So I have this Arcsoft Showbiz DVD which I use to transfer VHS to MEPG2, cut, edit & burn it to DVD.
I can even transfer VOB files from official DVD, cut & edit it, & change it to MPEG2 (which I use for things like animated gifs n stuff, no copying!).
However, whenever I transfer almost any DVD that was made from someone's DVD recorder (TV show), and open in in Showbiz, it shows like the whole file is only 50 seconds (although it is the whole huge thing, but the clip info shows only 50 seconds too), and when dragging forward in preview screen all you see is first 50 seconds, but when dragging back you see the whole file, but can't edit it at all (because forward is only 50 seconds).
I read a help file somewhere on the net, and it said the time stamp was off, and I'd need to use this program to split it (resetting the time stamp), and remerge with tmpgenc. Or I can just open it with tmpgenc and completely re-do which takes about an hour or more.
However, I can't afford the full tmpgenc right now (I can barely afford the DVDr recorder).
But the thing is, I'm planning on getting a DVDr recorder (this a good one? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1134703132138
) but if I can't just plop each one on my computer, if I have to completely re-author it just to be able to cut it on my SHowbiz, I'd be better off keeping with the old VHS which would be less trouble. Or maybe the above DVDr won't have the time stamp problem? Arcsoft does alot of things, but only has a very few settings you can change, and nothing that applies to this problem.
Anyone else heard of this issue and have a time-free (and hopefully inexpensive) way of fixing it?
If I could be assured the VOB files would have the correct time stamp on the Panasonic, so they would show real-time on the Arcsoft, it wouldn't be much of an issue, but I still can't fix or edit other peoples burned discs.
Or am I the only one with a unique and frustrating problem, as usual.