AnyDVD License Change - Buy or Mac Equivalent?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Val-kyrie, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Val-kyrie macrumors 65816

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    AnyDVD is changing "its update policy from free lifetime updates to an annual subscription fee. All license purchases made before January 1st, 2009 will not be affected by this change; as promised, all licenses purchased before 2009 will still be honoured under Slysoft's free lifetime update policy."

    I have been considering ripping my legally owned DVDs to a HDD to watch on my TV and have debated on whether to buy AnyDVD or use something that is Mac native like Fairmount in conjunction with Toast 9 Titanium (which I own). I also run Win XP in Fusion on my MacBook, so the OS for SlySoft's software is not an issue.

    I would rather try this for myself, but will probably not have time until after the deadline for the change in SlySoft's update policy. I have read quite a few posts here on the forums, and it seems the Mac software is fraught with problems, and I am not sure how well FairMount will do with future releases. Can anyone comment on FairMount with OS X? Does it have problems with some DVDs?

    $100 is a lot for SlySoft's Software (AnyDVD HD and Clone DVD), but ease of use is a consideration. Thoughts?
     
  2. macrem macrumors 65816

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    Not to sound mean or anything but this is spam to come onto a board about Mac apps and explain how to do it in Windows. You would get flamed doing something like this on a Windows forum.

    There is absolutely no need for Windows software to rip DVDs on a Mac. There have been many discussions about various OS X native (free) apps on this forum. Two of my favorites are MacTheRipper and HandBrake. HandBrake can handle ripping and encoding simultaneously.
     
  3. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Actually, there is. Seems you just don't know what you're talking about.

    There's two rippers right now (handbrake is not a ripper).

    MacTheRipper and RipIt. Both suck, aren't updated often enough, and can't handle newer DVDs. Yes, I am talking about MTR 3.0 "donationware betas". In fact, MTR seems to suck even more than RipIt.

    I guess FairMount is a third alternative (while not quite a ripper) but personally it has been more trouble than it was worth for me. AnyDVD in Parallels is a terrific solution, however.

    To the OP: I'd go ahead and purchase it since it seems there will never be a proper ripper for Macs. I bought AnyDVD without CloneDVD or the HD upgrade (I have DVD2OneX and have no interest in backing up my Blu-ray discs yet since BD media is so expensive). It works great in Parallels with a Pioneer 116 drive I put into an enclosure (hooked up via FireWire). Haven't had a single issue with AnyDVD and their support is unbeatable.

    I'm considering purchasing the HD upgrade since I know at some point I'll want to make backups of my Blu-ray collection (albeit quite small right now) and would rather pay a one-time fee than an annual subscription.
     

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