neilnics

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I am trying to unsuccessfully rip dvds to my mac to put on my apple tv or iPad etc, but when I look at the dvd they are all corrupt with lines through them. I can't also load the VLC which everytime I load a dvd handbrake says cannot find. Do yo need the VLC working ? Can anybody help as you can se I am a pretty basic user so please put it in plain english so that I can understand your response.
 

bp1000

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Make sure handbrake and VLC are the same architecture, so either 32bit or 64bit

Simply put the disc in, open handbrake, select source, choose the DVD and select Apple tv 2 from the preset on the right and click start.


If it still doesn't work then i can only assume there is a problem with your DVD disc or drive.

Make sure you have the latest copy of each software.
 

neilnics

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on my handbrake it has a 64 by it and i have downloaded the 64 vlc but it still doesn't seem to find the program so i still get the same problems. ANy further advice?
 
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on my handbrake it has a 64 by it and i have downloaded the 64 vlc but it still doesn't seem to find the program so i still get the same problems. ANy further advice?

Look at the first link in the post above yours to maybe use an actual ripper, and then HandBrake for transcoding.
 

700-Grizz

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Im new to the mac world lol--im use to a PC and i used handbrake with AnyDVD to decrypt and rip my DVD's into format to use with my IPad.

Now what exactly do I need to use and How with Handbrake? I see you mentioned Fairmount and I read that but not exactly sure how to go about using that with handbrake? help me out please:D
 
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Im new to the mac world lol--im use to a PC and i used handbrake with AnyDVD to decrypt and rip my DVD's into format to use with my IPad.

Now what exactly do I need to use and How with Handbrake? I see you mentioned Fairmount and I read that but not exactly sure how to go about using that with handbrake? help me out please:D

Can this help?

HandBrake_iPad-preset.png
 

rayward

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Im new to the mac world lol--im use to a PC and i used handbrake with AnyDVD to decrypt and rip my DVD's into format to use with my IPad.

Now what exactly do I need to use and How with Handbrake? I see you mentioned Fairmount and I read that but not exactly sure how to go about using that with handbrake? help me out please:D


As mentioned above, make sure that you have matching versions of HandBrake and VLC. Presuming your Mac is new, you'll want the 64-bit versions of both. Then, you can rip and encode DVDs in HandBrake in a single step (HandBrake automatically finds and uses VLC), selecting the iPad preset in HandBrake.

Some people prefer to rip and encode separately; either for batch processing or to ease the mechanical wear and tear on their optical drive. MakeMKV is a free download and will rip a DVD (or Blu Ray, if you have a Blu Ray burner drive) to a .mkv file for subsequent processing in HandBrake.
 

700-Grizz

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Thanks guys that helps--already have the newest version of VLC

***Do I still need to download Fairmount?? or does VLC take care of that issue of copywrite?
 
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Thanks guys that helps--already have the newest version of VLC

***Do I still need to download Fairmount?? or does VLC take care of that issue of copywrite?

VLC takes care, as FairMount needs VLC to decode the decryption too.
Maybe have a look at the first link in the second post? It explains some details which might be good to know, but I guess I like being the spoon.
 

RByers89

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Oct 12, 2011
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I convert all of mine for apple tv/ all I devices.
Use makemkv to rip it into mkv. Then use handbrake. On my i5 mini the total process is less then a hour and the quality is much better then most actual dvd rippers. I usually used to use winmx for rip DVDs but found mkv then handbrake results in superior quality.
 

seannixon

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Dec 31, 2011
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I had this problem ripping my first DVD today. Make sure VLC is in the application folder, then it should work
 
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