Ripping DVDs

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Bhunt, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Bhunt macrumors member

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    Been using DVD decrypted to rip and Handbrake to convert my DVD collection to mp4. But DVD decrypted is having trouble with some movies' copy protection I think. What are some other ripping alternatives?

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. Bhunt thread starter macrumors member

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  3. Bhunt thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok so, the fair mount link actually goes, now, to Macdvdripper pro. I'm trying to find out what people use that works on most DVDs. I have some Disney DVDs that DVD Decrypter is having trouble ripping.
     
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    Most use HandBrake, even though it is not an actual ripping application. If you have VLC Player installed, HandBrake can circumven the CSS on a video DVD to transcode the video and audio streams.
     
  5. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I have found that there is not one single app that works on 100% of all the disc. HB will get most but it will choke on a few. I use RipIt and it works on most. Have also used Mac the ripper and on a few disc i have had to use an old PC that i have and use DVDFab.

    The best bet is to pick one that you like, and then become active on the forums for that ripper and just post specific titles that you have issues with there and folks will make suggestions on how to break that specific one.

    On a slightly different note: I prefer to use a stand alone ripper to rip several disc and then dump them into HB to be converted over night.
     
  6. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

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    Best to rip a bunch of disks first, I use Mac The Ripper because I'm still on Snow Leopard and it works just fine on most discs. Once you've got a bunch of MP2 folders then set up a queue and churn them through handbrake. On a reasonably fast Mac it should take about 1 to 2 hours with Handbrake on Apple TV3 settings. Once your queue is done setup another queue with iDentify to add all the metatags.
     
  7. mic j macrumors 68030

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    Decrypt/rip the disc using MakeMKV. Then use Handbrake to transcode to an aTV friendly file format.
     
  8. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

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    Still quicker/better to set up a queue in my eyes. 1 to 2 hours to make an MKV then transcode in the mean time your ROM drive is in use... If you rip all the movies first you can set up a queue and forget about it over night, come back and have 4 or 5 of your DVDs encoded as MP4s.

    Also using Handbrake to reencode is a complete waste of time, if you're going to go down that path, use Subler to transcode, it will take your H.264 file and audio out of the MKV container and put it in an MP4 container in the same time as it takes to do a copy and paste.
     
  9. Jim.R macrumors member

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    You won't get H.264 video from a DVD rip though, it'll be MPEG2 ;)
    What you describe is a perfectly legit workflow for BR rips though.
     
  10. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

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    The source will be MP2 but You will have a H.264 MP4 once you reencode it with handbrake.
     
  11. Jim.R macrumors member

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    :confused:
     
  12. orestes1984, Oct 29, 2012
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    1) Rip DVD MP2 containers with whatever you want (Mac The Ripper, etc)
    2) Reencode with Handbrake to Apple TV 3 settings
    3) Run MP4s file through iDentify
    4) Enjoy your Apple TV ready MP4s file.

    TADA!, Et Voilà!, Enjoy etc...
     
  13. mic j macrumors 68030

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    +1

    I also think there is a higher degree of success streaming a lower bitrate h.264 (as produced by HB) over wifi. That is not as much of an issue if you are hardwired.
     
  14. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

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    What your describing is the same process, except while your wasting all that time using your burner to rip and encode at the same time I've already ripped 4 or 5 MP2 containers and have lined them up in a handbrake queue... learn to use the queue rather than freezing up your assets.
     
  15. Jim.R macrumors member

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    I think we're all basically talking about the same thing here.

    What mic is saying is rip your DVD to MKV (containing the MPEG2 from the disk), then queue these up in Handbrake while you rip more DVDs with MakeMKV.

    There are many ways/tools to skin this particular cat :cool:
     
  16. mic j macrumors 68030

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    I don't use a burner to rip. I use the same process as you but use Subler for metadata instead of iDentify. Don't understand your saying I am wasting time when I am using the same process as you. :confused:
     
  17. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

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    I think we've got our wires crossed.
     
  18. mic j macrumors 68030

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    No prob. Just want to avoid confusing the OP.
     
  19. wgnoyes macrumors 6502

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    That was true on my MBP, but recently I installed handbrake (64bit) on my iMac (both running ML) along with VLC and it still wanted an additional package called libdvdcss.pkg before it could do anything. I've since uninstalled VLC; wasn't any reason left to have it around.

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    Good grief, why not just do it all in one step with handbrake? That's all I've ever used and anything I create is playable in iTunes, apple tv, and all my ios devices.

    (Oh, and this is just nitpicky, but I wish the app icon wasn't so silly looking!)
     
  20. mic j macrumors 68030

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    First, I like having VLC around to check mkv files for track (both video/subtitle) for instances where there are multiple tracks to choose from. It's just a quick way to check an mkv, which iTunes will not play.

    Secondly, HB will decrypt most but not all. I have found MakeMKV to be able to decrypt everything I have thrown at it.

    Thirdly, I like to keep the uncompressed files (in mkv format) for archiving.

    All of this is just personal workflow choices but I thought I would offer that insight as to why some choose to rip with something besides HB.
     
  21. MacSignal macrumors regular

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    RipIt has worked well for me. The modest amount of money it cost me was worth the convenience having the developers stay current on the latest DVD protection schemes.

    If you have the time and inclination to learn what you need to know to recognize and counter the ever-increasing variety of approaches to DVD protection, there are a fair number of posts that suggest HB + VLC covers almost everything.
     
  22. Jim.R macrumors member

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    Handbrake on my aging macbook takes 3 - 4 hours to encode a movie. If I do it direct from DVD, I have to wait until it's finished, then swap disks and kick it all off again.

    In contrast, I can rip a DVD to MKV in about 30 mins, so, I rip a bunch of disks and then queue the MKVs up in Handbrake and let it run overnight. It'll process the whole lot then without me having to leave my nice warm bed to swap disks over.

    If you're working your way through a large collection, then I find this method the most efficient. If you're only doing the odd DVD as you get them, then ripping to MKV is probably an unneeded step.
     
  23. wgnoyes macrumors 6502

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    I've never experienced that. I just did Bad Boyz 2, which is 146 minutes, and HB knocked it out in around a half hour.

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    Will it do disney? I've never tried disney myself.
     
  24. mic j macrumors 68030

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    How long it takes is dependent on HB settings used and very much dependent on CPU. Like Jim R., mine takes hours to transcode. I also use his method of ripping multiple mkv's and queueing up those files to transcode overnight. We all adapt to our personal situations.
     

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