I know there have been threads on this in the past, but I didn't want to bump some oldies...so here we go. Has anybody had any success bypassing the RipLock technology it seems Apple employs on their SuperDrives? My Unibody has the UJ-868 drive, which rips music nice and fast, but when it comes to DVD ripping (not even commercial DVDs, but home recordings and whatnot) it will take ~1/2 the play time of the disc to rip. With my old PC laptop and Dell tower it would do a complete movie in like 15min, tops. The only think I can think of is the use of RipLock technology. It doesn't matter if I'm using MacTheRipper or just drag-and-dropping the Video_TS folder either. I figure I can always give Apple a call at some point, but I don't think I'll get too far with their customer support when it comes to what is most likely a firmware issue. My hope is that there's a software solution that can trick the drive in to thinking it's not ripping video files, but I haven't found anything of the sort yet.... Worst case, I guess I could pick up a USB enclosure and make my old Dell's 48x DVD-ROM drive my dedicated external ripping drive, but I was hoping to do this without external add-ons like that!