Ripping DVD's

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by harddriveowner, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. harddriveowner macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2007
    Besides MacTheRipper or Cinematize, has anyone used other Mac DVD ripping software to rip commercial DVD's. I sometimes want to use part of my personally-owned DVD collection to add a little extra spice to a family video. If there are "bad sectors" on the commercial DVD, neither MacTheRipper or CinematizePro will rip anything. Any advice??
  2. julianps macrumors member


    Aug 6, 2006
    Wales, UK
    Bad Cells

    "Bad cells" are often zero-byte cells put into the DVD by the publisher to thwart decrypters and rippers. MTR3 can overcome this (2.x cannot) or you can simply use Fairmount to mount the disc (it ignores the encryption) and rip with VisualHub.

    Whilst (IMHO) VH is not as good as HB it will spot VOB's that lie about their length (ie zero, or bad, cells) and bye-pass them during the rip.
  3. harddriveowner thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2007
    Here is what works: use Fairmount, then DVD2OneX to show every cell and every cell that has zero duration or zero size, uncheck. The remaining cells are then DTOX'ed and use Popcorn etc to burn the DVD. It works. Try it.

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