DVD Shrink or other movie ripping software for HTPC

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by HE15MAN, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. HE15MAN macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2009
    Florida's Treasure Coast
    I know it is a Windows only program, but I read on here that to rip movies for a HTPC, it is best to keep the files in Video TS form. Would it work if I ripped them in DVD Shrink which keeps them in Video TS form, and makes them 4.7 GB and then just moved them onto my Mac Mini to play?

    Or is there an easier way to get good quality without having to use a TON of storage space (8.7 gb per movie)

    I just am only familiar with DVD shrink so there may be (and I am sure there are) much better alternatives but I didnt really know where to start!

  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    Mac the Ripper and Rippit are Mac solutions. For dual-layer disks, you can run the rip through DVD2OneX, which will shrink the _TS folder.

    The best thing to do, IMHO, is to use HandBrake to transcode ripped DVDs to h.264. The quality will be pretty much the same, but you'll save a TON of space.

    PS: Generally, these sorts of questions are posted in the Apple TV and Home Theater forum.

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