qatsi (qatsi) wrote,

The Marvels of Modern Technology

Yesterday I spent a fair amount of time learning about DVDs. It's amazing what you can get free on the Internet - Avidemux for file converting, trimming, and identifying timing for DVD chapter points, which can be fed into GFD as you create the DVD structure, and finally Imgburn to burn the disc (as Windows XP only comes with software to write CDs; and I'm in no hurry to update to Vista).

As a result of all this, I now have Part 2 of the Last Night of the Proms on DVD, with the leading/trailing edges removed, and a basic menu with nice chapter points to jump around. uitlander has kindly kept her MythTV copy of Part 1, though we're having some issues getting a 5.5GB file from her PVR to my PC, and the copy we extracted a few months back (which is curiosly a little smaller) seems to be corrupted, at least in the eyes of Avidemux (though MPlayer seems quite happy with it).
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