How to Convert Video TS to .DV file for iMovie

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MikeT125, May 26, 2009.

  1. MikeT125 macrumors regular

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    I want to know if there is way to take Video TS files and convert them straight into a .DV file so they can be edited in iMovie.

    My situation is that I use a program like Mac the Ripper to extract a DVD into the Audio and Video TS folders. My step 2 is to use Handbrake to convert it to MPEG and then MPEG-Streamclip to convert it to .DV

    The problem I am having is that while this process works, the final product video quality is slightly off. I know that the loss is either in Handbrake or the MPEG-Streamclip program. How can I go straight to DV, either through a program or straight from the DVD?

    Thanks!
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. MikeT125 thread starter macrumors regular

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    If I go and select the Video TS file will it have the audio attached to it? I ask because there is a separate Audio TS folder and I have always thought that the extraction separated the two.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, it references the audio.
     
  5. MikeT125 thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    Open up the AUDIO_TS folder and you will see that it is empty. Audio is muxed in the vob files in the VIDEO_TS folder.
     
  7. hak187 macrumors member

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    You can also use Roxio Toast Titanium to convert dvd (the disc, iso file or video_ts) to dv as well.
     
  8. wackymacky macrumors 65832

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    Yes, but MPEG Streamclip is free and open source(?) whereas Toast Titanium, while easy to use is not cheap.
     
  9. MikeT125 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The mPeg streamclip is telling me that I need to buy an add on from Apple to play MPEG files even though I asked it to make a DV file. I am not sure why it is doing that.
     

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