DVD editing

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Talk' started by David, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. David

    David Guest

    Hi,

    I have a DVD of some film I took on holiday and would like to put it onto my
    computer in order to edit it and then copy it onto another DVD. Can anyone
    tell me how I can get the DVD onto the computer.

    I have Windows Movie Maker and Roxio software.

    Thanks for all help.
     
    David, Apr 3, 2008
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  2. David

    Scott Guest

    I hope you can get your Roxio software to work. I certainly can't. I
    would not take what their technical support say too seriously either.
    They told me to upgrade the display driver to solve a problem of the
    DVD rewriter not reading the DVD.
     
    Scott, Apr 3, 2008
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  3. We need to work on your terminology a bit before suggestions can be made.
    What do you mean by "I have a DVD of some film?" Did you use an actual
    motion picture film camera or are you saying you took still pictures on film
    and had them developed and delivered to you on a DVD? Are you saying film
    when you really mean video? What format are the files on your DVD? .jpg,
    ..mov, etc etc.
     
    Charles Tomaras, Apr 4, 2008
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  4. David

    David Guest

    The film was originally taken on a camcorder which was then copied onto a
    DVD via my own DVD recorder. So, yes I should have said video.

    The main file is VIDEO_TS.BUP and then within that there are 9 files on the
    disc:
    2 ending with .BUP
    2 ending with .IFO
    5 ending with .VOB

    I am not very experienced with working with files, so I apologise for my
    ignorance.
     
    David, Apr 4, 2008
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  5. David

    Scott Guest

    Bizarrely I am in a similar position. I have 16 mm cine film taken by
    my grandfather. I had it transferred to a DVD. The DVD plays on the
    computer but not on the DVD player. The files are .BUP .IFO and .VOB
    I bought Roxio Copy and Convert and it won't recognise these files. It
    just shuts down.

    Do these files need to be converted and is Roxio supposed to be able
    to do this? I am trying to burn a standard DVD-R disc.
     
    Scott, Apr 4, 2008
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  6. David

    Dave Guest

    I have a vcr/dvd writer combo connected to my TV. When I make a DVD, before
    I can play it on another device I have to finalize it on my DVD/VCR combo
    after completing my DVD copy. Check your manual to see if you have to do
    that too.
     
    Dave, Apr 5, 2008
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  7. Windows Movie Maker and Windows DVD Maker cannot directly import VOB files
    as far as I have figured out. What I use is a program with a stupid name
    that works very well called Magic DVD Ripper.

    http://www.magicdvdripper.com/download.htm

    You can rip to many different profiles that will be importable into your
    editing software. If you do a search on DVD ripping software you will find
    quite a few to choose from. High quality rips of DVD's take lots of
    time......hours and hours.... so don't expect it to be a quick process. Set
    it and walk away. But once finished you should have no difficulties working
    with the resultant files.
     
    Charles Tomaras, Apr 5, 2008
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  8. David

    Scott Guest

    I do on my equipment, but I did not make the DVD and my DVD player
    won't recognise the disc let alone finalise it. I spoke to the guy
    who made the disc and he says he doesn't really know but it worked
    okay on his DVD player. He says that one of us will need to ask
    around some more 'teccy' people and that since I now have the discs
    and the DVD player I want them to play on it makes more sense for me
    to do this. There is a possible legal argument but I prefer the
    technical approach.
     
    Scott, Apr 5, 2008
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  9. My first experience with a home theater type DVD recorder was similar. I
    burned some discs that played fine on my burner but would not play anywhere
    else. Realized that I had not finalized the discs. All that was needed was
    for me to put the discs back in the recorder that made them and then
    finalize. Take your discs back to the person who created them and ask him /
    her to finalize them on the machine they were made on.
     
    Charles Tomaras, Apr 5, 2008
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  10. David

    Scott Guest

    Good point, thanks. The problem is that he is in Devon and I am in
    Scotland. I would prefer to do it electronically if I can - and to
    make back-ups at the same time - but if I am stuck I will do as you
    say.
     
    Scott, Apr 5, 2008
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  11. David

    Dave Guest

    Another thing I forgot to mention is that I can only record 4X discs on my
    vcr/dvd combo. It's hard to find 4X's. I had to send away for them.
    However, I can play any speed cd's, but have to record 4X's.
     
    Dave, Apr 5, 2008
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  12. David

    Scott Guest

    Mine will play 8x okay but it has to be the old version 1 standard not
    version 2. Are you sure speed is the issue not standard?
     
    Scott, Apr 5, 2008
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  13. David

    Dave Guest

    It says in my manual that only 4X's will record. It will play any speed
    DVD.
     
    Dave, Apr 5, 2008
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  14. David

    David Guest

    The Magic DVD Ripper did the trick. It took 2hr 15min to create the files -
    a good job to do on a Sunday! It changed the files into .avi and opened in
    Real Player. I then transferred the files to Windows DVD Movie Maker. I will
    now be able to edit the film (sorry, video) and burn another copy.

    Thanks, Charles, for your help.
     
    David, Apr 6, 2008
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  15. Glad it worked out for you. Both of their programs, Magic DVD Ripper, and
    Magic DVD Copier have worked great for me though I have not really checked
    out a lot of alternatives so there could be some better programs out there
    that possibly make better use of the CPU. I don't know....sure takes a long
    time to rip a full length movie to WMV is all I can say!
     
    Charles Tomaras, Apr 7, 2008
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  16. David

    Snowman Guest

    Hi Charles,

    I have used several software burners as well as hardware drives and
    have never come across the term "finalize" before. If I may ask, what
    are you referring to specifically, 'cause I'm having the same problem
    as described above?

    Thanks.

    Snowman
     
    Snowman, Apr 18, 2008
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  17. Finalizing is the last process which closes optical media (DVD, CD, etc) so
    it can be read on any computer or device. Here's a live search link with
    many results returned:
    http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=finalizing+DVD&go=&form=QBRE

    Charles Tomaras
    Seattle, WA
     
    Charles Tomaras, Apr 19, 2008
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  18. David

    Snowman Guest

    Hi Charles,

    Thanks for the info. Sorry for the late reply. Been quite busy I
    guess NTI 7 finalizes automatically, as this is all I've ever used and
    there's not any mention of it in the software or book.

    I appreciate the info and will follow the link you provided. BTW, I
    came across a site about 6 months ago which went into detail about the
    manufacturing of DVDs as well as the quality rating of them and the
    various brands. This site also had a freeware program that could
    identify the exact manufacturer (and thus the quality) of any DVD. I
    downloaded the program and bookmarked the site, and promptly had a
    crash before I backed up that week. If you happen to know that site,
    or how I might find it, I sure would be "beholdin'" to ya' if you
    could point me in that direction. I've been searching, but evidently
    not in the right places.

    Thanks.

    Snowman
     
    Snowman, May 2, 2008
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  19. Could this be it? :)
    http://www.best-dvd-burning-software-reviews.com/best-blank-dvd-media.asp

    That was the top result returned with a "Microsoft Live Search" pass with
    the keywords "DVD media ratings"
    http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=dvd+media+ratings&FORM=MSNTDF


    Charles Tomaras
    Seattle, WA
     
    Charles Tomaras, May 2, 2008
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  20. David

    Snowman Guest

    Hi Charles,

    I might have found the site, or a similar site here

    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm

    although it looks different than what I recall, but that was many
    months ago, and a lot of water has pass under that 'ol bridge, if ya'
    know what I mean.
    Thanks for your help. I couldn't have done it without you, my friend.
    I wasn't using the "ratings" in my searching. When I added that, and
    sifted through several search engines, I found the above, and the
    freeware programs

    Now, I do believe I've reached my limits on Vista

    I'm gonna' kill it,
    and enjoy ever millisecond of it.

    Thanks again, Charles.

    Take care.

    Snowman
     
    Snowman, May 4, 2008
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