Free DVD to ISO Ripping Software?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AtHomeBoy_2000, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. AtHomeBoy_2000 macrumors 6502a

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    I am looking to make backups of our home movie collection to my new NAS in case the DVDs ever go bad. I have been looking for software that will rip the DVDs to an ISO file.

    I have seen several pay options, but are there any good free DVD to ISO ripping programs? MacTheRipper will rip to a folder, but I would prefer an ISO.
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    For free, Disk Utility is the way to go, and it's already installed; just make sure you select the option to create a CD/DVD master. I've used it successfully to duplicate unprotected video DVDs, as well.

    This probably isn't necessary given that you're only ripping a few family DVDs, but if you have a lot of discs, I'd recommend getting a copy of MDRP (Mac DVD Ripper Pro). It lists for $20, but can often be found on sale at MacUpdate or as part of a bundle for $10 or less, and it's extremely good for ripping large quantities of DVDs, since it can be set to rip a disc as soon as it is inserted and spit it out when it's done; it also is pretty good about working around read errors on flakey discs.
     
  4. AtHomeBoy_2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How doI use Dick Utility to rip a DVD to ISO? I've never seen that option.
     
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  6. realchimera macrumors regular

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    These day you can easily find all kind of instructions of anything not only in words, but also in videos (youtube).
     
  7. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    That link tells you how to make a dvd from an iso/disk image. To create an iso/disk image from a dvd, from Disk Image Help:
     

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