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is it possible to edit a dvd and make a new one?

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May 31, 2012 8:15 PM

I have a dvd of old family movies that definitely needs editing.  Can I do this on my imac and make a new dvd?

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,055 points)
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    May 31, 2012 9:21 PM (in response to samgram)

    You'd need a program like MPEG Streamclip (free) to get the content exported in a format iMovie can handle. Which OS version are you running? If it's Lion, it should include the MPEG2 Playback component which MPEG Streamclip needs; if it's Snow Leopard, you'd have to buy that from Apple. Once you get it exported, you can import it into iMovie and edit it.

  • Silly rabbit Level 4 Level 4 (2,980 points)
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    May 31, 2012 10:05 PM (in response to samgram)

    Um, mpeg streamclip won't rip the DVD. It will only convert the video. If you use a free DVD ripper for ipod it will rip the DVD and convert to an iMovie friendly format in one click. There are literally hundreds of them.


    Here is a link:

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,055 points)
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    May 31, 2012 10:10 PM (in response to samgram)

    It should already be included with Lion if that is what you're running. Follow this file path:


    Your Mac HD hard drive > System > Library > Quicktime > you should see the component there. If it's not, then you need to install it.


    So I have a question: did you buy it at the Apple store or where are you downloading it from?


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  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,055 points)
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    May 31, 2012 10:21 PM (in response to Silly rabbit)

    I've used MPEG Streamclip - it converts while exporting and I get a nice new file on the desktop in a format importable into iMovie. I know DVD ripper will also do it, but I avoid software that also allows you to avoid DRM's.


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