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macrumors 6502
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Jul 15, 2018
Is there software available to rip DVDs that have been purchased? I tried iSuper DVD ripper but it doesn't seem to handle whatever copy protection is on the DVDs. These are DVDs we've purchased, BTW. I'd just like to have digital copies. Thanks.


macrumors 68030
Aug 19, 2020
FYI VLC cannot rip copy protected DVDs, at least not directly.
Hm, actually it can.

To be precise: you can use VLC to play the DVD and save it to your HD/SSD (load up the DVD you want to rip and start up VLC. Then, under Media, click on Convert/Save...). Handbrake is then use to recode the so saved DVD movie to whatever floats your boat… MPG4, MKV-container, etc.

EDIT: the above procedure works with any CSS copy-protected DVD. Please refer to Google for detailed information… with pictures. ?
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