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Getting clips from DVD

Sometimes I find howlers on DVD that I want to store. On a Mac the sequence is:
  1. Open the DVD in VLC and find out which title and chapter the clip is in.
  2. Use MacTheRipper to extract that title and chapter to .vob format
  3. Open it up in VLC, note the seconds offset for the part of the clip we want and then use File->Streaming/Export wizard to export the clip. I use H.264 (3072 kb/s) for video and MPEG-4 audio and mp4 container.
Here's an example:

video
The what controls what again?

Comments

  1. the sound and the video are out of sync for me. also, that's a pretty high bitrate for just DVD's. I'd imagine 1000 kbps or less would be sufficient without resizing, assuming you are actually using a good codec (x264). I've never used VLC to extract clips before, but I suppose that's what you resort to when you use a mac!

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  2. "Shorted out the left occipital lobe in his brain, which controls the ability to speak and form words."

    I love how TV shows just make stuff up, stuff that is close to right but is actually wrong.

    The occipital lobe--in the back of the head--in humans is the *visual* part of the brain. It is not thought to have much to do with language at all.

    Forming words is done by Broca's area and related structures, which are in the frontal lobe, at the front of the head. Most people use the left side to process language, though some use the right side.

    And all this is a big simplification anyway.

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  3. Ahh, but we are talking about Monk. He's different....

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  4. Killer - with all the gibberish, how can you tell? Any hoo - it was all synced up when I uploaded, I blame blogger...

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