I’m planning to get myself a nice christmas present in the form of a DVD recorder.
I started with the idea of getting one with a hard drive for two reasons: 1) you can record on the spot and worry about burning later on, and 2) you can cut your videos removing ads, credits and whatnot before burning.
However, since they cost so damn much, I was wondering if I could do point 2 with a much cheaper DVD-only recorder, my computer and VirtualDub.
Recording on the spot on the HD isn’t that important, since all it takes to be able to do the same with a hd-less unit is to have a DVDRW at hand, but removing ads is necessary.
So, the question: in which format do dvd recorders burn?
My idea is:
- record whole show to DVDRW, including some time before and after as my country’s tv programs aren’t very precise
- pop dvdrw into computer, open file(s) with VirtualDub, cut everything that isn’t needed, save on hard disk (perhaps compress to DivX to save space)
- Burn to DVDR or keep on hard drive for sharing
Is this possible? Or do I have to rip the disc before being able to modify anything? I mean, I don’t think home dvd recorders put CSS into their DVD recordings or anything… right?