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  1. jnguyen4 macrumors 6502

    jnguyen4

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    hey guys... i was going through all the threads about ripping DVD's and i didn't find something about this. ok. i have been using MTR 2.6 or whatever the free version was for a couple years. Then i ran into some movies that it could not rip. I then upgraded to version 3.0. same problem. on the DVD's that the old one couldn't rip, this one just crashes when trying to recognize the disk. i think i saw people say that there are updates to MTR 3.0 but how do you exactly upgrade it? Is anyone else getting this?
     
  2. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Assuming your ripping DVD's you own, try using HandBrake. Its been able to do movies MTR couldn't.
    Is it a Sony or Disney DVD by chance? I havent been able to rip those..
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I came across a Disney movie that while in my MacBook it said there content was like 78GB and it's no BluRay just a regular DVD. I'm guessing it was part of its copyright protection, but I thought it was really weird that it would lie like that about its file size.
     
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Go to www.ripdifferent.com and enter the MTR forum. There you will find stickies that will explain how to update to the currently supported version.
     
  5. jnguyen4 thread starter macrumors 6502

    jnguyen4

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    handbrake doesn't rip it into a video_ts file. i want to keep it in the dvd format.
    its not just the sony and disney ones. its pretty much all the new ones.

    btw. when i use handbrake, it takes forever... dunno if thats normal.
     
  6. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Yep- the most common one that that form of protection has been used on is Wall E. The MTR "Ripping Issues- Title Specific" addresses how to get a good rip from that one (and many other titles).
     
  7. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Handbrake isn't a replacement for MTR. The two programs don't serve the same purpose.

    As for MTR, I'm not sure if the developers requires a purchase for each new version or what. I have several different versions of v3 (it's up to the '14m' update, I think). It's a crap shoot which one will work on a given disk.
     
  8. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    I understand that. The original post didnt say what the files were going to be used for. I just assumed it was to be put on an iPod/iPhone or something like that where HandBrake has output settings for those devices.
     

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