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Old Jan 31, 2010, 12:38 PM   #1
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Using VLC to rip DVDs

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I have recently downloaded VLC to rip DVDs onto my mac so that I can put them into my video library for easy use. I am aware of the numerous threads on this site but cant seem to find a solution to my problem:

I am following the instructions offered on this site but cant get past the opening menu screen that you always get on DVDs [scene selection, extras etc etc]. The instructions suggest that I need to select the 2nd or 3rd title to rectify this, try playing it as a test before ripping away. However, it doesn't seem to matter which title or chapter I select on the VLC options I only ever manage to rip the top menu???

Any suggestions?

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Old Jan 31, 2010, 03:36 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure that VLC is not a DVD ripper. Yes, it will play DVDs, but not rip. For that, use Handbrake.
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Old Jan 31, 2010, 03:42 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure that VLC is not a DVD ripper. Yes, it will play DVDs, but not rip. For that, use Handbrake.
VLC can rip (transcode) DVDs... it's had this feature for some time. E.g.:

http://lifehacker.com/230349/rip-dvds-with-vlc

Did you try using the No DVD Menus option in the convert window?
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Old Feb 1, 2010, 02:54 PM   #4
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OK, thanks. Never knew that.
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Old Feb 1, 2010, 03:36 PM   #5
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Ticking the no dvd menu button worked a treat...how simple was that!

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