How to convert DVDs for use in DVD Studio Pro...?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by PaulMoore, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. PaulMoore macrumors regular

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    I am making a demo DVD- not trying to illegally copy commercial DVDs or anything like that (!)- but need to get material from various (non copy-protected) DVDs so I can combine them in DVD Studio Pro... is there a simple way of doing this without losing quality? I only need the video from the discs (they have no menus).

    They are SD TV programs- running about 30 mins each if that makes a difference.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
     
  2. neonkru macrumors regular

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    yes. try handbrake :)
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Handbrake will only give you another highly MPEG-4 compressed video, unsuitable for DVD Studio Pro.

    If you have Final Cut Studio, rip the DVDs via MacTheRipper to your HDD, open the Video_TS folder in MPEG Streamclip and export to DV or a QuickTime using the DV codec and then you can either use that exported video in DVDSP or hunt it through Compressor first.
     
  4. PaulMoore thread starter macrumors regular

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    (I will try this anyway but thought I'd ask in case anyone else knows better)

    Would loading the VIDEO_TS folder in MPEG Streamclip and selecting the 'Demux to M2V and AC3' setting output a file usable in DVD Studio Pro which hasn't lost quality from the original DVD?
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    I didn't remember that Demux option.

    I just tried that, and it will work. No re-encoding necessary.
     
  6. mooblie macrumors 6502

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    Yes.
     

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