AnyDVD equivalent?

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  1. Enrico macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys!

    I'm desperatingly looking for the AnyDVD equivalent on Mac, the famous Win software from Slysoft.
    I tried to use DVD2One, which itself is very fast (considering that it uses all the CPU cores), but unfortunately it cannot handle copy-protected DVDs. First ripping the DVD on the Hd with Mac The Ripper is a time wasting, considering that in Windows AnyDVD simply removes the protection via software, without any previous extraction of the DVD content.

    Any suggestion?? It's unbelievable that anything doesn't exist yet...
    :eek:
     
  2. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I'm not entirely sure what AnyDVD does, but I'm guessing it's a DVD copier?

    DVD2OneX is more of a shrinker than anything else, so to use it, you'll first need to use an application like MacTheRipper to remove the CSS on the DVD. THEN use DVD2OneX to shrink it to fit on a single-layer disc, THEN burn it to DVD with something like Burn or Disco.

    The 3.0 Beta of MacTheRipper is currently available from its homepage, but I think you have to donate to the project to get access to it. An older, PPC-only version can still be found on VT and MU, though.

    Edit: Handbrake is a great option if you're trying to convert your DVDs into smaller, compressed files that you can watch on your computer or your iPod. The MTR/DVD2OneX/Burner combination is the one you want if you'd like to watch your backups in a DVD player.
     
  3. Enrico thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, mu fault not to explain what AnyDVD is about. I believe Handbrake is like Mac The Ripper, considering their website explanation.

    Anydvd basically works in background, removing the region/css protections "on the fly" without any extraction of the DVD on the hard disk.
    Extraction, compression, burning are the three steps, AnyDVD leaves you to do just the compression and burning (which in Mac is easily accomplished by DVD2One) with your fave software.

    Extraction alone with Mac the ripper takes about 40 minutes!!:(
     
  4. Enrico thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I found a little utility called Fairmount, which tries to do the same thing of AnyDVD.

    The only problem is that it creates a local web server, and it decripts on the fly the DVD, while your other program (DVD2One) is encoding. As a result, you will end with the same total time with MTR+DVD2One.

    Seems that AnyDVD+CloneDVD on Windows is still the better choice...:(
     
  5. GavinT macrumors member

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    AnyDVD is the one tool I REALLY miss from my old Windows XP machine. Everything else I have replacements that are equal to or better... but this.
    Grrrrr.

    All I used AnyDVD for was just to watch multi-region DVDs. Don't care about ripping them, making copies etc etc. Just want to be able to watch in an easy manner.
     
  6. Enrico thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You should be able to watch other region's DVDs with software like VLC, don't you?
     
  7. clevin macrumors G3

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    I think handbrake does indeed rip+compress DVDs.
     
  8. brbubba macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately you are probably right. For DVDs that Handbrake can't rip I go back to the PC and use DVD FAB to rip it, then do a live Handbrake encode over the network.
     
  9. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like you need to update your ripping equipment. SuperDrives are riplocked by Apple's firmware, causing severe slow downs when ripping DVDs.

    My rip times with Mac the Ripper with an external Pioneer drive hooked up with FireWire dropped significantly (anywhere from 45-55 minutes with my SuperDrive to 8-15 minutes with the Pioneer) once i invested 60 bucks in an external solution. I also stopped getting ripping errors where it couldn't rip a disc because of the SuperDrive.
     
  10. Enrico thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But it doesn't fit a double layer DVD onto one layer! It just encodes the movie in a video file.... at least for what I'm learning now:(
     
  11. Enrico thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really they put such crazy limitations? No chances of flashing them?
    If for the Mac Pro I can easily trash the Superdrive, swapping it with another drive, it would be impossible to do on my Macbook Pro.
    BTW, I have an Optiarc drive on the MP and a Matshita on the MBP.
     
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  13. clevin macrumors G3

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    ok, now I know, u want rip + compress to a 4.5G DVD? yeah, thats the hard part on OSX.

    try dvdshrink through crossover office
     
  14. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Me too. With XP it was so easy to make copies of DVDs, just load the blank and original DVDs, open clone dvd, press go and 45 minutes later you're done. It was a simple single-step process. Mac needs similar programs.
     
  15. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Mac the Ripper + Roxio Popcorn

    I'm assuming you want to do this with DVD's you own.

    If you want to rip and remove region coding, use: Mac The Ripper. http://www.mactheripper.org/

    You can then re-encode in preparation for burning to a single layer DVD using: Roxio Popcorn http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/popcorn/standard/overview.html

    Popcorn will not allow you to take copy protected material and re-encode and burn, which is why you strip out the drm with Mac The Ripper first. It also allows the final movie backup (copy) to play on any region player.

    Alternatively, to do the whole thing in one step (I still have found the above two applications to be as close to a perfect solution), you can use: Fast DVD Copy http://www.fastdvdcopy.com/
     
  16. dabrace1984 macrumors newbie

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    The easiest way to deal with this be to use AnyDVD in Boot Camp or Parallels/VM Ware. Gives you Windows on your Mac. Best of both worlds if you ask me.
     
  17. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Mac the Ripper and Toast will do what you want.

    Edit : Damn it stop bumping threads :(.
     
  18. jamesdmc macrumors 6502

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    If, while in Windows/Parallels, I were to rip to .iso with AnyDVD running in the background, could I then move that .iso over to OS X for mounting/watching/editing/burning? I mean, an .iso is an .iso. It shouldn't matter if it was created on a virtual windows machine before being transported over to OS X, right?

    Also, wouldn't I have to format the Windows partition in NTFS since the resulting .iso would be larger than 4 GB? If so, then I'd also need NTFS for Mac.

    Has anyone done it this way?


    I don't own a mac yet and haven't used one since the computer lab in college, but the purchase of a 24-incher is imminent. Last night, I purchased Parallels for Mac 3.0, 4 gigs of ram from OWC, and Windows XP Home (OEM) from Newegg. The only decision left now is what size internal hard drive am I going to get for the mac and therefore what size external hard drive for Time Machine. Am I putting the cart before the horse? Yeah, but I did it make myself stop "researching" and just buy the damn thing :D!


    James
     
  19. pokrface macrumors member

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    AnyDVD's main draw is that it's a device driver. It's a low-level solution that strips copy protection, regions, advertising, previews, and UOPs from a DVD. This is great for ripping, but the big reason I used it was for *watching* DVDs. Pop disc in, movie plays. No unskippable previews, unskippable DTS/THX/whatever logos, no dealing with menus, just the movie that you want. And it also fixes improperly-encoded DVDs that won't let you change audio tracks without exiting to the menu.

    I really miss it.
     
  20. GavinT macrumors member

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    That's all I used it for too... don't care about the ripping side of things.
     
  21. TheLoneNomad macrumors newbie

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    I'm glad you mentioned that 'cos I tried to watch a Region 1 Spanish movie (I'm Region 2) the other day on my mac via VLC and it wouldn't recognise it. Would you happen to know why?

    Also, I have tried to copy the same dvd via Mac The Ripper, and then play it back with VLC, but it seemed to only have copied the beginning, a bit the end, and the rest was black. Again, can anyone explain what happened there? There is nothing in the instructions I have to explain it.

    Cheers for any assistance.
     
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  23. shaun0207 macrumors newbie

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    Mac the Ripper only rips to VOB files. I want to convert these and put them on my Zune
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    Any ideas?
     
  24. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Handbrake.

    Hurrah! This thread has gone full circle and it only took 2 and a half years.
     

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