DVD conversion

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  1. Helpless macrumors newbie

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    I have been sent a DVD that the owner wants me to mesh their clips with a DVD I am making. I cannot import their files. I need to convert the .IFO and .BUP format to an iMac importable format. What are, or where can I find a list of all of the importable/supported video formats that I can use on my iMac? I am sure I can find the conversion application but I need to know what I will be converting into.

    Thank you
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    .ifo is a dvd info file.. you should be looking for the .vro file.


    a .bup file is just the backup of the .ifo file...

    any other files on the disc?? because it seems to me like he has given you nothing to work with.

    is there a VIDEO_TS folder? because handbrake will convert a VIDEO_TS folder for you, to many many formats..
     
  3. Helpless thread starter macrumors newbie

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    DVD Conversion

    The DVD has two folders:

    ROXIOPLASMA, which contains METADATA.DAT, PLASMADATA.DAT and PROJECTDATA.DMSD

    The second folder is VIDEO_TS which contains VIDEO_TS.BUP, VIDEO_TS.IFO and 19 other files of which there are six originals and other duplicate all end in the suffix of .BUP, .IFO or .VOB
     
  4. aki macrumors 6502a

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    use handbrake to convert all the videots stuff...thats just normal dvd

    the .dat files im not sure they arent dvd.....im probably wrong but isnt old videocd/mpeg1 come in .dat files??its very old format tho.....seems strange
     
  5. Helpless thread starter macrumors newbie

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    DVD Conversion

    What is the best format to convert it into?
     
  6. -DH macrumors 65816

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    Handbrake is the wrong tool IF you intend to edit the footage. Handbrake only converts to MPEG-4 and h.264 (an MPEG-4 variant), both of which are delivery formats there are not intended for editing.

    You can use MPEG Streamclip or DVDxDV on non-encrypted discs to convert the DVD's VOB files to an editable format ... preferably one that works natively with your editing application.

    If you use MPEG Streamclip you'll need The QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component (if you don't already have it) in order to be able to read the VOB files.

    -DH
     
  7. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    I keep hearing this, yet I was somehow able to read VOB files w/ Streamclip w/o acquiring that QT component. I wonder if it now comes w/ streamclip or if I inadvertently got it through some other program.

    After downloading Streamclip I was immediately able to convert VOB files off a DVD into DV files on my comp.
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    convert it into .dv, best for editing :)
     
  9. -DH macrumors 65816

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    Only use a DV Stream (.dv) is you plan to edit in iMovie. If you're using FCE or FCP, export to QuickTime DV/DVCPro NTSC (or PAL).

    -DH
     
  10. -DH macrumors 65816

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    If you ever had FCP or DVD-SP installed on your system, the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component was installed with them.

    Here's the details from MPEG Streamclip's website: http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-mac.html

    For MPEG-2 playback and conversion, you need the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component. You can buy it from Apple (www.apple.com/quicktime/mpeg2). If you have either Final Cut Pro or DVD Studio Pro, then the component is already installed and you don't have to buy it; but you may need to download the latest version from Apple. If you bought an older version of the component, you can update it to the latest version (www.apple.com/quicktime/mpeg2/update). Note that the MPEG-2 component is neither required nor useful for MPEG-1 or MPEG-4 files. But it is required for VOB files and transport streams, because they are MPEG-2 files.


    -DH
     
  11. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    Nope never had either of those programs. Streamclip is still able to play .VOB files and then convert them into DV no problem. Perhaps I'm misreading that but shouldn't I need the component to play those files in Streamclip?

     

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