Streaming music and movies is the future and as far as Apple is concerned, the future is now. So, in the age of streaming movies online, what can you do with your collection of hundreds of DVD movies?
Rip DVDs To Your Mac
This is a great idea whose time has come. If you’re anything at all like the average Mac or PC user, you’ve got plenty of DVD movies lying around.
Here’s the problem. DVDs are dinosaurs. It’s an online world. Movies come in over the cable, through iTunes, and from Apple TV.
Who needs the trouble of finding a DVD movie, dropping into an archaic DVD player, fiddling with the remote for video sources, just to watch a movie that you really want on your iPhone and iPod, too?
That’s where Mac DVD Ripper Pro comes in. It’s a Mac app that helps you bridge the divide between the dinosaurs of DVD-land, and streaming video on any Apple media device.
The benefits are obvious. Mac DVD Ripper Pro rips DVD movies to your Mac. So, wherever you and your Mac go, the movies go along. No need to carry DVD cases in your backpack or luggage.
Ripping DVDs to your Mac is simple and makes for a very usable backup, and movies can be dropped right into iTunes, and you know what that means, right?
Your DVD ripped movies go to your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV, anytime, anywhere.
There are side benefits to the backup, though. It’s a good way to time-shift DVD rentals. Rent the DVD (assumes you can find a place that rents DVDs that’s still in business), make a copy, view at your leisure. Drop a DVD movie into your Mac, drop it on Mac DVD Ripper Pro, click and wait for the ripping to begin and finish.
And, in many cases, you can rip just the movie itself, not all the garbage trailers, promos, and advertisements that clutter up your viewing pleasure. It also means you save money. Instead of re-buying or re-renting movies for iTunes just to have them on your iPhone or iPad, rip ‘em instead.
Also, your MacBook’s battery will love you longer. A movie played from the Mac’s disk drive or SSD uses less battery power than a DVD in a SuperDrive.
Win, win, win. Oh, except for those companies that want you to buy a digital streaming version of movies you already own.