Extracting a clip from a DVD

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#1

Hi! I occasionally want to pull just a short clip (0:10 to 3:00 or so) off of a DVD to show at church. Will DVD Fab/Platinum do this, or is there a better way?

Thanks!


#2

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Maybe DVD Shrink is a good tool to do this, because in re-author mode it allows to select a start and end point.


#3

Agreed this is “Excellent” suggestion.


#4

I am new also but someone suggested to me “FairUse Wizard”. I tried it and it worked great so perhaps you can try it also.


#5

Hmmm… thanks for the suggestion but that is a different thing I think. FairUse Wizard is a converter from DVD to .avi (MPEG2 -> MPEG4), and as far as I know there isn’t the ability to edit out a particular section.


#6

Yes, you can edit out a particular section. I have done it. In fact, 2 days ago I selected a 10 second clip using FairUse Wizard then had it convert it to an avi file.


#7

Yes I think I remember accidentally doing this by using the start & end credits. But the player must be able to play the avi file otherwise there is conversion process to mpeg.


#8

Nero recode will also grab a section of a dvd for you.


#9

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions and ideas! There’s SO much software out there it’s hard to keep track of which program does what, esp. the first time you need a specific feature like this.