Video Editing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by aaagat111, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. aaagat111 macrumors regular

    aaagat111

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    Ok so here is the situation. I just bought a new Canon mini Dvd Camcorder, and want to save the video I record on my computer as a .avi file. I can take the video off of the miniDVD yet it is saved as a .vob. My question is, how do I convert this video file to a .avi file, or how does everybody else using DVD camcorders convert their files to playable media.

    If you need any clarification please ask.

    Thanks, Alex
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    Your miniDVD is playable media. It is a DVD disc. You can play it on almost all Macs, PCs, and player desks with tray-loading drives. If you want to convert the DVD into a different format, then you might look into Handbrake or MacTheRipper.
     
  3. aaagat111 thread starter macrumors regular

    aaagat111

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    Unfortunately, I have a powerbook which has a slot loading dvd drive, so therefore my only option in order to rip the dvd would be to do it through my pc. The problem is, I can't find a free dvd rippiing to avi program for a pc, yet as I said earlier an easier solution would be a program which converts .vob files to .avi for mac, since the pc is very slow (what a surprise)

    Thanks, Alex
     
  4. penter macrumors 6502a

    penter

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    maybe VLC does the trick. It can get pretty confusing when trying to convert videos in VLC, so itmay not be the easiest option.

    also, i know you asked for a free software, but iSquint is just a great piece of software, and worth paying for.

    I think VLC does the job though.
     
  5. Jen5678 macrumors regular

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    Handbrake for avi and MPEG StreamClip for mpeg
     

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