I have been going nuts trying to do what I thought would be simple. I want to be able to rip some shows off a recorded disc, edit out the commercials and excess footage (I always start a show 2 minutes before start time to allow the recorder to turn on and get set up), remove the region code and whatever so I can burn a DVD to send to a friend overseas.
I record TV shows with my LiteON LVW-5115GHC+ using +RW or -R Maxell discs in NTSC format. I always end up with a VIDEO_RM folder. Research has said that +RW was the culprit and if I use -R there would be no VIDEO_RM. In my case there is always a VIDEO_RM.
I can watch the shows with VLC and other desk top DVD players and have no problem. I run with WIN XP SP2, P4 2.8Mhz, 2G memory. I have been told I need to use other software to be able to accomplish my goal. I prefer to use Freeware.
DVD Decrypter (DVDFAB 5) will not read the disc. It just shuts down. I have read so much that my head is spinning. Can someone help me rip the VIDEO_TS folder, edit as I previously mentioned, and then burn back to a DVD? I am a real novice in this arena so please be patient. I appreciate any assistance
Thank you very much.