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Converting Camcorder mini DVDs with VideoWrap [ANSWER]

Posted: Thu, 10th Apr 2008, 11:12am

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DickW

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What's the best procedure to convert camcorder DVD's to Flash files using VideoWrap? The program obviously won't import VOB files and most other programs I've tried either truncate due to TC problems or import without audio.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,

DickW
Posted: Thu, 10th Apr 2008, 12:31pm

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Simon K Jones

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VideoWrap can import some VOBs, as long as they don't have any DRM (commercial DVDs won't work, for example). Have you actually tried it? It depends on the camcorder DVD format, I imagine.
Posted: Thu, 10th Apr 2008, 3:35pm

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DickW

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thanks Tarn. I tried again and it works so long as I don't add a title to the video. (gives a 4032 error and crashes). Another issue is that the aspect ratio icon has disappeared. Since my video was 16:9, I'll have to recover that function. I'll reload the program.

My camcorder is a Sony DVD consumer unit but I've read of the TC problem on the internet re other products. The only Ap (aside from VidroWrap that I've looked at that doesn't truncate most videos after it runs into a TC problem after about 30-40sec) is MPEG Streamclip. In other words, you have a competative winner here for folks who want to convert their DVDs to Flash, etc.
Posted: Thu, 10th Apr 2008, 4:25pm

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DickW

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I tried again after reloading and it skips over the preview screen and goes directly to the Destination screen. I had this problem before the -91 patch and it apparently has returned.
Posted: Thu, 10th Apr 2008, 4:41pm

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Kid

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The best procedure would probably be to rip it as if from dvd using a guide like the ones on doom9 for instance and then pass it through Videowrap to convert from an intermediate format to Flash.

For the intermediate format I would recommend something lossless like huffyuv or simply an mpeg4 format like divx at a really high bitrate. I would avoid using DV.
Posted: Thu, 10th Apr 2008, 6:27pm

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DickW

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thanks, Kid. I'll try that.