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Newbie wants to convert dvd to itunes or computer for youtube use


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i have a dvd of a talk I gave and want to upload i to youtube. it's a dvd of a filming of my talk. it won't just move over to itunes so it may not be mp4. how can i get it into itunes or youtube.

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You will need to convert the movie to a useful format. I would recommend Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac OS X unless you can find a copy of VisualHub (sadly no longer in active development).

If the video was burned as a data DVD you should be able to convert the video into something useful using MPRG Streamclip. If the video was burned to play in a set top DVD player the video file will be in a series of .vob files. Here's an overview of the process I used, Streamclip is a newer version now but the process is the same and in this case it does not matter that the files were burned from a Tivo. ATPM 12.03 - How To: Performing a Video Extraction

In the article I used DV format to get the footage into iMove but Streamckip will also handle saving the files in several other formats.

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In addition to Sylvester's excellent advice, bear in mind that YouTube videos cannot be longer than 10 minutes (though I suppose you can post a longer video in 10-min "parts").
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If you are not planning on editing the content, then Handbrake might be the easiest choice.

CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.
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If you are not planning on editing the content, then Handbrake might be the easiest choice.
You're right. I never think of Handbrake as an option for this. If the video doesn't need editing that's probably easier than what I described.

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