Anyone use MacX DVD Ripper Pro?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by james.dylan, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. james.dylan macrumors newbie

    james.dylan

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    #1
    I was overseas for many years, and digging around in my storage unit, I found a box of dvd's I never got around to ripping, mostly rare or older shows, special dvds. I used MacTheRipper years ago, but since I haven't touched a dvd in years, I bought MacX DVD Ripper Pro. Nice interface, easy to understand...but man is it slow! It literally rips the dvd "slower" than if it was playing in real time! I'm ripping dvd 2 of a Pulp Fiction Special Features set, and one of the clips is 55min. It took it 61 minutes to rip it! I remember MacThe Ripper could rip a whole dvd in 20 minutes, and HandBrake convert the files much faster, and those are 10 years old!

    Heck, I don't think I even have a question, just wondered if anyone knew why this software is so slow? Shouldn't be, right?
     
  2. mildocjr macrumors 65816

    #2
    Depends on how fast your processor is and how many cores you've got. For reference, my quad-core (eight thread) cpu that runs at 3.4 Ghz takes about 20 - 30 minutes to rip a movie using handbrake (free). On my previous dual-core (four thread) cpu at 2.33 Ghz took about 1:30 to rip a movie of the same length and size.
     
  3. phrehdd macrumors 68040

    phrehdd

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    #3
    Perhaps the software he mentions doesn't take advantage of multi-core. Perhaps the DVD reader is a bit on the slow side as well and has minimal cache/memory if at all.
     
  4. ColdCase, Jul 15, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2016

    ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Location:
    NH
    #4
    I've use MacX DVD Ripper pro version 4.6.1 which was part of a free give away offer and didn't notice it being that slow on my rMBP 2.8Ghz 4 core compared to other rippers, buts its been over a year since I've done any ripping.

    Oh there may be more ideas in the appletv-home theatersection: http://forums.macrumors.com/forums/apple-tv-and-home-theater.100/
     
  5. james.dylan thread starter macrumors newbie

    james.dylan

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    #5
    Thanks. My BBP is 4 years old, 8-core? It says its using them all. I ripped the whole dvd, it took like 4 hours, lol. Handbrake as fast as ever. I only posted this because despite being a few years old, the computer is as fast and good as ever, all the other software works fast and fine. I regretted buying this dvd ripper, as MacTheRipper was 4 times as fast. Granted it only "ripped" the dvd into a folder, and you'd have to extract the movies with Handbrake, but still...
     
  6. phrehdd macrumors 68040

    phrehdd

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    #6
    Have you checked out MakeMKV? Not sure it suits your purposes but quite a following (meaning other users can answer questions in their forums) and seems to work quite well.
     
  7. mildocjr macrumors 65816

    #7
    That is also a good point, but I'd tend to lean more towards it doesn't support hyperthreading, so if you have a dual core i5, it will use two lanes of the highway instead of all 4 so to speak.
     
  8. phrehdd macrumors 68040

    phrehdd

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    #8
    Did something change with Handbrake? It used to exploit only a single core. Perhaps your 3.4 Ghz was a significant improvement over your 2.33 Ghz system with single core usage.
     
  9. ColdCase, Jul 21, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2016

    ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Location:
    NH
    #9
    I've been using handbrake for more than 8 years and it has always used as many cores/threads as the machine provides. Some software, like MacX DVD Ripper pro allows one to set/limit the number of cores.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 21, 2016 ---
    How many cores do you have selected (lower right corner of the MacX DVD window). Dunno if it defaults to the machine or needs to be manually set.
     
  10. phrehdd macrumors 68040

    phrehdd

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    #10
    Well alas, that just shows how long it has been since I last used Handbrake (I don't convert for i-devices). Thanks for the heads up.
     
  11. bflowers macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    #11
    The older versions of this software were not this slow. I had an older version from a free giveaway, and it worked great. I had to upgrade eventually, and now it runs like frozen molasses. It is using half of my i7's cores according to Activity Monitor. I don't know what changed from earlier versions, but it went from faster than real time to almost double real play time.
     
  12. kiwipeso1 Suspended

    kiwipeso1

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2001
    Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand
    #12
    It works faster if you use all the cores, and if you have a SSD as the system drive.
     
  13. MSastre macrumors regular

    MSastre

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
  14. bflowers, Dec 12, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2016

    bflowers macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    #14
    I've never found a way to force it to use all the cores. I have it set to 8, but Activity Monitor shows it isn't using them. I'm on a i7 with a Fusion drive, so it isn't the system drive slowing me down either.

    As I said in my previous post, the older versions of the software (on the same hardware) was much faster. Anywhere from 2x to 10x faster than recent versions.

    That is the same software we are talking about. How quickly is it ripping for you?
     
  15. MSastre macrumors regular

    MSastre

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    #15

    Two different softwares .. https://www.macxdvd.com is definitely different from http://www.macdvdripperpro.com . check them out.
     
  16. bflowers macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    #16
    Ah, the macxdvd app is actually called MacX DVD Ripper Pro, which is darn close to Mac DVD Ripper Pro where the confusion was. Thanks
     
  17. MSastre macrumors regular

    MSastre

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014

Share This Page