Best way to move DVD collection to iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Poobah22, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Poobah22 macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2010
    I want to digitize my DVD collection, first to get everything in one spot and two, to stop my kids from wrecking all the DVD's we have. Hopefully the end result will be to move all our DVD's (maybe 50 or so) onto our MacBook Pro, into iTunes and be able to access them through Home Sharing on the new Apple TV.

    Researching this for a while, it seems like a I need to download Mac The Ripper and/or Handbrake. I'm not sure if I need both of them or just one to do this. I can't seem to find something that addresses this for a newbie like myself, so any help is appreciated. Thanks
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Handbrake(+VLC) is all you really need.

    Once you encode the videos, just drag and drop them to iTunes.
  3. dissolve macrumors 6502a

    Aug 23, 2009
    Using MacTheRipper or Fairmount (better, imo) and then Handbrake will speed up the process. First, you'll rip all of your DVDs to the computer and then queue up a bunch of Handbrake encodes in a row. Then you aren't limited by optical disk I/O as much.
  4. 184550 Guest

    May 8, 2008

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