mactheripper or handbrake

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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I use both. Mactheripper then dvd remaster to copy some dvds to dvd. and handbreak to make them ipod ready.
 

epochblue

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Aug 12, 2005
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I urge the OP to do a search around this forum for the answer to that question, because this question gets asked a lot and there are numerous threads out there with excellent answers.

In fact, here's a link to one (I searched for "mactheripper handbrake"):
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=321273&highlight=mactheripper+handbrake

can both of them rip from dvds to dvds?
The short answer to that question is no. If you want backups that are playable in a DVD Player, then you want MTR.
 

Kelmon

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Mar 28, 2005
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I use HandBrake since I rip from DVD to iPod. As has been noted, MacTheRipper is needed for DVD-to-DVD ripping but since I don't go that way (besides, that really would be theft) HandBrake is generally all I need. This said, apparently there are some DVDs that HandBrake cannot rip (I've not come across any, mind) and therefore it has been recommended to rip using MacTheRipper and then encode using HandBrake for DVD-to-iPod ripping.

I will also note that the last time I used HandBrake for DVD-to-iPod rips the results would not sync with my iPod even when the iPod preset was used. However, there is a suspicion that iTunes was to blame for this particularly since nothing else had changed and the video played quite happily in iTunes itself along with QuickTime and FrontRow.
 

j/k/Andy

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Jun 5, 2007
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Same, MTR to ripped DVD's too my HD if I don't want to carry the disks with me, and HB to convert keepers to .mp4 for use with my future :apple:TV.

Any news on a free MTR 3.0 release?
 

techlover828

macrumors 68020
Jun 28, 2007
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Maine
Same, MTR to ripped DVD's too my HD if I don't want to carry the disks with me, and HB to convert keepers to .mp4 for use with my future :apple:TV.

Any news on a free MTR 3.0 release?
would the resolution be high enough to use on apple tv?
 

applehero

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Jun 12, 2007
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This said, apparently there are some DVDs that HandBrake cannot rip (I've not come across any, mind) and therefore it has been recommended to rip using MacTheRipper and then encode using HandBrake for DVD-to-iPod ripping.
PIXAR movies will not rip, at least the ones I've tried for my daughter. Toy Story (2), Monsters Inc., etc...

I also could not rip Casino Royale with Handbrake.

I have only used Handbrake as I just rip to iPod. I've only done a handful of DVD's but given that out of the 15 or so I've done and found 4 -5 that will not rip, I will be investing in MacTheRipper.
 

A Cute Baby Lam

macrumors newbie
Jul 27, 2007
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I have used handbrake to backup my DVDs to hard drive, and it has been great for me. I have not tried to rip any pixar discs, but I have never had it be unable to rip a disc.
 

Dimwhit

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Apr 10, 2007
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PIXAR movies will not rip, at least the ones I've tried for my daughter. Toy Story (2), Monsters Inc., etc...
MTR can handle them. I've done it. I have to backup all my kids DVDs so they don't get destroyed. I have feature-only rips of all the Pixar movies.
 

Sean Dempsey

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Aug 7, 2006
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I use MTR to rip DVD's I own, and then Popcorn to burn DVD-R's that I can play in my kids car-dvd player, between him and that player, DVD's just get destroyed.

But, I didn't know that Handbrake would put them on my ipod. Is it difficult to take the folders that MTR rips and then use Handbrake to make it ipoddable? All the movie conversion softwares I have used to try and get movies on my ipod always have audio sync problems.
 

techlover828

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Jun 28, 2007
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I use MTR to rip DVD's I own, and then Popcorn to burn DVD-R's that I can play in my kids car-dvd player, between him and that player, DVD's just get destroyed.

But, I didn't know that Handbrake would put them on my ipod. Is it difficult to take the folders that MTR rips and then use Handbrake to make it ipoddable? All the movie conversion softwares I have used to try and get movies on my ipod always have audio sync problems.
I use both. Mactheripper then dvd remaster to copy some dvds to dvd. and handbreak to make them ipod ready.
Can I just use iDVD?