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1. A basic assumption used by the editor about an
MPEG file is that it's a continuous stream in terms
of its time codes. If a file has multiple time
bases, which is basically a set of individual MPEG
files packed into one file, the editor will not be
able to handle well.
2. This is especially true for VRO files or
DVD-R/W files from a dvd-r/w video recorder, since
the recorder writes different recording events with
different setups (SP, LP, etc.) into one file.
3. With some embedded data (private data packets
inserted into the MPEG file), the hardware is able
to process the file correctly; but the editor does
not understand those embedded information which are
proprietary to the hardware vendors.
4. Please note a VOB file directly copied from a
commercial DVD movie disk may have the same problem
as that of a VRO file. In order to preserve the
original chapters, you should import the DVD content
using a software tool such as DVD Decrypter or DVD
SmartRipper. with or without file splitting.
5. As you might have noticed when loading a VRO
file or a VOB file, the editor does try to do a
quick scan to determine whether the file is
continuous or multi-segmented.
6. If a quick scan fails, the first thing you may
notice is that the total length of the file is much
shorter than the actual movie length.
7. One thing we could add to the editor is to add
the file scanner for such files, and load the file
as separate video clips based on their segmentation.
8. As for now, one suggestion is to record the
program at once and edit the file on the computer,
avoiding editing on the dvd hardware since it
Please note that a
new tool called "MPEG MBS Scanner" has been added to
the editor to alleviate the difficulty caused by the
problem discussed above.
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