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Thread: Newbie advice: How do I split a DVD into 10 sec chunks?

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    Unhappy Newbie advice: How do I split a DVD into 10 sec chunks?

    Hi folks,

    Nice to be here on this forum for the first time.

    I have been given the task of creating a slideshow of a friends wedding and I want to add some video clips to it. I am good at making slideshows but I have no video editing experience at all.

    I have a DVD of the wedding which is in normal DVD format i.e. it will play on a standalone DVD player. Ideally I need to cut quite a few 10 second chunks out of it so that each chunk becomes a little video file in its own right.

    I am using Proshow Producer for the slideshow and every now and then I want to insert a short clip of video. Ideally I would like to drag in a few 10 second long individual avi or mpg files taken from the wedding DVD.

    What software do I need to be able to cut little chunks of the DVD out and make them into avi or mpg files?

    If possible, I would like the software to be free or very low cost as I don't think I will use it again in the future.

    Any help from you whizz kids would be greatly appreciated.

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    Download a 30 day free trial of Sony Vegas.
    Open a project
    File | Import | DVD Camcorder disc (I realise this isn't a camcorder disc but trust me)
    Drop the file on the timeline
    Mark the first bit you want to create with I(n) and O(ut)
    File | Render as ...select settings/file type that will be recognised by Proshow Producer and MAKE SURE you select "Render loop region only"
    Job done
    Tim

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    Oh man, you fellas are absolute stars. You won't believe the hassle I have had trying to do this. I have tried loads of programs and every one of them just plays the first 13 seconds of the DVD for some reason. Sony Vegas has done it first time round. So easy too. Thank you ever so much. I can now get on with the job. Thank you to both of you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackflint View Post
    Sony Vegas has done it first time round. So easy too. Thank you ever so much. I can now get on with the job. Thank you to both of you!
    Glad to be of assistance.
    Tim

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