Currently Being ModeratedMay 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.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 9:42 PM (in response to babowa)
Thank you Babowa. I hope I checked the box to give you the most points. I see you are a wizard at these things and I appreciate that you are here. I will be doing what you said early next week when I have time. Is there a way I can ask you for more info it I need it? This is the first time I have been here to get help.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 10:03 PM (in response to babowa)
A question already. While trying to install the MPEG2 Component for Lion I get the message to double click the file QuickTimeMPEG2.dmg to open the Quicktime MPEG2 disk image. It won't let me click ok and I don't know how to do it anyway. Where is it. The developers say this is needed with Lion. Any ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 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: http://www.fileguru.com/apps/free_dvd_ripper_for_mac_osx
Currently Being ModeratedMay 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?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 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.