Be carefull of these software titles for ripping

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by liketom, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. liketom macrumors 601

    liketom

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    Strolled apon Rip Different today and had a quick read through the post's

    and the Mod there had done some digging around regarding the Spam post's flogging there DVD to Apple TV/iPod rippers

    here is the list and a quick scan of the Software titles that he say's to avoid.

    Sorry if this is already posted - but i do not want any Macrumors members giving out there credit card numbers to these people
    - adusoft
    - aglaresoft
    - aimersoft
    - alivemedia
    - allformp3 (note devious spelling)
    - alloksoft
    - alldj
    - applemacsoft
    - aone-soft
    - avex-dvd
    - avonesoft
    - brothersoft
    - buydownload
    - cucusoft
    - download-software-free
    - dvd-ipod-psp-converter
    - dvd-ripper-copy
    - dvdtompegx
    - easiestutils
    - efreedvd
    - fantasysoft-studio
    - foxeasy
    - giftdownload
    - imtoo
    - iphonevideoconverters
    - iskysoft
    - isofter
    - lenogo
    - moyea
    - mp3towav
    - mp4converter
    - mysupersoft
    - my-video-converter
    - nidesoft
    - plato
    - pqdvd
    - simplestutils
    - soft29
    - sothink
    - tompegx
    - tansee
    - topvideopro
    - winxmedia
    - wondershare
    - xilisoft
    - yasasoft
    - 1clickdvdcopy
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    That list is rather extensive. I thought the preferred rippers were actually free, such as MTR. I guess if the companies promise something more enhanced I could see paying.

    Thanks for the list; this should be made a sticky if you ask me.
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

    kolax

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    Common sense! Actually go to some of these websites - it is fairly obvious they aren't legit.

    The four top rippers/converters are:

    - HandBrake
    - MacTheRipper
    - VisualHub
    - MPEG Streamclip

    I'd avoid any others.
     
  4. dynaflash macrumors 68020

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    Amen. The rest are a joke and/or a scam.
     
  5. Mindflux macrumors 68000

    Mindflux

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    Lets not forget FFMpegX. This should be on the list of good ones.
     
  6. dynaflash macrumors 68020

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    Fair enough. Out of date maybe, but legit.
     
  7. ilneocamp macrumors newbie

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    Why is CUCUSOFT on the list? I've used them to convert DVD's to my Iphone for well over a year now and never had any issue, (quality is just as any of the top four) and files also play on atv without an issue, except for the subpar quality that all these programs provide anyway.
     
  8. bacaramac macrumors 65816

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    When I had my windows machine I used Nero. Although not really user friendly, it works pretty good. Couple it with AnyDVD and your set.

    I now use Handbrake exclusively.
     
  9. wwooden macrumors 68000

    wwooden

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    I use Elgato's Turbo.264 and its software to convert DVD images for AppleTV or the iPod. Obviously you need the hardware for the software to work, but it is decent as well.
     
  10. blueflame macrumors 6502a

    blueflame

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    now, what really does the turbo.264 really do, even the apple store employee couldn't really explain. does it really speed up the encode time?
     
  11. kolax macrumors G3

    kolax

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    It converts the video freeing up your CPU.

    It isn't any quicker than the average performance of using an iMac, MacBook or MacBook Pro. Some people have said it can take a little bit longer.

    But it isn't how quick it does it, it is the fact it frees up your CPU so you can do other stuff.
     

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