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Best Freeware DVD Ripper ??

by musicmad2000 / September 10, 2009 9:52 AM PDT


I'm looking for a good DVD Ripper (freeware) so i can convert video files to my MP4, can anyone recommend ?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 10, 2009 9:59 PM PDT


* File format: MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM
* Video: MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
* Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)"

does other things too without costing a dime.

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Handbrakes not a ripper
by musicmad2000 / September 11, 2009 8:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Handbrake.

I downloaded Handbrake but in the get started guide it said it was NOT A DVD RIPPER so what is it ???

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Re: handbrake
by Kees Bakker / September 11, 2009 8:27 AM PDT
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Is the MPAA following this thread?
by make_or_break / October 24, 2009 5:53 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: handbrake

Or the FBI? Never would've thought such advice would come from representatives of a CBS-pwned entity. Silly

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by daslu / October 26, 2009 10:18 PM PDT

ooo... usefull info

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Sure it's useful
by make_or_break / October 28, 2009 3:49 PM PDT
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If the OP resides inside the U.S.

Like it or not, technically it's illegal under federal law to rip protected DVDs; there's no fair use legislation that gives anyone the legal right to do this. For someone who represents a MEDIA entity like CBS who itself has plenty of intellectual property covered under these same laws, I find it ironic (and somewhat sickly humorous) that a moderator would offer up obvious strategies that could circumvent this. Biting the hand that feeds, so to speak.

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Free DVD Rippers
by Brent212 / September 29, 2009 4:54 AM PDT

DVD Decrypter has the best UI, IMO, but since development has been discontinued, some newer DVDs use some "tricks" that cause it to fail. In those cases, DVD Fab HD Decrypter has always done the trick for me, and if you only want to install one program, that's what I'd recommend.

As far as I know, the Windows version of Handbrake doesn't decrypt DVDs. Once you rip the DVDs with DVD Fab, however, you can open the resulting VIDEO_TS folder on your hard drive in Handbrake to convert it to an MP4.

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freez dvd ripper
by arrew / October 20, 2009 1:22 PM PDT
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Hanbreak is good for Mac users
by Vzardy / October 28, 2009 5:51 PM PDT

According to my experience, the Handbreak works fine on mu office Macbook, but not on my home desktop.

The DVD decrypter is good as a free ware, but no maintenance for years with limited output formats.

So my choice is Handbreak for my Macbook, and this spirit http://www.daniusoft.com/media-converter-ultimate.html#136 for my Windows 64 bit.


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Free DVD Ripper
by Angel_zcy / January 11, 2010 11:46 AM PST

DVD Smith Movie backup is quite good and it is free.

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by thekitkatshuffler / February 13, 2010 8:10 AM PST
In reply to: Free DVD Ripper

That's just perfect. Thanks for the heads-up!!

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