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May 16, 2008 at 8:41 PM #41503
May 17, 2008 at 12:51 AM #175880RobParticipant
I would hook your camera or deck to the DVD player. Press play on the DVD player and record to miniDV tape. Then capture the miniDV tape.
You can also download handbrake. it allows you to rip the DVDs. It takes long though.
May 17, 2008 at 12:58 AM #175881AnonymousInactive
I know there should be editing software that will extract from a DVD, but I don’t know what it is. I have handled this 2 different ways.
1. I have some software called DVDfab that will copy, extract, convert any DVD to an Mpeg file, IPOD format, PSP, etc. That is one way to extract. http://www.dvdfab.com
2. Another, rather low tech and easy way is to play the disk in a DVD player and run RCA cables out to your camcorder, record on the camcorder while the DVD is playing, and then capture from your camcorder back into your PC. I know there should be some loss with this, but I can’t really detect it.
I hope someone has a better answer for you, because I’m curious as well.
May 17, 2008 at 12:59 AM #175882AnonymousInactive
It looks like we posted the same idea at the same time! Cool!
May 17, 2008 at 12:09 PM #175883AnonymousInactive
Two other options are:
Streamclip 1.1 from squared5.com (you’ll need to buy the $20 mpg encoder for Quicktime)
AVS media converter – $40
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