My grandmother is in the midst of converting her massive family VHS collection to DVDs. However, she wants to be able to erase sections of the tapes which were recorded incorrectly (static) or contain certain undesireable people which we hope never to see/recall ever again.
She has been doing this by stopping recording on the DVD recorder and allowing the VHS player to continue playing, but this has resulted in flaky performance from the DVD player -- it eats the disk occasionally which is annoying when you've been watching the VHS tape for a long time.
What we'd like to be able to do is read the disk into the computer, remove the segments we don't want, and reburn the video back to another disk using the computer.
I know there are ways to do this using a variety of seperate programs to rip the MPEG 2 stream out of the DVD and play with the video in Windows Live Movie Maker, but this is for my grandmother, and I need a simpler (preferably one step) solution so that I can explain how to use the software to her.
Also, the solution by no means needs to be free -- I'm willing to shell out a bit in order to make my grandmother's tape project work :)