What Program Do I Need To Rip DVDs into a decent movie format?

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  1. nickyj182 macrumors regular

    nickyj182

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    Hola!

    Im a student filmmaker and I have a bunch of short films I have made on a couple of different DVDs. Im wanting to put them all up on YouTube so my friends can check them out. What program can I get to rip my movies off of the dvd, and make them into a format I can upload onto YouTube? Any ideas or suggestions? The DVDs were made with iDVD.

    Thanks a bunch
     
  2. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    Not sure, but I think that Handbrake might be the way to go. It rips DVD movies into MPEG-4 or H.264. I have never used it with DVDs made in iDVD though...
    Maybe you can just use Quicktime to change the format.
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    Little mis-understanding, Handbrake doesn't rip TO H.264 or MPEG-4. It uses H.264 or MPEG-4 encoders to rip to .mp4, it can also rip to .avi using a few different encoders.

    What format does a video have to be in for it to work with YouTube?
     
  4. nickyj182 thread starter macrumors regular

    nickyj182

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    I think its quicktime format. The ones ive uploaded before were .Mov
     
  5. j26 macrumors 65832

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    This is what they prefer.
     
  6. Greebazoid macrumors regular

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    handbrake rocks - I'm gradually moving my DVD collection into iTunes and use handbrake to do the ripping.

    I use QT Pro to convert avi files to .mov
     

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