How to rip/convert flv from dvd to mac/iphone

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eoren1, May 27, 2009.

  1. eoren1 macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2007
    I recently received a dvd from a meeting with lectures that are in flv format. I would like to convert them for use in iTunes so that they are accessible on the iPhone.
    A few issues:
    The DVD is built in multiple folders. For example
    Content / lecture 1204 / video / xxxxxx.flv
    Content / lecture 5302 / video / xxxxxx.flv

    So the first (and biggest) hurdle is whether I can easily 'grab' all of the flv files (buried in their respective folders) to one directory on my macbook

    I then need some advice on converting the flv tracks to mp4 ones. I may opt to go the Quicktime Pro route unless handbrake is capable of this as well.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. jman240 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    Well, I'm new to mac but I would wager that you can probably use the built in search to search only the CD for *.flv files and then just copy all the files that search turns up with.

    A good file converter is Handbrake. That should handle encoding them to an iPhone friendly format.

    Handbrake should handle it. The libavformat that is uses has support for Flash Video codecs.
  3. eoren1 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2007
    So simple! Thanks - not sure why I hadn't thought of it...
    Here I was thinking of going to vmware and use xcopy in XP to try to do the same thing.
    Thanks again,

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