Thanks laffinorse. I really do appreciate your time! Here's the problems I'm running into:
Nero Recode>Import Titles doesn't seem to see the dvr-ms files (Recorded TV). I can't add the dvr-ms titles because when I open the Recorded TV folder Recode doesn't offer the opportunity to select the dvr-ms files. I think I need to be able to get it saved as an MPEG first - which is where I'm having the problem with NVE.
With regards to NVE I think you might have to do it this way
Say film 30 min long and you want to keep from 20 min t0 25 min
1......Set beginning of cut at 00min and end of cut at 20min then press cut
this should cut out 0min to 19 mins
2......Set beginning of cut at 26 min and end at the end this should cut out
26 to end leaving 20 to 25
Then export movie usually goes to Nerovision exported Movies
Exactly what I'm doing. 60 minute show, I cut out from 00 min. to 33:37 min. Then I cut again from 38:37 min. to the end, leaving me what should be 5 min. Although when I try to export it it says 4:17 min. Weird. Before I export it, if I click on the "Play" arrow, it plays the portion I want perfectly. However when I export, I get the audio from the correct portion, but the video starts right after the portion I want to keep. Even though that part of the show has already been cut out, and seems to be gone because it can't be played in the preview! Driving me nuts! How is it picking up the cut-out piece of the show? Actually I was able to export the correct portion once on that first day - but I had it set on "E-Mail" format, so it's too small on the screen and the quality is low. Doing the same exact steps in "DVD" format gives me the right audio/wrong video result! BTW, I was trying to burn the E-Mail formatted MPEG to a DVD, which may be why Nero keeps locking up while trying to write the lead-out.
I have tried both methods tonight and both worked
I hate it when that happens! If you lived close by, I'd ask you to come over and kick my PC three or four times!!!
Hope this is of Help
Nb. DvD Shrink 3.2 does the same as Recode also removes macrovision and other things Check it out also look at DVD decrypter
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I have DVDShrink and DVD Decrypter, but the same problem as Recode - I would have to get from the dvr-ms to MPEG format first. I usually use AnyDVD and CloneDVD for copying DVDs, and that set-up works great. But I don't think CloneDVD will burn from an MPEG - it wants to see VOB/ISO files.
Again, thanks for your help. I'll keep plugging away. Ticks me off that Nero doesn't respond at all. $80 for the software, but NO support at all. Even a reply saying they can't help would be nicer than no reply at all.
I may even have to try <gulp> Sonic's MyDVD to burn this piece!