I want to take multiple MPG files recorded using my Hauppauge PVR 350, merge them, and remove the commercials (or remove the commercials and then merge them), all without re-encoding. I tried the nanoEdit software from the Hauppauge website but I get audio sync problems. I then tried the latest Womble MPEG2VCR. I removed the commercials from each of the 3 files, saved them under new names, then used MPEG2VCR to edit the first file and insert the others at the end. I saved the result and used Ulead DVD Moviefactory 2.0 SE to author and burn to DVD+RW. No re-encoding was done at any step. I can play the result on my PC using Microsoft's DVD player without problem, but my standalone DVD player is giving me headaches.
If I set up Ulead to create a menu I can select it and only the video/audio from the first file plays, and the DVD player stops and returns to the main menu. The first file has 2 sections (where I removed commercials) and the entire file plays properly. But I do not see the inserted files.
If I set up Ulead to bypass creating a menu then the video is completely garbled (yellow and green horizontal lines) but the audio is good.
Maybe there is a better way to do this, or maybe I have to set other options. Any suggestions?