When I play the movie on my computer using Nero 7s built in player, the annoying little symbol does not appear at the transition between the two files. I do have another hand-me-down DVD player buried in a closet that I could dig out and play the disk on. But, even if it should turn out that that distracting symbol does not appear on screen when playing the disk on on another player , I'm still left with the problem of it appearing when I play it on my preferred player.
Your other alternative would be to merge all the VOB's
Would I really have to merge all the files? Or just the first two?
After all, the only time that annoying "bug" appears on the screen is at the transition between the two parts of the file I edited into two pieces. All the other transitions are seamless.
VTS_01_1.VOB (Janus Logo)
==> BUG POPS UP HERE <==
VTS_02_1.VOB (Beginning of movie)
Isn't there some way I could merge those first two file pieces back together into a single file that would play properly in sequence with the remaining three files?
then use the new large mpg in an authoring app that won't re-encode, but will give you chapters.
I'm afraid I don't yet know what an "mpg" is or what "re-encoding" means. So it looks like I've got some homework to do. Any suggestions on what I could read to learn about these thing?
AVStoDVD (free) should do it.
If you have Nero Vison it should Import the whole disc, you can then merge and add chapters then resave. It should not re-encode also.
I'll have to crank up my noisy old desktop computer to check to see if Nero Vision is included in my Nero 7 package. If it is, then the procedure you suggested sounds like it may be the simplest and easiest way to go. And I would learn something in the process.
Many thanks for all the help so far!