Need Help Ripping DVD to Hard Drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by justpeachy23, May 24, 2009.

  1. justpeachy23 macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2009

    I've been trying to figure out for days how to rip a dvd to my hard drive. I don't want to burn the dvd I just want it on my MacBook so I can watch it from there or transfer it to my IPod. So far I've downloaded and experimented with the following programs: Mac the Ripper, Kigo Video Converter, and Handbrake. I have also used the sample versions of ISky Video Converter and ISky DVD Copy. So here is where I am running into problems that I'm hoping someone can clarify for me.

    I've used Mac The Ripper to extract the data from the dvd's but I don't know what to do next. If I am understanding this right Mac The Ripper only extracts the data but then you need another program to convert it into the format that you want? How to I transfer all the files into one, preferably AVI file? I tried using Kigo Video Converter and the sample version of ISky Video Converter but I still end up with a bunch of files instead of one file so I'm not better than when I started. What am I doing wrong?

    I also tried HandBrake which was really easy to use but the end result was blotchy with green squares blurring the image, is this because the DVD was encrypted and HandBrake cannot convert it?

    The only program that I had success with was the ISky DVD Copy, but this isn't free and unfortunetly not something I can get right now because I'm slightly broke at the moment :(

    Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    mactheripper copies the disk verbaitem

    you then use handbrake with the file mtr gives you


    if you just want to encode the disk to a usable file, such as an avi, mpeg4 for ipod, just use handbrake and select one of the presets
  3. italiano40 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2007
  4. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a


    Dec 27, 2008
    mtr gets rid of the encryption of the DVD so you can get it to an avi, Mp4 etc etc. i tend to use Mac the Ripper and then put it in the queue on Handbrake. I can then put as many films as i want in the Queue as Mac The Ripper gets off the content ;-)

    That isnt very well explained, but i hope it helps lol

  5. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2003
    I highly recommend ripit
    Its very easy to use and reliable!

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