Rich A might. There are just a few buttons to use. Mark in and out, copy, and record. There are other ways to do this but this is quick and it works very reliably.
I open the mpeg file in womble.
Use the slider "scrubber" and go to the start of your file. Mark the beginning.
Scrub to the first commercial and mark the end. Now "copy" this clip to the womble clipboard.
Next scrub thru the commercial block and mark the next beginning segment. Scrub to the next break and mark the end.
Copy Clip2 to the clipboard.
Repeat thru the show. (this whole process takes about 3-4 minutes to go thru a show)
Now close the video window.
Go to the clipboard and double click clip1
In the video window use the lower right button to jump to the end of the clip.
Select and drag clip2 onto the open video window. A dialog box will open and the clip will be inserted at the end.
Use the lower right button again and jump to the end again.
Drag Clip3 onto the video window and repeat the steps
Repeat till all clips are added.
Now click the record button, DO NOT make any changes to the settings in the dialog box other than giving the clip a name. If you leave all settings alone (mpeg2 program stream) the record will only take 1-2 minutes for a 30 minute show. If you change settings Womble will transcode the show and take lots of time.
That's a start, this whole process sounds like alot but only takes a few minutes per show.
Now I tried out your suggestions and burned a SVCD of an X-files episode I recorded, I recorded at low quality, had to turn off like every compliance check in VCDeasy (maybe nero would complain less?) It's GREAT, I looked at it as an investment in the number of TV series DVD sets I won't need to buy since I can just record and make my own sets this way.
The question I have I guess is do you know what recording qualities can be used without re-encoding on SVCD and DVD-R?
I know the low can be used as SVCD no problem but can Medium quality or does the bitrate go too high? And I assume DVD can use any of the three no problem?
Anyway thanks again Ed, I knew it was possible to do it Fast... but every time I was trying it was re-encoding and taking ages.
I agree that Doppler's method works faster, in fact that's how I originally did it. And Heathriel is correct, this method is hit and miss on success. It should work but Womble needs a small bug fix I think, because sync errors and worse are common.
The cut and paste method seems to almost always work.
Woo Thanks! I succesfully did a Episode of X-files and some other stuff to XSVCD now to try a DVD burn tonight.... I've never actually done video to DVD go figure, I used it as a huge data storage type.
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