Copying VIDEO_TS file from a DVD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SpreadHeadLINC, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. SpreadHeadLINC macrumors newbie

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    So I typically use handbrake to rip my DVDs, but as far as I know, I can only create AVI's and MKV's from Handbrake (correct me if I'm wrong). I also really like having the VIDEO_TS file intact on my computer, so that I can still access the DVD's menus, special features, etc.

    Sometimes I am able to just copy the VIDEO_TS file directly off the DVD to my desktop, but sometimes it says that I "do not have the permissions" to do so.... or something along those lines. I understand that most DVDs are protected so you can't just copy them, but it seems that my computer allows me to copy the VIDEO_TS sometimes and not others. And this is with the SAME DVD.

    Yesterday I popped in a movie, and started copying the VIDEO_TS file directly from the DVD. I had to leave early, so I cancelled it, and when I tried again later with the same DVD, it said I did not have permission.

    So I have 2 questions:

    1) Anyone know why I am getting inconsistent results here?

    2) Can I use Handbrake to rip the DVD and still retain the special features, etc?

    Thanks for any and all help!
    -Andrew
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    I can't answer you one, maybe use MRoogle to find out why.

    I can answer you two, which you could have answered yourself in less than three minutes via MRoogle.

    Handbrake is not a RIPPER, it is an ENCODER.

    Use MacTheRipper, Fairmount or RipIt to RIP.
     
  3. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    More specifically, Handbrake rips and encodes in one step. There's no way to just rip with Handbrake.

    Like spinnerlys said, you need MacTheRipper, Fairmount or RipIt. I prefer RipIt. It's not free but it works every time.

    You can't just copy the VIDEO_TS folder off the disc because it is encrypted. A ripping program will decrypt it for you.
     
  4. SpreadHeadLINC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THank you guys, I appreciate the help.

    So now that I've made the distinction between an encoder and a ripper, and understand that there is an encryption on the disk...how come I was able to copy it to my harddrive earlier today, but not now?

    Another example: I copied "The Reader" to my harddrive two days ago. I just dragged the VIDEO_TS file from the DVD to my desktop. It copied like a normal file no problem. Now I pop in the SAME movie and it says I don't have the permissions and therefore I can't copy it.

    The reason I really posted is to find out why I am having this inconsistency of results. This isn't the first time it's happened (one second I can copy off the DVD and the next second I cant) and I am really curious as to what is going on.

    Any ideas?
     

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