Is it possible to rip HD-DVD's?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by GFLPraxis, May 15, 2008.

  1. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    I got a HD-DVD drive for my Hackintosh for $20. I'm curious if there's any way to rip them for iTunes? And, actually, is there any way to play them, or do I need to boot into Vista?
  2. northy124 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    You need:
    1. Vista or XP
    2. AnyDVD HD
    3. Isobuster v2.3
    4. tsMuxeR v1.8.4(b)
    5. MKVToolnix v2.2.0

    And a guide I've PMed you should help if it doesn't ask the guy who wrote it as he might be able to help more than I can.

    Edit: I'll try get more details from the guy that wrote the guide & post here if it's OK with the Moderators.
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Post #51 of this thread is a tad complex, but eventually gets the job done.
  4. Wilson1984 macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2007
    I know you said HD, but I was also wondering if anyone had ripped blue ray with a ps3 using Linux ? Boy I bet that would chaff sony's ass.
  5. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2003
    Cardiff, Wales
    Will Handbrake ever be able to do this? Or are these new HD dvds (Blu ray inc.) specially encrypted?
  6. northy124 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    @Nermal Post 51 is almost the same as what I've shown him the guides to only halfway through it swaps to Mac, Which I'm guessing is more trouble than it worth? & why does do you export the AC-3 to AIFF, & make an AVI then passthrough to .Mov? I think the guide I've shown him are more up to date as you can make a .Mp4 eventually without going through & deleting decent codec but I could be wrong.

    @Wilson1984 you can as if I remember correctly when people started to rip BD's they used Linux in the PS3 (As no BD Drives for PC's were out then).

    @SpaceMagic Hopefully in the future, I'd like them to but I guess it won't happen until Apple start releasing BD Drives as standard on their products &/or there enough demand.
  7. NightStorm macrumors 68000

    Jan 26, 2006
    Whitehouse, OH
    I'd say it is quite likely as long as you decrypt it elsewhere.

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