From DVD to Transcribe software???

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  1. projam619

    projam619 Member

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    I'm pretty dumb when it comes to technology, so I have a question thats probably dumb. :huh How can I use transcribing software (I have Transcribe!) for DVDs??
     
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    Funny you should ask because Roni Music (ronimusic.com) has software to slow down DVD's. I haven't tried it yet.
    You can also slow down video with Quicktime if you have it in a standard format.
     
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    I believe Transcribe! uses MP4 files for video.
    So you'd have to convert your DVD files to MP4's for them to be manipulated in Transcribe.
     
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    Yes, Transcribe will work with MP4 or MOV files, so your DVD would need to be converted to one or the other.
     
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    Assuming that you own the DVD (as I don't advocate piracy) - I'd recommend handbrake

    http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

    Works really well on mac - and you can convert even individual chapters of dvds to quicktime files (If the dvd doesn't have encryption/copy protection).

    If the DVD's encrypted/protected - you may have to use a ripper program (like Mac The Ripper or something similar) to make a disc image of the DVD on your hard drive and then use handbrake to convert it.

    Again - this advice assumes that you own the disc in question and that you live somewhere where this type of conversion is legal.

    But yes - I've done this with several dvds that I own and transcribe handles the quicktime files very well.
     

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