importing a video to iMovie, iDVD, etc.

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  1. lauragal macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I'm new here and please don't flame me for asking this question (I have been searching the forums for hours now):

    I have successfully copied a dvd to my hard drive using MacTheRipper. I can view the video (it is a home video) on my DVD player.

    I am trying to edit the movie so that I can make small clips of the movie to email to some friends. I have downloaded several editing demo's and freeware, but cannot import my video.

    I also cannot view the video in iMovie or iDVD. Does anyone have any suggestions?? Thanks so much in advance - I'm obviously not very experienced in the home video realm. Trust me, I was proud that I was able to copy the dvd onto my hard drive with MacTheRipper!!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe try using Handbrake to rip the DVD as a MP4. That file should be relatively easily imported into iMovie/iDVD. :)
     
  3. lauragal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much!!!

    Handbrake did the trick!!!!
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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