Digitizing DVDs

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  1. Ifti macrumors 68000

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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?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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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
     
  3. Ifti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ah, so I need to use Mac DVD Ripper, or something similar, to first rip the DVD, and then Handbrake to encode, if needed?
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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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)
     
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