Basic Help::DVD Ripping

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TheArnettie, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. TheArnettie macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    New to mac here. I am wanting to do a digital setup for my theatre system. I would like to rip the DVD's that I already own onto my MacBook Pro. I then will use my MBP to display the DVD through HDMI hook up to my LCD screen. What would be the best program to rip the DVD. I am new at this. I understand that their might be encoding that I have to do. I also do not want a program that puts 'Evaluation Copy' over the image. I have downloaded Handbrake but I do not know if that is the best option for me.

    Any suggestions?

    -The Arnettie-
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    MacTheRipper (MTR) for ripping/copying the DVDs content to your MBP.
    MTR is also able to circumvent most copy-protection-schemes the DVDs might have. But be aware, that a typical DVD takes up to 8GB of HDD space.

    Therefore Handbrake can encode your ripped DVD to something smaller.
    Have a look at the Apple TV forum or use MRoogle, as this topic has come up several times already, so it should be covered.
     
  3. TheArnettie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.

    I have already downloaded both Mac The Ripper and Handbrake. I think what I am going to do is purchase a 1TB/2TB external and put them on the EHDD.

    Thank you again for your reply.
     
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Make sure you have the latest Handbrake snapshot. You should also give Plex a try. A bit of a learning curve, but far superior to any of Apple's Quicktime-based apps. A few glitches in Snow Leopard for Plex, but a fix is right around the corner.
     

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