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AM94
Sep 19, 2010, 02:25 PM
I use DVD Wizard to rip my DVDs to my iPhone but as yet they haven't updated it to work with the iPad.

Therefore, can someone please point me in the direction of a really simple DVD ripper so that I can get my DVDs onto my iPad?



spinnerlys
Sep 19, 2010, 02:27 PM
Handbrake + VLC


How to backup/copy/rip video DVDs to your HDD and transcode them to another format. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=825323&highlight=)

If you don't want to rip the video DVDs first, and just use Handbrake for transcoding the video, make sure to install VLC Player to circumvent the CSS I mentioned earlier.
Make sure you have the 64-bit version of both applications installed, or the 32-bit versions. Both applications will not work together, if one is 32-bit and one is 64-bit.


VLC Player 64-bit (http://www.videolan.org/) (VLC 1.1.0) - VLC Player 32-bit (http://mac.oldapps.com/VLC_Player.php) (1.0.5 and lower)
Handbrake 64-bit Intel, 32-bit Intel and 32-bit PPC on this page (http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php), so choose the right one

AM94
Sep 19, 2010, 02:32 PM
I was really hoping to have a program (pc version) that allowed me to putva DVD in, select Rip and it drops it into a folder - all done and dusted.
:o

spinnerlys
Sep 19, 2010, 02:37 PM
I was really hoping to have a program (pc version) that allowed me to putva DVD in, select Rip and it drops it into a folder - all done and dusted.
:o

Ah, you use Windows.

Handbrake and VLC are available for Windows too, just install both (VLC is needed to descramble the copy protection scheme called CSS - more info in the thread I linked to) and just use Handbrake to do the actual job. You insert the DVD, choose the right drive and folder via the Open dialog and select the Apple TV preset, click Start and off you go.

3lionsbecks
Sep 19, 2010, 03:35 PM
+1 for handbrake.


also, buy a Mac. ;)

steviem
Sep 19, 2010, 05:04 PM
I guess it has to be Jack the Ripper because he was never caught... The Yorkshire Ripper went to prison eventually.

Handbrake is awesome

LinMac
Sep 19, 2010, 05:27 PM
Handbrake has the easiest to use interface available on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. You will find it the most compatible of all for ripping your DVDs.

Be forewarned that the movie studios are wise to your scheme to avoid rebuying your media via iTunes so you may run into DVDs that simply will not rip.

AnyDVD, MakeMKV, or other software may be needed to do the ripping before using Handbrake to do the converting.

You may now go cry into a corner that it takes more than a single click to rip your DVDs.

Lostanddamned
Sep 19, 2010, 05:31 PM
I'd say handbrake, but lately it has mostly been crashing and failing to fully convert files...

Built
Sep 19, 2010, 05:58 PM
DVDFAB rocks.

gunthermic
Sep 19, 2010, 06:12 PM
DVD Catalyst3 has a free version, it is a one stop DVD Ripping software package. There is also a paid version for 9.95 that does all kinds of devices.
You don't have to rely on other software packages to ripp dvd's liek Handbrake does.

I used many before using this one. Support is top notch. Once you set your settings it's two click to rip for iPad/iPod. One click to start program, put dvd in and click go.

www.tools4movies.com

AM94
Sep 20, 2010, 04:32 AM
Ah, you use Windows.

Handbrake and VLC are available for Windows too, just install both (VLC is needed to descramble the copy protection scheme called CSS - more info in the thread I linked to) and just use Handbrake to do the actual job. You insert the DVD, choose the right drive and folder via the Open dialog and select the Apple TV preset, click Start and off you go.

Thank you, I'll take a look at this option.

AM94
Sep 20, 2010, 04:34 AM
also, buy a Mac. ;)

Very tempting; however, we use PCs at work and I'm always concerned about full compliance across platforms. My parents have an Apple and we sometimes struggle to open their photos sent via e-mail and vice versa. I'm sure there is a reasonably simple solution but when what you have isn't broken, why bother. :)

AM94
Sep 20, 2010, 04:35 AM
I guess it has to be Jack the Ripper because he was never caught... The Yorkshire Ripper went to prison eventually.

Handbrake is awesome

Makes some sense if you classify best as not getting caught. ;)

spinnerlys
Sep 20, 2010, 04:41 AM
Thank you, I'll take a look at this option.

Very tempting; however, we use PCs at work and I'm always concerned about full compliance across platforms. My parents have an Apple and we sometimes struggle to open their photos sent via e-mail and vice versa. I'm sure there is a reasonably simple solution but when what you have isn't broken, why bother. :)

Makes some sense if you classify best as not getting caught. ;)


Btw, you can edit your posts via the http://forums.macrumors.com/images/buttons/edit.gif button, or multi-quote posts via the http://forums.macrumors.com/images/buttons/multiquote_off.gif button, as sequential posts are "against" the rules.

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AM94
Sep 20, 2010, 04:45 AM
AnyDVD, MakeMKV, or other software may be needed to do the ripping before using Handbrake to do the converting.

You may now go cry into a corner that it takes more than a single click to rip your DVDs.

I use AnyDVD and find it to be an excellent product.

As for crying in the corner, tempting but as I don't see the need to waste time doing things the hard way, I'll refrain from tears and simply find the best simple process to move my films onto my iPad! :p

AM94
Sep 20, 2010, 04:46 AM
Btw, you can edit your posts via the http://forums.macrumors.com/images/buttons/edit.gif button, or multi-quote posts via the http://forums.macrumors.com/images/buttons/multiquote_off.gif button, as sequential posts are "against" the rules.

Minor Problems (http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules#Minor_Problems)

6. Sequential posts.
Combine your comments into one post rather than making many consecutive posts to a thread within a short period of time.

Consider me corrected - sorry :o

And informed as to how to respond to and thank people correctly.

Jetwash
Sep 20, 2010, 09:12 AM
Wondershare. Very simple to use & works great.

AM94
Sep 20, 2010, 09:23 AM
Wondershare. Very simple to use & works great.

That looks very similar to DVDWizard, which is the program I used for my iPhone transfers. Thanks Jetwash; between that and Handbrake, I'm sure I'll be able to get some movies over to my iPad! :cool:

Malsi
Dec 20, 2010, 12:39 PM
Hi everyone!
I downloaded Handbrake and VLC player on my PC in order to rip my small DVD collection and put it on my iPhone. I attempted to rip a DVD for the first time last night, before bed, and awoke to find it complete. The problem is that the video is very choppy. It looks like something and 8-bit version of Shrek would vomit. Is there any settings I should use? I'm using Vista at the moment (I know everyone says it's horrible, but I've yet to have any issues). Is there any alternative programs? I'm only interested in ripping DVDs to my iPhone and future iPad2.
Thanks for the help in advance!

From A Buick 8
Dec 21, 2010, 09:46 PM
For Windows use dvdfab to rip the dvd to your HD (i use the movie only setting). Then put the TS folder through HB to encode for the Ipad.

For a mac use Mac the Ripper or Ripit to rip the DVD to your HD, then put the TS folder through HB to encode for the Ipad.

Sure there are times where handbrake and VLC will work, but for most newer DVD's the protection is too much for HD and VLC