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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tim117, Apr 21, 2007.
How do I rip a DVD onto my computer? Is there a way?
Edit: NVM, found solution. MacTheRipper.
I use MediaFork to create a compressed version that will play in iTunes/Quicktime/via Apple TV. MTR is great for extraction if you want to create backups. Great if you have kids/nephews/nieces.
I'm just going to throw my opinion into here, but i believe that handbrake is better. But it really depends what you are ripping for
MediaFork is Handbrake. They merged.
Oh really, thanks for informing me, i was unaware, i am sorry.
If you haven't downloaded it, get it, there are some improvements over the last release of handbrake. I think you just go to the handbrake site. You can google it or find it on versiontracker.com
I really recomend handbrake. Handbrake is fab-u-lous!!!! Just pop in the DVD open handbrake, select the chapters you want to rip, you can edit it (Black & white, sepia...) It's perfect.
iight, thanks for the advise.
so do you need both MTR and Handbrake? I was wondering the same thing this weekend...
No, just Mediafork/Handbrake. I have heard that a few DVDs won't cooperate with Mediafork and that using MTR to extract the main feature will then make it compressable. But I haven't run into that myself.
playing ripped movies in quicktime/wmp?
First I apologize for hijacking this thread from Tim117... Now, I know some of my friends have ripped their movies from their personal DVD's, then compressed them and formatted them into .wmv or .avi files to play while they are on the road and not haul around dvds or use vital battery charge.
How would one go about doing that? Quicktime pro? Flip for Mac?
Mac The Ripper handles quite a few DVDs that Handbrake doesn't. More importantly, if you want to encode to H.264 in high quality, it is best to rip a few DVDs with Mac The Ripper, then let Handbrake encode them overnight (or longer). Much less wear on your DVD drive, and you don't have to be there to put in the next DVD.
handbrake meets your need exactly. from DVD to avi/mp4 etc output.
OP's question is actually only about ripping, which is the specialty of mactheripper, handbrake is a onestop shop of ripping+compressing.
i use dvdbackup then aaltshiva to convert vob to mp4