musicvid10 wrote on 9/27/2013, 12:13 PM
Search "Gary James method" and smart render. You "may" have to remux the audio in AVIDemux.

Other than that, it works perfectly.
Dan Sherman wrote on 9/27/2013, 12:25 PM
Thanks, will give is a shot.
videoITguy wrote on 9/27/2013, 3:50 PM
From an unprotected DVD this is a cinch. The Mpeg2 files can be edited in VegasPro or Nero or any other decent Mpeg editor. You can not however come to expect that you won't recompress. Will it be bad? Not necessarily.
I use a workflow, of extracting from a DVD, editing with other sources mixed-in and redistributing on Blu-ray for final. It works fairly well when you have no other good way to get the video source.
musicvid10 wrote on 9/27/2013, 4:41 PM
I've not had one recompress when using the exact file properties.
Dan Sherman wrote on 10/3/2013, 11:07 AM
Pardon my ignorance, but is it possible to pull MPEG2 onto the SVP timeline, edit, and render out to mpg4?
I'm still looking for VOB or ISO or something.
Right click?
How do I find that, those files?
They aren't readily accessible from what I can tell.
Maybe I need software to find.

rs170a wrote on 10/3/2013, 11:48 AM
Dan, open up the VIDEO_TS folder and you'll find all the files in there.
The one you want to drag to the timeline is the VTS_01_0.IFO file.

Dan Sherman wrote on 10/3/2013, 1:13 PM
But how do I access this file?
rs170a wrote on 10/3/2013, 1:32 PM
Copy the contents of the DVD to a folder on your computer.
Fire up Vegas, go File > Import, navigate to the VIDEO_TS folder, change it to All Files (*.*), import the file I mentioned earlier and drag that to the timeline.

Dan Sherman wrote on 10/3/2013, 8:20 PM
Can't find VTS_01_0.IFO file.
What is the process after import?
This is where I think I am missing a step.
Do I right click to find this file to navigate VIDEO_TS folder?
Must be missing a step or something.
set wrote on 10/3/2013, 8:55 PM
Inside VIDEO_TS folder.
You can look via standard Windows Explorer and drag-n-drop to be easier (already used to seeing via Win-explorer rather than Vegas-explorer, a bit difficult to change that behavior myself).

For a single movie DVD type, put the VTS_01_0.IFO to the timeline.
For menu with multiple video, see which video you need, and put the VTS_XX_0.IFO.

Dan Sherman wrote on 10/3/2013, 9:57 PM
So here's the thing.
Where is the Video_TS folder?
How do I access it?
rs170a wrote on 10/3/2013, 9:59 PM
On your computer, open the DVD and you'll see AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders.

set wrote on 10/3/2013, 10:02 PM
DVD Video disc. Put to PC Drive, but don't play it or having it autoplayed with any software media players, but, browse to that dvd.
Kimberly wrote on 10/3/2013, 10:07 PM

You can "Explore" the contents on a DVD just like a flash drive. However, if your computer is like mine, when you insert a DVD the computer beings to autoplay in Window Media Player or similar. Let it start playing, then stop the play and close the player.

Then navigate to your My Computer or Computer or whatever they're calling it on your version of Windows. You should see your C: dive as well as any other drives AND the DVD. Right-click on the DVD and you should be able to choose "Open" or "Explore." Then you will see the Audio_TS and Video_TS folders.

Maybe you figured that out already but wanted to mention it in case it was still not making sense.

Good luck!
Gary James wrote on 10/3/2013, 10:29 PM
Dan, this short video shows the process.

Dan Sherman wrote on 10/3/2013, 10:42 PM
Tried all this and can't access Audio_TS and Video_TS folders.
Right clicking "Open" in either SVP or Explorer does not reveal these folders.

When opened only an an MPEG icon appears 744 MBs in size, and two other files, one designated as mpg.scc is empty and the other designated as mpg.skf with 1.04 MBs of information.

When I right click on the mpeg icon a drop down appears with several options but no Audio_TS and Video_TS folders.

Thanks for the suggestions, but it seems I am stonewalled.


Dan Sherman wrote on 10/3/2013, 10:44 PM
Tantalizing video Gary.
But I can't even get to that step.
set wrote on 10/3/2013, 10:57 PM
Seems this DVD is a bit different...? Where this DVD came from?
Is it from Direct-to-DVD Handycams ?
Gary James wrote on 10/3/2013, 11:11 PM
No, this is a regular, just short, 20 minute DVD I made of my Granddaughters pre-school graduation party. So there are fewer VOB and IFO files. I imported the HD video into Vegas, rendered my .AC3 and M2V elementary streams, and used those to make the DVD.

I don't use DVDA for DVD authoring. I use a program called DVDLab Pro. But it doesn't make BD disks so when I finally go there, I'll have to revisit DVDA.
Gary James wrote on 10/3/2013, 11:22 PM
"Tried all this and can't access Audio_TS and Video_TS folders. Right clicking "Open" in either SVP or Explorer does not reveal these folders."

So, you are saying that if you put a DVD into your DVD drive, and look at it in Windows Explorer you don't see the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders as shown here.

From your description it sounds like you're not looking at a DVD, it sounds more like it's a VCD ( Video CD ).

musicvid10 wrote on 10/3/2013, 11:41 PM
Might be a VCD, might be a Data DVD. Sounds like it's not a movie DVD.
set wrote on 10/3/2013, 11:48 PM
For VCD / VideoCD, use VCD Gear to convert the video to MPEG1 files.

There is also a variant SVCD (Super VCD) but this media format didn't last long. No experience with it.
Dan Sherman wrote on 10/4/2013, 9:51 AM
This was shot, edited, rendered an authored in Zambia.
Kimberly wrote on 10/4/2013, 9:56 AM
Dan, can you post a picture of what you see when you try to "Explore" the DVD as described above? Forget about Vegas for a moment and just do the Explore function in Windows.