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Edit DVD+RW on PC that was created by Set-top recorder?


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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Robert Spalding

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Posted June 06 2005 - 02:57 AM

Is this possible? I bought a cheapie dvd recorder (the Cyberhome one for $99) and I recorded a show on it with all the commercials intact and I want to know if there is a way on my PC (which also has a dvd+RW drive in it) to edit out the commercial (or at the very least hide the commercials?)

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Robert_J

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Posted June 06 2005 - 05:25 AM

Your disc has been finalized and no changes can be made unless you erase it and start over. Copy everything to your PC's hard drive. Use a video editing package to remove the commecials. Burn it to a DVD-R for permanent storage. -Robert

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Robert Spalding

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Posted June 06 2005 - 06:55 AM

I have not finalized the disc yet though. I ejected it and didn't finalize it.

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Robert_J

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Posted June 06 2005 - 10:38 AM

Then I don't know. If your PC's DVD software can read and finalize it, that's great. Most software is expecting a completed disc. -Robert

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Robert Spalding

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Posted June 06 2005 - 11:18 AM

what if I do finalize it then?

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   ScottHH

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Posted June 06 2005 - 12:03 PM


It's an RW, so you can erase the disk and write again.


You are going to need to copy the show onto your PC.
Then, as Robert pointed out, you are going to need to "use a video editing package to remove the commecials".
And then you can burn it back to the original disk if you'd like.

This isn't a simple procedure. It will take a fair amount of time, especially if you don't have a state-of-the-art computer. You might want to go to videohelp.com to learn more about this.