DVD to disk image

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bigboy99, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. bigboy99 macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2005
    Sarasota, FL
    I'd like to store a DVD disk image on my HD. What is the best apps to capture, and to play?
  2. n-abounds macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2006
    Google "MacTheRipper"
    It basically does everything you want with one click. It basically creates a file just like the DVD, menus intact and everything.
  3. Paragon macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2006
    Doesn't iDVD do this, too?

    'Create Disk Image' or words to similar effect, in the File contextual menu?
  4. dswoodley macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2002
    iDVD creates a disk image from digital video files (like from iMovie or Quicktime). Doesn't help with DVD ripping (unless you use Macthripper then use Handbrake to make the video file then use iDVD to create an image).

    probably best to just use Mactheripper to get the Video_TS file and keep that on the hard drive. (and yes, in the USA even if you own the DVD, the legality of this process is at best debatable).

    EDITED on account of me being stupid :)
  5. n-abounds macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2006
    And Disk Utility can't do it either, cause it just doesn't work with Dual-Layer discs, which most DVDs are.
  6. bigboy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2005
    Sarasota, FL
    Ripped nicely, but no audio. Did I miss a step?
  7. n-abounds macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2006
    Hmm never had that happen. I've never really changed any of the default preferences though, since everything worked fine.
  8. XNine macrumors 68040


    Apr 7, 2005
    Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?
    I'm sure the manual included with Mac The Ripper covers this. Are you playing the .vob files straight from the rip? And with what player?

    Just as well you could use MTR and then Roxio's Popcorn to convert it to a disc image. Generally if I back up a movie, I use this comination to rip it back to disc.

    For instance, my girlfrien'd mother borrowed a dual-disc DVD set one time, gave it back then moved with one of the discs being lost in the move. We got the movie from netflix and I ripped the disc and now the set is complete again.

    Very handy tools.
  9. gregnow macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2006
    how to fix audio problem with mac the ripper

    I had the same problem with getting no audio with mac the ripper. I'd take the vob file and run it trough DiVa and no audio.
    So i downloaded "HANDBRAKE" instead , (it's free) and it was great. it ripped a dvd i put into my computer and turned it into a mpg4 file with audio all in one shot no problems. so i did not use mac the ripper at all. Just download HANDBRAKE. It takes a little longer to rip then mac the ripper but at least there is audio and on top of that you don't then have to use DiVA to convert any VOB file as Handbrake rips it and turns it right into a mpg4 file that quicktime reads and you can transfer to imovie just by dragging the mpg4 to a pane in imovie. Only thing is , is that it has to be less then 9 minutes of mpg4 for i movie to accept it. So if you need more then 9 minutes to put into imovie you will have to upgrade to quicktime PRO which can then break your entire mpeg4 file (that Handbrake ripped you) into segments of time that you can then drag to imovie.
    hope this helps with your audio problem. Worked great for me.
  10. gregnow macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2006
    also let me add

    Also let me add that you still don't have to upgrade to quicktime PRO as HANDBRAKE will let you turn chapters of your DVD into seperate mpg4 files. So as long as the chapters are under 9 minutes you don't need to upgrade to Quicktime PRO. Also Handbrake tells you how many minutes the chapters are that you want to rip.
  11. road dog macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2004
    roxio's popcorn will do what you want.

    1. you can burn the dvd to another dvd
    2. you can save the dvd as a disc image on your hard disk or external drive
    3. you can take individual videos off the dvd and conver to compressed mpeg4 or divx

    any of those are good options from popcorn.

    (i got mine from amazon for $42 - no shipping, no tax)

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