what is the best way to rip movies onto iPhone?

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  1. megadon macrumors 6502

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    I've been reading through the site and also other sites and it seems like there are so many different software programs that one must download..

    first, is there any way to rip a rented dvd onto the iphone without any software?

    and second, if not, what's the best and most reliable software?

    sounds like its handlebreak or whatever its called..

    thanks guys..
     
  2. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    I can only give advice on how to rip movies you own. MTR and then HandBrake.
     
  3. megadon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is the because of legal reasons or just because you don't know how to rip a rented one?

    just curious..
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    because of legal/ethics

    same way though but i urge you to not pirate
     
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    I don't rent movies nor, do I break laws.
     
  6. megadon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so when you say MTR and then HandBrake, do you mean that I have to have both, or that MTR is your fav, and then you like HandBrake after?

    sorry if these questions sounds stupid..I'm not good with this stuff
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    MTR gives you the video_ts and audio_TS folders

    handbreak will encode the dvd to a file like .avi, .mp4, whatever

    so if you want 100% backups that take like 7 gigs of space use MTR

    if you want a movie file without the menus and play it like a quicktime movie, use handbrake and set the setting to your hearts desire


    keep in mind you can use MTR and then handbreak or each one seperately depending on your end goal

    i personally use handbrake to get the movie files on my mac and have no need for 100% backups
     
  9. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    Duke is right, I use MTR for an exact digital copy of my movie and then HandBrake to covert it to my liking.
     
  10. megadon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks guys..

    and the only reason i asked about rented movies is because my borat dvd is so scratched up that its impossible to rip it..so I rented it..

    I have enough dvds that i own already that will fill the whole iphone..so i'm not going around renting a bunch of movies..

    but I totally understand where you're coming from..

    thanks again..
     
  11. megadon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    k..
    so I'm looking to download a version of handbreak for my comp, and it has

    OS X 10.5 (intel), but mine is OS X 10.5.5 (intel), will this still work?
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yes

    they are just saying it works with leopard
     
  13. megadon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks bro
     
  14. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I hate to say this, considering what an Apple fanboi I am, but the best DVD ripping software I've used is on Windows. MacTheRipper works most of the time, but when it fails, I open up XP in Parallels and every time I've been able to rip such movies using DVD Decrypter or AnyDVD + CloneDVD (with their 21 day trial ... I'm thinking of buying now since they're better than DVD Decrypter).

    Then I use Handbrake on the cloned DVD. The decryption tools are better on Windows, but the conversion tools are better on OS X.
     
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    I've been doing the same thing.

    I'm taking some of my favorite DVDs and converting them to mp4 files that will play on my iPhone/touch, and play on a TV via the Apple adapter.

    MTR to rip the DVD to the HD, then Handbrake to convert the file.
     
  16. megadon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so I downloaded it and I'm trying to see what it looks like in "picture settings" (in handbrake) but the picture is like all messed up in the preview..
    and for some reason I can't click on "2-pass encoding"

    anyone know why?
     
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  18. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yea for .9.3 it is

    id recommend vlc to download anyways as its a great app
     
  19. megadon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks a lot

    I appreciate all your help (and everyone else's also)
     
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    speaking of redundant threads....

    ripping disks, must be about 50 thread on MR dealing with this.

    how come you did not get all anal about this one, drinking-guy?
     
  22. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    I didn't get anal on the other guy, it just evolved the way it did, I was helpful to him. Why are you following me???
     
  23. megadon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    k..
    I searched for this problem on the site but couldn't find what I needed..

    anyways..

    I downloaded VLC but every time I start Handbrake, and click on "source" and then click on "the departed" (my own movie i own) then it says "handbreak could not find VLC"

    I've tried "scanning anyway" but I only end up getting 3 chapters of the movie with the longest one being 4 minutes.. is there a step I've missed?
     

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