Apologies for my absolute lack of knowledge on the subject, but i've tried blundering around on my own on this, and not got very far just yet!!
I had a private pregnancy ultrasound scan a few weeks ago, and part of the package includes a CD copy of the scan. The CD contains approx 30mins of footage, but unfortunately only 15mins of it are discernible images of baby, and I would like to edit out the rest.
If I put the DVD in my laptop it automatically brings up Windows Media Player with a menu screen and two 16-minute tracks/chapters.
The DVD contains two folders - VIDEO_RM and VIDEO_TS
VIDEO_RM contains three 32KB files (.DAT, .BUP and .IFO)
VIDEO_TS contains ten files - (2x small .BUP files, 2x small .IFO files, 6x .VOB files)
The 4 largest .VOB files are 185MB each, and have thumbnail photos from the scan associated. If I double click on any of the files I get "Windows cannot open this file".
I thought I might be able to use Windows Movie Maker, but if I try to "import media items" it doesn't recognise any of the files in the VIDEO TS folder as picture and video files, and I can only locate them if I change to "All files".
I was suggested DVD Shrink, and I tried opening the files with no success, but it did apparently let me "Re-author" the 2 tracks into 1 file, however I now have a folder with 3x .bup files, 3x.ifo files and 2x .vob files, and still not sure what to do with them!!!
I would be really greatful if someone could explain to me what I need to do to edit down the footage - I wouldn't have a problem with buying software if I need to (although obv free software would be nice!), but was anxious to spend ££s and then find I was still stuck!!
Thanks for your patience,