I am using TMPGEnc 3 Xpress to remove adverts and general editing of films recorded of the television. The edit quality is pretty good but when I go to output the file, I select the DVD button, yet all I get is an MPG output and not the Video-TS folder and the relevant Vob files. I have tried using the MPEG format instead but I get the same output. Where am I going wrong?
If the movie is off say BBC and there are no adverts, I just use DVD shrink which can take out the front and back of a movie, but where there are adverts the only programme I have found so far is TMPG.
Is there an alternative to TMPG that has the same editing facilities and can output to VOB files??
Can i not just use the DVD author to edit from scratch and then covert to VOB files, as the current alternative means creating a new Mpeg file which takes 4-6 hours and then starting with the DVD author programme to creat the vob files.
Thanks - i have just tried it and it seems to work ok! the only prob is that the DVD author does not have the fancy bits like de-interlace and cropping that Xpress has, but i suppose i can live with that as i only use those tools once in a while
Both are freeware, and very flexible albeit the interfaces are not entirely intuitive. I never get synchronisation problems with this combination.
There is also a simple way to edit ads using DVDShrink:
You can cut out ads simply by using the reauthor key and selecting the same show several times e.g. if you have 3 ad breaks, select the same show four times, and edit each one to only include sections between ads. This will create a DVD with 4 titles which will play sequentially with a slight pause between each section.
Actually, you can then take the DVD vob files if you like and select them all into GFD which merge them into a single title if you prefer.
BTW: ProjectX will process .TS files which is the special mpeg format used on PVRs such as the Humax9200T