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VOD Conversion???

Jan 4, 2015
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I am trying to find software to convert a VOD file from my wedding dvd so that I can pull it into FCP. Anyone have any suggestions for freeware that can convert 100% with no watermarking or "upgrade to use this feature" prompting? any help is greatly appreciated.


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North Louisiana, USA
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I shhpuld have mentioned this earlier. I've done this before using MPEG Streamclip and written about it here. I was extracting things for use with older versions of iMovie but the process is the same. If you are in a hurry and want the quickest read skip the beginning which describes .vob files.

The newest version of MPEG Streamclip is at the link above

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