Mac The Ripper - Dummy VOB

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by blackfx35, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    I am trying to rip "What Happens in Vegas" but I get a "Dummy VOB warning, The VOB indicates it was mastered with deliberate bad sectors."

    Options are delete VOB or Pad VOB. Not sure VOB is, or what I should do. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    I think the most recent.... 2.6.6
  4. macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    You can have it delete the dummy VOB's or pad them so that you can actually watch the rip. One or the other ought to work. However, you may just want to try Handbrake (+VLC) to rip DVD's now. It's free and, in my opinion works better.
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Thanks. I use Handbrake already to convert them, but not sure what VLC is. Where do I find that? Thanks
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Now I am getting "Bad Sectors" when trying to Rip 21! Annoying...I have a flight tomorrow, and am trying to get these done so I can watch on my iTouch!
  7. macrumors newbie


    Oct 12, 2009
    Handbrake and VLC

    Handbrake is seriously faster than Mac The Ripper - I mean we are talking 5 minutes max where MTR will take an hour on an older MacBook white - you might vave to download and install a dvd library item (that takes about 15 seconds - get the pkg version simple

    VLC is open-source video player - will pretty much play anything...
  8. quasinormal, Nov 21, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012

    macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    Sydney, Australia.
    VLC, in conjunction with Handbrake, will allow you encode straight from the DVD optical media, rather than the 2 step process of ripping with Mac the Ripper and then encoding with Handbrake. You just need VLC in your app folder for it to work.

    Often you can encode a DVD with this when a ripping program fails.

    Oh, and there are Mac the Ripper 3 and 4. Mac the Ripper 3 is an intel app, whereas MtR2.66 is a PowerPC app that won't work on an intel mac without Rosetta which was stopped in OS X 10.7. Both MtR 3 and 4 are not available for official download, but MtR 3 is obtainable through unofficial channels.

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