Not Long Purchased VideoReDo - A Few Questions To Start with.

Heathsideboy

New member
Hi everybody, I have just joined the forums after just recently purchasing VideoReDo and I am very green at the moment.


Let me just explain my situation to you so that you understand much better.


I am a disabled man (had a car accident 10 years ago) and I am paralysed from the neck down. To type and move around the computer, I use a program called "Dragon NaturallySpeaking" and I am totally hands-free. Yes, I do everything on the computer by voice only. For my situation, I tried a few video programs for editing and such but the best by far for my situation (and probably many able-bodied people too) was VideoReDo. So I purchased it. Now that you know that, to my questions:


1. If I am in the wrong forum, please tell me where I should be posting this. The version I have is Version 421.3.667. Is this version 2, 3 or 4?


2. I have already made some edited DVDs that came from an original DVD that was made from some family VHS tapes. These were made in the PAL standard as I reside in the UK. I would just like to ask a simple question here to make sure I am doing the correct procedure for editing and changing the standard to NTSC (for my Auntie who lives in the States).

If I have a set of VOB files and I want to edit each one then burn them all to DVD using the NTSC standard, would this be the correct way of doing it?

a. I would first edit each chapter using VideoReDo.

b. Then I would put the edited chapters into AVStoDVD to be converted to the NTSC standard.

c. Then if I wanted to add a menu, I would put the converted NTSC edited chapters into perhaps DVDStyler then burn to a DVD.

Would this be a satisfactory end result and I would not be re-encoding by doing this in the order I have mentioned?

If this is the wrong procedure, can somebody tell me the right way of doing this with the knowledge that I would not be re-encoding the final DVD?


3. On a couple of occasions, I have put a VOB file into VideoReDo for editing and after it plays for a little while, it then goes berserk and speeds up as if it is going into fast forward mode. It seems to do this every time I put this particular file in and in exactly the same spot every time, even after exiting out of VideoReDo and then trying again. Has anybody experienced this behaviour before and if so, how do I remedy it?

Thanks

HB
 
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phd

Super Moderator
I would suggest using the option Open Title from a DVD and performing a QuickStream Fix first before editmg. This will straighten out the timestamps for editing the file afterwards.
 

Heathsideboy

New member
I would suggest using the option Open Title from a DVD and performing a QuickStream Fix first before editmg. This will straighten out the timestamps for editing the file afterwards.
Hi phd,

Thanks for your advice. This is something else I did not know. Could you tell me exactly how I go about this and by doing it, what does it prevent?

Thanks

HB
 

phd

Super Moderator
Click on the menu: File>Open Title from a DVD
Navigate to the folder of the VIDEO_TS and select it.
Select the DVD Title you desire, select "Auto QuickStream Fix" and click OK
Select a destination location in Output Stream and press Start QuickStream Fix.
The relevant VOBs will be automatically combined and processed.
 

T_Scheen

New member
1. You have version 4
2. Do not convert to NTSC (=quality-loss). Your auntie should be able to watch a self-made PAL-DVD without problems if her (LCD)-TV and DVD-Player are not older than 5 years.
In other words, start with step a., skip step b. and proceed with step c.
3. As mentioned by Pat, quickstream-fix all your VOB-files FIRST before doing anything else.
Goto 'Tools'->'Quickstream Fix' and select the VOB-file in the Input stram selector. in the output stream selector, make sure that "Save as Type", "MPEG2 Programm Stream" is selected. When done, close VRD, re-open VRD and edit your newly created *.mpg files. When done, author DVD with menus in step c. (DVDStyler or other).
 

Heathsideboy

New member
Thank you both so much for your advice.

So that's how you change the VOBs into one single MPEG using VideoReDo. I need to do some reading up!

What will happen if my auntie's TV & DVD player are older than five years?

Thanks

HB
 
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jmc

Active member
If the equipment is too old it may not be able to read a PAL format DVD.

My dvd player was able to read a "region 0" PAL dvd which I did not realize until
someone here told me to try it. Heh, I had been converting everything to NTSC.

jmc
 

phd

Super Moderator
What will happen if my auntie's TV & DVD player are older than five years?
Various things can happen. These are things I have seen when attempting to play a PAL DVD on a NTSC player:
It plays with no audio
It plays in black and white
It plays like it needs a vertical hold adjustment
 

Heathsideboy

New member
I will be seeing her the weekend and then I can ask her how old her TV and DVD player is. I suppose there won't be no harm in doing one of each. One NTSC standard and one PAL standard. Surely then I will be covered.


Thanks

HB
 
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