Handbrake can do this, but it isn’t easy to strip out a portion of the video.  What I’d suggest is Freemake (http://www.freemake.com) which can be used to convert the whole thing or just a portion.  It can even be used to combine clips into a single file.  Also, it can convert directly to anything you need.

 

It isn’t as fast as handbrake, but it is wicked easy to use and more flexable.

 

Mike

 

 

From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Finnegan, Joanne
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2012 5:37 AM
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Subject: ripping a video clip - software?

 

Hi, All,

 

I apologize if this has been addressed.  No time to search forums and old e-mail is gone with our transition to gmail.  Sorry!

 

I have a high school teacher who teaches a film and media course.  He would like to rip a section of a "real" movie (one produced and shown at movie theaters and available on DVD - not a locally created movie such as those made with a Flip) to use in his classroom with students.  Obviously, there are copyright rules,  and these movies are encoded, but we get that part.   He just wants a short clip to put on an EDU 2.0 forum or to show in class for discussion purposes.  

 

Thoughts?  Paid software is fine if it will do the job.  

 

If you are a video expert and can chat with this guy to brainstorm ideas for a few minutes over the next couple of days, that would be great. please reply off list. 

 

Thanks.

 

Joanne 

 

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Joanne Finnegan, Technology Integration Specialist
Chittenden East Supervisory Union
90 Vermont Route 15
Jericho, Vermont 05465
802-858-1728

 

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