Originally Posted by dsmith901
How exactly do you use Playlist to edit?
Again, a pretty broad question.
If you chapterize your title, when you go to the playlist screen and select the create playlist "blank thumbnail" it gives you a list of titles at the top, you can select a title and then the middle row of thumbnails has the chapters in that title. This allows you to only include in the playlist the chapters you are interested in by selecting the chapters you want.
If you don't chapterize the title, or just prefer it, you can select the title and put the whole thing in the playlist. Then you select chapter display, and chapter create, and chapterize your playlist as much as you like. This does NOT alter your original title. When you return to the chapter list page, you can delete the chapters you don't want, again, this does NOT alter the original title, just the playlist.
When you have the content you want, you can then select a thumbnail for the playlist, and title it. You can then copy the playtlist directly to a blank DVD.
This is a simple explanation, but the playlist feature is very complex and flexible, allowing you to change the order of chapters, duplicate them, or cut them up in many ways. Example: I was archiving the episodes of Fraggle Rock, and they were cut for time. Half the opening song was deleted! One episode was shorter then the others, and it had the entire theme song, the only episode out of nearly 100 that had it unaltered. Well, I was able to mod all of the episodes by inserting the proper theme from that one episode into the front of every one of the episodes, before burning to DVD-Rs -- using playlists. Others have recorded programs liks the Grammy's and made a chapter of each song, then arranged them in different order than they were broadcast for archiving.