Best way to rip FULL dvd with my imac including menus

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lilchub101, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. lilchub101 macrumors member

    May 11, 2009
    Hey all I would like to backup my dvd's I want to rip the entire dvd including menus. My problem is mac the ripper is not doing so well with new movies i get errors about padding sectors the playback does not work. So whats the best way to rip the full dvd I have tried handbreak but I don't see a way to rip the entire dvd with menus and such.
  2. chkdg8 macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2007
  3. jamesdmc macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2007
    Yes he did. He said so in his post.

    To the OP: are you looking to watch your backups on your computer or do you want to actually burn a copy? For watching them on your computer, I've heard that RipIt works well for this purpose. Those that use it can comment better, but I've heard good things about it.

    *EDIT: SpeedFleX beat me to the suggestion about RipIt.*

    My concerns with MactheRipper mirror yours. And even though I've done the whole secret handshake/"gifting" thing to purchase the latest version, I usually go the Windows route (AnyDVD + DVD Decrypter) for ripping (to .iso, VIDEO_TS, whatever). Once I get it on the computer, I can switch back to OS X and manipulate it any way I wish, whether that's burning to disc (menus and all) or converting it to .mp4 (or .mkv) to watch it with Plex.
  4. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    I used to use MacTheRipper, but the way the fellow offers it, it's a pain to get updates (formatting the email message with the proper info just right). I would think they could just keep a list of email addresses from those who paid. But, to go so far as to having to even show when you joined the forum...

    Anyway, I also recommend RipIt. The interface couldn't be any eaiser to use, updates are easy to get (no stupid hoops to jump through like a circus animal), and so far for me it just works.
  5. lilchub101 thread starter macrumors member

    May 11, 2009
    Thanks for the Reply's, I want to burn them to DVD DL I will try RipIt and see how it works thanks.
  6. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    RipIt does just that - rips the contents from the DVD to your HD. To burn them you need another piece of software such as Roxio Popcorn or (the one I use) DVD2One

    Apple's iDVD won't do it as that is designed for homemade movies.

    While DVD2One can burn directly to a DVD, I prefer to make a disk image first. Then I play that disk image in DVD Player to make sure the quality is good enough for my taste and there are no hiccups. Finally I use Disk Utility to burn the image to a physical disk.
  7. Jacko30 macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2009
    Just copy the entire VIDEO_TS file and play it with VLC player You get an exact copy of teh DVD and full quality and menus

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