My Wedding Movie Request

Reality4711

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I have three files from my wedding 10 years ago. They were created on a Windows machine and up until now all I have needed to do is play the video for my own pleasure (no sarcasm intended).

My wife has asked for a small edited version, of her choosing to send in a Video card she is making for her relatives.

VIDEO_TS.VOB
VTS_01_1.VOB
wedding.avi

are the filenames/type. I have iMovie (never used) and sundry other photographic software.

How and with what do I do to get my wife what she wants? None of these files open in iMovie.

Suggestions Please. More info. if needed.

Regards Sharkey
 

WinstonRumfoord

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Check out a program called clipwrap. I cant recall if it is free or not, but I use it to "Rewrap" movie files into editing-friendly formats.
 

kohlson

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I would start with Handbrake (which also requires VLC) to convert to mp4, which is a format easily digested by iMovie. You can adjust for different quality settings, sizes, and so on.
 

Reality4711

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Thank you all for responding.

Is there a definitive method e.g.. which file should I use as as starting point and what would be the simplest workflow?

nb. QuickTime has always been a mystery to me.:confused::(

Thank you Sharkey
 

lighthouse_man

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Thank you all for responding.

Is there a definitive method e.g.. which file should I use as as starting point and what would be the simplest workflow?
The VOB files are DVD format files. The video_ts file is a DVD content file which should be very small and you can forget about. I'd assume that the VTS_01_1.VOB and wedding.avi are two copies of the same thing unless you originally had two different edits. You can preview/watch both files in a free program called VLC. If they're the same, then work on th VTS file. Drag it into MPEG Streamclip and convert to a friendly format.
 
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