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Can you copy dvds on a macbook?


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I want to back up my dvd collection, but I am not sure if my macbook will burn them. I use dvd shrink and nero on my pc to copy dvds. On the macbook, can I copy dvds out of the box ,or will I need to get some extra software to copy dvds?
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you'll need something called hand brake.
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you'll need something called hand brake.
Please explain what this is.
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Please explain what this is.
http://handbrake.m0k.org/


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I use MacTheRipper + Popcorn

MacTheRipper is the Mac equivalent of DvdDecrypter, Popcorn performs the same functions that CloneDVD for the PC does (transcoding a DVD9->DVD5 and burning).

I didn't realise that Handbrake works with CSS-encrypted discs. I may have to give that a try.
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What would you say is better mac the ripper or handbrake?
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I did not know that MTR supported intel!?


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I did not know that MTR supported intel!?
the betas are intel ready

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I've not used Handbrake, so I can't judge... I like the idea that it rips and transcodes; could kick those two steps off on the way to lunch and have it ready to burn when I come back.

I'll have to give that a try.

That said, I've been quite happy with MTR+Popcorn (DVD2OneX is an alternative to Popcorn, but unlike Popcorn it requires an separate burning tool).
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the betas are intel ready

very cool..


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I've not used Handbrake, so I can't judge... I like the idea that it rips and transcodes; could kick those two steps off on the way to lunch and have it ready to burn when I come back.

I'll have to give that a try.

That said, I've been quite happy with MTR+Popcorn (DVD2OneX is an alternative to Popcorn, but unlike Popcorn it requires an separate burning tool).
It rips and transcodes into a format (avi, mp4) that will need to be retranscoded to burn to a dvd

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It rips and transcodes into a format (avi, mp4) that will need to be retranscoded to burn to a dvd
Yes, HandBrake is not quite like DVDShrink - it does't fit a D/L disk onto a S/L disk; it just rips the content and ignores the menus and so on. MacTheRipper rips DVDs but doesn't alter them - they're only good for writing back to the same type of media.

Popcorn is what you want if you want to convert a DVD or MTR-ripped image into a S/L format from a D/L rip.
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I find Handbrake good to rip DVDs into .avi files, which is completely different from what DVD Shrink does on Windows. If you want to rip DVDs to Audio_TS and Video_TS, then MactheRipper is a better choice. The beta is still slower than DVD Shrink in ripping DVDs, but I'm sure with time this little issue will get ironed out.
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What would you say is better mac the ripper or handbrake?
I have a lil' bag o' tricks - MacTheRipper, Handbrake, ffmpegX ... they're all very useful to have.
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Thank you. Been looking for something like this.
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