Copy the DVD to a folder on your computer
Go into Windows Movie Maker and "Import Media"
Find the folder where you copied the DVD - and locate your VIDEO clips (you may have to select "all files" to see the extension used for your converted videos [my VHS to DVD extensions are .VOB]
Import each video clip (some of my DVDs have 5 different .VOB files) into Movie Maker
Select the first clip and drag it to the Storyboard
You can then edit/splice this clip; drag and drop the next clip etc.
Save your project
Publish to DVD and DVD maker will open to burn your DVD
The bonus of using Movie Maker and the DVD Maker is that you get the DVD menu splash screens - converting straight from VHS to DVD, it simply copies the tape without any option to select scenes. I have the "master" VHS to DVD movies and have created DVD menu(s) discs for my family's copies.
IF YOU END UP WITHOUT EITHER AUDIO OR VIDEO, it's a CODEC compatibility issue - don't panic - go back into Movie Maker Select Tools | Options | Compatability tab and uncheck the boxes except for AVI compressor (using only this one worked for me anyhow).
I am volunteering ideas. Solutions that work for me may not work for you
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