View Full Version : What does mac the ripper do?

05-17-2005, 09:27 AM
Can anyone explain what exactly this software does?

05-17-2005, 09:37 AM
From Versiontracker.com
Product Description:
MacTheRipper is a freeware DVD ripper (extractor) for Mac OS X. It is dependent upon the open-sourced libdvdread and libdvdcss libraries. We also use the 'tocgen' program in certain modes, which is a part of the 'dvdauthor' project. This product is made to backup DVDs you have legally purchased for personal use. Any copyright infringing activity you choose to perpetrate using this application is illegal, wrong, and beyond our control. That being said, MacTheRipper removes CSS encryption, Macrovision protection, and sets the disc's region code to '0' for region-free by default, and is capable of removing RCE region protection as well, making an unrestricted copy of any DVD movie you own. It doesn't rely on the DVD drive to get the CSS decryption keys, so that means that you do not need to play the DVD with DVD Player in order to rip it to your hard drive unprotected. MTR is also capable of removing UOPs, or User Operation Prohibitions, which are the settings that prevent you from skipping or fast-forwarding certain parts of DVDs, such as FBI warnings, previews, logos, intros, etc. MacTheRipper is also able to extract discs with the new ARccOS protection, as well as DVDs that have been damaged or improperly mastered.

05-17-2005, 03:38 PM
EvoMac supplied the product description but you must witness it first-hand to realize the power of such a small, free program.

Download Mac the Ripper and insert a DVD movie into your DVD drive and open Mac the Ripper. In less than 30 minutes (shorter on faster machines) you will a full archive of the movie that you can play from the file(s) created by Mac the Ripper, great for ripping your purchased DVD's to your hard drive so you can watch them whenever and where ever you want without having to carry the actual DVD around.

**of course there are other reasons for doing this but that isn't and shouldn't be discussed on the boards.

05-18-2005, 06:58 AM
how can you watch the files? they're all in .vob or .ifo or .bup.

07-13-2008, 03:24 AM
Mac the ripper can only minus the copy protections for free .

It can not convert dvd to video format files. If you want to rip dvd to video format files. You need video converter.


I watch movies ripped with MacTheRipper all the time.
Open DVD Player, and use the File menu...

07-13-2008, 04:48 AM
We do not allow the discussion of breaking of Copy Protection here on the Forums. It's against the DCMA copyright law and US law which we choose to obey.

Also the post you replied to is years old. Why dig it up?

I am closing this thread as it's discussing what is against our rules.