Analogue to DVD to WMM to Web?



Chris Brady
07-09-2005, 10:34 PM
My ultimate goal is to convert analogue VHS/SVHS footage to digital and then
upload short takes to a web site either as single files or for streaming. I
have a Panasonic E95 with 160Gb hard drive. This converts VHS/SVHS analogue
footage to digital very well indeed. I can then burn the results to DVD-R or
DVD-RAM disks. However then I have a problem. My PC's CD reader will not read
the disks. I have tried with another PC fited with a DVD writer/reader and it
will read the DVD-R disk but not the DVD-RAM disk. I do need the latter to
retain quality. Anyway it appears that the DVD-R disk has a number of files
on it - IFO, VOB, etc. I can copy these to my PC's hard-drive. BUT then both
Windows XP Pro Media Player and Windows XP Pro Movie Maker will not open
these files to allow me play them or rather to convert them to WMV. Please
help!!!

dickmr
07-09-2005, 10:34 PM
Chris, as you found out, only a DVD 'player' on your pc can play a DVD. A CD
player/reader will not play an actual DVD. Why do you say DVD-Ram is needed
to 'maintain' quality? Your DVD-R should be equivalent if authored and
burned from a regular authoring program. The VOB files on the DVD are the
authored format (mpeg) for DVD.....you said you can copy them to your hard
drive but not play them in your media player. Movie Maker will not accept
that format, but you should get something like AVS Converter (at
www.download.com) and you can convert the format to any of the other formats
i.e. WMV, AVI, MPEG, RM, etc and you should
then be able to play it on your 'media player' and also import it into Movie
Maker and edit it to your liking. Good luck.

"Chris Brady" wrote:

> My ultimate goal is to convert analogue VHS/SVHS footage to digital and then
> upload short takes to a web site either as single files or for streaming. I
> have a Panasonic E95 with 160Gb hard drive. This converts VHS/SVHS analogue
> footage to digital very well indeed. I can then burn the results to DVD-R or
> DVD-RAM disks. However then I have a problem. My PC's CD reader will not read
> the disks. I have tried with another PC fited with a DVD writer/reader and it
> will read the DVD-R disk but not the DVD-RAM disk. I do need the latter to
> retain quality. Anyway it appears that the DVD-R disk has a number of files
> on it - IFO, VOB, etc. I can copy these to my PC's hard-drive. BUT then both
> Windows XP Pro Media Player and Windows XP Pro Movie Maker will not open
> these files to allow me play them or rather to convert them to WMV. Please
> help!!!

KDE
07-09-2005, 10:35 PM
It seems to me you have added an extra step in the process. what are you
using to capture the analog video ?? it would seem that capturing the
videos, and burning them to DVD, only to turn around and try and rip them to
..wmv is a waste. whatever your using to capture the VHS tapes probably has
the option to save the files to your PC as .avi, .mpg. or as .wmv files
directly.


"Chris Brady" <Chris Brady@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6EACCCFF-416C-446A-AC5F-D60A03EA9C58@microsoft.com...
| My ultimate goal is to convert analogue VHS/SVHS footage to digital and
then
| upload short takes to a web site either as single files or for streaming.
I
| have a Panasonic E95 with 160Gb hard drive. This converts VHS/SVHS
analogue
| footage to digital very well indeed. I can then burn the results to DVD-R
or
| DVD-RAM disks. However then I have a problem. My PC's CD reader will not
read
| the disks. I have tried with another PC fited with a DVD writer/reader and
it
| will read the DVD-R disk but not the DVD-RAM disk. I do need the latter to
| retain quality. Anyway it appears that the DVD-R disk has a number of
files
| on it - IFO, VOB, etc. I can copy these to my PC's hard-drive. BUT then
both
| Windows XP Pro Media Player and Windows XP Pro Movie Maker will not open
| these files to allow me play them or rather to convert them to WMV. Please
| help!!!


Analogue to DVD to WMM to Web?