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DVD movie copies

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by iaddict, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Not sure if this is the right forum but I purchased a movie on iTunes Sunday for my 2year old grandson to watch. My daughter made the purchase through iTunes so I wasn't aware that I would be unable to make a copy of it on DVD. Anyway, I am going to purchase it today on DVD ONLY if I can make a copy of it. Is there any special software I need to do this, and if so, are any of them free? I hate paying twice for a movie but some people don't read any disclaimers before hitting the buy button....especially if they are using someone else's money:)
  2. Moderator



    Use that to rip the movie into the HD and then burn it to a DVD if you want
  3. macrumors 6502

    Thank you!
  4. macrumors 6502a

    I think a lot depends on why you want to copy the movie. Is it to watch on another device, like an iPod or AppleTV? If so, I would suggest Handbrake (which is free).
  5. macrumors 6502

    No, I want to make a back up copy that i am using to play in a DVD player. Since it will get played alot I want to keep the original free from scratching.
  6. Moderator


    Then do as I suggested. You can use the original one for playing and then burn a new copy from the HD if needed
  7. macrumors newbie


    An alternative to MacTheRipper (which is no longer being updated, and is quite buggy) is called RipIt. It is constantly being updated to stay on top of current DVD copy protection. You have to pay for it once ($20 - quite cheap, for what you get) and you can rip multiple ways. I may be assuming too much, but since you're on a MacRumors forum I'm guessing you have a Mac. If not, ignore my advice, as this software isn't available for PCs. You can find the download at http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Mactheripper is being updated. And their forums are active.
  9. macrumors 601


    Unfortunately for you, both of the above statements are wrong. MacTheRipper is still being worked on and is at version 4.0. Also all software has bugs in it, some more than others. I would assume that you are using version 2.6.6 and would expect it to have bugs in it given how outdated it is.

    Will do.
  10. macrumors 68000


    I have version 3.0 of MTR and have no problems w/ it at all but is version 4 a free upgrade? Any significant changes?
  11. macrumors regular

    I've found handbrake to work with about 95%+ of my home DVDs, there's very little that stops it :)

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