How to use Nero 6 to combine more than one small DVD into or onto one DVD
The basics are the same as combining multiple .avi files (or whatever), but here we are going to chose existing DVDs.
I did not have any small DVDs, so for "demonstration purposes" I have used 2 full size DVDs.
You can add as many DVDs as you like, providing they will fit onto the DVD (DVD-5 4.7GB) or (DVD DL- 9GB)
This project will require copies all your existing DVDs on your HDD
"You can use DVD Shrink to do that"
Some parts listed below are just my own personal choices as I want chapters,
but without a menu or having to create chapters manually.
Nero's default will create chapters every two minutes.
I have tried to make this tutorial a "Multi Purpose Tutorial" to also cover "Merging" movies together.
But if this is not what you want to do, then you can just skip that part and go to the next part.
If you want a menu, then at step 9, just select the menu option and create your own menu.
If you do not want to join your series of movies together creating one long movie,
"then simply skip steps 4 & 5
" You can then create a menu for the individual clips.
So, lets get started.
************************************************** From Nero StartSmart
1. Select "DVD
", followed by "Make Your Own DVD-Video
2. Select "Add Video Files
3. Select the files from your first DVD that you want to burn then press "Open
... Here you will select "ALL" of the VTS files from "VTS_01_1" until your last one (Mine just happens be to as shown)
3a. You will now receive the following warning, so just click "Yes
... This will merge all of the VTS files into one.
4. The files are now in view and highlighted,
... (if not highlighted press and hold Ctrl then select the movie files) "ONLY
if you are going to merge all the files into one movie"
... Now go back and select the files from your second DVD,
... If you need to, do the same for any more DVDs that you have.
... You can check the length of the movie from the info as shown.
... You can also now change the name of your movie.... (Make sure the files are listed top-to-bottom in the order you want them)
5. Select the MIDDLE
icon on the bottom left hand side of the screen, (picture above) a message will say "Merge Titles
" when you hover the mouse over it, now press it
A warning message will follow saying, "Merging titles means that a new title is created from the contents of the selected ones, which are then removed from the document. Do you want to continue?" Yes/No.
(your original files will still be intact when finished, it does not delete or remove them).
6. You will now see only one title with the original file name, except the time of the movie is now for all parts.
... Click the title if you want to change it.
7. From the picture above (my personal choice) is to select "More>>
" and place a tick in "Create chapters automatically
" (this will create chapters every 2 minutes).
8. Also at this point you can also select which format you want your movie in "PAL/NTSC" by selecting "Video Options".
Then press "Next
9. Now at the top right hand corner next to (Menus to Use) select "Titles and chapter menus
" and select "Do not create a menu
Then press "Next
You will now see a preview of your movie.
After the preview press "Next
10. You can now select where to save or burn the DVD vobs files. "Write to Hard Disk Folder" and select where to save it to.
(again a personal choice) I prefer to save to the HDD then burn later.
Then press "Write
Now sit back and wait 2, 3, 4, 5 hours, depending on your PC and the size of the movie.
I hope this helps.