DVD-Making Software Really Sucks

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Lately, I've been using my ReplayTV to record "We Are The Eighties" on VH1 Classics. Then I use DVArchive to pull the video off, edit down to just the good ones, and burn a DVD of them.

At least, that's the theory.

In reality, the software for editing the MPEG files is completely unreliable. It supposed to be frame accurate, but it seems that over the length of a one hour show, the timecode drifts enough that the edited video clips will typically either cut off short, or have a bit of another video or commercial at the end.

Then, once everything is edited together and built into a DVD, more than half the time the software will claim everything went fine, but the DVD will be unreadable.

All I want to do is be able to preserve the occasional rare video that shows up on VH1 classics for posterity. Is that so much to ask? Anybody have any good experiences wtih DVD making to share?

(Did you even know they HAD a video for Bauhaus's version of "Ziggy Stardust"???)

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