Best program to rip DVD's to library?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eddvedd, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. eddvedd macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2010
    Just ordered my i7 today, could be here as soon as Sat:D Im new to mac and was wondering if anyone can recommend a program to rip DVD's into my mac library? (im taking a long trip in a few weeks and want to be able to put them on my ipad before i leave). Also, I'm not real technologically inclined, so if you know of a program thats very user friendly, that would be awesome. Thanks
  2. spblat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2010
    Handbrake and VLC. Unless something changed since I last looked at this, you use Handbrake to rip and encode at the same time, and VLC provides automatic DVD decryption in the background for Handbrake.
  3. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
    Ripping and encoding probably wears out the dvd drive more than ripping then encoding.

    I'd recommend mactheripper for ripping, and then handbrake or avidemux for encoding. Handbrake doesn't actually rip a dvd, it just happens to be able to recognize whole video.ts folders.

    Avidemx and handbrake provide same quality, handbrake is more user friendly while avidemux gives more filters and editing options.
  4. Corruptitudes macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2009
    Bleh...Mactheripper is ok as a ripper. Its getting dated. The developer makes you jump through hoops to get the latest version. Something I really dont want to have to force someone to take my money with.:rolleyes:

    I use ripit, which handles ripping everything(although I have come through a few discs that had "blips" in them, meaning sound was briefly interrupted like the disc skipped, and was solved by reencoding with mactheripper). But for the ease of use ripit is awesome.

    I use handbrake to encode the files ripped from ripit. I just ripit to the hard drive, and q up my discs for my imac to process overnight, and are usually ready the next morning. I say usually because sometimes I que up to 18 or 19 tv shows/movies at a time....those tend to take a little longer. But Im in no rush.

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