How Do You Rip DVDs Onto PC or Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dannyboxer, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. dannyboxer macrumors regular


    Oct 12, 2008
    Hello. I have a lot of DVDs and would like to put them all onto my new iMac so I can watch then without the hassle of inserting a DVD. I would also like to put some of these DVDs onto my iPod so I can watch them on the go.

    I have no idea how to rip DVDs. A Mac program would be best but I suppose I could rip the DVDs onto my PC and then transfer them onto my iMac but that would be a bit of a hassle.

    I have heard of Handbrake. Is this all you need to rip DVDs? How long does it take? Is the quality DVD quality? And most importantly, is it free?

    I know this a bit of a nooby question but I'm new to all of this. :)
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
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  3. Whitebread macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2008

    Definitely use Handbrake to rip you're DVD's

    I would also recommend using a program called iSquint. It will compress your movies to a smaller size, so they don't take up as much space, and they will look better on the iPod screen

    Both programs are on

    And yes, they're both free

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