DVD ripping specific to time

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SoFarAway, May 18, 2009.

  1. SoFarAway macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2009
    I tried putting together an iMovie project last night, but the main VOB files that I got the movie clips from were huge. The DVD I'm working with has chapters that last five minutes. I have MacTheRipper and I've tried Handbrake, but from what I can see, I can only go as small as ripping chapters from the DVD. I don't want something that large piling up on my computer when I'm only using tiny clips. (Perhaps even I did my iMovie project wrong? I got a terrible surprise this morning when, after deleting the large movie files, my iMovie project no longer worked.) Is there a program that lets me rip from - say 7:13 to 8:05? Just that clip - not a chapter or the whole thing?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You can use MPEG Streamclip to open VOB files and encode only between In and Out points, which can be set via moving the playhead to the desired In position and pressing "I" and Out via "O".

    Also be aware that MPEG-2 is not the ideal codec for editing, even in iMovie, as MPEG-2 only saves every 15th frame, and the in-between frames are calculated. Use something like AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec).


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