Hi. I bought a Panasonic DVD Recorder (DMR-ES10EB), so that I could record television and my old VHS tapes, so that I could put it onto the computer so I could edit it all, etc. I then bought some Sony DVD-RW discs to record onto. Now, having recorded my program, I put the DVD into the DVD drive on my computer, but it didn't recognise it. Having played back the DVD-RW on the DVD recorder, with its playback facility, I can see that the thing has been recorded, but it just won't let me put it onto the computer, so that I can edit it. I have spent a lot of money so far, so I am desperate to know how to solve this problem. Please can anyone who knows a possible solution post up their suggestion or email me @ [email protected].
Yes, it is. Programs in DVD format consist of a folder titled VIDEO_TS which contains all the files. Because of the 2 GB size limitation of individual files, the program is divided up, with the segments saved as .VOB files and then index etc files.
.VOB is basically MPEG2 format, so if you want to import the files into movie maker, copy the .VOB files to your hard drive, rename them .MPG and import away.
I hope that you have a fast pc with lots of memory!