Tools for Converting Movie Formats
Converting movie formats is one of the major requirements of all video buffs. Here are various tools available to do that.
DVD is still one of the more popular formats today. There are a lot of camcorders which record directly to a DVD.
So if you have been looking for an easy way to edit video on a DVD, then you are not alone.
Fortunately for you, there are several ways in which you can do this.
It Should be MPEG-2
One thing to remember is that MPEG-2 is the native format of video data that is stored on DVD discs.
So usually for editing DVD video you first need to convert the video into MPEG-2 before it can be edited.
Once edited, you can convert the files back to DVD or any other format using different software.
Using Windows Movie Maker
One video editing software that is available to most users is the Windows Movie maker.
To be able to edit using Moviemaker, you need to first rip out the video from the DVD in WMV or AVI video. You need software such as Aimersoft DVD Ripper to do that.
Once it is done the WMV / AVI video can be loaded into Windows Movie Maker where you can edit the video in the usual manner.
Once you edit the video, it can be converted to another video format or burned to DVD.
Another way that you could try out is to copy the VOB files from your DVD’s Video_TS folder onto your hard drive.
The next step is to go ahead and change the file extension from .vob to .mpg. Most of the time it lets you do this conversion. Once done you can edit the .mpg file in windows movie maker.
If for some reason you are not able to change the file extension, then you could try using free VOB to MPEG converters, which are available for download.
Once done, you can edit the resulting mpeg in windows movie maker.