Catching Fire ripping problems

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by rusty2192, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    I just got the DVD of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and am having trouble ripping it. It looks like there is some sort of new DRM on it. Usually I can just use handbrake and point it to the correct title, but that is just resulting in a file that is 0 seconds long. I have Mac X DVD Ripper Pro too and it said it was a different title, but still didn't work. It at least got about the first minute of the movie.

    Anybody have any luck with this DVD yet and feel like passing on any advice?

    For reference, I only have a Mac and prefer free software.
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Had the same issue so downloaded it instead
  3. mic j macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    I would recommend trying MakeMKV (free) to rip, then HB to transcode.
  4. dapetrun macrumors regular


    Feb 18, 2006
    Western Pennsylvania
    Nope, that isn't going to work either. Even some of the well known paid ripping software is choking on "Catching Fire" so there is definitely some new copy protection that will take some time for the programmers to work out.
  5. mic j macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    It can work...with lots of effort to find the right track. There are some processes for doing that (a combination of MakeMKV and VLC, iterations) at the MakeMKV forum. But yes, the latest version does not have the needed update to do it automatically.

    M2CW, paid rippers are no better than free ones. Unless of course, you are talking AnyDVDHD, which is always the first to update its decryption codes. It's really too bad they don't make a Mac version.
  6. GhostMac24 macrumors 6502


    Jul 27, 2011
    I just did it yesterday and it works just fine with Makemkv and Handbrake. Which Blu-ray do you have? (i.e., Redbox/Netflix, retail copy, Target exclusive).

    Makemkv had no problem at all with the disc (you just have to know which title to use as there are about 75 or so "dummy" ones to choose from).

    Then once the mkv file is created, Handbrake will create the mp4 and you're all set.
  7. rusty2192 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    It looks like this worked. I had MakeMKV create an MKV of the entire disk (some titles were too short so it skipped those, etc.). Then I used Handbrake to grab one of the titles. I think it was listed as T7 in the MKV but I don't think that corresponds to the actual title on the disk. It then transcoded without issue. I'm watching it on my Apple TV right now to double check.

    I have the DVD from a source I'd rather not mention. ;)
  8. StinDaWg macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2012
    People still watch DVDs? They make my eyes bleed. :eek:
  9. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    Yes Catching Fire is more like catching H3LL if you try to archive just the movie. I would suggest looking at the MakeMKV forums and also Slysoft's AnyDVD forums.
  10. westrock2000 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2013
    I think he might be using it as a generic term. As far as I know DVD encryption was a one shot thing that got broken with DeCSS. Where as BluRay is designed to be more versatile.
  11. mic j macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    Yeah, finding the right title of the hundreds available was the "process" I was referring to. Glad it is working for you.

    The reason people keep asking for at the source of the disc is that which title track is the real one seems to depend on the source.
  12. rickfil macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2008
    Catching Fire Ripping problems

    Anyone trying to rip the Blu-Ray of Catching Fire? I usually have no problems but Catching Fire has some new Blu-Ray protection. I am using MakeMKV to Handbrake. Usually I have no issues with Blu-Rays until now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  13. Bozley0621, Mar 10, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2014

    Bozley0621 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2009
    Makemkv is ripping the Catching Fire blu-ray as I type. We bought the blu-ray/DVD/digital copy version without the 45 minutes of extra video at Target. I'll update this post to report progress/issues, after I handbrake it.

    UPDATE: I ripped the Blu-ray using Makemkv. I selected the first of many 16 chapter, 29 GB options. All of the sub-boxes for that file concerning English were also selected. The file was then converted in Handbrake using the Apple TV 3 pre-set. Everything ripped and and converted without hiccups and play as intended on both the computer and Apple TV. I'm not sure this report will be helpful to anyone, but this was my experience.
  14. mdwsta4, Mar 11, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2014

    mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

    Jul 23, 2007
    Has anyone gotten this to work using handbrake on a mac?

    **UPDATE** downloaded MakeMKV then used handbrake like mentioned above and that seems to have done the trick. Thanks!
  15. hayleywow macrumors regular


    Aug 12, 2012
    I received the DVD today and i'm trying to rip it so I can play it with my Apple TV, I've tried using MakeMKV, but near the end of the ripping process I get some errors (Literally had 30 seconds left)

    Any help would be gratefully received
  16. dr.devious macrumors regular


    Nov 30, 2008
    Truckee Meadows, NV
    I bought the DVD and having the same problem with MakeMKV. I am so frustrated with this disc.
  17. Bozley0621 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2009
    Haleywow and Dr. Devious, it may be worth it to try Mac Ripper. I think there is a trial version.
  18. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    I had no issues using MakeMKV then handbrake on the DVD. I wish they included an iTunes digital download like the first movie (note - An iTunes digital download is only included with the blu-ray).
  19. Khakikat, Mar 22, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2014

    Khakikat macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2014
    I was unsuccessful in using handbrake with a regular (non-Bluray) DVD on a macbook.
    Handbrake has been my go to program for 4+ years.
    This current copy protection scheme seems to randomly generate the 'title'.
    I have overcome other copy protection schemes by selecting
    "Open Source [title specific]" after identifying the title that the movie starts at.

    This time, I enter the title and handbrake says it is complete in moments.
    Mmmm, did I mis-remember the title? I eject the movie from the computer, reinsert it and repeat the process. A different title/chapter is indicated each time I tried it.

    A new methodology needs to be found (btw, this is a brilliant scheme. Kudos to the programmers).

    Downloading and installing MakeMKV as I type this. Thanks to others for blazing the trail.

    (I just bought this DVD and want to put it on my iPad to watch on the airplane).
  20. GhostMac24 macrumors 6502


    Jul 27, 2011
    Regardless if it's Blur-ray or DVD, the best method is MakeMKV and then HB.
  21. seandnd macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2014
    handbrake rip

    Just in the middle of doing this now. Tried using the go menu on handbrake having seen that the checked title for the movie was 19. Got a rip that lasted zero seconds. Noticed that the rip from the whole disc slowed considerably at title 28 and so entered this as the title to rip from. worked a treat.
  22. hbuser macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2014
    Disable LibDVDNav

    Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Check 'Disable LibDVDNav. Rip title 19. (Be sure to uncheck 'Disable LibDVDNav' when you're done!)
  23. kdcarver macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2010
    Correct. This was the only way I could successfully rip ANY of the Hunger Games DVD's

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