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Extracting short clips from DVD or movie files

#1
As the title would suggest I am trying to take small clipets from DVDs and from MPG4 files I already have on my computer. Can someone suggest how this can be done and what program I will need. I want them to be stand alone clips that I can place in things like power point presentations.

Cheers fellow ARRSERs.

THE_ODP
 
#2
In the Absence of msr who is GOD in these matters....

try this forum
http://www.computing.net/digitalphoto/wwwboard/forum/206.html

it tells you which free software is available to use etc

it basically converts your DVD to a avi file

you can then mess about with a avi file to convert again to a windows file
(I use Riva encoder - freeware)

you can use BlazeDVD Pro 5.0
which lets you capture a DVD format and play about with it

more modern DVD's are copy protected (they are getting wise!!)
so neither software might not work if it has a protection code on it
(more for music videos i think..)

Final thought
google in 'Capture DVD' see what you get..

in the absance of someone more wiser coming along to help -I'll have to do!!
 
#3
Did your computer come with any video editing software such as Ulead videostudio or similar?

Either way do be careful of any copyright issues.

msr
 
#5
Top link Cabarfeidh, I have added it to the wiki.

msr
 
#6
Cheers ARRSE Geeks! You never fail to amaze with you fountain of cyber knowledge.

THE_ODP
 
#10
As the title would suggest I am trying to take small clipets from DVDs and from MPG4 files I already have on my computer. Can someone suggest how this can be done and what program I will need. I want them to be stand alone clips that I can place in things like power point presentations.
Bump.
My bold.

As what is says on the top of the tin. Is the information contained current, or is there a better 'mousetrap'? As what the OP says, I want to get some 'grabs' from a DVD movie and have them set up for posting on say a forum.

Over to you my most learned colleagues, and don't come back without the DS solution.
 

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