I recommend using OpenSource programme: Virtual Dub by Avery Lee.
Since you want to rip the .VOB files off your DVD R you need a special modified version of Virtual Dub that will import the Mpeg 2 codec.
This version of it can be downloaded for free here: http://download.vide...-MPEG224571.zip
Once you've downloaded it (it dosesn't need to be installed), just unzip it and run the .exe file.
Step 1: Go to "File> Open video file..."
Step 2: Then go to your DVD drive and select the file you want to edit first.
Step 3: Once it has imported the video file go to: "Video> Compression".
Step 4: Then select DivX from the list of codecs - not Mpeg 2 it's not as good (if you don't see the DivX codec in the list you can download the latest version here: http://download.divx...vXInstaller.exe
Step 5: Next select "Configure".
Step 6: Select the settings you want for the compression (I recommend "Home Theatre Profile" and 400kbs per second).
Step 7: Then go to: "Video> Filters...". Click "Add...". .
Step 8: Scroll down and select "De-interlace". Select "OK".
Step 9: Scroll down and select "Resize".
Step 10: Set New Width to: "320" and set New Hight to: "240". Set mode to "Nearest Neighbour".
Step 11: Next go to: "File> Save as..."
With my recommended settings your video should come out at about 13 MB per minute. If you want it smaller (for e-mail) chang the bitrate in the DivX settings (smaller bit-rate = smaller video)
You can edit your videos the same way but before you save select the segment you want first. If you want two seperate segments of your video, just select the first segment save it and then select the second segment and save that. you can use a free tool like YAMB
to join all the segments you saved into one big file later.
ps. Nero isn't all it's cracked up to be. It's a good disc burner and that's it. all the other things it does can be done with free software.
hope this helps,
Edited by daffy_elmo, 17 September 2007 - 09:27 PM.