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Can I do it for FREEEEEEEEEE?????

Discussion in 'Video problems with Mac' started by Drewman2, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. jOutwater

    jOutwater Member

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    I'm new to mac and new to ripping and burning DVD's. The thread creator said "On my mac.... MacTheRipper is free, and that is cool... and I can burn files to a dvd just fine".

    How do you burn the DVD's? I would assume you didn't pay for a program, so what are you using?
     
  2. thelox714

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    @Drewman2 --

    yes you can add more ram like i said before.. if you go with the more reputable companies for ram.. they can walk you through it.. i'm not trying advertise anybody but simple tech, edge, viking, kingston. their ram has lifetime warranty on it and i know they'll walk you through it.

    and since you said you'll be doing videos... you'll need more ram.


    @jOutwater

    mac the ripper is free... you can burn it that way. the only problem is... if you read this thread, is that there is no free way of compression. you need either Dvd2OneX, or popcorn. dvd2oneX will compress for you but will not burn, you then need toast to burn. or you can go with dvd imager. then once the image is made you can then burn it with disk utility. if you get popcorn as drewman here is now doing, it will compress and then burn... also made by roxio as is toast.

    there's no real easy way of doing it.. i know on pc there are pretty much all free apps. but then again... just because its free, doesnt mean its all that great. dvd shrink and dvddecrypter are not going to be updated anymore. then you need anydvd for that. i'm not going to get into it, but its going to even out.

    mac the ripper is still being updated.

    dvd imager is here:
    http://lonestar.utsa.edu/llee/applescript/dvdimager.html

    mac the ripper
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/alternative_platforms/mac_software/mactheripper.cfm

    dvd2onex
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/alternative_platforms/mac_software/dvd2onex.cfm

    popcorn
    http://roxio.com/en/products/popcorn/index.jhtml

    toast titanium
    http://roxio.com/en/products/toast/index.jhtml



    hope that helps.. i'm sure other ppl will jump in with their side of it.


     
  3. macman123

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    with a lot of new software coming out it is really hard to decide. you have many combinations.

    1. mactheripper, dvd2onex, burn with toast 6.
    2. mactheripper, dvd2onex, burn with disc utility.
    3. mactheripper, burn and compress with popcorn.
    4. mactherripper, ffmpegx, burn with disc utility.
    5. mactheripper, toast 7.
    6. mactheripper, use dvd imager and burn with disc utiliy usind dl discs.

    the software prices are the following.

    1. mactheripper, free
    2. dvd2onex, $70.00
    3. ffmpeg, free but to get most options with a $15.00 donation.
    4. toast 6 about $60.00.
    5. toast 7 $70.00.
    6. disc utility, free.
    7. dvd imager, free.
    8. popcorn, not sure.

    they all have thier pros and cons. popcorn can burn and compress, while dvd2onex can join and you have more options. don't worry about trying to save money, or do it really cheap. you will see in the long wrong that if u do pay money you will get the best quility.



     
  4. jOutwater

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    Ok, like I said I am very new to mac so I will fool around with the disk utility. Also I was not aware I could burn with MTR so I will try and find out how to do that too.
     
  5. thelox714

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    you cant burn with MTR.. you need to make the image and then burn with disk utility.

    the only problem is... you may need to compress but that's where you need to go with Dvd2OneX, or popcorn.
     
  6. zenrabbit

    zenrabbit Guest

    I have the full version of dvd2onex but after compressing the file the movie tends to have little glitches every few seconds anyway. I wouldn't recommend paying $70 for it.
     
  7. dfiddy

    dfiddy Guest

    You could also DVDRemaster, that program works too. I used DVDBackup but then started getting bad rips...for instance when I would drag and drop the DVD image from my desktop to DVDBackup it would read like 4.0 gb but when I tried the same DVD file with Mac the ripper it says it is like 7.4 gb and I would go ahead and rip it with MTR, and get a good rip every time. So now needless to say I just use MTR.
     
  8. Docmajor

    Docmajor Guest

    I just started getting into this, but I'm having great success with Mac The Ripper and Toast 6.1 Titanium. also... I have used DVD Imager and disk utility to burn before I got Toast, which I got just to save a step with dvd imager. Works great on my iMac G5 :)

    And if you know where to look you can get a great deal on Toast :)

    If you're interested IM me: Cmajor411
     
  9. thelox714

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    I'm on Tiger. Just upgraded before thanksgiving.
     
  11. thelox714

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    so in that case i would recommend going with toast 7. you get many more options.

    and remember.. only good [bold]Quality[/bold] media..
     

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