I am so confused

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Grant B, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    I think computers were put on this earth to humble people....and I am
    I have only been trying to burn a DVD with my burner for a year and a half so I guess I am a newbee. I have plenty of nice silver $5 coasters but none of which are watchable unless you are blind.
    My latest attempt is this:
    We had a pal tape of our trip to Egypt transfered to a DVD by a store and it works fine,
    The DVD-R has 2 vob files each about 1 Gig and around an hour or so.
    I would like to edit it down and since all you hear is blowing stand add a little music and make it watchable.
    Seems pretty straight forward.
    When I add them to my Project in Roxio Easy DVD builder 6, they show up as 12 and 30 seconds!!!!
    What happaned to the rest of my video? 1 Gigabite=12 seconds??

    Yesterday a friend came over and I just started going over all the things I did in the past few days to my computer. He couldnt believe all the info I knew to which I exclaimed...
    "I NEVER WANTED TO KNOW SO MUCH ABOUT MY FRIGGIN GD COMPUTER IN MY LIFE, I JUST WANT TO MAKE A @#$%^&* DVD OF MY TRIP"

    Outside of the internet and email I have had boatanchors more usefull. Is it too much to ask without getting a mind meld with Bill Gates to actually get an application to work????
    Sorry, I just hate computers with a passion right now (I know I am subtle about it)
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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    Are you demuxing the VOB files? You need to strip out the audio and video streams and them perform the editing on them using a video editing package.

    Ideally, the editing should have been done before converting to DVD.
     
  3. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    Rob
    Thanks, no I have never run across that.What program would demux a VOB File?
    Since I sold all my PAL equipment when I left England, I needed to have it converted to NTSC somehow.
    Same cost for DVD or vhs so I had it converted to DVD thinking it would be easier to edit it.
    Silly Me
     
  4. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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    Grant, your best bet is to go www.dvdrhelp.com and trawl through the various how-to guides. Be warned though, it's not something you can learn in five minutes flat and this type of project is definitely not for a computer novice.
     

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