Ripping TV shows

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Soultosoul, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Soultosoul macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2011
    I've been ripping my movies, importing to itunes, and playing on my apple tv. I use Ripit and convert to mp4 with handbrake. No problem with these.

    Having trouble with multiple episode discs, either tv or dvd's. For example I bought a double feature disc and ripped it but it only ripped the first movie. Also bought Band of Brothers which has 2 episodes/disc. My system for ripping only gets me the first episode.

    Is there a setting in Handbrake that will enable me to rip both episodes or both movies on the disc? Or a better way than my current system?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Ever tried Title selection and the Queue (Add to Queue)?

  3. noisycats macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2010
    The 'ham. Alabama.
    I find iVI Pro to be a bit more complete. It costs (after the first 10 rips) but is easier (to me) when ripping episodes, burning subtitles, and adding meta-tags. And I was a long-time Handbrake user.
  4. Soultosoul thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2011
    Looked at the chapter and such, never saw the drop down for the title. Thank you.


    Thanks for the info. Grabbed Handbrake because it was mentioned here and free and at the time I was only ripping a few titles. Since I'm converting a lot of discs now, I don't mind paying for better option. I'll check into it.
  5. charlien macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2006
    +1 for IVI. Great piece of software. Note - the version on the App Store doesn't rip DVDs.
  6. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
    Try MakeMKV instead of RipIt for ripping the disks. MakeMKV scans the disk and gives you a list of the titles found. It creates a separate file for each title you select.
  7. Soultosoul thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2011
    Good call on the iVI. Really liking it. Much easier to pick which tracks to convert, grabs the cover art, and imports to itunes as well. Takes forever to convert but that's probably due to never upgrading the RAM on my mini from the stock 2g. Next on the list...

    Having an issue with getting it to accept the license number, but working with CS to fix that.

    I'll look into MakeMKV. Sounds better than Ripit.
  8. drsox macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2011
    I also would go with MakeMKV.
  9. Lord Hamsa macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2013
    Yeah, I always use the title feature in Handbrake. Handbrake generally looks for what it thinks is the correct title by default, but it's not always right. I prefer to actually go into the Mac's DVD player app, take note of which track(s) I want to rip, and then add individual titles to Handbrake in the queue. It's a little more manual work, but it saves a lot of time in the long run even if it only saves me from having to re-rip a couple of movies.

    This is also good for ripping extra features, like short films (Despicable Me 2, most Pixar films, etc., include one or more short features in bonus features, and I want them too).
  10. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    Handbrake is correct almost all the time in selecting the correct title but I also always check the title first by playing the DVD to double check before ripping.

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