Copying old DVD of home movies onto my Mac hard drive?
February 19, 2012 6:01 PM Subscribe
I want to copy a DVD of home movies to my hard drive (mac) and be able to watch them (and possibly upload them onto the internet). Copied the DVD files, but none of them will open with any of my current applications. Please help.
posted by The Pantless Wonder to technology (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I recently found an old DVD of home movies that I made. When I made the DVD, I took a VHS compilation of the home movies and had an AV store transfer the VHS to a DVD. Now I'd like to have the movies on my mac hard drive.
I copied the DVD to the hard drive and I get this list:
I understand (?) that the .VOB files are the actual video files. Is that correct? How can I watch these on my hard drive? And possibly upload them to YouTube? Do I need a special conversion software or a special player?
The DVD shouldn't have any protections on it, since it's all videos of my childhood, unless the store that converted the DVD put them on there unbeknownst to me.
I apologize that I probably sound like a bit of a Luddite. I'm really unfamiliar with film/video technology (clearly).
Thank you everyone in advance.