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Need to convert from mini-DVD into wmv, mov, or avi

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What do I need to take video down from a mini-DVD recorded from Handycam, into a format that can be posted to YouTube (assuming wmv, mov, or avi)? Is there a free software I can download to convert? I have iDVD on my Mac, but it won't take an import from the mini-DVD either.


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Mac Specs: Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10

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I'm not sure how mini-dvds are recorded off hand -


They are laid out like DVDs and finalized with a menu (ie: you can play them in a regular DVD player right out of the camera), you should be able to use Handbrake to rip the video to an mp4


it is just a grouping of video files on the disc (that isn't playable by a DVD player), you should be able to take those files and convert them using handbrake or mpegstreamclip to an mp4 or mov.

Hope that helps!

My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Debian as a server; Apple TV (1080p version)
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