Solved Organize old vhs videos to DVD

February 4, 2013 at 05:11:13
Specs: Windows 8, amd e series e 300/4gb

Help. I have a device to move vhs videos to my computer then burn to CDs. I would like to take a portion of each tape and put on one dvd. For example put all my Christmas videos on one disk. Can you recommend the best method to do this. I do have moviemaker, not sure that is an option

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February 4, 2013 at 06:53:13
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When you say 'Moviemaker' I'm guessing you mean the one that comes as part of Windows Live Essentials? If so then it is possible to do what you want but the program isn't as flexible as some others available.

Start off by loading the whole video into Moviemaker and save it immediately with a new name, just in case you click the wrong button and lose everything, then click on the 'edit' tab, place your cursor at the end of the first section and select 'split'. Delete the remainder of the video and then save the section as your first video. Re-load the original video again and put the cursor at the end of your next section, select 'split, then put the cursor at the beginning of the second section and split it again and save that as your second video. Continue splitting your original video in the same way so that each section is a separate video. When you have them all you can then create a new video in MovieMaker and add the sections in whatever order you want to create a new video, adding transitions & titles as you want.

There are better (commercial) programs around that would simplify things slightly, but for free MovieMaker can do a decent job.

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February 4, 2013 at 07:21:46

Thanks, what better commercial programs would you recommend?

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February 4, 2013 at 09:14:35

I use Sony Vegas Movie Studio, available from Amazon, I've also used Pinnacle in the past & this is often bundled with Video to DVD hardware. If all you are doing is just cutting up and re-arranging videos as I described earlier, and it's a one-off then you may as well stick with Movie Maker, but if you are going to be doing more video editing then something like Vegas is very good.

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