Using VLC to rip DVDs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bigfish0104, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I have recently downloaded VLC to rip DVDs onto my mac so that I can put them into my video library for easy use. I am aware of the numerous threads on this site but cant seem to find a solution to my problem:

    I am following the instructions offered on this site but cant get past the opening menu screen that you always get on DVDs [scene selection, extras etc etc]. The instructions suggest that I need to select the 2nd or 3rd title to rectify this, try playing it as a test before ripping away. However, it doesn't seem to matter which title or chapter I select on the VLC options I only ever manage to rip the top menu???

    Any suggestions?

    Cheers
     
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    Dave Braine

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    #2
    I'm pretty sure that VLC is not a DVD ripper. Yes, it will play DVDs, but not rip. For that, use Handbrake.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    #3
    VLC can rip (transcode) DVDs... it's had this feature for some time. E.g.:

    http://lifehacker.com/230349/rip-dvds-with-vlc

    Did you try using the No DVD Menus option in the convert window?
     
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    Dave Braine

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    OK, thanks. Never knew that.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ticking the no dvd menu button worked a treat...how simple was that!

    Cheers
     

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