How to get slideshow pictures from a DVD onto Mac

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by san001, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. san001 macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2014

    I am not sure if I am in the right forum, however I need help with transferring pictures from a dvd slideshow onto my mac iPhoto.

    When I see the files on the dvd, they do not seem to want to open as pictures, they are ifo, bup & vob files.

    The DVD would have been created on Pinnacle, but as I now have a Mac, I want them to be included with my other photos.

    Any help would be appreciated (please use simple terms as I have limited knowledge of how to do things)
  2. DemonMF777 macrumors member


    Feb 27, 2014
    S. Florida
    They don't exist as images anymore, rather as a video stream of the images. You'd have to extract individual frames from the video file to get the images off that disc & then they'd only be in SD resolution.
  3. san001 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2014
    Thank you for your reply.

    I did try and open a file but the system couldn't find a program to do this with, so I was unable to do.
  4. pinholestars macrumors member


    Oct 20, 2011

    This is correct. They're not pictures but video now. The easiest way to get pictures of all of them would be to put the DVD in your Mac and play it full screen, and then take a screen shot (cmd+shift+3) of every 'photo' you want to keep.
  5. san001 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2014
  6. Chad3eleven macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2012
    You can also download mpeg stream clip

    that is a video compressing program, but it can read VOB files (from DVDs)

    drag the VOB from the disc onto mpeg stream clip.

    From there go to the frame you would like to save, and go to File, export Frame.

    As noted above, these are going to be grainy, compressed images. (standard definition)

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