Ripping DVD's on a combodrive?

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  1. Shackler macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry if this is a newbie questions. Just want a comfirmation, also want to what i would need Handbrake/MTR??
     
  2. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, Combo is DVD Read/CD Burn and SuperDrive is DVD Burn/CD Burn.
    Handbrake is pretty good too.
     
  3. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    So the answer to your question is No, you cannot rip a DVD with a Combodrive. The Combodrive will read a DVD, and Read/Write a CD
     
  4. greenday123 macrumors 6502

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    You're wrong, he can rip the dvd.
    As long as the drive is capable or reading the dvd, it's capable of ripping it.
    A Combo Drive will read cds and dvds and write to cds.
    I use handbrake to rip my dvds.
    I've also heard that MacTheRipper works preety well too.
    Here's the download links for your convience
    http://handbrake.fr/?article=download
    http://www.mactheripper.org/
     
  5. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, I thought he meant burning a DVD with the Combo drive. MTR 2.66 is great for ripping anything but the most current DVD's, for those you need to use MTR 3.0 with is available with a donation onlyl.
     
  6. NIPRING macrumors 6502

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    Its getting to the point almost all new dvd need MTR 3.0. :(
     
  7. iMaccore2 macrumors regular

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    will handbrake rip all dvds??
     
  8. NIPRING macrumors 6502

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    As far as i know, handbrake doesnt rip dvds at all, it only converts the video ts files (which are extracted from either non-protected dvds by a few different programs or ripped by Mac the Ripper from protected dvds) into something else such as mp4s ect.
     
  9. greenday123 macrumors 6502

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    Well. I'm assuming he wants to convert those video_ts files. Since you really cant do that much with them in the video_ts format.
     
  10. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    I rip DVDs using Handbrake on my iBook with it's combo drive. It's not the fastest thing in the world but beats carrying around extra DVD cases when you can have 20+ movies stored on your hard drive. I rip them to .avi with a target mode of 1000mb.
     
  11. Shackler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for all of the replies.
    this will save me some money over the superdrive.
     
  12. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    I Rip DVDs with a combo drive on my mac mini. Ripping is just converting a dvd to a digital format like an mpeg or an avi isn't it?
     

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