I stumbled over a marvelous little pci card and
bundled software that has me very curious.
It is the Avermedia DVD EZMaker PCI, and it
is bundled with NeoDVD. What it does is take
a video signal (composite, s-vhs), and the
NeoDVD software encodes it to mpeg-2
on the fly giving you a growing mpg file
far as long as you want (or your harddrive
has space for). After you stop, you can then
ask NeoDVD to create the DVD folder,
(ifo, bup, vob’s), and it does. And the
results look every bit as good as what
a standalone recorder (LITEON 5001) does.
But, I wanted more control of the mpg-vob
process, so I tried to use IFOEDTI, but,
it wouldn’t do it - it wants you to already
have VOB for input.
So. Is there any popular freeware (like IFOEDIT)
that takes really good mpeg-2 as input and
creates the VOB’s, w/o de-coding and re-encoding,
and lets you control the size and maybe some
of the aspects I don’t even know about yet?
Once it is in VOB format, I can use IFOEDIT -
which I have discovered is really easy and
I read and there are so many “authoring” programs
out there I get lost - which is the most useful one
for taking mpeg-2 (*.mpg) as input and yielding
*.vob as output w/o de-code/encode?