I am an opera enthusiast and will be giving a talk to a classical music society early next month. I want to play some sample chapters from an opera I already own on DVD (actually spread over 3 DVDs) and it would make my life much simpler if I could find a way to copy the required chapters to another DVD. On this opera recording, each chapter contains a single aria or chorus lasting just a few minutes. It would be quite tedious for both myself and my audience if I had to select these from the original DVDs.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I’m technically competent but have no experience of DVD copying (all my DVDs are legal!). While on the topic of legality, let me also say that the music society pays annual fees to the relevant organisations to permit public performance of copyright music recordings.
I want to retain the full picture and sound quality of the original, though I would probably extract a stereo version of the soundtrack, if available, rather than a 5.1 version. Last night, I downloaded a trial version of 1Click DVD Copy Pro but this does not seem to permit chapter selection. I already own Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 but have not yet found a suitable tool in that package. Is there another DVD copy program (to run under Win XP Pro) that would do the job?
It would be even better if I could also select only a portion of some chapters, fading in and/or out as required.