[QUOTE=loosie;2272664]I have DVD Fab Platinum & wanting to know if/how I can copy bits of a few different DVDs onto one. Have done a ‘customised’ burn to disc or file but can’t work out how to combine them.
Have tried just burning one part then starting again using the same disc for recording different files but it just spits it out, says it’s not writable disc. Have tried copying all Video TS files into one folder, but if I rename them they don’t seem to work & if I don’t they either overwrite existing files or get ignored when I’m copying & pasting.[/QUOTE]
I can think of a couple of ways of doing this, some relatively cheap (in terms of $$$ spent to do this) and others (which will cost you $$$ to accomplish), and all of which will be [B]VERY[/B] expensive time-wise to do.
You could use DVDShrink’s re-author mode to mash together parts of various ripped files (Shrink is free), or you could use a program like VideoReDo to edit out the parts of various DVDs that you want to save, put those edits into one large MPEG file, then author that to a single DVD (VideoReDo will cost you $$$ to acquire).
In either case, all the DVDs you want to use will have to be ripped to your HD to start with, as you can’t use the DVDs before ripping for this task.
With Shrink, you’ll have to know the start and finish points for each segment you want from each rip (and to best get that, you really should rip each DVD with the VOB pass-through mode to get one large file for each DVD - essential with VideoReDo, if you go that way).
I don’t know if anyone here has tried this exact thing, so you may have to spend time with Shrink, learning and experimenting to get it right, and by the time you have gone through all this, you’ve used up days of your time (especially if you have work or school during the day, and can only do this evenings and weekends, not to mention whatever you use for a social life…).
Is this something you [B]R E A L L Y[/B] want to do??
Will the results justify the effort?