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Old 02-26-04, 10:25 PM
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What software/hardware would I need to capture/edit dvd output?

I want to create a montage of short clips from several dvds and put them together. I heard that if you use less than 6 seconds from each movie, you don't have to pay royalties and copyright laws don't apply.

Can anyone recommend easy to use software to do this?

I simply want to record the output from 00:12:00 to 00:12:05 as a file, save a bunch of them, and then create one large file using all of them strung together.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-26-04, 10:34 PM
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I think we're going to need more info on what you heard so we don't get involved in the copyright issue.

And in any case we'll only be able to discuss methods of capturing the video in ways that don't require breaking the CSS.
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Old 02-27-04, 02:36 AM
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I'm a student and this project is going to be for educational/non-profit use. Thanks for making me do the research, I found that i'm entitled to use up to 3 minutes from each source.

Thus under the fair use guidelines from copyright law, from legally obtained video media, I'm entitled to use:

"For motion media (e.g., video clips), use is limited to 10%, or three minutes, whichever is less."

http://www.sc.edu/beaufort/library/fairuse.html
http://www.mediafestival.org/copyrightchart.html
http://www.millennium.scps.k12.fl.us...ghtlesson.html
http://webpages.pvbears.org/hslibrary/copyrt.htm
etc.
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Old 02-27-04, 03:11 AM
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oh man. it works.

I understand your concerns about CSS.

So I used a certain program that created VOB's according to my specific endpoints, and I used ArcSoft Showbiz that was bundled with my HP dvd+rw drive to create an mpg dvd file from the vob's. easy as cake! I'm so excited.

Don't laugh. I have a Celeron 2 533 overclocked to 800 that has been good to me for the last couple years. Creating the 1:15 minute mpg file took a good 6-7 minutes. I'm assuming a faster cpu would result in faster encoding.

Is the .mpg dvd file the best picture I can hope for? When I play the output file, there is some compression.
its 720x480, 29.97 FPS, same as the mpeg2 file.

is there a way I can create one large .vob file from several smaller ones? or can i name them VTS_01_1.VOB, VTS_01_2.VOB and hope a that successive numbering system will result in them being played in order when placed in a VIDEO_TS folder...
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