How Can I Rip Family DVDs and Scan Photos to Share?

Episode 1820 (16:20)

Elizabeth from Fullerton, CA
Handbrake

Elizabeth wants to rip her family DVDs and send the video files to family and friends. Leo says to use Handbrake to rip the DVD. Then, you can re-encode the video files to a format that everyone can read. MPEG4 is the best option. After that, you can edit the video files and then send them out. iMovie would work great for the Mac. Then, Leo recommends putting it on a file-sharing site like DropBox and then sending the link out to everyone you want because the files will be pretty large. There's also OneDrive, Google Drive, or iCloud. 

How about scanning photos and sharing them? Leo suggests the Epson FastFoto scanner. It has a sheet feeder, and you can scan a stack of photos at a time, rather than just one.