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I want to be able to rip a commercial DVD, then edit some scenes, and then burn it back onto DVD to put back in my collection.

How can I do this?

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A multi-stage process probably.

First, get the video with handbrake. Output to MP4. Use avidemux to edit. Then create a DVD with something like dvdflick.

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yick. it'll work, yes, but you lose quality in the transcode -- twice, once to MP4, then again back to MPEG2. AviDemux may be able to handle editing the original video directly, but i haven't tried it. process should be: 1) rip/decode (straight to hard drive); 2) open in AviDemux & edit (maybe save-as to new copy); 3) reauthor (if necessary); 4) burn DVD-video-on-hard-drive using ImgBurn or Nero or some other burner application. this may require reencoding the video, but only one, and there's a good chance you won't lose quality on it. – quack quixote Dec 19 '09 at 5:03
IF you put this as an answer ~quack, I'm happy for the acceptance to go to you! – outsideblasts Dec 19 '09 at 5:26
I am not super concerned about quality. But I will take a look at quacks alternative if i think the quality is too poor. – Tony Eichelberger Dec 19 '09 at 15:38
@quack Using the way's described will result in something of "imprecise" edits, won't it, since avidemux has to split on i-frames? – rogerdpack Dec 2 '10 at 1:38

You can do it easily with the help of "WinDvd-creator".

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