DVD Ripping (copy DVD to hard drive) with vobcopy

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gotenks05, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. gotenks05 macrumors member

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    #1
    Well, I have been using a mac for a long time now. I had problems with it, so I switched the OS to Ubuntu and liked the experience, except for the trouble I had updating my iPod touch, so now my Mac is running OS X Tiger again. Right Now, I'm having troubles on my Mac. In the past, I was able to download Mac the Ripper 2.6.6 and rip DVDs to my hard drive and send them through handbrake. Now, I cannot even download that program at all, which means I need another DVD ripper. From my time using Ubuntu 8.04 on a Mac, I have gotten used to using a command-line program called "vobcopy" it did pretty much what Mac the Ripper did and it was easy to use, so I decided to install it on my Mac OS. I got the dependency and the program installed without problems, but I don't want to type out the entire path to the program. I would like to run run just like it did on Ubuntu, which means I need to edit the PATH environment variables, which is where my question comes in. How do I add vobcopy as a command recognized by Mac OS X? I edited the file "~/.profile" and the file "~/.bashrc" and even the file "etc/paths" and restarted the terminal and each time I was not able to get it to work. Maybe I was doing it the wrong the way, but I have no idea about that. I entered

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    . /usr/local/bin/
    and

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    . /usr/local/bin/vobcopy
    and

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    PATH="/usr/local/bin/vobcopy"
    and

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    PATH="/usr/local/bin/"
    and

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    PATH="/usr/local/bin/vobcopy"
    
    export PATH
    What do I need to do to be able type something like
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    vobcopy -V
    instead of needing to type something like
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    /usr/local/bin/vobcopy -V
    each time I open a terminal window?

    Update: Never mind, I figured out that I need to type this

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    PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin/
    export PATH
    into ~/.profile
     
  2. iAlexG macrumors 6502

    iAlexG

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    Florida, Missing Britain.
    #2
    Why not just use Handbrake? So good and rips straight to .m4v
     
  3. ian.maffett macrumors 6502

    ian.maffett

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    #3
    Good point. I was thinking this during the whole read.
     
  4. gotenks05 thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    It has been stated on the official site that it is best to use a program like Mac the Ripper, in order to get eliminate things Handbrake can't handle. Yes, handbrake can handle DVDs directly, but if I rip it to the hard drive, I won't need to worry about the disc being stuck in the drive with my only option to be reboot my computer. Plus, if I were using HandBrakeCLI, it is much easier to have it ripped to the hard drive, because I can start a shellscript without inserting the actual disc.

    look above. Also, If I have multiple DVDs, using the actual disc becomes a hinderance, especially if I were to queue each disc up in HandBrakeGUI all at once.
     

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