DVD ripping software and issues

sgiera

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Tried to rip some older DVDs with handbrake and they are pixelating through the whole movie. Can't watch them. Used Apple TV 2 and 3 preset. Anyone have this problem and was there a fix? Also, should I try different software and if so, what software?
 

lostless

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Tried to rip some older DVDs with handbrake and they are pixelating through the whole movie. Can't watch them. Used Apple TV 2 and 3 preset. Anyone have this problem and was there a fix? Also, should I try different software and if so, what software?
If you are running El Capitan, handbrake can no longer decrypt commercial DVDs. Handbrake never was able to do this unless you installed a 3rd party decrypting software. You must of had that software and if you upgraded to El Capitan, Apple removed any data and access to that folder.
get makemkv. It will rip a Dvd to a mkv file which can be fed to handbrake to make your final video. It's an extra step but it works.
 

minicard

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If you wanted to pay for a ripper, get MacX DVD ripper pro .
It never fails to work even after upgrading your system.
I also use MacX DVD ripper with good results. There have been only 2 DVDs so far that it wasn't able to convert.
 

mic j

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No reason to pay. As "lostless" said. Use MakeMKV. It's free and it works very well. Have used it for years.
 

Tech198

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If you are running El Capitan, handbrake can no longer decrypt commercial DVDs.

Handbrake could never rip commercial DVD's.. I doubt even choosing specific "title" would help... as u would first need RipIt or other software to first decrypt it first.

VLC would bring these library along . which is why its better to have both,,
 

cynics

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Handbrake could never rip commercial DVD's.. I doubt even choosing specific "title" would help... as u would first need RipIt or other software to first decrypt it first.

VLC would bring these library along . which is why its better to have both,,
Sure it could, and still can with some native modifications to OS X. I believe you can find the info linked above. Maybe you're thinking blu ray?

I was 3/4 of the way through my DVD collection when I upgraded to El Cap. I just started using MakeMKV to complete it.

However I don't think I could get handbrake to work from video_ts at all let alone get a pixelated video like the OP. Only time I get pixelation is when my encode to too complex for the decoder. Typically speeding up the encode speed is the best solution, of course that's at the expense of file size.
 

jasnw

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As a certified "old guy" who remembers paying $100 for pretty simple software, I don't see $40 for MacX DVD Ripper Pro (current "sale" price) as a show stopper. I'd rather have a single package that "just works" (remember that concept, Tim and Jon?). Does anyone have strong negative issues about MacX other than the fact that it's not free?
 

cynics

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As a certified "old guy" who remembers paying $100 for pretty simple software, I don't see $40 for MacX DVD Ripper Pro (current "sale" price) as a show stopper. I'd rather have a single package that "just works" (remember that concept, Tim and Jon?). Does anyone have strong negative issues about MacX other than the fact that it's not free?
No Bluray support?
 

Boyd01

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Handbrake could never rip commercial DVD's.
Not quite sure what you're saying here. I have ripped about 600 movies and 600 TV shows from commercial DVDs using Handbrake and the 3rd party library they recommended. No problems. There were perhaps 12 DVDs that Handbrake couldn't handle. I tried using MacX DVD on these and it didn't work either.

I didn't realize that El Capitan broke this… so that's another reason why I'm glad that I haven't upgraded. ;)