A problem with Handbrake

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by allegrovivo, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. allegrovivo macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to import my dvd of home movies into my macbook so that i can edit it on iMovieHD. I've read a lot of threads on how to do it and I've got the gist of it.

    My problem is with Handbrake. I encoded my dvd (I have no idea what "encode" means. I am completely new to the video editing world) and it finished rather quickly. My DVD is an hour and a half long.

    So I encoded it and it finished quickly. I checked it and it played a second of footage from random scenes chronologically for 45 seconds and then it was done. I tried this with .avi files and .mp4 files.

    I read that I have to convert it to DV but Handbrake only outputs into .mp4, .mkv, .ogm and .avi.

    How can I solve that problem? Which setting do I need to possibly change in Handbrake? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    Handbrake is the wrong tool for this. You need MPEG Streamclip (freeware) or DVDxDV to convert the DVD's VOB files into a .dv stream for use in iMovie.

    Note that if you choose MPEG Streamclip, you will need to download and install the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component from Apple.

    -DH
     

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