Can I edit a movie after I have burned it to my hard drive?

I am new to all of this but I am wondering if there is a way to edit a movie after I have burned it to my hard drive.

For example, I have a musical movie. It has songs but I want to edit the movie down to where I will only have one song and not include the entire set of songs.

Hope this is clear enough.



Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

With a video edit software you can certainly edit the movie from the hard drive :slight_smile:

Welcome to the forum smorton.

Putting a movie on the hard drive isn’t exactly burning—normally you rip the movie from a disk or download it from the net. It is possible to edit this copy on the hard drive.

What format is this movie in? Is it a dvd-video or an avi file or what? There are different tools available for different formats, though some can work with a wide variety.

If this is a dvd-video you can use DVDShrink in ReAuthor mode and use the Start/End Frame tool to select the exact section you want and save it as a small dvd-video. DVDShrink is free to download and use. Just click on the word DVDShrink in the previous sentence and it will take you to the download here at cdfreaks. You can find guides for using it at and

If the video is another format, you can use AviDemux. It is also free to use. Read the instructions in their wiki:

They appear to be VOB files. I used DVD Fab to put them on my computer. Thank you for the helpful advise.


They are dvd-video in that case.

Many thanks.