Backing Up DVD With MacTheRipper Help?

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  1. Steve Jobless macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2006
    I have DVDs i wanna make a copy of (Taxi Driver, Casino, Raging Bull and Dave Chappelle for What Its Worth). Yes they're mine. I tried to burn Taxi Driver today but had problems. I'm using Mac The Ripper, DVD2OneX and Disk Utility. After sorting out the files from Mac The Ripper, DVD2OneX produces an image, can't remember if its .img or .dmg. seeing as how i'm a poor student I don;t have the money for Popcorn or Toast right now(although I do have it on Windows). I mounted the image into Disk Utility and it burned. For some reason the burning ended prematurely, something about the burner stopped responding. But it opened up with DVD Player, the movie itself is fine, but the player froze in the special features section. I tried to put it in my regular dvd player and it couldnt read it, and when i tried in my pc, it acted as if nothing was there.

    I heard I need to download DVD imager in addition to DVD2oneX, is this true?


    If it matters Im using a MBP with non-dl burner.
  2. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2005
    Eagle Mountain, UT
    I actually just started using MacTheRipper. I found that DVD2One wasn't easy to use. I tried the trial of DVDremaster. It did exactly what I needed and was easy to use. I bought the full Pro version and love it. I'm not ripping my DVDs to .dmg files though. I'm ripping them to the video TS files. It's taking forever to back up all my DVDs though. I have about 200 and the kids are starting to destroy them. I would definitly recommend buying DVDRemaster.
  3. Steve Jobless thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2006
    I just read somewhere it wont work because DVDs are UDF and Disk Utility doesnt do it. Thanks for your reply, but does DVDremaster, burn too?
  4. astarling06 macrumors regular


    Nov 9, 2006
    Manhattan, KS
    I have been successful using Handbrake to rip/compress and then use iMovie and iDVD to burn onto disc for backing up my collection of DVDs. Mac the Ripper works pretty good in lieu of Handbrake as well.:apple:
  5. Steve Jobless thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2006
    But i'd like to have the dvds work in dvd players and not just my mac.
  6. Blubbert macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2006
    For your burning needs you could use Burn, its completely free, and it should take care of the burning part of the equation in your backup project.
  7. Steve Jobless thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2006
    thanks, but what file type should i be burning?
  8. diamond3 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2005
    I use Mactheripper to get it off the dvd and onto the computer and then toast 7 to compress and then burn. It works like a charm. It just takes a little time is all. I also almost always save as disc image (in toast) and then burn it later after it does the compressing. That way also if you ever have a bad dvd or something goes wrong in the burning stage you dont loose your compressed movie. Also to make an additional copy takes then like 15 min.

    Maybe you can update your windows copy of toast to a mac. We did that for Adobe CS2.
  9. atszyman macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2003
    The Dallas 'burbs
    I was just looking at Roxio's website, has anyone here used Popcorn2?

    We like to create "movie only" versions of our disks for use in our car's DVD entertainment system for our daughter to watch. It's so much easier than having to get past the menu especially if she wants to switch movies on a longer trip....
  10. iPhil macrumors 68040



    I use Popcorn 2 to convert ts-video to ipod format and automatically puts it into itunes too .. if you desire too ..

    To rip 'Owned' Dvds to ts-file i use the MTR aka MacTheRipper .. link in my sig ..
  11. jconner5 macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2007
    I am new at this but I have learned a few things. When I started, people recommended I get handbrake, dvd2one, and toast. I learned that if you buy Toast 8 Titanium, you don't need dvd2one or any other compression software, because the new toast allows you to compress it to one disk. The quality is still great too. I use MactheRipper to extract the entire disk, than I open toast, drag the video_ts folders into toast, than click copy options, choose burn main feature only in audio and video, and in about 45 minutes, it is finished. If you can't afford toast, I have also learned that if you have handbrake, you can rip the disk, drag the finished .mp4 file into iDvd and burn it this way.
  12. mmbeded macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2007
    region code before ripper

    when ever i go to rip a dvd outside of my region i get the change region code box before ripper can do it's thing. so i'm having to change the bloody thing anyway.

    what am i doing wrong?
  13. epochblue macrumors 68000


    Aug 12, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    I've used MTR + DVD2OneX + Disk Utility to burn DVDs before and it's worked without a problem.

    I haven't done it in a while, though, so something might have changed since the last version of DVD2OneX, but there used to be an option to shrink the DVD and save it as an image file. That file would burn just fine using Disk Utility, but shrinking the DVD into a VIDEO_TS folder never worked because Disk Utility didn't know what to do with it.

    Like Blubbert said, though, Burn would handle the VIDEO_TS folders just fine, and it's completely free.
  14. mattthemutt macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    I realise this is a slightly different result, but I find that HandBrake works very well. I just take the video straight off the DVD, and I can either burn it onto a VCD, or burn it back onto a DVD.
  15. mmbeded macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2007
    regioncode change box before mtr will rip

    when ever i go to rip a dvd outside of my region i get the change region code box before ripper can do it's thing. i have to actually change the bloody thing anyway, before ripper will register the dvds presence.

    what am i doing wrong?
  16. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

    Artful Dodger

    May 28, 2004
    In a false sense of reality...My Mind!
    You have to change it to what you need it to be or really what you don't want.
    Without typing out the whole info page on it each dvd could be different so it needs or should be reset after each dvd.
    Maybe you also need to click on "new region" then select your regions by checking them in the drop down boxes.
    Hope that helps and if not just check out the help file from MTR.

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  17. mmbeded macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2007



  18. rickjamwil macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2007
    So, after using MTR, what is better for producing DVD copies that will play in a DVD player: DVDRemaster or Toast 8 Titanium or Popcorn?
  19. Dmoney615 macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2007
    MacTheRipper + Popcorn = Perfect copies of DVDs for my car!
  20. FatSweatyBlldog macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    If you change your preferences so DVD Player DOESN'T open up automatically when you insert a disc, you won't have to deal with the region code settings. Just open up MTR and rip. :apple:

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