Could someone post a step-by-step process?
1. Right click in the empty area or clip that you want to delete.
2. Select Ripple Delete.
It really is that simple. Not sure why you might have any troubles with that.
>Not sure why you might have any troubles
Shrug... me either... I'll do some testing sometime this weekend... maybe in the morning when I'm fresh, instead of late at night
I put my beginning and ending markers... and could NOT do a ripple delete
Ripple delete does not require markers.
Wether or not Ripple Delete works depends on the way the clips (video and audio) are set in the timeline.
Perhaps you are confusing it with mark selection and extracting.