Ripping DVD's

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  1. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

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    I'm buying a new mac this christmas,and I was wondering are there any solutions for ripping dvd's to hdd and then converting them using qt6 final (when it comes out) to mp4/aac? what apps and how many steps are necessary to do that? is 933 mhz g4 enough fast for that? how much hours would it convert movies?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know if it's possible on the mac, but as to how long it takes? All I know is it takes bloody hours to do a simular thing on a PC :(
     
  3. Megaquad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. britboy macrumors 68030

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    It's perfectly possible to do on a mac, with both OS 9 and OS X. On a 500MHz G4 the whole process takes..... about 45mins to rip, quite a few hours to re-encode into something qt can recognise, and then however long to reencode to MPEG-4/AAC. You'll be looking at at least 10 hours for the whole thing i suspect.

    I think it's about 4 steps, from start to finish.
     
  5. Megaquad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's not bad if I can get it done in 5 hours on 1ghz g4 (maybe if altivec helps with mp4/aac)
     
  6. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    i know for pcs u can u divx for taht kind of stuff. im a little new to the whole dvd burning on a mac scene, but take the other guy's advice, especially britboy. hes a VERY experienced mac guy who knows what hes talking about.
     
  7. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    I bet that it would take less time on ur tricked out dp 1 gig, verbose. :p
    Ur right, it does take HOURS. PCs are damn slow when it come to video stuff. Windows doenst even have a good movie program.

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  8. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    Re: Ripping DVD's

    A 933 is fine for movies. thats what ive got. i dunno about qt6. I havent downloaded the preview but it probably has some sort of conversion tool on it. But i suggest, if ur gunna burn a dvd, get dvd studio pro. i heard it's better to make a dvd than iDVD and has more options (well for $1000 it better damn well have more options). So u can add some snazzy things to ur illegally ripped dvds taht ull be selling on the street corners in china town for 2 bucks.

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  9. Megaquad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok,thanks everybody for solutions on ripping,i think 1 ghz imac will do just fine

    i have about 3125$ for new mac..and thats what fastest iMac G4 costs in croatia with taxes etc.,i think its little too much? what are the prices in USA or europe? can i get better mac there for that money?
     
  10. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Top of the line iMac in the UK goes for around £1,600-£1,700 (£1,649 from apple.com/ukstore)

    That gets u:

    800MHz PowerPC G4
    15-inch flat panel TFT display
    256K L2 cache (at 800MHz)
    256MB SDRAM
    60GB Ultra ATA drive
    DVD-R/CD-RW drive
    NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
    10/100BASE-T Ethernet
    56K internal modem
    Apple Pro Speakers
     
  11. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    In the US, we can get the Dual GHz tower for $3000... :D Most online/mail order placed do not charge tax, but get you on shipping. I can drive about an hour, into New Hampshire (no sales tax), go into the Apple store there and purchase the tower for $3000. All I need to do then is drive another hour to get home. It costs under $10 for the fuel to do this, which is a lot less then the sales tax ($150) I would pay if I purchased it in state, or the shipping if I purchased online.
     
  12. Wiltord_Green macrumors newbie

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    Ripping DVDS

    You may wanna check out the following site
    www.versiontacker.com

    then download MacDvd2DIVX, it has instructions on how to rip a dvd to divx format.

    Also you need to download
    Osex maybe 0sex. This is exraction software to get the vob file out. You can find this using google


    Check out wormintheapple.com as well for a tutorial.

    Hope this helps
     
  13. Beej macrumors 68020

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    I ripped the audio off a music DVD I bought the other day. Dammit... it's my DVD, I paid for it, I should be able to burn it onto a CD if I want.

    Anyway... It took me about 6 hours on a 933 to rip 2:30 of audio to mp3. I used Osex. I'm sure times will get better... it's at version 0.01000b!
     
  14. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks mate, I'll have to give it a go. :D
     
  15. britboy macrumors 68030

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    Re: Ripping DVDS


    You probably meant www.versiontracker.com ;)
     
  16. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    rippin

    Once you guys start to rip stuff off of dvd's and such, does that make you 'Ripping friends'??? :D

    I just had to ask, couldn't help it. :D
     
  17. Stike macrumors 65816

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    Etractor?

    Has anyone noticed this little OS 9 Program called DVDExtractor? It demuxes DVD Streams from the Disc, then you get .ac3 and .pcm and .m2v and .vob Files out of it ... works on many DVDs, but sometimes you get a drive/media related error and it does not work.
    You can even rip a complete DVD-Imagefile, but I did not manage to burn the image yet.
     
  18. BiggeeC macrumors regular

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    there are no stupid questions.....

    ...just stupid people, right? Yeah, so, please don't make fun of me. When you guys are talking about DVD's, you're not talking about "movie" DVD's are you? Well then, what the hell are you talking about? Is a DVD just a disc with more space on it than a CD? Thanks

    Chris
     

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