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DVD to my mac.

Feb 10, 2010
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This may have been asked several times before, my apologizes if it has. I recently came across some cassettes and have since transferred the home videos to a DVD disc. I was wondering if I can get these videos onto my macbook so I can watch them without a disc inserted. I've read about "handbrake" but I am looking for some feedback. I would appreciate any replies. Thanks!


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Dec 20, 2006
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Lake Mary, Florida
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14" MacBook Pro M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD
Yes, Handbrake will do the trick. I would recommend using the Apple TV preset, which will maintain the quality and encode them in H.264, which is a capable and universally accessible codec.

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