make an dvd into m4v files?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tbluhp, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    I know you can do this using iMovie then iDvd but is their other alternatives in doing this?
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    No you can't. Or do you mean make m4v files into a dvd?
  3. wackymacky, Oct 13, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2013

    wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    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.

    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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