MacTheRipper/Handbrake Equivalent

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by rohopish, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. rohopish macrumors member

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    Hey Everyone,

    Is there an equivalent to MacTheRipper or Handbrake for Windows XP? I don't have a Windows machine, but my friend does, and she needs to copy two of her favourite old DVD movies that are starting to go. :eek: Basically, she wants to make copies of the discs onto DVD-R's so that she can continue to watch them on her DVD player.

    Thanks so much,

    Bobby ;)
     
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  4. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    GKnot is the best, from what I remember. Not as idiot proof as Handbrake, but it's so versatile that you can create better quality compressions using it imo.
     
  5. rohopish thread starter macrumors member

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    Un problème... When I tried to use DVD Shrink, it kept saying that the disc was encrypted or something like that, and then there was an error, etc. God, Windows..... No offense Windows users.

    -Bobby
     
  6. vniow macrumors G4

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    Rip it first with DVD Decrypter and then use DVD Shrink to compress it onto a single DVD-R.
     
  7. vi2867 macrumors 6502

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    You need AnyDVD latest version. This software runs in the background and unlocks the DVD. It even works with the lastest dvds.;)
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    Nero Recode is also a great tool for this, but you still need something to remove CSS.

    B
     
  9. FullmetalZ26 macrumors regular

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    I used FairUse quite frequently when I still used Windows regularly, and it does a fantastic job. It includes a great range selector and splitter, allowing you to remove credits or split series episodes, and rips only the parts it needs from the DVD to the hard drive before encoding. I used to get around 35-40fps on my Athlon 2500. It's apparently no longer free for the 'full version', but the free download version will do any encodes up to 700MB, which more than enough when most movies end up being 4-500MB at medium-high quality.
     
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    Doesn't work with copy protected DVDs.
     
  12. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    I gave up on Windows DVD burning. Too unreliable after waiting hours for the rip/burn cycle. My Mac with MactheRipper and Popcorn never lets me down. I'm almost afraid to let loose my G4 until I can verify that a new Mac will give me the same repeatable results.
     
  13. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Hmmmm.

    Out of the 100+ DVD movies that I've made archival copies of, I've had maybe 3 or 4 that DVDShrink couldn't de-encrypt and compress down to fit on a single-layer DVD.
     
  14. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    Your experiences seem unusual. I've never had any problems backing up my movies with the available Windows software.
     
  15. mcmadhatter macrumors 6502

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    1clickdvdcopy is pretty awesome, does everything in one click!!! rips dvd-9's and compresses them to dvd4.5's, allows you to select what gets ripped and what gets ommited , and works really well with series on a dvd.
     
  16. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with mcmadhatter about 1click dvd copy. I use this program along with AnyDVD and I have not had any problems at all.
     

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