Best DVD ripper?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by newdeal, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    Ok, I have a bunch of DVD ripping apps but none seem to do what I want them to do. The best combo I have so far is magic dvd ripper for windows and videoredo for windows. What I want to do is rip DVDs and encode them to a format that will work on windows media center. I don't want to rip the whole DVD just the main movie so I can back them up on my HDD and view with media center instead of fumbling with discs. I have tried irip, it just seems to rip the whole dvd, I tried some other ones which seemed unstable, and many of the other programs won't rip to something my Xbox360 extender can read. Is there anything out there for mac that will rip to WMV or something similar
     
  2. newdeal thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Best one I have found so far is iskysoft imedia convertor. It seems to do everything. Even though the windows programs do it faster they aren't doing any encoding so the movie file ends up being 4gb or more and now it is 2gb as a wmv
     
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  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    handbrake is not a ripper, it is an encoder

    i use ripit and mactheripper for my rips
     
  5. Jhanson09 macrumors regular

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    what's the difference?
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    handbrake outputs to a file (mp4, avi, etc). This is less quality than the DVD

    mtr or a ripping program gives you the full videoTS folder so no quality is lost
     
  7. combat macrumors member

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    it's older software but it works. MactheRipper
     
  8. elitesouth macrumors member

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    Another vote for Handbrake - but if you can get your hands on MacTheRipper (currently donationware :mad:) - I think you'll dig it too for ripping DVDs to VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders.
     
  9. Pyrotechnic macrumors 6502

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    I can only see 2 options to output file in Handbrake, no option for avi ?
     
  10. iDocism macrumors member

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    Handbrake 64 bit requires VLC 64 bit... problem is, there is no VLC 64 bit (yet).
     
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    Though it costs a bit I recommend DVD fab, I never have a problem with it
     
  15. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    I second DVDFab 6, and you can use it free. It will rip the whole movie, or just the Main movie if you want. And you can use anything to compress that you want, though WMP and WMC will both play the DVD Video_TS and Audio_TS files that it makes...I've noticed the WMP has issues playing things widescreen like it should. You can use VLC to play the Video_TS and Audio_TS with no problems at all.
     
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    So why this then?

    Because
    is what you said.


    How do you (not specifically you, but new posters) find those old, already answered (even more than once or twice or any power you can not think of) threads and revive them for no other reason then to up the own post count (something which I'm doing by just wondering and writing this also redundant post)?
     

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