DVD soiftware that works with multiple MPEG files

Posted on 2011-10-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hello,  I am looking for DVD software which will allow me to take multiple MPEG files and make a DVD that will play in any DVD player.  For instance,  I see various videos on Youtube.  I download them and convert them to MPEG files.  Then I wish to make a DVD out of the various MPEG files which will play in a DVD player.  Any assistance would be appreciated.  The solution can be a free item or a pay item whichever will be able to do this!  Thank you in advance for your help!  Have a nice day!
Question by:JOEinMARYLAND
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    Any good DVD authoring tool will author them to DVD JOEinMARYLAND
    Windows Live Moviemaker in windows 7 is awsome
    windows moviemaker 2  in xp
    Nero Vision or Roxio if you have a DVD burner ( which you must have to create DVD )
     one may have bundled with it.
    Take a look at your burning software and post back
    Awsome DVD Flick free
    I can provide steps if needed

    Author Closing Comment

    Great !  It worked, I just have to try again to get it the way I want it.  I added 50 clips and it put them all one one segment!  i will just have to play with it a little to get it to the point where each clip will be its own segment.  but looks like the DVD Flick program will be what Im looking for!  Thank You very much.  Have a nice day

    Author Comment

    Do you know how to get it to divind all 50 clips into 50 different chapters (segments)?  I would love to get ti to do that because that would make skipping throuigh them easier, and also give me the ability to rewind and re-watch a clip if I wished to.
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    Morning, yep DVD Flick is awsome same with Windows Live Moviemaker,
    the 50 chapters hmmm  not really a practical idear JOEinMARYLAND if at all possible that is just too many
    imagine this
    you drop in your DVD disc and it loads to the main menue here you select one of the  50 chapters, scrolling page by page by page by page by page by page by page times 50.
    Well there is usually ony 3 maybe 4  chapters on a home made DVD per page menu
    In DVD Flick there an option to make a video wall it kind of displays your entire merged clip in small boxes from different sections you can choose which one you'd like to watch.

    I posted the steps for DVD Flick  feel free to follow them so you dont make any mistakes
     you'll need to browse to the bottom as I included WLMM as well.

    Author Comment

    Maybe I am not using the right term when I say Chapters!  What I mean is,  I have 50 short video clips I am using in my project.  When I make the dvd now,  it plays great.  The only problem is, I can't press the forward button to skip to the next video clip.  Somehow the software has combined all 50 of the short clips into 1 large one!  What I am wondering is, how to setup the software so that when the project is finished, there will be 50 individual video clips instead of 1 large one.  Having 50 individual clips would then allow me to skip forward and backward to various clips and make re-watching one of them easier.  I hope I am not confusing you!  Sometimes I am terrible at describing things!
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    No I'm not confused at all :P
    that is correct only it's called chapters or menue, the structure of a DVD is  a complex of IFO and bup files Vobs all linked together.
    IFO (stands for InFOrmation)and is a DVD-Video file that stores information about chapters, subtitles and audio tracks.
     An IFO file is one of three types of files that are used on DVDs. It contains important navigational information, such as where a video chapter begins, and where audio and subtitle streams exist within the movie (VOB) file
    That is how DVD is structured  JOEinMARYLAND all the clips are combined into one smooth  clip,
    to access each clip you need to create a pointer (IFO) or chapter
    once on a DVD DIsc it's not really advisable to FF as you are actually FF the DVD disc not the video per say if your not using chapters.

    The work around is to put all your clips onto a USB stick or as I do a 1 terabyte or less USB 2 Hard Drive  in either a compatible video format such as avi or mpeg if supported by your TV or set top box, even DVD players have USB support now/
    Since it is nolonger on a spinning DVD you can play FF - RW as you like each individual clip.
    They appear on the TV just like on your desktop
    I recomend you stay away from  the My Book USB external hard drives as they have a virtual bootloader that only works on computers not on the TV or set top box etc
    I use either Buffalo or LG brands, and these drives come in all sizes
    examples, but it does mean either converting tem to divx avi and getting a TV/ set top box or DVD player with USB support

    Even USB sticks come in over 16 gigs now if you just want a small
    Other work arounds is a TV card / video card with TV out and then hook up the PC or laptop to the TV AVS in via s-video cables  and play off the PC
    to the TV direct.

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