Well the 3 second gap is a standard when making chapters. In some products (like Nero audio) you can edit the preferences to get rid of the 3 seconds gap. Perhaps your programs can also edit those preferences.
Note that there will alsways be a loading time between seperate files. this gap is unavoidable.
Maybe you need set “Start Time” and “Duration” to get the clip you want. First of all, you should highlight the loaded file in the program. And then enter correct values for “Start Time” and “Duration”, which can be found on the right panel of the interface For example, if you want a 3-minute-clip from the 10 minutes of the whole movie, please enter “00:10:00” for “Start Time” and “00:03:00” for “Duration”. It will be much easier for you to finish a clip encoding in the Wizard. You just need to set start point and end point before you start conversion.
I think I didn’t make myself clear enough, tho…
Mac users rip their DVDs (concerts, for example) with [B]Handbrake[/B] (they have it for Windows too, but still with some issues).
Handbrake lets you rip the whole thing and automatically set the chapters (songs) in a gapless format. Instead of burning each chapter as a separate “iPod movie” (hence the gaps), it just “marks” them so you can watch and listen without spaces (as a whole file), but still you’re able to skip songs without “searching” them along the file.
I want to know if ImTOODVD platinum has a similar feature for Windows (XP).
I don’t know if I’m getting my point across. My english isn’t that good.