Can anyone recommend a good DVD Ripper?

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  1. Donnation macrumors demi-god

    Donnation

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    I can't get Handbrake to work on most of my DVD's and I'm trying a to get rid of my physical collection. Does anyone have a good program to recommend for ripping them? Thanks!
     
  2. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    You asked for a "good" program so here you go...
    https://www.dvdfab.cn/
    BTW these apps are currently on sale, up to 60% off if you act quick.:)
     
  3. MSastre macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using Mac DVD Ripper Pro for years and it does an excellent job handling anything except Bluray. Work on OSs through Mojave and has a 5 instance free trial.
     
  4. ftaok macrumors 603

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    I use MakeMKV. It doesn't (at least I can't figure it out) result in a VIDEO_TS folder, rather you get a full quality MKV file. If you want to turn that into a m4v file, Handbrake can convert the MKV for you.

    Otherwise, just use a player that can play MKV files and you're golden. Saves time too since your Mac won't be doing any encoding.
     
  5. Sedulous macrumors 68020

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    It might not be necessary to re-encode the MKV using handbrake. The MKV probably is h.264 that could just be remuxed (not lossy or slow like re-encoding) using something like Subler.
     
  6. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68040

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    DVDFab DVD Ripper for MAC seems to be a good solution in your case.
     
  7. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 603

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    MakeMKV -> Handbrake.

    Handbrake can't bypass DVD DRM out of the box, but MakeMKV can. You can also install libdvdcss so Handbrake can do so.

    MakeMKV does a bit for bit rip, and all DVD's are in MPEG-2, and not h.264.
     
  8. ftaok macrumors 603

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    This might work for Bluray rips that that use h264. The OP is ripping DVDs, which would result in an MKV file that is encoded in MPEG-2. You'd still need Handbrake to encode it to an h264/m4v file.
     
  9. Sedulous macrumors 68020

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    Correct. DVD uses MPEG2 + encryption. This could not be simply re-muxed in MP4. DVDFab or MakeMKV to remove encryption/copy protection then transcode using Handbrake.
     

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