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You can try VideoRedo (and some others, of course) free for either a limited period or for a limited number of minutes' editing. Personally I like VideoRedo so much that I run it in a virtual XP machine under Linux as I find it more intuitive than (the free and quite capable) Project X. Mostly I top and tail episodes of Peppa Pig, remove adds from movies etc. rather than any high-end stuff. I could dual-boot my PC to run Windows XP natively but even in a VM VideoRedo works fairly fast for what I do.
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Darucla wrote:Of course, Power Director costs about the same as VideoRedo, and is a good definition of bloatware by comparison. Also, the licence is for life with VideoRedo. So, unless you already have a copy of something else that will edit the files, VideoRedo is still a good buy.
agreed but the point I was making is that as most pcs these days come with video editing software preinstalled there is a good chance that you can do this work at no cost provided you change the file ext first to mpg :D
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Esling wrote:agreed but the point I was making is that as most pcs these days come with video editing software preinstalled there is a good chance that you can do this work at no cost provided you change the file ext first to mpg :D
Can you name me one free program for the PC that this works like this please?
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I seem to remember that Mpg2Cut2 is free, very fast, but a bit 'clunky'

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Fred F. wrote:I seem to remember that Mpg2Cut2 is free, very fast, but a bit 'clunky'
Only work for PS, not TS format files.
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SonicLife wrote:
Fred F. wrote:I seem to remember that Mpg2Cut2 is free, very fast, but a bit 'clunky'
Only work for PS, not TS format files.
Can't remember how I did it, perhaps I converted it first.

This seems to fit the bill, but I haven't tried it:

http://club.myce.com/f90/editing-hd-ts- ... tc-262336/

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SonicLife wrote:
Esling wrote:agreed but the point I was making is that as most pcs these days come with video editing software preinstalled there is a good chance that you can do this work at no cost provided you change the file ext first to mpg :D
Can you name me one free program for the PC that this works like this please?
Windows Movie Maker works - I've just done it! :D
It's included with Vista
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Esling wrote:Windows Movie Maker works - I've just done it! :D
It's included with Vista
Must be different on vista, XP just says the file is corrupt.
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SonicLife wrote:
Esling wrote:Windows Movie Maker works - I've just done it! :D
It's included with Vista
Must be different on vista, XP just says the file is corrupt.
did you change the file extension name from rec to mpg?
Just tried it again on my laptop and the version of Windows Movie Maker I've got (v6.0) actually plays rec files directly.
So with Vista it is very easy - just import the file into WMM edit it and burn to DVD
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Esling wrote:did you change the file extension name from rec to mpg?
Yep, and tried ts, same result with all. Have you done something to install codecs to allow you to play rec files in windows media player.
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Esling wrote:Just tried it again on my laptop and the version of Windows Movie Maker I've got (v6.0) actually plays rec files directly.
So with Vista it is very easy - just import the file into WMM edit it and burn to DVD
I've just tried this and it doesn't work for me either. There's a codec missing, which I guess you may have downloaded using WMP or similar.

(K-Lite Codec Pack perhaps?)
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Windows XP (Vista?) doesn't come with any MPEG2 codec so MPEG2s will only work/play in Movie Maker/Windows Media Player if you have a codec installed from a third party such as Cyberlink, Intervideo, Nero etc.
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ccs wrote:
Esling wrote:Just tried it again on my laptop and the version of Windows Movie Maker I've got (v6.0) actually plays rec files directly.
So with Vista it is very easy - just import the file into WMM edit it and burn to DVD
I've just tried this and it doesn't work for me either. There's a codec missing, which I guess you may have downloaded using WMP or similar.

(K-Lite Codec Pack perhaps?)
I'm not sure because I tried Videredo and a few other things before finally giving windows movie maker a try and found to my amazement that it worked very easily. Can anyone tell me how to check which codecs I've got installed on my laptop and I'll report back.
I'm using Vista Home Premium - not sure if that is important or not.
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There are a couple of utilities on this link. I tried "Gspot" which summaries your PC codecs, but hasn't a clue what a .rec uses.
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I've just downloaded VLC media player. It works fine with .rec files.

It also reports the following codecs in use...

mpga (visual impaired commentry)
dvbs (DVB subtitles)
mpgv

So it looks like there could be different codecs for different .rec files.
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