MacTheRipper or Handbrake first ?

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    to rip a DVD what is the best solution.

    Should one use MacTheRipper before using Handbrake ?

    also can one rip straight from the DVD drive......
    or should you copy the DVD to the desktop ?

    i just need ok quality, not super quality.....if that helps.....
     
  2. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    I don't but some people do, works fine for me going strait from dvd
     
  3. stoid macrumors 601

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    Using MacTheRipper will add time to your process because you will have to do one more step. The advantage is that if you are ripping multiple DVDs, if you MTR them all to your hard drive, you can queue them in Handbrake and let it run untouched overnight and have several movies done by morning. Also, letting Handbrake go straight from DVD means that your DVD drive laser has to be on for the whole process instead of just a little bit when running MTR, and overtime this can shorten the life of your DVD drive.
     
  4. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    Use the default settings for Handbrake and it should be great quality. It is for me, :).
     
  5. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but MTR gets rid of the CSS encryption right? So if the DVD was encrypted then could you use Handbrake straight away?
     
  6. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    My unofficial tests show that the amount of time is about the same. When I tried it, it took forever to rip just using HandBrake. When I used MTR, it split it into two different steps. I'm not sure if it was quicker, or slower, but if it was either, it wasn't by much.
     
  7. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Like stoid said, using MTR saves wear on the DVD drive. Also, once you get the disk ripped to a drive, you can have Handbrake save its file to another drive and gain (a little) speed that way.
     

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