Need reliable DVD Ripping Software

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  1. simmobk macrumors newbie

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    I need a good DVD Ripping software that I don't have to pay for. Anybody got any tips on where to find an App? Or a registration code for one that needs it.
     
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  3. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Good tip.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Googling "Mac DVD ripper" pulls up MacTheRipper as the first result and HandBrake as the second.

    And asking for a registration code is grounds for banning. Don't steal software, foo'!
     
  5. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using Handbrake for a while and just got Mac The Ripper over the weekend.

    My question is, can you play the items in the Video_TS folder? I just converted those files in mp4. Can anything in that folder be used for anything else? How?
     
  6. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    You can convert the folder to another file format. If thats what your asking.

    I'm confused as to what else you want to do. :confused:
     
  7. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    What I do is I rip with MTR and I have a file/folder as a result.

    Then I use handbrake to convert and create another file/folder.

    I view the handbrake file as I have always done, what can I do with the file/folder from MTR?
     
  8. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    You can convert it (e.g. Mpg4), you can play it by dragging it into a sutisbe player (e.g. VLC). You can burn it back to create a playerable DVD (e.g. Using popcorn/toast)
     
  9. OllyW Moderator

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  10. ChaosAngel macrumors member

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    Another vote for Handbrake :D.

    I also use MTR v2.6, although Handbrake is generally the quickest and easiest way.
     
  11. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Handbrake requires VLC to decrypt DVDs. It creates standard movie files.

    Mac The Ripper creates decrypted DVD MPEG2 files.
     
  12. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    I did use to use Mac The Ripper when I was on Tiger.../Earlier OSX... but it recently became pay ware no??? So... I looked around and then adopted DVD2OneX... it's Shareware... but hey... it's worth it... you can make like a full disk copy...

    J
     
  13. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Front Row plays videos in the Video_TS folder. I have a an alias pointing to my movie drive so anytime I launch front row I see all my movies listed there.
     
  14. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I just looked it up, and it's ~$53 ... :eek: What does it do so much better than MTR to justify that price?
     
  15. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    £34.41414 at current exchange rates... but I got it like last year when it was 1.6 Euros to the £... so I don't find it that bad..
     
  16. erikistired macrumors 6502

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    i'm using ripit (18 bucks) and handbrake (free) and it makes a nice combo.
     
  17. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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  18. jgbhardy macrumors 6502

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    This has already been discussed

    I swear I remember there being a thread about this before, in which someone tried to foolish tell me Handbrake could only rip DVD's and that it did not support h.264, which it does!
    +1 for Handbrake have used for a very long time now is an absolutely excellent program.
     
  19. dejo Moderator

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    Open it in DVD Player. Use it as the source for Handbrake. Use it as the source for Toast / Popcorn. Other uses as well.

    Just remember that MacTheRipper gives you an exact rip of the DVD whereas Handbrake's output involves compression.
     
  20. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    Being a mac fiend...I hate to say this, but having used MTR (the latest version) I found that it couldn't defeat some of the latest protection.

    I tried going back to Windows and found a great app actually. It's called DVD FAb HD Decrypt 5.

    It get's around all the protection that i've come across. The free version only rips the full DVD or Movie Only, but the pay version has a lot of other options.

    I just rip the Full DVD then move it to the Mac side of the partitioned drive, and use Toast to Compress and burn it back to a DVD, or Handbrake to Rip it to mp4.

    Anyway, just a thought for those with Windows running on Boot Camp. I"ve used it on XP, Vista, and Windows 7 with no issues btw.
     

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