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I'm sure that this has been answered at some point, but I'm having trouble finding the relevant threads (damn 3 letter words like rip and dvd).
I've got a non-copyrighted DVD that's about 40 minutes long, all in a single chapter. It's video from a conference that the local news station shot for my work. It was on DVCPro tapes, but luckily we got a DVD as well (I of course found out about this after calling everyone in town trying to find anyone with machine that could play the tapes). My boss would like to insert 2 clips from this video into a powerpoint, one being about a minute long, the other 4 or 5 minutes. I told him I could break it into chapters that he could play, but that isn't simple enough. He's going to be out of town and on his own when giving this presentation and he has a great fear that something will go wrong. So here's what I'd like to do:
1) Split the disc into chapters. Make sure that the 2 clips he wants are their own chapters.
2) Imbed the video clips into the presentation. Ideally they would just start when he goes to the slide they're on, but if he has to hit play from within the powerpoint that would be fine.
3) If I could export this all on a disc from my PC and just give it to him that would be nice. I've done that with other powerpoints I've made for people, but they didn't have imbedded video.
Step 1 might be unnecessary if it's easier to edit the clips in the format that they end up in in step 2. I'd really prefer free software or trial versions (as long as they don't watermark or something) because I don't think this is going to come up very often, and free is always good anyway. However, if the paid options are what's required I could probably get authorization for that.