[QUOTE=SaintBaz;2265032]What I used to do was simple - there is one file inside a folder on your DVD-RAM disc, it’s called something.VRO - it is about 4GB in size no matter how long the video is - rename the extension so it looks like ‘something.MPG’ and that’s it - you have MPEG 2 video to play with… UNLESS you have done ANY editing on your disc, or recorded more than one title onto the disc. If there are any edits, wierd things happen like loss of audio sync, the crashing of all known video software, etc.
This is how I used to make DVD’s of stuff recorded from freeview, because once you have the mpeg you can edit it on your computer and put titles / chapters with Nero.
There must be a better way though - it would be useful if Panasonic gave us the tools to archive our DVD-RAM videos. If anyone knows a better way to work with RAM, I’d be grateful.
I’ve tried the renaming on my RAM discs also and I have not been happy with some of the results. Sometimes the video came out slow and choppy. I then found the program TMPGEnc MPEG Editor. It will convert video’s from RAM discs and save them as MPEG2s. It even has an editor to cut out unwanted material. It will work directly with MPEG files off of DVDs also if they unprotected discs. I have also found another simular program, but I don’t recall the name that did nearly the same tasks, but it was a little more difficult to use. The only problem after the conversion is putting it back to DVD format. You have to use an authoring program to make it play on a standard DVD player. There is a simple prgram that works great called ConvertXtoDVD. It will do simple built-in menues or non at all if you prefer.