Lately the movie studios have started to use some new, very annoying copy protection schemes on DVDs, and as a result more and more DVDs can't be ripped on a Mac anymore. The only OS X ripping application that's still being actively developed is Mac The Ripper, but it's a one man show, basically, and geezerbuttz, the developer, needs some time off his regular work so he can concentrate on coding a brand new, "patchable" version of MTR so he can quickly and effectively counter the new copy protection schemes the studios regularly come up with. To help him with that, there is a fundraiser going on. I'm sure there are a lot of folks here on Macrumors that have used MTR in the past and could afford to make a donation so we all can continue to back up our DVDs in OS X. By donating a certain amount, you'll also get a link to the latest betas geezerbuttz is releasing. Read all about the fundraiser here: http://www.ripdifferent.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=3589&sid=9ad590e25c3da401a5deef2d56c9243e On how to donate: http://www.ripdifferent.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=1437&sid=9ad590e25c3da401a5deef2d56c9243e (Basically you register to the forum and send geezerbuttz a Private Message and he'll answer with detailed instructions; he has to be super careful to keep the MPAA et al. off his back) Please help out!