What version of Premiere Elements and on what computer operating system is it running?
What did you do, record DVD-VIDEO to a DVD RAM disc or something else? If you did, can you re-record to a DVD-RW disc?
There are various 3rd party software mentioned online for DVd_VR coversion. I have never used them.
I offer the following for informational and non promotional reasons and because it is described as freeware. If other than described as free, please ignore.
A Google search probably will bring up more of its kind.
I have Premiere Elements 8.0 and Windows 7. Most of the dvds in question are on RW discs, some are on Rs.
Is there a "best" option for which conversion format to chose?
Thanks for you help, John
What is the device that you are using to generate the DVD_VR format on the DVD-RW or DVD-R disc?
What are the options that it gives for this?
Does the instruction manual indicate in any way that finalizing the disc would convert it to a DVD-VIDEO compliant disc?
Searches online revealed that one program that supports DVD_VR format is DVD Movie Factory. You may want to explore that choice. I mention that for informational and non promotional purposes. Was the converter mentioned previously of any value?
I used a LITE-ON LVW-5116GHC+ to transfer the analog VHS tapes to DVD. I am not aware of any options in the recorded output. There were instructions on finalizing depending on RW, R and +/- blank DVD selected and it suggested finalization might be required to play the discs on other devices. It was some time ago that I did this and to the best of my recollection, I finalized all the discs.
The previous link you gave me appears to have some valuable possibilities. I am hoping to have a clearer idea of how I need to proceed before downloading and learning new software. I will also check out the DVD Movie Factory.
Thanks for the follow ups.
Do you have an opportunity to take one of those DVD_VR back into the device used and try to determine if it responded to disc finalization command.
I know the discs will play in the Lite-On device and when I finalized them, it responded that the procedure was complete.
It seems to me that if I can convert them to a format supported by Premiere Elements and get them on my external hard drive, I will be ready to start editing. I am really new to all this and may be trying things beyond my abilities, but I want to try.
Thanks for the reply.
The problem is that they appear to have been recorded (DVD_VR) to a non DVD-VIDEO compliant format. All that may be part of that particular recorder's specifications. If there is no choice for format in the recorder, then I would suspect that your way is
a. use one of those converters to go from DVD_VR to a compliant DVD-VIDEO format
b. use a video editor that will support DVD_VR.
Do you have any contact information for Lite-On to get its input. Another consideration is that the recorder may have come with a CD with software and the CD is no longer available. Any chance you have a CD with software for the Lite-On?
There is no CD available. I have sent an inquiry to Lite-On's technical support asking for any advice.
While I wait for their reply, I will explore using the converter program you suggested.
Thanks once more for the time and effort you have provided, John
Hoping the Lite-On can you support on this matter.
As your time permits, please let us know what you find out.
Lite-On was unable to offer any help with my problem. I did, however,
purchase conversion software that allows me to change the DVD_VR content to
mpeg4 (and several other formats). Now all I need do is learn how to use
Premiere Elements and I'm on my way.
Thanks again for your time and assistance.
On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 4:34 PM, A.T. Romano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Great news. Great follow through on getting beyond those DVD_VRs.
As for learning Premiere Elements 8. Just be careful in your learning tools. Most of the how tos are for later version where the work spaces are different. Principles tend to stay the same from version to version, but workspaces and features are going to change, especially after version 10.
and do not forget the download and install of 8.0.1 Update after you install 8.0.
Do not use Help Menu/Updates for the 8.0.1 Update.
And, make sure that the automatic background rendering and AutoAnalzyer features are disabled. Major computer grabbers that bring the program down.
See Premiere Elements Editor workspace Edit Menu/Preferences/General for background rendering and Elements Organizer workspace Edit Menu/Preferences/AutoAnalzyer Options for AutoAnalzyer options.
Please let us know if you have questions or need clarification on your Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1 workflows.
I sincerely thank you for all the information and time you spent mulling my
problems. I have followed your suggestions as best I can and have now come
to a conclusion. I must either forget it, or take a completely new tack.
That tack being upgrading to 13 and buying a new computer. Isn't it
amazing how fast the technology "you just bought" becomes obsolete?
Let me just add that I am impressed that you spent so much time working
with me and not once did you suggest an upgrade. I would call that
customer support as it should be.
Thanks again, John
On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 7:26 AM, A.T. Romano <email@example.com>
Thanks for the update.
Not sure if I mentioned before .... I do not work for Adobe nor am I affiliated with it in any way... just a user of the Elements programs with an overactive troubleshooting gene.
The only time I suggest a move to a newer version is when I become convinced that the older version that I am using cannot do what I need for it to do and I am dealing with a must have feature. And, I take a lot of convincing before I come to that conclusion of "can't do".
Best wishes for whatever your video editing software and computer decisions are.
I missed the Adobe disclaimer and, based on your extensive knowledge of the
subject, I merely assumed you were an employee.
Be that as it may, my appreciation of your help is only more enhanced. May
your troubleshooting gene thrive and persist.
On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 10:01 AM, A.T. Romano <firstname.lastname@example.org>