What is the easiest DVD rip to iTunes software?

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  1. tobasco27 macrumors member

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    As if you were reading "Ripping DVD's to iTunes for Dummies...."

    I'm looking for something that is essentially the best one step dummy proof (if possible) software to copy my own DVD's into iTunes.

    I've heard about RipIt and MacDVDRipper Pro, but was wondering if there is anything new(er) that would meet my needs.

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
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    If you just want it in iTunes, then Handbrake is your "go to" App

    If you want to rip a disk image to burn, then you might want to look at Mac DVDRipper Pro or RipIt

    The free version of MacTheRipper is pretty old at this point
     
  4. P Mentior macrumors regular

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    RipIt has a compress feature that will make a file for iTunes in 1 step however, I can't tell you how good it is as I have never used this feature. I prefer to use RipIt to make a disk image and then use Handbrake to encode. I'll try out RipIt's Compress feature tonight and let you know.
     
  5. tobasco27 thread starter macrumors member

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    Appreciate the posts so far! Thanks

    How easy is Handbrake to use and understand? I'm at a loss for what the right or best settings should be. But I'll keep lookin'!

    Thanks again.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Handbrake is pretty straightforward
    It comes with presets for most everything
     
  7. Aidoneus macrumors 6502

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    The simplest app is undoubtedly The Little App Factory's RipIt. Insert a DVD and click Compress. Wait, then add the file to iTunes.

    It uses the Handbrake CLI behind the scenes, so there's no advantage to using the full Handbrake GUI, bar the customisation options.
     
  8. tobasco27 thread starter macrumors member

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    When I selected the Compress option it said that that selection would make it appropriate for iTunes, etc. - does that mean it automatically is added to My Films library within iTunes or is there a separate process to make that happen? If so, what needs to be done?

    Thanks!
     
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    http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/quickstart.php says:

    You have to add the movies yourself via the Add to Library (CMD+O) option in iTunes.

    http://help.thelittleappfactory.com/portal/topic/202-RipIt
     
  10. P Mentior macrumors regular

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    in RipIt's preferences in the Compress section there is a checkbox to automatically import to iTunes. If you check it all you should need to do is insert disc and hit compress.
     
  11. tobasco27 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! That's JUST the type of dummy proof info I was looking for. I've already copied 4 of my DVD's!

    Thanks guys for all your help and insight.
     
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    Though the software says it can burn commercial DVD's in about 45 minutes, it takes me about 2 hours to do (i.e. The Hurt Locker). Am I doing something wrong or is this typical?
     
  13. benh911f macrumors 6502

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    Your confusing the two options. It probably takes 45 minutes to simply burn it, but you're using the compress feature, thus the extra time.
     

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