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How to make a video clip from a DVD?

963 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2008 3:28 AM by Bobbbo RSS
jester999 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Feb 25, 2008 9:57 PM
How can I make a short video clip excerpt (preferably .avi) from a commercial DVD?
imac intel 2, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Siberian Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
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    Feb 25, 2008 10:11 PM (in response to jester999)
    There is good free authoring and edit tool called MyDVDEdit. A warning, it's not for the faint hearted. The documentation is first rate, but it does require quite a thorough understanding of what you're doing.

    To convert between formats a great tool is ffMpegx. Good luck

    Mac Mini Intel Duo Core & MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 2 Gigs of mem
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,950 points)
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    Feb 26, 2008 2:42 AM (in response to jester999)

    As sibe writes.

    And for the faint hearted.

    • Connect a miniDV tape Camera to a DVD-player and copy. Use this.
    • Or use a program like Roxio Toast™ that can convert DVDs back to streamingDV
    for iMovie etc.

    Don't violate Copyright laws.

    Yours Bengt W
    G3/G4 Blue white,PBG4,dG5, OS X.3.9 + QT6.5.2 and OS X.4.11 + QT 7.3.1
  • Bobbbo Level 3 Level 3 (530 points)
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    Feb 26, 2008 3:28 AM (in response to jester999)
    Handbrake works great for creating .MP4 files.
    Mac Pro 2.66 GHz, MacBook Pro 2.1 GHz, eMac G4, PowerMac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)


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