Convert, or “Rip,” Video from a DVD for Video Editing [video]

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[This is an excerpt from a recent on-line video webinar: “Ask Larry Anything,” which is available to members only as part of our Video Training Library.]


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This session is a lot like sitting around a table, drinking coffee and talking about editing – except that Larry brought his computer and he’s showing how stuff works.

MPEG Streamclip no longer works in Mac OS X 10.12 or later. In this short, video excerpt, Larry shows how to “rip,” or convert, media from a non-copy protected DVD into a video format suitable for editing, while preserving as much quality as possible.

Convert Video From a DVD for Editing

TRT: 6:05 — MPEG-4 HD movie

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8 Responses to Convert, or “Rip,” Video from a DVD for Video Editing [video]

  1. MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 still works on my OS X 10.12.6 iMac. You need to install the old MPEG2 QT plugin.

    • Larry says:


      Good to know. I have MPEG Streamclip on my system, but when I upgraded to 10.12.x, the MPEG-2 plug-in was removed and I could not easily find it to reinstall.

      In any case, the older plug-in will not continue working much longer, I suspect.


  2. Hi Larry,

    I found something called Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate which has an interface that looks exactly like the one you are using. Interesting. I had an older version from a company called Aimersoft I believe which was also using the same interface. The Wondershare has all the features that one could ever want.

  3. Rich says:

    You can also use Handbrake which is free and works great. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistle but it does a good job of converting a DVD.

  4. Christopher Fryman says:

    MacX DVD Ripper Pro

    this is a great ripper…also cheap

  5. Philip Snyder says:


    I had previously created a separate partition on my main hard drive and installed El Capitan (10.11.6) on it. Now when I want to use Streamclip, I reboot from that partition and Streamclips works fine. That’s my workaround.

  6. John A. Mozzer says:

    Fascinating! Raw DV Stream is alive and well! (I saw the .dv extension.) As opposed to DV in a QuickTime wrapper (.mov extension.)

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