Help creating a MOV from a DVD!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by qwho387, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. qwho387 macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2005
    Hello All.
    Here's the short story. My friend and me made a movie last summer and we authored/burned it onto a dvd. It was created in dvd studio pro and we used Mpeg 2 encoding. My friend / producer deleted the movie files when it was done being edited and burned but he did not export a .Mov first! This is a signifigant problem seeing as it will be hard to get the DVD into my demo reel.

    Can anyone stear me towards software that can convert the dvd data or the raw Mpeg 2 files back to a MOV file? (They are seperate Audio & Video files)
    I know the quality won't be as good but its all we can do.

    I know that FCP does not work with Mpeg 2 files and I don't think Premier does either. I have both if anyone knows a way. There is no protection or macrovision on it because it is our own project.

    Can anyone help? :(
  2. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
    Thunder Bay, ON
    Try mpeg streamclip or dvdxdv.
    Both export mpeg2 to DV, on versiontracker.
  3. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000


    May 30, 2004
    Madison, WI
    I'm pretty sure that Premier can work with mpeg 2. At least the copy of Premier 6.5 I have can.
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    Try MactheRipper, it will extract the video from your DVD.
  5. qwho387 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2005
    Thanks for all the help! I used dvdxdv and it worked great. created a very good quality .mov thats almost as good as the original. The only problem is the watermark it leaves in the free version. That will be fine for my demo reel though, its just for a class, not an employer. I will eventually fork out the $80 to register it. Good program so far!

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