I have a number of files where I'd like to remove the extra minutes of recording before and after the actual show. I've done some research into ways to do this but most of the results seem to be from 5-8 years ago. What's the current "state of the art" with respect to editing DVR-MS files? This is for a Vista x64 Home Premium machine.
Many of the old results I found on the Web suggest using Windows Movie Maker, but then the reports are that (1) the sound comes off very faint, and (b) you have to change the format to WMV and then Media Center can't find it in your list of recorded programs; instead, you have to add it to the video library.
I also found a number of results for software to remove or skip commercials, but that's not what I'm looking to do. I just want to snip extraneous "footage" at (especially) the tail end of the recording.
Is there a way, today, to edit DVR-MS files that preserves the original sound and video quality AND keeps the files in the original format? I'm willing to pay for commercial software if necessary (up to a point).
Thanks very much.