I have several DVDs my sister wrote for me on her DVD player/recorder: She sent me some episodes of a show I like but do not get without cable. Many of them worked fine on my standalone player, but I have eight DVDs that do not.
I put one into my DVD-ROM DRIVE.
I can see that in folder labelled VIDEO_TS, there are several VOB files, each with a .IFO and .BUP, I had planned to use Nero to burn new copy of these files to play on a standalone DVD player; but if I am going to do that, why not edit out extra footage?
I opened the VOB file, original size 718,370 kb in VirtualDubMod 188.8.131.52, it was easy to make selection, delete it, and have the story intact. BUT when I went to save it, the only option I understood was avi interleaved, and the projected file size was 20468 Mb!
I can open it in Auto Gordian Knot, but do not have the editing (selecting and cutting frames) capacity, and it converts to AVI using either DivX or VidX codecs, so I assume it will be considerable smaller; but I cannot find where it tells me how big the file will be, and I am watching my Ram get eaten up…
and I have another problem:
My Windows XP does not like DivX or VidX movies. While I can drag a file encoded with one or the other into VLC player, and usually can view the video; my windows explorer “has to shut down” and I watch my desktop disappear. I tried opening them in Xilisoft Video Converter, but am not sure which of all the alternatives I could use would give me a file of reasonable size that I could play on the computer without making my Windows machine “faint”.
When I went to Microsoft online to find a “fix” all I could find was a vague reference to XVid, and that Windows doesn’t like it; and no help or work around or alternative codec. It was suggested that I had outdated codecs on my computer, I carefully removed and then re-installed both DivX and VidX versions that are supposed to work with Windows XP.
Is there any way to convert the files and use a codec that my machine isn’t allergic to and still have a more manageable file size?
Can you help me, please?
Thanks a lot.