Date: Fri Dec 28 12:56:18 2007

Author: Roger Key

Subject: Re: DVD to DVD Recording and Editing

Post:
Hi Jerry:

I've been extracting segments from DVD's for a while, so what I use
might be out of date, but it works.

First, I use DVD Decrypter to make an ISO file of the original DVD.
That can take maybe more than 8 GB depending on the source.

Then I use DVD Shrink to read the ISO and extract a segment - Shrink
allows re-authoring of the source into pieces, and to keep things
simple, I usually just make another ISO file with it. I like the ISO's
because they make a single file rather than all those VOB's etc.
Extracting a segment is easy once you find the little icon for doing so
... it's hidden in plain sight *smile*....

Give me a call if I can assist with anything. This process has come in
real handy to extract segments from our copy of the mechanical universe,
as the source is on LD and we use a DVD recorder to get it to that
media, then extract it in the PC. Since the MU was made 20+ years ago,
we now usually only use short segments .... the pacing of the original
isn't fast enough for today's students ... they loose interest pretty
fast in some places.

Best wishes to all for the holidays!

Roger in Fresno


Zani, Gerald wrote:
> I want to be able to copy and edit selected scenes from commercial DVDs, for example from Brian Greene's "The Elegant Universe."
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> Is it true that a DVD player recorder is not available that will allow me to do this?
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> It is easy to make VHS edits for classroom use. My VHS player recorder incorporates two tape players; One source player to play from and another target player to record onto.
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> Is there an equivalent for DVD?
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> Is there a DVD player recorder available that will incorporate two DVD players, one to play from and another to record onto?
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> A DVR (Digital Video Recorder) will record only from broadcast TV. But that is not what I want. I want to record from a DVD source.
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> Is it illegal to copy a DVD? Or to make DVD edits?
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> Are commercial DVDs encrypted?
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> Are consumer DVD recorders designed to obey the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and are unable to record from one DVD to another DVD, either encrypted or not?
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> How are bootleg DVDs made?
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> Does anyone know about these issues?
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> Has anyone made a DVD edit from a commercial DVD?
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> Thanks,-- JZ
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--
Roger Key
CSU Fresno
Physics Department
rogerk@csufresno.edu
559-278-2728


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