How to Remove Unwanted Footage From DVD Movie Without Re-Encoding?

In this guide I will show you how to use Womble EasyDVD to delete unwanted footage from a DVD movie and then burn it back without any video quality loss. Womble EasyDVD is an excellent tool for small DVD edits or to author a new DVD from existing DVD footage, without the need for any re-encoding. So you don’t have to wait to re-encode the whole movie and suffer the heavy quality loss for every little cut that is made.

Womble EasyDVD is not freeware, but don’t worry because you can try it for a month, without any limitations(no watermark, no function disabled or crippled). You can free download it on my site(check the link below the article body). Just install and run it so we can move on with the guide here.

Now transfer your DVD into your hard drive and insert the blank DVD disc into the drive.

Step1. Run Womble EasyDVD. First we need to create a new DVD project. To do this, click “New” button in the Start stage, we will be forwarded to the Source stage.

Step2. The Source stage is where you can add in your input video files, perform some basic editing if needed, and create chapter points.

Here we click the top “Add” button in Movie Manager(the upper left window), check “Open DVD folder” in the pop-up Open window, then browse to DVD file folder and click Open.

Then the DVD reader window pops up and you will see all the titles and chapters. Select the title you want to edit and click OK(Note that if there are more than one main movie titles in DVD reader, you can select the first main movie title, click OK and load the first main movie into EasyDVD as Movie 1, then you can click the top “Add” button again and add the second main movie title into EasyDVD as Movie 2, you can repeat the steps to load more DVD movies.)

Then the DVD movie title will be loaded into Womble EasyDVD keeping the original chapter structure, a movie reel icon named Movie 1 is added in Movie Manager window to represent the movie. You can change the default Movie name(Movie 1) into the real one by selecting “Edit label” in the context menu(or press ‘F2′ on the keyboard).

Now select the movie clip in the Clip Manage, drag the sliderbar and preview movie in the right video preview window.

Drag the slidebar and preview the movie, press the Mark in button (or press ‘I’ on the keyboard) when finding the beginning of the unwanted scenes, and press the Mark out button (or press ‘O’ on the keyboard) when finding the end of unwanted scenes. You can use the mouse scroll wheel or arrow keys to step forward or backward to get the exact frame. Since we have marked the segment to be deleted, now we press the Cut button to remove the marked segment.

Note here you can press “M” on the keyboard to add a chapter point wherever you want.

Step3. Now we go to Menu stage to add menus for the DVD.

To quickly add menu for your movie, you can select a ready menu template from the menu template list. And then you can change the background to your personal photo, add an intro video before the menu shows, reset the menu button style and so on. Here I will just use the first menu template from the list. While Womble EasyDVD will do its best to detect whether your source is PAL or NTSC, you should check to make sure that the right settings are selected here.

Step4. When you’re done with the menu, go to Preview stage. Here you can do a final check on the menu design before outputting a DVD folder.

Step 5. When you are ready to export the DVD project, click Output at the top buttons. Note at the bottom of the window there is a project encode map – the blue area shows the part of the video that won’t need re-encoding (stream copy), the red areas is the parts that need to be re-encoded. We will export the DVD without re-encoding.

Once all that’s done, click on the “Start” button to start the authoring process and sit back and wait.

Step 6. After finishing the export, you can preview the exported DVD folder using a DVD player software such as WinDVD or PowerDVD. If everything worked great, then you can click Burn at the top buttons to enter the final step of your DVD project workflow.

In the Burn stage, change the folder path to where you outputted your DVD files (should be selected automatically for you), and then choose your DVD burner(You may also choose to output to an ISO file for later burning) and then click on the Burn button to start burning your DVD video to a DVD disc.

Done.