I took a Hi8 video and burned it to a DVD using a Panasonic DVD recorder---that is used to play DVD's on a TV. I hit PLAY on the video tape and record on the DVD recorder. Now I have a DVD with the content on it. It plays back FINE on the DVD player and thru windows media player. When I try to "Get Media" using Elements 10, I get nothing. The DVD shows 6 scenes with an "hour glass" for each one, and the files end with ".OVI". When I hit "get media" on the bottom right, it just locks up.
I have tried this on both of my computers with the same results.
Do I need to get a specific codec, or change the format of the dvd before trying to add into Elements?
FYI, I have had NO problems downloading any other DVD's from newer video cameras using Elements 10.
Welcome to the forum.
Unfortunately, most DVR devices do not create 100% DVD-compliant discs, and especially the first VOB, as they use non-standard nagivation, and a rudimentary menu system. This gives NLE (Non Linear Editor) programs, such as PrE problems. See this ARTICLE for more detail, and also tips on ripping those non-standard VOB's.
This will most likely not be a CODEC issue, as PrE installs the Adobe MainConcept MPEG-2 CODEC, which is the standard for DVD-Video/VOB's.
PS - things would be best, and especially quality wise, if you were to Capture from your Hi8 tapes. This ARTICLE goes into more detail.
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