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Hi everyone. Iím new to the forums and new to the world of Mac. Have just purchased a MacBook Pro. Love it but having used Windows for 15 years or so there are certain pieces of software that I need to find the equivalent of.

Have considered using Bootcamp/Parallels but have decided I just want to use the Mac OS and everything that goes with it.

So if anyone could tell which programmes will do the following it would be a massive help.

I currently use WS-FTP for ftp upload and transfer. Iím not sure if thereís a Mac version. I canít seem to find it. Are there any FTP clients that people would recommend?

On Windows I use PowerDVD to capture still images from DVDs. I know they donít make a Mac version Ė which other programme will allow me to do this. iMovie?

I also use TMPGENC to rip segments from DVDs, just short clips Ė not the whole movie. Which programme would allow me to do this? I donít think I can rip from DVD in iMovie right?

Any help will be appreciated and any cheap or free options would be better given that Iím tight for money after just buying the Mac!
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welcome..

i use CyberDuck (free) for ftp... works great.

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Hi glittergal,

I would suggest the free MPEGStreamclip to clip portions of DVDs. You'll need Apple's MPEG-2 Playback Component though (and this one will cost some).

Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac OS X

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FTP Clients
Fugu
Research Systems Unix Group: Fugu
Flow - I got it with one of the software bundles -it works well
Flow - Mac OS X FTP and SFTP Client
And as suggested cyberduck
Cyberduck | FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files & Amazon S3 Browser for Mac OS X | About

VLC is a great media player and can capture images
There is this guide too
How to Take Fullscreen DVD Screen Captures in Mac OS X Using FreeSnap - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

For partial movie - what about handbrake - encode it then edit it?
HandBrake
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You can't just take a screen shot? Command + **** + 3
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I have downloaded a few of the programmes suggested and am working with the at the moment. thank you.
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You can't just take a screen shot? Command + **** + 3
For the OPís info, the stars was a typo, it was meant to say shift, but I think he left out the f.

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