DVD Ripper

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by redneon, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. redneon macrumors member

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    What are the best apps that I could use to rip DVDs to my Mac? Ideally, I want to rip to DivX or something similar and I'd prefer it if it was free.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Handbrake. Free as free, can rip to a number of different formats (forget divx, use H.264 encoded .mp4 files - the quality is head and shoulders above anything divx can do) and you can rip individual episodes of TV series DVDs by setting up a queue.
     
  3. Irish Dave macrumors regular

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    Give "Mac the ripper" a try

    Dave :)
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    MacTheRipper is for ripping DVDs to full-quality Video_TS folders. Handbrake rips and re-encodes to different, smaller formats.

    They're two different programs, not competitors.

    The OP asked about encoding to divx, MacTheRipper does not have this functionality and is why I did not suggest it.
     
  5. redneon thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah well, ripping to VOB might be ok because I'm then using iSquint to convert it to MP4 for my iPod.
     
  6. Irish Dave macrumors regular

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    Sorry,
    I haven't used either, but a friend of mine is always ranting on about how good Mac the ripper is.

    Sorry again for Mis-Information.

    Cheers Dave :)
     
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  9. j26 macrumors 65832

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    I don't think MTR is, but it's mainly read/write and not processor intensive. Going UB won't make a huge difference.
     
  10. Kevin83165 macrumors regular

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    Handbrake rocks!!! I have used this proggy to do all my ripping stuff and it just works.
     
  11. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    The beta of MTR 3 is UB, but you have to donate to get it.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    can quicktime play .mp4? i usually get an error so i have to use avi. mp4 would take up less space right?
     
  13. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    Handbrake rips the DVD and encodes it to mp4 at the same time. It's truly an amazing program. :cool:
     
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  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Quicktime can play MP4 as long as appropriate codecs are used. All my H.264 videos from Instant Handbrake and iSquint are MP4s that play in QT.
     

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