Software to rip bought Copy protected DVD on Sierra?

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  1. jtsang777 macrumors member

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    Just wondering if there is any good software that can rip copy protected DVDs on the Mac via Mac OS Sierra or Windows 10 via boot camp. I've been having issues ripping a copy protected DVD that I bought as the end result would make scratching high frequency sounds like the disk is severely scratched even though its not. I want to transfer the video to my tablet so I can watch it on the go.
     
  2. austintg macrumors member

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    I always used Handbrake but that seems to not work so well anymore. It keeps making choppy video on output which it never used to do. If anyone knows a similar app I'd love to try it.
     
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    The Grandfather of all DVD Ripper's is MacThe Ripper, available for a $10 donation from:

    http://www.ripdifferent.com/mactheripper/what-is-mactheripper/

    Updated for Sierra in spite of what it says above. I've been using for at least a decade. No problems other than the convoluted way you purchase it (via a paypal donation).

    Has extensive rip options when encountering deliberately manufactured defects.

    For a simple rip interface is relatively straightforward. More advanced options require a time investment in their support forums.

    It will creates an mountable .iso file which is suitable to be burned to a backup dvd. Extraction of the video for an .mp4 would be done with something like Handbrake. Options exist to extract just sections of a DVD.
     
  5. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    Just use MakeMKV. It supports macOS, it's free, you don't need AnyDVD and it can handle blu-rays. It creates an uncompressed file, but if you need that run it through Handbrake afterwards.
     
  6. Phil A. Moderator

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    I still use Handbrake on the odd occasion I need to rip a DVD and it still works fine for me.

    On sierra (and el capitan), you need to manually install libdvdcss to /usr/local/lib for it to work (you can't use the package due to the extra protection stuff in newer OS X). You can download that file from here: http://download.videolan.org/libdvdcss/1.2.12/macosx/
     
  7. sracer macrumors 603

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    On macOS my choice Handbrake, hands down. It has and continues to be the DVD ripping workhorse for me. It rips anything and everything (except a single dodgy Shriek Show DVD - Burial Ground). I've ripped 1000's of discs from my personal collection (to populate my Plex server) and I haven't found anything that is as consistent and easy to use. I like the ability to cue up rips when ripping multiple episodes from TV show discs.
     
  8. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    or just install VLC :) Its a good player anyway. I always used RipIt, but doubt it works with Sierra..
     
  9. woodywoodz Suspended

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    MacX DVD Ripper Pro would be a good choice. It support MacOS Sierra and it can rip copy-protected DVD to mp4, mov and any other formats as you want.
     
  10. Maxwill macrumors member

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    By default, Handbrake for Mac can only rip unprotected DVDs, but most DVDs you buy or rent from the store have copy protection. To rip protected DVD with Handbrake on Mac, you will need to download libdvdcss, an open-source library that can circumvent the Content Scramble System (CSS) used on DVDs.
     
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    Good reminder!
     
  12. MSastre macrumors regular

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    Best choice is http://www.macdvdripperpro.com not to be confused with MacX DVD Ripper Pro. MDRP is completely different and much much more efficient. They have a free trial.
     
  13. Anna Leif macrumors member

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    I can confirm that Ripit works with Sierra.
    And there's a free trial, just to be sure :)

    Anna
     
  14. MSastre macrumors regular

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    MDRP is good to go with Sierra and seems to have better options than RipIt, from what I read on their site. I've been using MDRP for a long time and it plays very well with Toast.
     
  15. Anna Leif macrumors member

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    Ripit is very basic.

    I've tried MDRP on a trial and agree that it has better options if needed. MDRP also has much more current development than Ripit. Just thought I'd mention that Ripit works on Sierra and is useful if your ripping needs are simple :)

    Anna
     
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    Another recommendation for MDRP. Fully working trial (limited number of rips) to see whether it meets your needs.
     
  18. Andy2k macrumors member

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    Step 1: Use MakeMKV to remove copy protection and save file to hard drive.

    Step 2: Use Handbrake to "transcode" the raw video file to something more suiting your needs.
     
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    RipIt still works in Sierra for most disks. I sometimes run into a PBS DVD that uses protection it can’t decode.
     
  21. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Are you converting the file to MP4 because you are watching a lot if not all of your content on your mobile device? I use Plex also, but I have not converted any of my MKV to MP4 since Plex plays them natively. Was wondering if I am missing something. I don't watch a lot of video on my mobile devices, mainly my AppleTV.

    I only use MakeMKV.
     
  22. mrex macrumors 68020

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    You dont need to convert them at all. Mkv is just a container and keeps the file as it is - it is the same as the original file. You dont need to convert them for the old nas either unless you want to use plex on your nas and files must be transcoded when streaming because plex still relies on the server side rather than letting the client do the job. If your nas isnt powerful enough, plex cant transcode files when streaming when it is needed. But that isnt a problem at all because plex isnt necessary and every decent apps can play mkvs without needing to run as a server on the nas (e.g. Vlc, a free app).

    If you need to convert them for example to compress the file, then you can try Handbrake.

    I rather keeps my files as originals.
     
  23. GordonGekko999 macrumors regular

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    This is one of the reasons I am still using Yosemite, could you walk us through how you manually install it?
     
  24. Phil A. Moderator

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    It's a while since I did it, but I think this is all I had to do:

    1) Download libdvdcss.2.dylib from the link and then open up a terminal window
    2) In the terminal window type in
    Code:
    sudo cp ~/Downloads/libdvdcss.2.dylib /usr/local/lib
    
    And press Enter to copy the file. After that, it just worked :)[/code]
     

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