In the “how long were you going to have that feature and not tell me” category comes the ability to record in the Mac version of VLC . What it allows you to do is record segments from a DVD . You see, in the Windows version of VLC (since version 1.0 came on the scene), you have been able to record a DVD that is playing. The Windows version has a record button in the program (you need to select View>Advanced Controls to make it available). Once you do that you can hit the button to start recording, then hit it again to stop.
For almost a year now, and even during
my recent NMC presentation
, I have been under the assumption that this was a Windows only feature. In exploring the
new version 1.1 for the Mac
, I discovered in the keyboard shortcuts area a “record” option. Invoking “
starts a recording, and pressing the same key combo again, stops the recording.
This, of course, dramatically helps the workflow of using clips from DVDs on the Mac. After saving the recording, I would use Handbrake to convert it into a web ready MP4 file, then upload it to a web server.