DVD to website

What’s the best way to get a video from a DVD online? Is it possible or does it require some kind of translation software or…it’s about 7 minutes long I’m told.

Thanks so much in advance!

Thanks Ralph. Let me ask…

You may need to convert it to a more web-friendly format, and there are plenty of free programs for doing that. What kind of file format does it have?

Wow. Thank you both. I’ll check out both links. Really appreciate it!

Here you are: Handbrake

That should resolve your problem.

Quoting their website here…

Supported Sources:
Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (unencrypted–protection methods including CSS are not supported internally and must be handled externally with third-party software and libraries), and some .VOB and .TS files
Most any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.

File format: MP4 and MKV
Video: MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora
Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC (OS X Only), MP3, or Vorbis. AC-3 pass-through, DTS pass-thorugh (MKV only)

There are lots of free video converters out there on the web, so you could perhaps check some out and see what’s available for converting those formats to something more user-friendly (assuming those formats aren’t… I really don’t know.)

Just one quick search yielded this, for example:

Hey Ralph.m,

Just heard back. I asked him to pop the video into his computer to see what it contains:

Shows one overall file:

Read only.

Then within that overall file, there are seven other files:

BLIP file (2)
IFO file (2)
VOB file (3)