I am absolutely loving your product, so much so, that now I seem to have got the hang of it,
I want to convert some video DVD’s with your product. My problem……the original DVD was made using Windows7 moviemaker. I now have a new computer with Windows 10. The DVD will not open in Windows 10 so I cannot access the video to import it to Photovidshow. The original video has been recorded over now so I am at a loss as to what I can do, if anything?
Windows 10 may not play video DVDs natively, probably due to licence issues. But this is not really a factor.
So you are saying you have created a home DVD movie in the past and no longer have the original source material, only the movie on the DVD and now wish to convert the DVD back into a video file on your computer so you can use it with things like PhotoVidShow.
It is possible to convert a DVD back into a movie file but this is a bit outside the scope of what our software does.
I will give you a general pointer on how it can be done. Some technical knowledge may be involved.
What you need to do is ‘rip’ the DVD onto the computer such that the movie is stored in .vob files inside a VIDEO_TS folder on your hard-drive.
The only problem with this type of software is that it can also be used to ‘rip’ commercial copy protected DVDs, although your home DVD won’t be copy protected or encrypted.
Once you have a ‘ripped’ VIDEO_TS folder on your hard-drive you need to convert the .vob files into a more readable movie file. .vob files are in fact .mpeg2 files in disguise so converting to mpeg2 (without transcoding) would be best, alternatively you can convert them into .mp4 files.