I downloaded a movie off the internet.Its supposed to be 94 minutes but the copy I found goes for 2 hours and 44 minutes.I need to edit the movie first so I can then burn it to DVD.
Is there any free software that I can download that can edit the movie then burn it to dvd?
I did find software listed in the Tools/software section on this forum.I have the Free Studio Manager from dvdvideosoft.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.I'm new to this forum.Learning to be a bit more pc savy.
Kerry56 suggested VideoRedo,which I've since found and used.There were 2 copies of the movie one after the other.I reduced the length of it by eliminating the 2nd copy.Thanks Karry56.
Also,I couldnt find the dvd anywhere so I found it online free.
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Thread: Editing a video to fit on DVD?
Last edited by Denv12; 11th Sep 2013 at 00:02. Reason: Update information including problem solved.
What format is the movie in now? If it is already dvd-video, I'd suggest getting the trial version of VideoRedo TV Suite to make cuts in the video, then reauthor back to dvd-video. Burn to a disc with ImgBurn.
If you are uncertain of the current format, download a program called MediaInfo and examine the movie with it. I find the Tree or Text view the most informative within MediaInfo.
We will advise you to use different editing programs, depending on what type of video you have. My suggestion of VideoRedo is appropriate for dvd-video or mpeg2 format. If you have an avi file with xvid, or an mp4 with H264, you will get other suggestions.
Most DVD Authoring programs will handle that file length without you having to edit. VSO ConvertXtoDVD will do it albeit at a lower quality than say a 1.5 hour movie. What format is the original file? If it is MKV there may be additional languages and subtitles that you could easily remove before authoring to DVD and subsequent burning.......
After I downloaded the movie using the mozilla firefox addon Downloadhelper its now a VLC media file mp4,599MB.I had installed VLC media player a few months ago.
So it's a MP4 format - (btw no such thing as a "VLC" format, VLC is just another media player like WMP but much better).
To make a DVD you need a DVD Authoring program to transform the MP4 file into a standard DVD format ie a collection of .IFO, .BUP and VOB files within a folder called VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS
I think you should read up on authoring DVD's under one of the guides on this site.
Most DVD Authoring programs are not free but there are a few freebies, look in the Tools section. Also download and install MediaInfo as it is a valuable tool to tell you a lot of information about video and audio files.
I'm not clear what you mean by 'edit'? If you want to shorten the movie down to 94 minutes, then you will need to edit it. If you just want to convert it to a playable DVD format, then AVStoDVD may be all you need. Editing highly compressed formats like MP4 is not all that simple. especially if you want to make frame accurate cuts.
And welcome to our forums.
Given that the OP has downloaded something off the internet, and thus the quality might not be the highest to start with . . . .
Is there some reason we aren't suggesting he look into SHRINKING the size of the dvd-compatible files he will make to allow them to fit on a single-layer disc, vs. some sort of time-consuming editing?
He can certainly do so with DVD Shrink or others, take a look at the quality that results, and then decide if he wants to incur the add'l expense of a DL disc.
AVStoDVD ==> DVD-compatible files ==> DVD Shrink ==> View results ==> IMGBURN on SL disc (if quality is adequate)
The fact that he was expecting a 94-minute movie and got 2 hrs and 44 minutes also might suggest something amiss with the original download.
why not just buy the movie on dvd and save yourself the trouble.