Digitizing DVDs

Ifti

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Im not looking to digitise my entire DVD collection, but would like to digitise a few of the most commonly used ones, mainly animated movies that the kids watch over and over!

I have Handbrake which I use for video conversion etc, however when I try to convert a DVD to MP4 it doesn't complete the job because the disc has copywrite protection.

How do you back up your DVDs?
 

MacDawg

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I've never had a problem using Handbrake with VLC to do this

However, if I am backing up or copying a DVD I use Mac DVD Ripper Pro or RipIt
Once you rip the DVD you should be able to Handbrake it as well
 

Ifti

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I've never had a problem using Handbrake with VLC to do this

However, if I am backing up or copying a DVD I use Mac DVD Ripper Pro or RipIt
Once you rip the DVD you should be able to Handbrake it as well
Ah, so I need to use Mac DVD Ripper, or something similar, to first rip the DVD, and then Handbrake to encode, if needed?
 

MacDawg

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You can, but you shouldn't have to
You should be able to do it in one step with Handbrake using VLC with it
I do it all the time

If I want a full backup/copy, I will use MDRP first and Handbrake
If I just want a copy for the iPad or Apple TV I just use Handbrake and the DVD
You have to have VLC installed as well (with the new tweak)