Sunday, August 31, 2008

Converting unencrypted .VOBs to .DV files

What a great little app - I have one of those camcorders that shoots straight to DVD which is hugely convenient for showing people what you did that day (who can't play a DVD? You can't do that with a miniDV tape!) - and 8cm DVD-R's are so cheap you tend never to tape-over anything. But! iMovie, ExpressPro, Final Cut etc etc won't read .VOBs directly (well, iMovie '08 will, but not iMovieHD which I have on the home Mac).
Drop2DV doesn't seem to degrade the video (not so that I can tell) and it is quick - even though it is going between a long-GOP and iframe format - it has no GUI!

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