Ripping a DVD

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  1. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    Ok you guys, heres the deal.

    Me and my buddy in the school we used to go back in Michigan made some short films and such and have them on DVD. all made with iDVD also.

    I put the dvd in and i can open it up and copy the files out and there is a Video_TS and Audio_TS folder. If i take the vidoes out, they will play in MPlayer with full audio but once i import them into Final Cut so i can export them out as quicktime to burn (i want to make a dvd with all of our works on it) but once into final cut, I get no idea.

    any idea how I can take these video clips off?
     
  2. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    The files in the Video_TS folder are VOB files. I didn't think you could convert VOB with FCP, I can't say it ever occured to me to try. What you need is ffmpegX (http://homepage.mac.com/major4/). Drop the VOB file on the program and then select the encoding you want. One tip though. Make sure your aspect ratio is the same in the VOB and the output file (when I say the same, I mean just the RATIO not the exact size).

    Hope this helps. I'm sure others have different approaches.
     
  3. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    if you already have the VIDEO_TS folder, all you need to do is burn that to a DVD, no need to reencode.

    Oh, you want clips. Not sure. Try DVD Studio Pro, maybe it can help you.
     
  4. illegalprelude thread starter macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    yea, i did take it into FCP and u can export it as quicktime but no audio, No audio when exported or when imported and rendered. Do you have another link to that file because it dosent seem to be working :)



    hhmm. i havent tried DVD studi yet. ill give that a whirl too
     
  5. yojitani macrumors 68000

    yojitani

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    For some reason the parentheses got into the link there. Here, this should be clean:
    http://homepage.mac.com/major4/

    What I meant, by the way, is that I know you can export to QT, but I didn't know you could import VOB files. I've always worked with .mov or imported from camera in FCP. I'll try it later.

    So, yes, anyway, ffmpegX. Easy to use and very handy... But looking again at your post, I think it would be better to use DVD pro or iDVD (?Never used it actually). Or, I would imagine there is a way to move VOB files into one master Video_TS ( you generally don't even need the Audio_TS). OR, I just remembered that DVD2oneX has a compiling feature (you'd have to buy that).
     
  6. road dog macrumors regular

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    Toast video export

    Toast 7 can parse the DVD and display individual titles and chapters in the media browser - you can then extract and export the video into DV format from Toast video export and re-edit in iMovie or Final Cut, or re-burn to a new DVD in Toast or iDVD.
     
  7. Fender2112 macrumors 6502a

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    Handbrake ...

    Here's a cool app for ripping DVD's. I found it a few days ago and have been steadily ripping my collection. I am quite impressed with the H.264 encoding.
     
  8. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    when i was playing around with DVDs, i preferred these two to handbrake, although handbrake hands-down is simpler. These tend to be faster, and have more options :)
    They're both frontends for mencoder.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvdibbler/
    http://www.objectifmac.com/dvision.php

    Also, doesn't hurt to throw these out there -
    http://www.kaisakura.com/fortytwo.html
    http://www.ripdifferent.com/~mtr/
     

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