.vob to .avi conversion help?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by surfersean20, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. surfersean20 macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2011
    :confused:Hi, im trying to get the dvd video files that are in .VOB .IFO . BUP
    Into a file where I can watch them on my Mac OS X 10.4.11 Computer

    I want to be able to edit them in Imovie.

    When I click on the .vob.ifo.bup files it says there is no default application to open the files.
    I would be super happy if someone could lead me through the steps of converting it to either .dv or .avi or some other file that plays on mac which is high quality.
    THANKS! -- sean
  2. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    The program VLC can play .vob files. Just select all the vob files , right click and open with vlc.
  3. wlh99 macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2008
    The process of converting a DVD to a more friendly format is usually called "ripping" Technically, ripping would only be converting the file to an MPEG2, then you can transcode it to whatever you want from there, and many programs will do that in one step.

    Google "mac rip dvd" for information and some free and paid programs to do that.

    Note that commercial DVD's are copy protected, and many free programs won't work. You will need something more sophisticated.
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Technically video DVDs use MPEG-2 as video codec, thus the ripping process will not convert (technically it is called "transcode") the MPEG-2 encoded video to an MPEG-2 encoded video.
    Ripping is the process of removing or circumventing the copy protection scheme in order to copy the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders to another medium, most like some HDD.

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