How do I convert m2v or vob to something editable?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by puntergood, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. puntergood macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2007
    hey there...i have a few dvd's of work i've done, and the masters are long gone.

    i have attempted to rip my own dvd's with DVD Extractor 0.10 OSX with no problem.

    however, the video is saved as a .m2v file, and the audio is saved as a .ac3

    the audio is no problem...i'm able to convert that back to AIFF. (is there any generation loss here by doing that??)

    i tried to import the m2v footage, and FCP 4 is not recognizing it.

    however, i'm able to open it up with VLC, but FCP is not recognizing it at all.

    what do i need to do in order to retain the highest quality, and get my ripped dvd footage into a format that FCP can read??

    thanks in advance!!!
  2. Multimedia macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    MPEG Streamclip 1.8

    MPEG Streamclip 1.8. It's like Buttah! And it's FREE. :eek: :) :D :p
  3. puntergood thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2007
    thanks, but it doesn't help me much, cause i don't have the MPEG-2 Playback Component.

    any other options, where i won't have to pay??
  4. Mydriasis macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2005
    Sure... .m2v is QuickTime compatible. Just open up that sucker in QT and export to any editable file format you like.

    There will be a loss of quality though, both with audio and video. Not necessarily when going from compressed to uncompressed, but when you compress it again...ouch.

    (QT Pro is not free, but if you have FCP then you have QT Pro)
  5. sunfast macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2005

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