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I can tell you how I do it using Nero 6 Ultra Edition, and Screenblast Movie Studio. (Neither are free)
I use Nero Startsmart, > "Photo & video" >" Make Your Own DVD Video" > "Import Disc". Choose the drive that your DVD is in. Nero will now rip audio/video files from the DVD.
When it's finished, You should be able to choose titles from the "Import titles from Disc" feature. (If you set the chapters ahead of time)
Highlight the desired titles and click OK. This will rip the audio/video from the DVD to your hard drive. They should be an MPEG-2 format
If you don't get audio when you open the file in your editor, use Nero to export the file,
In NeroVision Express, highlight the video and click the "Edit Movie" icon.
At the bottom, click the "Export" button. Choose the "output file" (destination) for your video.
Click "configure" > "DVD Video" tab. Change the audio format from "automatic" to
"LPCM" click OK. Then click the "Export" button.
I open the video files in Screenblast Movie Studio to split the events and delete the unwanted footage. Tho, I suppose you could do the same thing in Nero.
Using the "Edit Movie" feature.
Then re burn the edited version to DVD.
I don't know of any free video editing software. Sorry.
Edited by 12x48y, 25 March 2008 - 01:24 AM.