Rip, convert, and edit a dvd video:
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Disclaimer: The workflows here are offered as guides for further experimentation and learning. The technological landscape for Audio/Visual editing changes rapidly; the products and methods mentioned are for illustrative purposes only.
Ripping DVD video:
If your source video is located on a DVD, there are a variety of free and commercial tools available to quickly "rip" or extract your video clip to your desktop.
The following examples are provided for illustrative purposes for two of such commonly available software utilities:
- Use WinX DVD, a free tool to extract video clips from DVDs. (Instructions are provided here to illustrate the general concepts and procedure for clip extraction).
- Use ImTOO DVD Ripper, a commercial (non-free) tool. (Instructions are provided here to illustrate the general concepts and procedure for clip extraction).
Once you have extracted the video using one of the above tools, you will want to insert the resulting video clip into Powerpoint. Select a tool above, and follow the instructions to the next step.