Steve, if you decide to update this FAQ, you may also want to provide the rationale for merging the VOB's into one (1) large file via the the Command Prompt.
Many folks may not be aware that this approach will help to resolve OOS (out-of-sync) issues for multiple VOB's coming from the same DVD.
As an alternative, although not Freeware, Cyberlink's PowerDirector provides a feature to rip VOB's directly from a DVD and will merge all VOB's into one (1) large Mpeg file. Within the same application, you can then convert this Mpeg directly into DV-AVI Type 2 and everything is primed for editing within PE...
Also, I noticed that there are now two (2) User ID's for SteveG on the Forum.
Is there a twin, or did someone swipe some of your DNA and produce a clone...LOL...
(In this case, two is better than one)...
No, no. It's all the same Steve Grisetti.
It's just that, between updating the site, some tweaks I made to my Photoshop.com account and the fact that all of your Adobe IDs are apparently all linked together, something got messed up a few weeks back.
The forum team got me back to my old self again a few weeks ago -- although there are some artifacts left over from the transition.
As for the DVD issue -- these are great points, guys! But I wonder if they're part of a whole other FAQ. Maybe one called, "How can I edit files from a home-burned DVD" or something like that.
That would be a decison that only Mr. MOD could make - or his evil twin...
I like the way that you are able to keep the FAQ articles short and sweet. Especially for new users, that seems to work well. They might not get all of the why's, but can get things sorted out quickly. How about doing a link from the FAQ to a couple of Tips & Tricks articles, so a user could get more details, if they were needed?
Please also notice that both Kodebuster and I saw, understood and adhered to the "Please do not post in the FAQ forum." Neil Wilkes and Jeff Bellune finally had to lock every thread in the Encore FAQ's 'cause people would tag onto them with questions, regardless of the requests at the top of the main page.
Though I have PowerDirector (slightly older version), I do not use it much, so cannot add anything to Kodebuster's comments and recs.
Let me know if I can help - now that offer is for both of your personas...