I am a new member and this is my first post on this forum.
I have a number of DVDs with short, typically 2-3 minute clips of my daughter at dance competitions. Because these are spread over many DVDs, I want to assemble them into one (or just a few).
In doing the first few clips, I am able to rip, convert, author and burn successfully, BUT ....
I am not happy with the quality. It is not as good as the original in a couple ways.
(1) It is jerky.
It seems to be skipping a frame periodically. I notice it when I convert the VOB to AVI format, but not when I convert to MPEG2 format. Does this make sense to anyone?
(2) Fast movements.
In these videos, there is lots of fast movement. The picture seems to "smear" when this happens. "Smear" may not be the most descriptive word. For example, if I freeze the video while there is quick movement, the part of the image that is moving appears in the place where it should be in the previous frame, plus the current frame and I can see it twice. Is this an artifact of interlacing? I do not see this if I freeze it while playing off the original DVD. However, I do see it in the AVI or MPEG file on my computer.
I have converted the VOB files both Roxio 7 and a demo version of 123 DVD Converter with similar results.
Any insight is appreciated.