make an dvd into m4v files?

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  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I know you can do this using iMovie then iDvd but is their other alternatives in doing this?
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    No you can't. Or do you mean make m4v files into a dvd?
     
  3. wackymacky, Oct 13, 2013
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    wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    I'd also recommend handbrake. Be aware though if you are backing up a commercial DVD you need a copy of the libdvdcss installed to decrypt the DVD. It is no longer built into handbrake but is contained in the VLC Media player, so you may wish to get a copy of this to.

    You should only backup DVDs that you own. Even then you maybe breaking the law.

    If you've never heard of handbrake here is a review of its basic use.

    http://www.macworld.com/article/1157590/how_to_rip_dvd_handbrake.html

    Another useful video format editing tool is mediastreamclip for exporting to different formats. (Free)

    If you want to create DVDs toast/popcorn used to be popular, though I personally though they were overpriced.
     

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