Ripping home made dvd to mpeg

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mattrsa, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. mattrsa macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    Hi Guys

    I'm new to mac's so go easy on me here. Been searching the net alot to try find the solution but I have not come accross something which does the job for me.

    So i want to rip some home made (that makes it sound like porn but hey) dvd's . I need to rip them to mpeg or some compressed format or any format that will allow me to import them to imovie or final cut if needs be.

    So far I have tried, handbrake which says that there is no title found when I insert the dvd.
    I have also tried mactheripper, which simpl rips the vob files on to the hard drive which is no real use

    I have tried openshiiva and this worked great for ripping the video but I got no audio.

    I have also tried OSex which simply ripped the dvd into one large vob file which is not what I wanted.

    Can anyone help with this?

  2. Lunja macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2005
    Lincoln UK

    Have the DVD's been made in a DVD recorder? ie. one that sits under your TV in your living room? If so, it may be that your DVD's aren't finalised, hence why Handbrake doesn't recognise the video files.
  3. mattrsa thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    to be honest I'm not sure as I'm not the one who made the dvd's

    I don't think that they would have been made like that as they have menu's at the beginning.

    Has anyone used openshiiva successfully as when I rip i only get video and no video
  4. Flynnstone macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2003
    Cold beer land
  5. stevep macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2004
    Something I found on the internet somewhere which helped me when I wanted to do the same:
    "MPEG is a distribution format, not an editing format, but occasionally you may want to edit MPEG files or import them to iMovie. I'd suggest you try MPEG Streamclip first and see if it does the job for you.

    - MPEG Streamclip ($0) converts MPEG files (including transport streams) into muxed, demuxed, DV, QuickTime, AVI, MP4 or H.264 video or TIFF still frames, so you can easily import them in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro and Toast Titanium. MPEG2 conversions require the $20 Apple's QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component (you can buy it online from Apple, but you already have it if you use either Final Cut Pro 4/HD or DVD Studio Pro). MPEG Streamclip also includes a player to set In and Out points, and perform a partial conversion***. It does not read encrypted VOB files. It can open and convert also DV, MOV, AVI, MP4, H.264, DivX or WMV files (DivX and WMV need 3rd party add-ons)."

    ***Because iMovie complained when I tried to import the whole lot, I used Streamclip to split the original footage into chunks and exported each chunk as a separate smaller QT file ready to stick in iMovie later. A bit time consuming but worth doing as it made the subsequent editing very much easier.
  6. mattrsa thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    ok so if I want to edit a dvd, then compress it what are my options

    The dvd is about 2 gigs in total, I need to get that dvd into imovie and edit a few bits then split it into even parts of about 200mb to upload to the net

    whats my best bet?

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