clip?  Can I save that as an MP4 or some type file I can pull into the larger production?

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Just keep reminding yourself that you can get only about 1 hour of best quality video on a disc.  More will make the already bad video look poorer.  You can use double layer DVD and get a little less than 2 hours.  If you have a blu ray burner, you can put more standard video on the disc but you need a blu ray player to play it.  If you do not plan to use discs, consider memory stick, they are inexpensive and you can get them in larger sizes.   I cannot remember the last time I burned a disc but I have put video on many memory sticks.

Also plan ahead, break up your project into sections with menus like by year, by type of activity (scuba, vacations)etc. 

It seems like you have a major task ahead of you so taking so time to plan may save you time in the end.

 

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sknis -

I appreciate the comment, but my issue is I already have the DVDs of our home movies, I had a service generate them.  I am now trying to extract scenes from those DVDs to use in a videowave production.  What I am having to do at this point is to save the chapter from the dvd that contains my clip to my computer using copy convert, renaming it, then selecting that file off my computer with copy convert and then trimming it and saving it back to my computer.  When I was using RoxioNXT4 I was just able to trim the video clip directly from the DVD and save it to my computer.  Do you have any suggestions that address my current issue?

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When I was using RoxioNXT4 I was just able to trim the video clip directly from the DVD and save it to my computer

What application in NXT 4 did you use to do that?

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I was able to do it in RoxioNXT4 using "Copy and Convert", when I upgraded to RoxioNXT6 and tried the same thing I got the error message sited in the initial question, I have since found a work around by doing the process I outlined above.

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38 minutes ago, scuba steve said:

I was able to do it in RoxioNXT4 using "Copy and Convert", when I upgraded to RoxioNXT6 and tried the same thing I got the error message sited in the initial question, I have since found a work around by doing the process I outlined above.

What workaround are you using in NXT 6? I thought you said NXT 6 does not work

Have you copied the Video_TS folder from the DVD to your hard drive? Never work directly from a DVD, it slow things down too much. You also have to have the DVD in the drive every time you work on the project.

 

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THe workaround I described is what I am doing in NXT6, as I stated earlier I could do it directly from DVD with NXT4.  I'll try copying the Video_ts folder to the hard drive first with out using copy convert and see if I can get to the chapters.  Thanks I'll try that.

I copied the whole Video_TS folder to the harddrive, and then tried to trim the chapter that contained the clip I wanted with Copy and Covert, but I got the same decoder pack message, apparently Copy and Covert has trouble trimming a .vob file.  If I first covert the whole file to MP2 or 4 then I can trim it.

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Open any folder go to 'tools' 'folder options' view tab, make sure the item in pic I posted is unchecked, apply, ok.

Copy the vob file you want, highlight, right click copy, the vob file and right click paste, it on your desktop.

Now right click on the vob file on your desktop and click rename, rename the .vob to .mpeg

Now load that .vob changed to .mpeg into Video Copy and Covert and see it it complains about a decoder pack message?

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35 minutes ago, scuba steve said:

When I changed the file from .vob to .mp4 it didn't recognize the file.

Do you want to do what I asked or not?

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1 hour ago, scuba steve said:

When I changed the file from .vob to .mp4 it didn't recognize the file.

Forget about mp4. Change vob to mpg as cd asked

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