Dec 19, 2007

Ripping DVD's on a MAC

A week or so ago I got an IM from my buddy Carnell. He told me that he is trying to go completely Microsoft free. He has sold all of his computers, and replaced them with MACs, and on his home server he replaced Windows 2003 server with Ubuntu (Did I get that all right Carnell?). Anyway, back to the IM. He wanted to know if I knew of a program that he could use on MAC to rip DVDs.

I found a tool called MAC The Ripper that does just that. Here is a brief description from their website:

MacTheRipper is a free DVD ripper (extractor) for Mac OS X. It can extract commercial DVD movies to your hard drive, minus all the copy protections and region controls put in place by DVD publishers. You can then use various tools to burn the movie back to DVD-R for use in DVD players, or convert the movie to different formats for playback with a variety of devices. MacTheRipper is intended to backup DVDs you have legally purchased for personal use. Any copyright-infringing activity you choose to perpetrate using this application is illegal, immoral, and beyond our control.

I happened upon a video at that shows you how to use MAC The Ripper to rip DVD movies to your hard drive so you can turn around and burn them to DVD-Rs. So you don't have to search for it at, here it is:

Do you know of any other DVD rippers for MAC or Linux that work as well as RipIt4Me for Windows? Let us know in the comments. I really want to know.

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