Homemade DVD into imovie?

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  1. HC Penniwicket macrumors newbie

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    I have a homemade DVD. I want to take the video off of the DVD (its only video, there's no menu) and put it into imovie, or another program, so I can compress it and put it on the web. Any advice on how to go about this?
     
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    And then what? Not much help for the OP's query...
     
  4. HC Penniwicket thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will mactheripper make a file format that's easily compressed? like a .mov?
     
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    I'd suggest using Handbrake to convert the DVD into a more web-suitable format.
     
  6. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Since it's home-made would importing it into iMovie then compressing it using QT make it less than desirable for the web? I would think since it's not a commerical dvd either would work? I just used iMovie to compress a movie clip to QT for me but that might be different since it came from my MiniDV right into iMovie :cool: Let me know as I'm interested as well in the process (the right way without making extra work or taking extra space). :)
     
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    I think using iMovie would not make it any better and would take more time, since it would convert to DV Stream (upon importing to iMovie - a normally slow process; no loss of quality though) and then convert to QuickTime (upon exporting). Using Handbrake, you can go directly from the DVD to a QuickTime format.
     
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    Thanks, I'll have to remember that next time someone wants a simalar process done that will save me a good deal of time :D
     
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    You're welcome. And to be sure, I'm not saying that importing into iMovie is a bad thing to do. It's just the long way to the same destination. And, of course, all this is thrown out the window if you need to edit, add titles, etc. to the source video. Then by all means, use iMovie.

    And if so, these are the basics steps (as I see it; there are other methods): 1) Pull the VOB files off the DVD using MacTheRipper, 2) Convert the VOB files to DV Streams using MPEG Streamclip, 3) Import DV files into iMovie, 4) iMovie edits, etc.
     

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