Potential switcher

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dante Cubit, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Dante Cubit macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2006

    I am interested in the possibility of switching to mac but wondered if I could find OSX replacements for a couple utilities I presently use (I am aware I can use bootcamp but if I could totally ditch XP it would be a bonus).

    The utilities are DVD Shrink + DVD Decrypter.

    I backup many DVD's and this would be highly desirable. DVD shrink allows re-authoring of DVD's (removal of audio tracks, subtitles, menus etc) and DVD Decrypter bypasses copy protection placed on popular DVDs.

    Incidentally, does anyone know of any PC software where no applicable OSX replacement exists?
  2. flyers1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2005
    Hello. I'm a recent switcher too and I haven't had any problems finding replacement software for anything so far.

    For my DVD 'backup' needs, I've used MacTheRipper and DVD2One. MTR will give you the ability to copy the DVD to your Drive(as well as remove the extras) and DVD2One allows you to compress it. I've only backed up a couple movies so far with no issues.

    As many people on this forum will tell you, you won't regret it. OSX is much better than windows in so many ways. But it is nice to have the Boot Camp option just in case...
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    Handbrake is another good option for your DVD needs. Available on versiontracker.com
  4. Dante Cubit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2006
    Cheers for the info. I must admit that everyone I have spoken to says they don't regret changing. It is just quite a lot of money to be spending and I don't want to rush into anything!
  5. Hytower77 macrumors regular


    Nov 9, 2005
    Some random place outside of Fort Worth, TX
    Do you have the link for DVD2One? I couldn't find a good one.

    Also, what version of MTR are you using? I've got 2.6.6, that was the latest I could find.

    PM me if you want.
  6. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    What's wrong with http://www.dvd2one.com/? :p

    Note also that Toast and Popcorn from Sonic http://www.sonic.com both also have DVD Shrinking features.

  7. slackersonly macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2006
    mac the ripper + popcorn (cheap at amazon) work great for me.
    i will say that on my mac the whole process does seem about 20% longer than on my previous pc with dvdshrink or dvddecrypter+nero.

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