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    Ripping DVDs


    Long time reader, first time poster.
    I would like to know how to rip DVDs to keep them on my hard drive, so I can view them without the disc. I know nothing about this subject :dummy: so don't go wild on the terms, unless you can explain them, or tell me where to learn about them.
    What software should I use to rip the DVD and how can I compress the file so it doesn't take up my whole hard drive? Any other useful information is appreciated.
    Cheers!

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    Search for MacTheRipper

    http://www.kaisakura.com/Forty-Two_DVDVX_Plus.html for Video_TS to mpeg

    This thread is a good read
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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    This thread is a good read
    Why is it a good read?

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    you dont really need to read it, forty two dvdvx plus is a great app, that plus dvd2one x will allow you to use toast to burn the movie onto a blank dvd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBG4MAN
    Why is it a good read?
    woops sorry about that had one more link forgot to paste in there
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11374
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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    woops sorry about that had one more link forgot to paste in there
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11374
    That is that I don't have a SuperDrive, so I was wondering if there's a good way to compress the DVD file so I can keep it on my hard drive.

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    use dvd2onex, or convert the file into a filetype that is smaller, like avi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macman
    or convert the file into a filetype that is smaller, like avi.
    Sorry to sound like a doofus, but how?

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    depends on the original format, but forty-two dvd vx plus can convert almost any format into an avi. quicktime pro can also export to other formats. but if its a straight dvd rip, I recommend using dvd2one x.

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    I'd like to chime in here...
    Quote Originally Posted by Macman
    depends on the original format, but forty-two dvd vx plus can convert almost any format into an avi. quicktime pro can also export to other formats. but if its a straight dvd rip, I recommend using dvd2one x.

    Ok so last time I asked about this I got my throat ripped out, so I'd like to be clear about something. I own all my dvd's. I want to copy them to a single file, just like this original poster. Here's where the waters are not very clear.

    I use dvd2one to rip the dvd format to the drive. At that point, I've got the Video TS folders. I've been using handbrake to convert it to an mpeg4 file. Can I do this with Quicktime pro? Will quicktime pro do a better job at it? I want the files to be around 700 mb...some will be larger i know....most of mine are anyways. Is there a way to get a single file like im getting with handbrake, but get the 5.1 sound?

    Thanks,
    Jason

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    Someone explain to me why I am stuck with a demo of dvd2onex but was told it would compress my whole movie it only compressed 30 mins of it and it told me thats what it would do.
    Also about DVDREMASTER how bad are the 5 sec things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johninc
    Someone explain to me why I am stuck with a demo of dvd2onex but was told it would compress my whole movie it only compressed 30 mins of it and it told me thats what it would do.
    Also about DVDREMASTER how bad are the 5 sec things?
    the dvd2onex only does 30 minutes to give you a reason to pay for it. find me in ichat.

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    Thanks macman

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