Yes, neglected to mention using Mint 18.1 XFCE, 64 bit.
I had ended up here: http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/
when I was thinking about trying avidimux. That was confusing to me...I was not sure what I was supposed to do next.
In rechecking what I had looked at, I also had seen this: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=237078&p=1268834&h ... x#p1268834
Which says: "Unfortunately...often the audio is out of sync."
Looks like, coincidentally, someone just yesterday posted easy to follow instructions for getting avidemux in mint 18. I was researching video editors on the day before
. But appears ppa there is mc3man, rather that mc4man or maybe one of you has a typo?
viewtopic.php?f=180&t=239963&p=1280698& ... x#p1280698
Thanks to both of you for the help. I'll have to decide if I want to give avidemux a try and/or figure out what this appimage thing is.
I also should mention, after researching and trying a few other things for the ripping part, what I did was rip from DVD with MakeMKV. I struggled a lot with some other things, I think handbrake was one, the MakeMKV thing seemed to just work and was simple.
Then I used OpenShot to cut a chunk out of the MKV file and exported that. I tried two different export options, one gave me a .dvd file (I was like, hmm what's that
) the other a .mpeg file.
Let me know if I am making this more complicated that it needs to be. All I want is to first convert the DVDs to some sort of electronic file to keep. Then next I'd edit those minimally, just to clean them up, without cutting any viewable content. Then eventually I'd also like to make some shorter clips from them and put those on, say, google drive to share.
I want to have these old DVDs, which began as home videos in some sort of common electronic format (I'd been assuming that'd be MP4, but maybe it doesn't matter much) partly this is to be another back-up to the DVD images that I have and also to make them viewable without sticking a DVD in a player.