I have multiple DVDs of TV shows recorded with my Panasonic DVD recorder; each DVD was recorded on EP, i.e. each holds 6 hours of TV. I want to extract specific shows from different DVDs and create a new DVD with menus playable on any DVD player.
I own an external BenQ DVD-RW drive connected to my laptop (which also has a standard DVD drive). The only DVD recording software that I have is what came with my DVD-RW drive, i.e. InterVideo WinDVD Creator – I am willing to buy any software that I need if this isn’t sufficient.
My only attempt to try this (with the very non-userfriendly InterVideo software) resulted in the software erroring out because the file I wanted to burn was too big for one DVD (although one show is only 650-700 MB file on the original DVD) – I had set the options for EP recording but it still seemed to limit the DVD recording to only 1-2 hours. Also, it only records to the DVD a little faster than realtime; this seems like a waste when the source is in digital form (converted from analog, of course).
Obviously, I can just transfer the individual show files and burn them to a DVD-R, but that doesn’t give me menus and won’t be playable in a standard DVD player.
Can anyone help? I am very good at internet searches and have been unable to find any sites that discuss this type of video transfer.