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I've got some of our old home movies that I transferred from videotape to DVD using my Sony stand alone DVD recorder. How can I import stuff from these DVD's to iMovie? I know I need to get them on the hard drive first. Do I have to get a video capture setup or is there a simpler way?
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If you just want to use them in iMovie, then Handbrake is probably best. Use the mp4 or mpeg4 options.
Free Applications: Handbrake

If you want to produce straight copies of your dvds, then either of these will do:
http://www.appletell.com/apple/comme...-for-mac-os-x/
MacTheRipper - Use Freeware MacTheRipper to rip DVD to iPod and iPhone
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Thanks for the info, looks like Handbrake will do the trick. How can I tell if I need the 32 or 64 bit version?
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I think that if you have a core duo processor and Snow Leopard, then the 64 bit should be ok, but the 32 bit will work anyway. I think.
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the 64 bit version for snow leopard, any other OS go for 32.

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Thanks, downloaded the 64 bit version, then had to download another 64 bit program to make it work. Everything seems to be working fine. Thanks again.
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