CS5 does not "decompile" a DVD... but it will let you import un-encrypted VOB files to the timeline
When you say "DVD of the AVI" does that mean you have a DATA disc with an AVI file?
I created a movie disk with NERO8 (back when I had XP). The DVD disk has the following file/file structure:
Copy that one to your hard drive, and import it. Obviously this will be compressed (e.g. not the original) but if it's all you have to work with, that's all you can do.
OK, I used CS5 PrePro to import the main VOB file VIDEO_TS.VOB (it was the menu)
and I used the other VOB file as the main video.....rendered it and exported it to DVD....all works now.
Why did I need to do this? Since updating to WIN7, I found my old NERO burner (P.O.S. bloated program) doesn't work in WIN7. I was using an alternate way to create a new DVD without spending any more cash.
Thanks for your help John
With PrPro CS5, you have a great authoring application, Adobe Encore, and it will do much more than Nero could.
There is a also a great Encore forum, for helping you get started with that program.
If you are new to Encore, I strongly recommend Jeff Bellune's book, The Focal Easy Guide to Adobe EncoreDVD 2.0, Focal Press. Everything in that book will apply to Encore CS5, though it has added some features that are not in the book.
PS - this ARTICLE will give you some background on DVD's in general.
Thanks for the timely tip Bill.
Yea, I worked with ENCORE 1.x a lot. Great program. I loved the flexibility and ease of use, however I 'tier' my projects, of which I have a few going on right now for customers. The simple ones get simple treatment (I use the new WIN 7 DVD maker on those), the more complex, chaptered ones get the ENCORE 2.0 treatment.
I'm one to believe that when I need to go to the store, why take the 18-wheeler truck when I can use my bicycle. Keep it simple for the simple work, break out the guns for the complex stuff.
I DO love the ability to grab VOB files off my older work though. Whew - thought I had lost those until this ability.