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Taking scenes from DVD discs to compile in a new DVD disc

I want to take "scenes" from old DVD's, group them, and then make a new DVD disc using Windows XP. Cyberlink Producer and Director came with the DVD player which I added to my Dell Dimension 2200. I thought with this stuff I could, as previously able to do with a TV set, and a DVD/VCR record parts of DVD's onto a VCR cassette and not have to keep a bunch of DVD's that only had short bits I wanted. I thought this would be as simple as recording onto a VCR bits from other VCR of DVD onto a VCR cassette, but ...the Cyberlink stuff seems to think one is already a media expert or something. Which I am not. Would I have to copy the whole DVD, then try to snip out the parts I want to combine from the resulting "file" or "folder" or whatever?

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  • Swash May 12, 2008

    I installed DVDStyler, but it does not tell me where to begin. Do I insert the existing DVD into the player, then copy it or save or something, then go to some sort of editing functions in DVDStyler?

  • Swash May 16, 2008

    I went to dvdshrink, it is not free. I will try to delve through the styler user guide link you included, thanks. But I have the impression that all programs presume any user
    is starting with more knowledge than I have.
    I probably need something like a media "...for Dummies" book. Will keep trying.

  • Swash May 19, 2008

    I just tried again to get dvdshrink, again was guided to paying pages, it was $9.95 or something, then got a message saying I had purchased a total of 50.85 from sometthing called UpClick with charges to appear on CCPAYINFO.COM.
    So, you and they are computer scammers I guess. Neither of addresses are valid.

  • Swash May 20, 2008

    I got response from DVDshrink, and I am straightening out the bill situation. At this point I have Styler but not Shrink on my pc. I apologozize for scammer comment.



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Hello there.

While Cyberlink Producer will indeed to dvd authoring, you might want to try something a little easier on the new user, i have used DVDStyler

This software is free to use on any computer and is pretty friendly for the first time user, please post back if you have more trouble with this.

Hope this helps.

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    Ryan Harron May 12, 2008

    Hello again.

    You are correct, dvdstyler is to add or join the different sections or movie clips, then it is able to burn the joined video segments onto dvd as one clip if you wish.

    As you already have the video on dvd, you first need to "rip" the dvd video to your computer, then in the dvdstyler software open the clips from the location you stored the ripped video clips.

    To rip the existing video footage to your hard disk, you need additional software,i would try dvdshrink which is anothe free application. Use this to backup the video segment(s) you wish, then once that is complete, open dvdstyler and "open" the ripped segments in dvdstyler.

    ps: check the dvdstyler user guide here

    Hope this helps.

  • Ryan Harron
    Ryan Harron May 17, 2008

    Hello there again.

    DVDshrink is a freeware application so you do not need to pay for it.

  • Ryan Harron
    Ryan Harron May 19, 2008

    Hey again.

    Please click here to download dvdshrink (its freeware) or alternatively click here

    Hope this helps.


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You need your previous program installation.

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Hi Swash,

If i understood right, you want to take parts from some DVD's you have and edite them to paste them all together in a costume DVD?

If this is what you are asking for, why dont you try a video editing softwarem, or simply movie maker (if it is installed on your PC)

If this is not what you mean, please be more specific on what your problem is.

Thank you

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  • Santiago Vallejo
    Santiago Vallejo May 13, 2008

    Swash, why dont you use Movie Maker?
    It comes with many windows, (if you dont have it its easy to download).

    It is a program to costumize videos, (cut sections, add others, add efects, ) everything, and since it is a windows program it is 110% easy to use.

  • Santiago Vallejo
    Santiago Vallejo May 19, 2008


    You can go here and soon, your DVDstyler download will begin.

    Thank you for using this service and Good luck

  • Santiago Vallejo
    Santiago Vallejo May 21, 2008

    no problem swash,

    Is there anything else in witch we can help you with?


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