Rip movies to HDD w/100% quality.

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  1. wizwaz3 macrumors 6502a

    wizwaz3

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    Hi, I've decided that I would like to try and get myself a Mac Mini and rip all of my DVDs to it. I've been trying different techniques on my iMac in terms of quality. I just can't seem to find a way to rip the darn thing without losing quality or 5.1 surround sound. Anybody have any ideas for me? I've been using Handbrake, is there something else?

    Thanx! :)
     
  2. wizwaz3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    wizwaz3

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    I use MactheRipper, but I mean to rip to the hard drive into a 'media hub' I guess. You know what I mean? Sorry if I as unclear. I don't mean to re-burn them, just rip them to the hdd to watch at full quality. Is it possible? :confused:
     
  3. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Rip the disc to your drive and open the VIDEO_TS folder in DVD Player. That's the only "100% quality" option. Anything requires re-encoding.

    The only problem is that you'll need a HUGE hard drive to make that workable.

    I don't know of a way to recompress it (using something like HandBrake or QuickTime Pro) that will retain your multi-channel audio, but someone around here is bound to know more about it than I do.
     
  4. wizwaz3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    wizwaz3

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    Thank you! :)

    I have a lot of DVDs so it might not be worth it, but I'll still consider. If anyone else has any knowledge of this I'd be so appreciative! :)
     

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