DVD Ripping on Mac - Best Apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ArmCortexA8, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. ArmCortexA8 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010
    Terra Australis
    I was wondering what are the best apps available on Mac for DVD ripping. Im currently using DVDReMaster Pro along with Fairmount to mount the drive. I have come from a Windows environment using AnyDVD / CloneDVD2 which are the best apps on the planet for Windows. These wont work on Mac as they have to be re-written for the Unix environment. The benefits of AnyDVD was it created a log file with the copy protection and the decryption data to decode it, whereas the Mac apps fail to do this to my knowledge. Also once ripped, whats the best app to convert these to either H.264 / AVI as I use VLC as well.
  2. circularforward macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2010
    I actually use a windows vm just for anydvd and clonedvd2. Look into MacTheRipper.
  3. Exegesis48 macrumors regular

    May 2, 2009
    MacTheRipper is probably my favorite application.
  4. tuthill macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2010
    My experience has been that the best way to rip DVDs is to stick with AnyDVD etc. via a Bootcamp setup or through VMWare or Parallels.
  5. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    RipIt or Mac DVD Ripper Pro... along with Handbrake

    MacTheRipper (free version) is fairly outdated these days from what I understand
  6. VideoBeagle macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2010
    App Q&A testing by request.
    Ripping DVD's is bad! Booo!!!!!

    Sorry...I was just wondering what it felt like to be that guy.:p

    I use Mac The Ripper, but I've been looking at MRDP lately.
  7. mutantteenager macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2006

    Quite easily the best there is, and it's free!

    Only stumbles on disks with deliberate bad sectors to prevent ripping, but I've only come across a few of those.
  8. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Honestly, after using Mac DVD Ripper Pro and RipIt I have never touched MacTheRipper again
  9. Exegesis48 macrumors regular

    May 2, 2009
    As far as MacTheRipper being outdated, there's actually been some recent updates out there, you just might have to dig a little.

    In fact I was having problems copying a disc that had deliberate bad sectors on it and eventually found a newer version of MacTheRipper that was able to copy the disc just fine.
  10. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 20, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
  11. macrazee macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2009
    Mac DVDRipper Pro is the only one worth a penny. MTR is a joke, and RipIt, while nice looking, produces a lot of bad rips.
  12. 184550 Guest

    May 8, 2008
    How so?

    I've used RipIt about 30 or 40 times so far for ripping old, recent and brand new releases without a problem. That said, I'm only using it to rip copies to put on my iPhone for when I travel.

    I'm just curious in where it's faltered.
  13. tpg macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2010
    Have to agree - never had a problem with Ripit.

    Not tried MacTheRipper, seems like more hassle than it's worth. Read some very curious things about how you have to go about getting a new version...
  14. uraniumwilly macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2007
    2 cents: mactheripper is worth the steps necessary to get it.
  15. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Mac DVD Ripper Pro and RipIt have done very well for me without playing the games that the MTR developer requires or the hoops you have to jump through to join the secret club and be admitted to the backroom to be able to donate $xx (what is it now $50) to obtain the holy grail of DVD software.
  16. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Agreed. Mac The Ripper is no longer my favorite. I had no problem paying for Mac the Ripper but having to sign up on special forums and such and the donation (don't call it a donation if its mandatory, just say it costs XX dollars).

    Ripit however is excellent.
  17. jonsuh macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2010
    +1 for MacTheRipper and/or RipIt.

    The two pieces of software I would choose hands down to get the job done.
  18. NCW macrumors regular


    May 22, 2010
  19. K Dubb macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2010
    I don't really rip any DVDs, but Handbrake is raved about all over the web and podcasts, etc.

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