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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NEENAHBOY, Dec 11, 2004.
OK, I'm backing up a DVD to my PowerBook using DVD Backup. Now what???
DVDbackup isn't really being maintained. Take a look at MacTheRipper.
I assume you want to get that 7 GB movie onto a 4.7GB single layer DVD, right? There's DVD2oneX ($49) (you'll still need to burn it with Roxio Toast or OS X native burning, Roxio Popcorn ($49, or $29 if you already have Toast) (one step, burning is part of the recode operation) or FastDVDbackup(?) which does some extra stuff, like back up PS2 games, but it's an amazing $99. I've used DVD2oneX and Popcorn (new); I think Popcorn gives better quality than DVD2oneX, but it's also a bit slower (2 pass encoding, ala Nero, I think).
Anybody find some free compression software yet???
You can do what you want with ffmpegX (release p is preferred), but it's not for those that don't understand the underlying mpeg standards and DVD video formats.
There's also mynx trancoder which is free.
A few alternatives...
One of these should satisfy your needs...
And these for compression in order to get them to fit onto one DVD...
Check out Roxio's Popcorn, it does the job and it competitively priced.
dvdshrink is for Windows ...
I would recommend ffmepgx, but you have to know what you're doing, it's not for dummies...
Mea culpa - sorry about that
Just posted this over here:
off topic but...
like your footer on your posts.
FWIW I use mac the ripper and DVD2ONEX. Popcorn works well but isn't as flexible.