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Splitting up a DVD Movie


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I had a number of old Super 8mm movies bulk copied to a single DVD movie by a commercial organisation.

 

What I would now like to do is take the DVD movie and separate out the individual movies that were copied onto the DVD movie so that I can then index them and later on re-burn them onto separate DVDs.

 

What particular tool will let me edit the DVD movie and extract and create the individual movies? I do see that VideEdit will let me trim movies and remove unwanted pieces but in my case I want to trim the original movie but keep the pieces I remove and use them to create a new movie.

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Once you get the movies onto your computer, you would use Video Wave to split them. You would delete If you have the movies on a DVD, you should be able to just copy the VOB files to your computer and use them directly in Video Wave. If that doesn't work, you may just have to capture the DVD to your hard drive.

 

Hoping to get some time over the weekend to view the demo you referred to.

 

In the meantime, for your suggestion of copying the VOB files from a DVD to disk and working from there, I thought I'd test out this out. I had a DVD that contains 4 chapters (is that the right terminology) and what I thought I'd do is copy the .VOB file for the very first movie that was on it. After doing that, I went into Videowave 9, clicked on "add photo/movie" and selected the .VOB file that I had copied down. What I got next was a box asking me to select the movies I wanted to import but there were no movies listed.

 

The contents of the original DVD are shown thus:

 

Directory of G:\VIDEO_TS

 

16/04/2007 11:08 PM <DIR> .

16/04/2007 09:08 PM <DIR> ..

16/04/2007 11:07 PM 1,073,709,056 VTS_01_1.VOB

16/04/2007 11:08 PM 77,824 VTS_01_0.IFO

16/04/2007 11:08 PM 77,824 VTS_01_0.BUP

16/04/2007 11:08 PM 12,288 VIDEO_TS.IFO

16/04/2007 11:08 PM 12,288 VIDEO_TS.BUP

16/04/2007 11:07 PM 1,073,709,056 VTS_01_2.VOB

16/04/2007 11:07 PM 1,073,709,056 VTS_01_3.VOB

16/04/2007 11:07 PM 839,712,768 VTS_01_4.VOB

16/04/2007 11:08 PM 73,728 VIDEO_TS.VOB

9 File(s) 4,061,093,888 bytes

2 Dir(s) 0 bytes free

 

I suspect that because the contents of the DVD include more than just the one movie and I had only copied the one file, VTS_01_1.VOB, the information that Videowave needed was not in the folder that I had copied the DVD file to.

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I had a number of old Super 8mm movies bulk copied to a single DVD movie by a commercial organisation.

 

What I would now like to do is take the DVD movie and separate out the individual movies that were copied onto the DVD movie so that I can then index them and later on re-burn them onto separate DVDs.

 

What particular tool will let me edit the DVD movie and extract and create the individual movies? I do see that VideEdit will let me trim movies and remove unwanted pieces but in my case I want to trim the original movie but keep the pieces I remove and use them to create a new movie.

 

Once you get the movies onto your computer, you would use Video Wave to split them. You would delete the parts you do not want and keep the parts you do. You would use MyDVD to burn them to a DVD. You do not change the original files UNLESS you overwrite them on your hard drive. That way, you can make as many different DVDs from one original file.

 

That's the short of it. Take a look at the Tips and Tricks forum for a post called 'One way of doing it" and then watch the demo video of how to cut out a section of video.

 

If you have the movies on a DVD, you should be able to just copy the VOB files to your computer and use them directly in Video Wave. If that doesn't work, you may just have to capture the DVD to your hard drive.

 

You might also want to look at the Roxio overview tutorials for V8 to get oriented in this software package. The process is pretty much the same for V8 and V9.

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Once you get the movies onto your computer, you would use Video Wave to split them. You would delete the parts you do not want and keep the parts you do. You would use MyDVD to burn them to a DVD. You do not change the original files UNLESS you overwrite them on your hard drive. That way, you can make as many different DVDs from one original file.

 

That's the short of it. Take a look at the Tips and Tricks forum for a post called 'One way of doing it" and then watch the demo video of how to cut out a section of video.

 

If you have the movies on a DVD, you should be able to just copy the VOB files to your computer and use them directly in Video Wave. If that doesn't work, you may just have to capture the DVD to your hard drive.

 

You might also want to look at the Roxio overview tutorials for V8 to get oriented in this software package. The process is pretty much the same for V8 and V9.

 

Thanks for the hints, I'll check them out.

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