Problem copying home DVD with DVD Shrink

January 18, 2011 at 10:31:18
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi! I've come across an old home DVD, which I want to copy to my laptop, chop into separate sections and post each section individually to YouTube.
The posting to YouTube thing isn't something I need help with, and I've heard Window's Movie Maker is good for chopping videos into pieces (though I've only used it for slideshows myself, never had the need to edit a video before).
However, I'm using DVD Shrink to rip this video to my HD, and I'm having trouble using the "open disc" function. I insert the DVD, click "open disc," and it only gives me the option of using E:\[DVD_VR]. From what I understand, I'm supposed to use E:\[DVD_VIDEO]? I'm generally computer savvy, but this is something I've never done and I'm totally lost. I'm sure it's super easy, I just need to know the first couple of steps and I'll be good to go. If anyone can help, that would be great! Thanks so much!

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January 20, 2011 at 05:01:13
That's one of the only things that comes up if I go Comp/DVD/into it's files. Problem is, in Shrink, it won't even let me get that far. I can't open up the disc at all. Argh.

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January 20, 2011 at 12:45:30
Just copy the .VOB files from the "VIDEO_TS" folder on the DVD, and paste them to your hard drive. Change the .VOB extension to.MPG, and you'll have mpeg2 encoded video files that you can play, edit, split, join, or whatever else you might want to do. You can join all the .MPG (.VOB) files to get one continuous movie.

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