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Need help producing a DVD compilation

by KaiserD2 / April 1, 2015 10:51 PM PDT

Some years ago, I used VHS/VCR technology to put together a compilation of favorite film clips (for home use only.) Then I had some one put it on a DVD. That DVD is now very worn, and I am redoing it, with some changes.

I have a good program that does a fine job of lifting clips off of DVDs and turning them into .avi files, and that part of the job is almost done. However, to get the product I want, I need a program that will do two or three things:

1. Put the clips in proper order.

2. Insert title cards for each of about six chapters, which will remain on the screen for 5-10 seconds (they can be stills, and silent, although audio wouldn't hurt.)

3. This is not essential, but if it could create a "root menu" that would allow the user to pick the various chapters, that would be nice too.

4. Turn the sequenced .avi files into a DVD.

Thanks in advance.


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I used to use VSO- ConvertX to DVD
by Pepe7 / April 2, 2015 6:20 AM PDT
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If you were tracking CNET's Cheapskate.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2015 6:31 AM PDT
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by KaiserD2 / April 2, 2015 10:05 AM PDT

Thanks to both of you but I don't seem to have made myself clear. I have the ripping completely covered--ripping into .avi. It's only the making of the DVD from the clips that I need help for.

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So many apps do DVD authoring that...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2015 10:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Clarification

Out of the 100 apps today I can't write which one I like best. I picked up Corel VideoStudio X6 long ago so maybe a new version is out. It was about 30 bucks on sale.

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I am not too clear either.
by Oldartq / April 2, 2015 2:06 PM PDT
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So why did you rip it into .avi if you are going to put it in a dvd format...or do you mean .ave on a dvd disc?

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Answer to Art Q
by KaiserD2 / April 3, 2015 12:05 AM PDT

I ripped it to .avi because that is what I had the software to do and it is very quick and easy to use.


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