Trouble putting Video on COmputer

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by JGonseaux, May 8, 2010.

  1. JGonseaux macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2010
    I went skydiving and they gave me a video. It only opens in DVD Player on my computer. When i put it in my computer, it has an icon.... so I right click it and it says open, no open with...then when I hit open it has like 10 files inside it. I'm trying to save it as a Quick Time.

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    It would be nice, if you can give is much more information.

    What files and folders are on the DVD*, what are their names and suffixes (.vob, ifo, .mov, .avi) and what Mac OS X version do you have?

    Have you tried VLC Player?

    * Or what is the medium the files came upon to you? Still, whatever medium it is, file format and names are important, so we can figure out, how you can play them?
  3. JGonseaux thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2010

    I have the latest version of MAC OS X. And I don't know what the VLC Player is. I'm a mac idiot. This is my first and I'm trying to learn. :confused:

    As soon as I plug the DVD in the computer DVD Player pulls up and it plays just fine. I can't get it to play elswhere.
  4. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    That is because it is a video DVD, one that also goes into one of those physical DVD players under your telly.

    If you want to use the video on there in another player, you need to transcode the video on there.

    You need Handbrake (32-bit version) and VLC Player to do this.

    Further reading:

    MRoogle search results.

    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    Mac OS X Basics

    Switch 101 - guide with articles made by Apple on how to accustom yourself, after you switched to Mac OS X from Windows​

    Mac 101 - How to get started with Mac OS X​

    Find out how - tutorial videos made by Apple on how to do certain thing in Mac OS X​

    Pro tips - tips made available by Apple for easier ways of doing certain tasks​

    Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts - Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.​

    Mac OS X Beginner's Guide by MacRumors - learn about software, media players, shortcuts and some useful tips, tricks and hints​

    Mac Guides - tutorials, product guides and more​

    MRoogle - a very effective tool to search these fora using Google and made available by edesignuk, introductory threads: 1, 2 and 3

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