Best DVD to AVI program for mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by leb857, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. leb857 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I was hoping someone here could recommend a program for me for converting DVDs to AVI format. I am looking to back up my DVD collection and also have the files conveniently on my new external hard drive so when I go on a trip I can put a few on my laptop. Ideally, this program would be free, but if you know of a good one that doesn't cost too much I'd be interested too.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    Whether PC or Mac, Handbrake is the way to go. It's easy, powerful, and free.
     
  3. leb857 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, great, I actually already have Handbrake. I haven't used it much and didn't realize there was an AVI option. Thanks for the help.

    Any suggestions on the settings for the video? I am looking to make files under 1GB, preferably about 700-800 mb. Should I just set the target size and let Handbrake do its work?

    Also, I'm running it on a Mac, guess I didn't specify that.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Either set the target or use a preset. If you need more control, create your own preset adjusted to just the way you want.
     

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