Tv series on DVD to Macpro

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  1. Nitro1 macrumors 6502

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    I hope i am posting this in the proper area. I have a ton of Tv series on DVD and i want to burn them onto my mac so i can more easily watch them. The catch
    I want them in individual episodes on the computer not an ISO or one giant file. How can i do this. I know it is possible but i do not know how or what software i need to accomplish this. Also i do not want to illegally download them.

    Can anyone help.

    Thank you
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    You want to Rip them from the DVD... In which case you want to use Handbrake or Mactheripper.

    They will allow you to rip each title, which is how most shows divvy up space for each episode.

    TEG
     
  3. Nitro1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The files are .vop and handbrake does not let you select them individually. It let's you pick one " the main one" but not all for episode one. Will Mac the ripper let you? I have not used it in a while due to the lack of updates.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Handbrake lets you open the complete DVD and then select the individual titles (episodes).

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    1. How to copy (rip) the content of video DVDs to your HDD
    2. How to transcode the MPEG-2 encoded video DVD material for use on your computer after you ripped the video DVD.
    3. How to transcode the MPEG-2 encoded video DVD material for use on your computer without ripping the video DVD.


    1. How to copy (rip) the content of video DVDs to your HDD

    As commercial video DVDs use a copy protection scheme called CSS (Content Scramble System), additional software is needed to copy the content of a video DVD to your HDD, which is called "ripping". There are several applications to accomplish this.​

    1.1. MacTheRipper 2.6.6 (free)
    Insert the video DVD into your DVD drive and open MacTheRipper and click the GO button, after which you can select the place you want the video DVD's content saved to.
    As this version of MTR is quite old, it will not read many modern DVDs.

    1.2. RipIt (19.95 USD, trial with 10 rips free)
    Insert the video DVD and press the RIP button.

    1.3. Fairmount (free) - needs VLC 32-bit to decrypt the CSS (thanks to Satori for that information)

    1.4. Mac DVDRipper Pro (9.95 USD)
    Insert the video DVD and select a destination folder, then press the RIP button.


    2. How to transcode the MPEG-2 encoded video DVD material for use on your computer after you ripped the video DVD.

    As video DVDs take up a lot of space (up to 8GB), one can transcode (changing the format and encoding) the MPEG-2 encoded video into MPEG-4 encoded video via Handbrake, which might only take 1GB of HDD capacity away, while still looking good.


    Handbrake currently offers to read VIDEO_TS folders, the folder on the video DVD with all the material (menus, video and audio) inside, and transcode the footage to something smaller. Currently variants of the space efficient and highly qualitative MPEG-4 codec are used, H264 or Xvid for example.
    The current version of Handbrake offers two container formats, .mkv and .mp4, older versions also had the .avi container to transcode to.
    .mkv and .mp4 containers accept the H264 codec, also used for the QuickTime trailers on Apple's Trailer page.
    Handbrake also offers PRESETS for you to choose from. There are for the AppleTV, iPhone and iPod Touch, iPod and some more.

    For more information about properly using Handbrake, either go to the Handbrake Community, read the Handbrake Guide or use MRoogle to find dozens upon dozens of threads about this.​


    3. How to transcode the MPEG-2 encoded video DVD material for use on your computer without ripping the video DVD.

    If you don't want to rip the video DVDs first, and just use Handbrake for transcoding the video, make sure to install VLC Player to circumvent the CSS I mentioned earlier.
    Make sure you have the 64-bit version of both applications installed, or the 32-bit versions. Both applications will not work together, if one is 32-bit and one is 64-bit.

    VLC Player 64-bit (VLC 1.1.0) - VLC Player 32-bit (1.0.5 and lower)

    Handbrake 64-bit Intel, 32-bit Intel and 32-bit PPC on this page, so choose the right one


    from How to backup/copy/rip video DVDs to your HDD and transcode them to another format.


    Also of interest: How-To: Automating DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging) for Mac OS X 10.6
     
  5. Nitro1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok thank you very much. i also found Make MKV. Which seems to be a faster alternative. I have had a few issue. It does not always allow the DVD to be read. Ahh well. At least now i know how to do it with Handbrake. Thank you
     

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