How to rip, save and burn a dvd?

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  1. TBDesings macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I want to rip some dvd backups of my dvds onto my computer.

    I'd like to be able to view them in frontrow and also be able to burn them to a dvd later on.

    What programs should i use to this? and what format should i save them in?

    Also, with any recommended programs could you tell me the best standard settings to rip, save and burn the dvd?

    Thanks in advance,

    Tara
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    MacTheRipper will rip them for you.

    Here is how you can watch them in front row once ripped with MacTheRipper.

    I'm not sure if you need to do anything special to burn them back to dvd, but they are original quality, so it shouldn't be too hard.
     
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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  4. TBDesings thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've just used handbrake to rip a dvd and i saved it in a .avi file format which plays in frontrow. Is this okay to use or is there a particular file format that is recommend?


    :p and i've just realized I've spelt my username wrong lol that's what i get for not getting enough sleep :p
     
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    I'd recommend using the H.264 codec in a quicktime (.mov) wrapper.
     
  6. TBDesings thread starter macrumors newbie

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    *blinks* huh? sorry I'm pretty new to ripping dvds and saving video formats.

    Photoshop. Illustrator. x,d and html formats i can do. Video is a whole new thing for me lol.


    So are you saying i should save it as a .mov file and then choose h.264 in the codecs selection list?

    In handbrake under output type it doesn't seem to have .mov. it has the following though: mp4, mkv, avi, ogm

    Which would be best to use?
     
  7. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    MP4 using the H.264 codec.
     
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    But what would you recommend if she plans to burn them back to DVD? Just nudging the thread along... I can't imagine ripping to mp4 and then converting back to mpeg-2 to burn a DVD is the best way to go.

    What are the actual steps for going from a MTR rip onto a playable DVD?
     
  9. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Mac the Ripper -> Toast -> DVD.
     
  10. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Thanks- one more then. If the disk is a dual layer, (seems like they all are these days), does this burn correctly onto a dual layer disk in Toast for normal playback?
     
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