arduinna: a tarot-card version of Linus from Peanuts, carrying a lamp as The Hermit (Default)
[personal profile] arduinna
Does anyone know how to rip an Amazon video to be able to vid with it? It's even legal now (woo, DMCA exemption!), but the googling I'm doing is bringing up very few programs with even fewer reviews, so I'm not sure what's reasonable and what's potentially malware. I'd be happiest with something free, obviously, but am willing to pay for something that works. Amazon has some stuff that iTunes doesn't, and it's starting to get frustrating.

The two options that seem to be most likely are GetFLV and Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate. Anyone have experience with either one, or know of something better? (CNet loves GetFLV, gave it a five-star Editor's Pick rating, but the user reviews are full of people claiming spyware/malware...)

Legal or not, it is so hard to leave this post open!

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Date: 2014-02-02 10:05 pm (UTC)
bironic: Neil Perry gazing out a window at night (Default)
From: [personal profile] bironic
UGH good luck. I tried to rip/de-DRM an iTunes movie for my Riddick vid earlier this month and the results were terrible. That's with paid software, which I resorted to after the sort of Googling you mentioned and a series of nonfunctioning freeware downloads, including, I believe, Aimersoft. But maybe m4vs are especially difficult.

Watching this space with interest.

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Date: 2014-02-02 10:44 pm (UTC)
thirdblindmouse: The captain, wearing an upturned pitcher on his head, gazes critically into the mirror. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thirdblindmouse
Agh, I could swear someone posted on Dreamwidth about how to do this for Amazon video, but it was OS-specific so I didn't save it, and all I can find now is [personal profile] therienne's iTunes post.

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Date: 2014-02-03 03:34 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
This may or may not be helpful, because I basically vid like no one else in vidderland, but my idiosyncratic process might actually be helpful in this case. *g* I don't generally rip source; instead I use a video screen capture program to clip only what I need from a playing or streaming file. The one I use is Snapz Pro, which is only available for the Mac and is payware (it costs $69). I can't remember if you use a PC, but since this is the kind of thing where PCs usually beat Macs, I'm sure there are programs that are just as good or better.

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Date: 2014-02-03 05:45 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Also, fwiw, as far as I can tell, *every* vidder has an idiosyncratic system! Everyone I know has a different method of getting and manipulating source.

Hee! That's comforting to know. :) I just always feel like such an outlier in talk of vidding process, because it always seems to start with ripping source and that's never been a thing that I do. (Mostly for hard drive space reasons, although that's less of an issue than it used to be.) Anyway, I hope you'll be able to work something out!

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Date: 2014-02-04 02:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wyomingnot
I used a program called Audials One. It wasn't free, but it couldn't have cost too much (because i wouldn't have paid for something pricey). This was a few years ago, and I don't know if it'd still work. But just thought I'd mention it. :)

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