looking for a DVD shrink equivalent for mac

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  1. jigielnik macrumors newbie

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    okay, im looking for a DVD backup program that can rip DVDs, compress them, eliminate the copy protection (so they can be copied) and that allows you to re-structure the disc, like removing foreign language tracks or menus, and can somehow burn the files without having to simply drag and drop the files to another program which rarely works. for anyone familiar with the PC program "DVD shrink" im looking for something that can do the same job, and i dont want to run windows on my mac
     
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  3. motulist macrumors 68040

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    Handbrake.

    mactheripper is not what he's looking for, mtr just copies off the video_TS folder and strips the copy protection, but that's all (afaik).

    EDIT:

    Of course it depends on what the OP really is trying to achieve, which is still a little unclear.
     
  4. djinn macrumors 68000

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    I second Handbrake, very awesome. And it has presets!
     
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    Handbrake is free. This is try before you buy.
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

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    DVD2oneX or Toast. Handbrake is a different animal.
     
  8. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    toast will let you burn it once the copy protection is gone, but it won't strip out the CP. MTR is getting really dated, and the updated versions are a pain to get/install.
     
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  10. clevin macrumors G3

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    AFAIK, there is NO equivalent free app under OSX works as DVDshrink.

    Mac The Ripper will NOT shrink DVD into a 4.5G file.

    Handbrake will directly rip AND compress DVD into a single file, no *.iso backup possibility.

    DVD ripping, backing up, is one of the things OSX isn't as good as windows/linux.
     
  11. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    use either of these methods:

    - use mactheripper to rip the DVD to an unencrypted VIDEO_TS folder, use DVD2ONEX to compress it to single layer (if needed) and then if you want burn it to DVD using Toast Titanium.
    - use Handbrake to encode and compress a DVD to mpeg4 or avi.
    - VisualHub does the same as Handbrake but is not open source.
     
  12. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    A combination of Mac the Ripper and Toast 8 is what you are looking for. Mac the Ripper to strip the copy protection and Toast 8 to shrink and burn the DVD.

    For those saying Handbrake, it is a bad choice as Handbrake converts the files into a lossy format. When you then go to burn them to a DVD you need to recencode them meaning that you lose quality twice, rather than just once with the Mac the Ripper and Toast combination.
     
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    And if it's just shrinking and burning you want from Toast, Popcorn (also from Roxio) will do the same thing and it's cheaper.
     
  14. macaco74 macrumors regular

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    Does this process take more than an hour to rip and compress? I had tried to use MTR on a 90 minute movie and it estimated about an hour. Is this correct?
     
  15. clevin macrumors G3

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    I don't remember, not too off, in my vague memory.

    Compress is a long process, with DivX or Xvid, it will take about 2-3 hours for a 90 minutes movie, for H.264, the time for compression doubles/triples.
     
  16. DVDshrink4mac macrumors newbie

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    Use DVD Shrink on Mac OSX Leopard FREE

    Hey, DVD Shrink can be used on a Mac, and it can be done for FREE.

    All you need is Leopard and the internet. Here's the link I found:

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/668414

    This method works for me and I hope it helps the rest of you who are looking for a free solution to compress DVD9 to DVD-5 on a Mac.
     
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  18. matteusclement macrumors 65816

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    thanks guys.

    i like MTR to get the DVD, and I like handbrake now that I updated it. Before it was quiting part way through the process, dunno why. visual hub is great for converting all those downloaded movies into an ipod/psp/whatever version as it does it FAST. Handbrake also allows for CHAPTERING on your ipod if you copied the original DVD which in my opinion is FREAKING sweet cause theres now more scrolling and guess work in going back to an old moive on your ipod.

    MTR = hands down best for getting the DVD ripped

    HANDBRAKE = chaptering AND presets for certain devices BUT it seems a little slow (or maybe my comp is slow *LOL*)

    VISUAL HUB = best for going between formats of different movies

    Thanks for all the help!!
     

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