Blu-Ray ripper?

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  1. Dallin macrumors newbie

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    Ok I am new here, so there may be an answer to this already, but I just want to make it a little more specific to make sure my question is answered. My family just got a Blu-Ray player not that long ago. That being the case, we have started renting/buying movies in Blu-Ray instead of DVD. I would still like to be able to rip them for my iPod. The computer I will be using is an iMac that is 2 or 3 years old and it runs Mac OS X Tiger. Is there a program that can rip Blu-Ray discs to iPod format that does not require a new drive for Blu-Ray discs?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    OS X can't play Blu-ray movies and can't write to Blu-ray disks by default. There are no programs for OS X to remove HDCP from movies, so you would have to boot in to Windows on your Mac and use AnyDVD HD to do Blu-ray rips.

    Oh, and you KIND OF need a new drive. It's an entirely different laser format. Blue lasers... get an external drive for cheap.
     
  3. rick3000 macrumors 6502a

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    The simple answer is no.
    You're iMac cannot read Blu-Ray so you will need an external Blu-Ray drive. And I do not know of any programs that can rip Blu-Ray discs for the Mac anyway. When Steve Jobs referred to Blu-Ray as a "bag of hurt" he was right because removing the copy protection and then compressing 25GB is going to be hard to do and take forever.
     
  4. Porco macrumors 68030

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    OSX has rubbish Blu-ray support right tnow. You'd have to have Windows (assuming it's an intel mac) and a Blu-ray drive to do it I think.

    Hopefully there will be Blu-ray support soon and then things may change.
     
  5. Dallin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, that's what I was guessing. Thanks for the help!

    Just as a quick followup, I also have a Windows computer that is about a year old. I'd still need the new drive right?
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yes. Middle paragraph.
     
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  8. rodman109110 macrumors 6502

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    makemkv is a program that will rip a blu ray movie into an mkv file, that can then be converted using handbrake. there is a thread on how to do everything
     
  9. dianepastan macrumors newbie

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    Blu-ray Ripper

    As far as I know, there are two methods to satisfy your needs.

    The first one:
    You can take Tallest Skill's suggestion to consideration, which is right. At first, make sure you have an external blu-ray drive, then run Boot Camp to decrypt blu-ray disc movies with AnyDVD.

    The second one:
    With the development of technology, there are some Blu-ray Ripper for Mac programs. So you can rip your blu-ray discs directly on Mac.

    If the information I give above is some kind of wrong, I will change it tomorrow.
     
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  11. dianepastan macrumors newbie

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    Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac

    if so, I am afraid maybe there are a few bluray ripper mac programs can rip bluray discs such as Avater.
    AnyDVD HD? MakeMKV? Pavtube Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac? DVDFab?
    Which is the best and can really support bluray disc movies with MKB V17 support?
     
  12. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Avatar has newer copy protection and any program that worked in the past is likely to need an update to get it to work.
     
  13. dianepastan macrumors newbie

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    Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac

    What you said is true.
    I have learnt that AnyDVD HD has upgraded to V6.6.3.4 to support Avater from Slysoft's official forum: http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=39720

    Maybe soon there will be other programs upgrade to support it.
     
  14. khongaeng macrumors regular

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    AnyDVD forums say 6.6.4.2 is required to rip Avatar. I'll try ripping my copy tonight and post back.
     
  15. dianepastan macrumors newbie

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    Blu-ray Ripper

    From Pavtube's official website I learnt that Pavtube Bluray Ripper Mac had support Avater for a long time:
    Just got information from the product's reviews here:
    http://www.pavtube.com/blu-ray-ripper-mac/#reviews
     
  16. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    I've never had any luck with Pavtube - it crashes or freezes or just won't open most of the discs that I have. I'm sticking with Make MKV. It ripped Avatar just fine once the keys were decrypted (which was many months ago now).
     
  17. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    awsome to know :) how long will MakeMKV remain free (i.e. in beta) for? :confused:
     

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