changing .vob files so they can be edited

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by willieboy, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. willieboy macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2008
    I need to be able to edit movies I rip using mac the ripper in imovie but first i need to convert that .vob file into something that can be read. what FREE program do I use to convert those files?
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    Handbrake is the wrong tool if you want to convert to an editing format. Handbrake is designed to convert footage to MPEG-4, yet another delivery format.

    MPEG Streamclip (along with Apple's MPEG-2 Playback Component) or DVDxDV can do what yoiu want.

  3. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2007
    Warminster, PA
    Mpeg Streamclip FTW

    I work in a Tv studio and we use it all the time when we have to rip dvds. This workflow IS NOT optimal because you lose quality with MPEG2.

    Also, if the OP is trying to re-cut commercial DVD's (for educational use), you will need to DeCSS it with MacTheRipper. Mpeg streamclip can still convert the VOB's from the hard drive after the rip.

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