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Importing home video DVDs

Avatar Richard I
Hi, do you know if there is a way to import DVDs of home videos into the Mac in order to get them in a 'modern format' such as MP4? They have no copy protection.

Ideally:
-this would be using Apple apps already resident on a Mac or from the app store.
-an AUGW member has used it!

I am aware of 'Handbrake' but understand that you have to download it from the internet rather than the app store. I would rather not do this (useless someone can assure me that there is a safe source).
Thanks
Richard

Re: Importing home video DVDs

Avatar Mick Burrell
If you have a DVD, presumably your Mac has facilities for playing DVDs, will they not import into iMovie?

Re: Importing home video DVDs

Avatar Eric Jervis
I've been using Handbrake for years but I can't remember where I downloaded it from.

Re: Importing home video DVDs

Avatar Douglas Cheney
I have always downloaded Handbrake from Macupdate.com

Re: Importing home video DVDs

Avatar Richard I
Thanks to all! I forgot about imovie- I shall try it out this weekend. Also it's good to see others have used Handbrake.

I have also spotted that in MacFormat magazine they say to download it from handbrake.fr

Re: Importing home video DVDs

Avatar Mick Burrell
Handbrake.fr is, I believe, the author.
 
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