[MacDV] Importing From DVD

ShirleyK ShirleyKat at cox.net
Sat Jun 5 06:01:14 PDT 2004

This is a popular question on this and the iMovie list. Just before 
your message in my mailbox is an answer to the same question in the 
iMovie list:

Op 5-jun-04 om 1:55 heeft ShirleyK het volgende geschreven:

> Except that the "free" procedure requires the $30 QuickTime Pro from
> Apple.
> Shirley
> On Jun 4, 2004, at 12:28 AM, Hans de Bijl wrote:
>> Hi listas,
>> There are several programs who do this. You'll have to pay for them.
>> http://www.dvdxdv.com/
>> http://www.kaisakura.com/Forty-Two_DVDVX_Plus.html
>> http://www.mpeg2works.2ya.com/
>> But you can do it for free also.
>> Rip the part of the dvd to your computer with MacTheRipper. View them
>> with VLC or YadeX
>> Demux the vob's to ac3 and mv2 with BBDemux
>> ac3 to aiff with mAC3dec
>> mv2 to mov with quicktime
>> Combine both with QT and save as .dv
>> Open in iMovie
>> Done
>> Links to software on my site.
>> www.hansdebijl.tk
>> Regards
>> Hans de Bijl

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Be aware that you won't get the same quality back. The movie was 
greatly compressed when converted to the DVD format. If you think you 
may want to redo DVD projects in the future, be sure to keep your 
original footage or at least your finished iMovie before sending it to 


On Jun 5, 2004, at 3:28 AM, Neil Bennett wrote:

> Hi (again)
> I have a DVD of a wedding that I burned using iDVD 3 which I would 
> like to re-import into the iMovie 4 to re-edit (I no longer have the 
> original camera footage or iDVD project file) but I'm unsure of how to 
> do it. When I insert the DVD into my Superdrive an icon appears on my 
> desktop and when I double click the icon it produces two files which 
> are named AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. Do I have to somehow convert these 
> files into a DV file before I can import them into iMovie again?
> Thanks (again)
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