How do I determine the project setting to use for a DVD that has recording taken from my television?
What if I have th DVD recorder attachd to the TV and record that way? Will this work OK? I think what you said in your response is that I record to DVR that is part of system like DISh and then I playback the DVR and record to the external DVD recorder things don't work so well. Is this a correct interpretation?
If the files are on a DVD, you should use the project settings for Hard Disk Camcorder, Standard Definition. Then you should put the DVD in your computer's disk drive and use Premiere Elements Get Media tool to rip the files to your computer.
When working from DVD-Videos, this ARTICLE might be helpful - All VOB's (the container for the MPEG-2 files in a DVD-Video) are not created equally.
Most DVR's write a VOB 01, that is not up to the DVD-specs. That can create a problem for PrE (and also PrPro), and if you have issues, please do follow Neale's advice.
Good luck and welcome to the forum.