Sound clips from DVD

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  1. Sam Posten

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    First, no, I'm not trying to pirate something =p

    All I wanna do is grab a 15 second sound clip and save it to an MP3 and also get a single full size screenshot off a DVD.

    What's the fastest, easiest and cleanest way to do this on OSX, preferably for free?
     
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    I have grabbed sound clips by basically routing the audio output back to the input and capturing with CDSpindoctor, which is part of Toast. I believe there is a shareware app which can do it easier, but I forget the name, and you have to pay to do it.

    Screen captures are a bit stickier. I think you can play the DVD with VLC, pause, and do a regular screen capture, but you get a somewhat low quality image. This does not work with DVDPlayer. There is another, higher quality method I know of, because I like getting movie stills, but it involves software which can't be discussed on HTF, because it is capable of other bad things in addition to the screen captures.
     
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    OK John, Thanks for the info! I guess I'm gonna have to do this on the PC cause it seems a LOT simpler to do there with free software...
     
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    Cinematize is probably the best (without using final cut). It's pretty inexpensive and easy to use.
     
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    VLC does work for screengrabs on the Mac, although it is a very clunky program. That is the one area where PC is much better. The free program that came with my PC had a great screengrab program as part of the regular DVD player. I do a lot of DVD screengrabs for my site, but have had to cut back because of it.

    I'm not sure how to get audio files.
     
  6. Sam Posten

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    I've been thinking of getting Power DVD Ultra for the PC anyway, maybe that's the way to go. Still looking into Cinematize tho!
     
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    i think there is as program called audio hi-jack. it should let you record music from any app. until you pay the shareware you only get like 30 seconds or something. but for 15 seconds should be ok

    Rogue Amoeba - Pick Audio Hijack Pro or Radioshift
     
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    That looks perfect thanks!
     

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