I find myself looking to put family vids onto dvd and after looking for a while at the maze of questions, answers, software, hardware etc I finaly have to bite the bullet and ask questions. A lot of my problems is not knowing what to ask for in the searches available on the many sites google etc. So I shall start right at the begining and hope that someone has the patience to pass on what may be to them pretty basic stuff. So here goes…
I have a pc and a mini dv video camera. I found that I could transfer the vids to the pc via firewire in nero6. This has allowed me to free up the tapes I have to record more home vids. I now have about 8 various sized clips on the HD. These show up as “video clips” playable in WMP. I have also found that I can create a DVD in nerovision express by adding these files. Now for the probs I have.
I have made a dvd with 2 of the files, these show on the menu as 2 seperate files and you can choose between them when I play it on a stand alone DVD. This option tho is only available when you first enter the disc. After that you can only play the whole thing as 1 no menu option is accessable unless you open / close door as if putting in a new disc. I have also tried playing it in WMP, while the DVD plays there is no sound and WMP says it cannot play this format. Altho it does without the sound until you close the info box whereby it then stops playing. Could this be because I have nero installed on a seperate partition?
I see a lot of DVD help pages etc they all talk of VOB files, upon exploring the made DVD I don’t see any VOB files. Nero has created show time files called VTS_01_1 etc. Are these VOB files? Is there a better way to make the DVD using these files on the HD. File type just says “video clip”.