I want to cut clips from a DVD for a project I’m working on. How do I do this?
In reviewing (online) how to do this, I have managed to download several DVD rippers.
First, I tried HandBrake based on a recommendation. I selected chapters 1-3 and what resulted was video footage that looked like it had been shredded with audio that sounded like galvanized nails scraped across chalkboard.
I next tried DVDFab. The first result was a nice 2-chapter clip with no audio. Next I ended up with a 2-chapter rip/convert (?) into mpeg-4 that played reasonably well but had a nasty, large watermark throughout most of the sequence. I tried converting in other file types (avi) and that got me a file that wouldn’t play on anything.
I next tried AOA DVD Ripper. I really liked the interface - it allowed me to actually “clip” the scene I wanted. Sort of. When the compiling was done, I was notified that audio was not in a format compatible to the software. What?! And, once again - I had a file that had video footage not quite set to the parameters I set and no audio.
I searched the internet some more and found that Sony Vegas came highly recommended. So, I gave that a try. Can I just say that at this point I have way too many ripping/converting programs on my desktop and equally too many VOB files in ridiculous file trees from what amounts to less than 4min of film?! I’m about to throw in the towel. Sony Vegas looks to be an amazing editor…but how to manuever/navigate the interface is way beyond me. I managed to import a few VOB files - nothing of what I needed and in the end had a nice recording of my 3yr old’s voice via my laptop mic. I have no idea how to use Sony Vegas.
So…before I download yet another DVD-Ripping program, can someone please help me out? I just want to clip short segments from films I own for the purposes of private use & education that I can either show from my computer or embed into PowerPoint.