DVD ripper for MAC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ascension, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Ascension macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2010
    I am looking for a good (easy to use) program to rip files from my DVD collection into a universal format such as MPEG.

    Some of my DVD's are getting to bad to play on an ordinary player and I do not want to have to go any buy the same movies again so if I can I would like to find a program to copy the files to my HD.

    I used to use a cracking program called DVDfab on my XP machine which I would recommend to anybody! but its not available for MAC :(

    does anybody have a program that they use and would recommend???
  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
    mactheripper is an excellent dvd ripper.
    handbrake is an excellent encoder.
  3. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    If you use handbrake with VLC it will rip and encode the DVD for you in a single process. This is what I do and it is very quick and the quality is great
  4. ARF900 macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2009
    Yeah handbrake is what you want. It should get most DVDs and its free
  5. AV8TOR macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2010
    Fort Worth TX
    When you said easy - RipIt is the one. I have been using it for 40 or so rips and 100% perfect rips and it is a one click and go app. Give it a try. I then use Handbreak for encoding
  6. cmaier macrumors G4

    Jul 25, 2007
    handbrake works well 90% of the time. The rest of the time I use ripit.
  7. Ascension thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2010
    Hi guys, forgive my ignorance here...

    but i'm not sure what you mean my 'encoding'?

    i do not wish to copy the files (movies) back onto disc, just to keep them in digital format, my iMac is now a bigger and better quality screen than the TV at home lol.

    just want to copy the movies to a hard drive and then i can watch them when I choose and there is no risk of further damage to the original DVD discs
  8. AV8TOR macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2010
    Fort Worth TX

    I encode mostly to compress and size down for my iPhone.
  9. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Agreed, Handbrake is probably all you will ever need

    If not, the other options are RipIt, MacTheRipper and Mac DVD Ripper Pro for ripping first, then Handbrake for encoding

    It really isn't as confusing as it first sounds
    Just use the Handbrake presets and go

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