Well in backing up a DVD, I tried DVD “Decrypter”:http://www.mrbass.org/dvdrip/ but it failed with some structure errors and it is old having been updated March 2005, the other two rippers to try are “DVD43”:http://www.dvd43.com/ which runs in the background and “Smart Ripper”:http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/smartripper.cfm which is now hard to find.

Sony Vegas 6.0 Playback problems

I’ve had this problem just about forever, many times I will get a can’t playback anything message and I have always thought it was something to do with the video codecs. I logged onto the Sony Vegas editing forums and found this issue from way back in 2003. It says that the problem isn’t with […]

Any to Any Video Format with a VOB to MPG example

“Videohelp”:http://www.videohelp.com/guides.php?tools=&madeby=&formatconversionselect=VOB+to+MPG&howtoselect=%3B&orderby=Date&listall=1&hits=25&archive=0&listallusers=&search=Search+or+List+Guides has an amazing tool that lets you put any type of format conversion to any other type and then shows you the guide that it has and the tool to use. For instance, to convert a VOB to MPG, see the search got me to this “guide”:http://forum.videohelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=224833 which tells you how to do it […]

Merging M2V and MP2 elemental streams back into MPEG 2

Well, I use TMPGEnc Creator to encode my MPEG2 streams. DVD-Labs really likes to have the audio and video streams split into M2V for the video and M2A for the audio (sometimes called MP2 if it is encoded in MPEG2 audio). But, iPod Videola really likes either the complex MPEG2 or VOB files, so I […]

iPod Video conversion

Well, I haven’t been super serious about this, but “Plastic Bugs”:http://plasticbugs.com/?p=305 has a good guide for Mac users. I use Videora to do the conversion. The worst part is figuring out how to transcode. The short story is that if you have home videos, the H.264 format is the best. It is very efficient. Just […]

Mini DVD Consumables

If you buy a DVD camcorder, then you are going to need lots of: * Verbatim Mini DVD-R 1.4GB 4X DigitalMov (Verbatim-95089) – PriceGrabber.com. This is a 5 pack and Verbatim has been reliable for me in the past. They are about $13, so about $3.50 each from buy.com * “Sony 3 Pack DVD-RW”:http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=1597832/sort_type=bottomline. These […]

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