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Which dvd editing software is easiest to use?


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I am hoping for some advice on tried and tested dvd editing software apps. Honestly my timeframe to edit these dvds is short and my pockets are close to empty BUT I am willing to pay for easy to use software if it gives a good result. Internet search brought up too many results with little review - except for the free Windows Movie Maker which sounds like it has a few issues. I have had 5 VHS tapes converted to DVD of our family home movies and was assured after ripping them to the pc I can edit them. Which software package should I use to do this thats easy to follow? Thanks! :)
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Windows Movie Maker is actually pretty decent for most amateur video editing.

Sony Vegas would be my suggestion for non-free software.



Any additional details on what/why you're editing could help us pick the best software for you.


Edited by Fusionbomb, 02 March 2015 - 04:17 PM.

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Thanks for the reply :) We have family movies to edit for our nieces 21st birthday. They are all VOB files in a _TS folder. I downloaded a dvd converter and converted them to be compatible with Windows Live Movie Maker which was already on my pc so I thought id try it. I agree the tools look easy enough to use, but somehow wanting to edit just a few seconds and/or minutes out of each clip is proving difficult.
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I have always used Windows Movie Maker.  That will probably work just fine for you, as well.  It just takes some playing around with to get used to; it's been a while since I've used it myself, but I'll try to help:


When trying to trim off fractions of a second, go to Timeline view, if you're not already.  Click the magnifying glass with the + on it until the video clip(s) can't get any bigger.  Press the Split button to split the track (wherever you "select" the the clip... where the vertical lines appears on the clip). 



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Unless something has changed over the past few years, I was able to trim pretty much EXACTLY where I wanted to within the footage. 

I hope this helps!  :prop:


Edited by Fusionbomb, 03 March 2015 - 08:18 AM.

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Many thanks for the reply! I am still having trouble with the conversion at this point i think, the clips are only a few seconds now on playback instead of the whole thing, I will re-try the conversion and then give the above a go, hopefully i can nail it :)


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Right on... just ask if you need any more help.  :wave:


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