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Topic # 56326 13-Jan-2010 17:04
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Hi forum,

Just wanting to information about trying convert file formats. I use a video camera that needs DVD Discs. Ive had it since 07 and I still use it. The thing is that I wish to put the files with other files from other DVD Discs I have. For exampe this image:


Thats from one of my discs. How do I put this together with another disc with the same file format? For example I want to put that together with these files:



Is that possible? I hope this makes sense. Thank you.

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  Reply # 289722 13-Jan-2010 17:09
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Why not just put them in their own directories? At least you can then name them and know what files are what.



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  Reply # 289726 13-Jan-2010 17:19
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I really want to burn both those discs onto one DVD CD. Am I able to do that if I rename them?

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  Reply # 289738 13-Jan-2010 17:47
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You can but they won't play back in a regular DVD player. To do that you'll have to create a DVD with some DVD authoring software.

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  Reply # 289741 13-Jan-2010 18:04
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Try putting them both together in dvdflick.



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  Reply # 290101 14-Jan-2010 20:34
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Thanks for the replies. I'll let you know how it all goes. I'll keep looking around online too and see what others say. But I'll definitely update this thread.

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  Reply # 290114 14-Jan-2010 21:15
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this is a VERY VERY DIFFICULT task, but NOT impossible. this has given me grief for a long time that i've given up.

you need a DVD AUTHORing program. the problem is
1) most programs re-encode the files into S*&^ quality AND larger size! (yeah those from big companies like corel, ulead, cyberlink, roxio, nero)

the only one that seems to not need to re-encode (ie is able to essentially 'cut and paste') would be videoredo in my experience. but it doesnt always work properly - creating chapters is a headache and some dvd players dont do what you've made the dvd to do!

also try DVD shrink - if you tweak it right it MAY be able to combine the 2 dvds. have a play and see. (i cant remember if i was able to make it work with it. use "reauthor" and you should be able to combine 2 dvds)

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  Reply # 290136 14-Jan-2010 22:57
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This should not be that hard although I haven't done it for a while, the tools may have changed. It is trivial to extract the elementary streams from the DVDs (use DVD Decrypter or its replacement). Once you have those, you just need to author a basic DVD using those streams, no need to reencode anything (especially since the exisitng DVDs are both small). I'm quite fond of DVD Lab, quite powerful and pretty cheap but not all that user friendly, I'll admit.

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  Reply # 290157 14-Jan-2010 23:44
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ah yes, the free one being dvd lab - but i've never figured out how to use it!

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  Reply # 290163 15-Jan-2010 00:35
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if you're running windows 7 or windows vista you can download windows live movie maker, then drag the .VOB files into a new project and choose save movie/burn to dvd.




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  Reply # 290164 15-Jan-2010 00:41
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wow i didnt realise that! does it re-encode in the process or does it support cut and paste?

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  Reply # 290165 15-Jan-2010 00:45
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there isnt any re-encode required as a VOB is really just a container that holds MPEG data streams. in fact you can often just rename a .vob file to a .mpg file and mpeg editing tools will work fine with them.




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  Reply # 290169 15-Jan-2010 01:31
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it's not whether it's required, it's the way the dvd authoring program works

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  Reply # 290275 15-Jan-2010 12:03
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http://www.dvdstyler.de/

FAQ for including VOB files without re-encoding

I've never had any issues using this program to create DVDs.



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  Reply # 290713 17-Jan-2010 15:45
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Regs: if you're running windows 7 or windows vista you can download windows live movie maker, then drag the .VOB files into a new project and choose save movie/burn to dvd.


I actually tried this and it worked! Yay! BUT... when i drag the .VOB project into the program, the colour on the video is different.. the colours end up being green, purple, white and black. Ive tried changing the visual effects but that doesnt work.

When I first installed it this pop up message came up saying something about 'ffdshow'? I think thats what it was called. And whether or not I should use it. I wasnt too sure so I said no. And I dont know if that was a good idea so thats why I uninstalled it and installed it again because I thought that might have been the reason why the video turns out like it does. Even though I installed it again, it still comes out the same colour.

For example I uploaded a video onto youtube using my sisters account. You can see what Im talking about with the colours:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdPdsPRYC7g

Is anyone able to help me?

Many thanks in advance.


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  Reply # 290722 17-Jan-2010 16:23
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Don't think ffdshow is the problem by the sounds of it. Are there any video preferences in movie maker to adjust the video/color settings?

Good quality video on YT. Hopefully you can sort the color issue.





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