DVD ripping

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by iChan, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. iChan macrumors 6502a

    iChan

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    Hi all, I am quite interested in DVD ripping when my 12" PB arrives... does anyone know of any good Mac DVD rupping sites out there as the only ones I could find were all based on the Windows platform...

    That annoys the hell out of me... I havn't even switched yet and I'm getting really annoyed there there are so few programs out there for Mac OSX... sigh...
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Re: MAC Software Availability.

    Here are some places to look in general for Mac Software:
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    There have been lots of threads on this subject round here recently, click here to see them.
     
  4. chewbaccapits macrumors 6502a

    chewbaccapits

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    Re: DVD ripping


    While its true that there aren't endless applications for macs, would a lack of DVD ripping programs really be held against the mac?
     
  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    Re: DVD ripping


    Life is so hard when you only have hundreds of worthless free/shareware apps instead of thousands. :rolleyes:

    If it annoys you so much buy VPC or return yer Mac. Either way problem solved.


    Lethal
     
  6. ryme4reson macrumors 6502

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    DVD Player

    You can use the Apple DVD player to copy the video TS folder and then you can play the dvd @ DVD quality but the file size is ~5 GIGS.

    I have has success with forty-two to rip a DVD to Divx. A typical 1 hour movie (Sopranos episode) is ~600MB, and Boyz in the Hood was also ~670MB and is about two hours long. You can get forty-two over here.

    http://homepage.mac.com/kaicherry/index2.html

    The problem is with forty-two it takes about 6 hours per dvd to convert, but it is well worth it. I am buying a new iBook and an external HD to store all my DVD's and Audio, then hook up to a TV and my stereo. Also a TV capture (ala Tivo) so I should have a nice multimedia center. The Shinning Apple will be at the center of it all :)
     

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