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

    Apr 7, 2008

    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


    Jan 30, 2007
    up tha holler, acrost tha crick
    Whether PC or Mac, Handbrake is the way to go. It's easy, powerful, and free.
  3. leb857 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2008
    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


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    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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