Unsure of what program to use! Handbrake or Mac the Ripper to rip DVDs to single DivX

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ocbbc14, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. ocbbc14 macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2009
    Here's what I have and want to do...

    I just bought a new Kenwood DNX-9140 for my car that plays DivX files.
    I also bought a 500GB external hard drive.
    My Kenwood unit can play files from external hard drives.

    I want to rip my DVDs to my external hard drive and play them on my Kenwood unit.
    I want to be able to keep the menu functions on the ripped DVD file.
    Keep the ripped file to ONE DivX file.
    It would be best if I could keep the final file under 3GB.

    Basically, opening the file and acting like it's playing a normal DVD

    I know it's a lot to ask but if this can be done in as little steps as possible it would be awesome. I spent many hours searching and experimenting for the answer.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2009
    Paris, France
    From my memory, Handbrake doesn't keep the menu of the DVD but creates a video file...
  3. ocbbc14 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2009
    I'm guessing my best bet is to use Mac the Ripper. Merge the files together and encode them to DivX?

    I'm so lostttt
  4. rodman109110 macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2007
    Handbrake will convert the dvd to a movie file (mp4, m4v, divx(xvid)). mactheripper will rip the videots folder to your computer and than you use that folder to convert the movie. i don't know how to create a file that keeps the menus but handbrake isn't the answer unless you just want a file with no menus. the 64 bit version of handbrake does not to divx encoding but the 32 bit still does.
  5. ocbbc14 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2009
    I know MTR has a function called "Full Disk Extraction" that keeps the full DVD menus.

    but if I do that, it gives me other files like .ifo .bup which I think are essential for the menus to work. but now I need them to be on a single file.

    My brain hurts from this crap
  6. rodman109110 macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2007
    i wish i could help, sorry. i think the full disk extraction on mactheripper is for those who want to burn "back-up" exact copies of their dvds although the quality will be much less on a copy since the movie is compressed to fit on a 4.7 gb disc. I have no idea how to make a file that has menus. it would be cool to have an iTunes extras type file to play via iTunes.
  7. jbuk macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    You cannot have menus or any other kind of interactive content in DviX or Xvid. It cannot be done, as they are both simple video files. The best you can do is rip all of the extras individually and then put those all onto your external HDD.
  8. ocbbc14 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2009
    Yeah I found a video on youtube yesterday that explained the same thing to me. Sucks for me.

    I didn't really care about the extras on the DVD. I just wanted it to play like a regular DVD w/o having to play the disk.

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