There is little question that Hollywood’s movie makers love me. My wife and I have hundreds and hundreds of DVD movies in our collection. Some good. Some classic. Some bad.
The only real problem with a DVD movie collection is portability. We travel quite a bit and dragging along DVD discs is not fun. What to do? We stuff the Mac full of movies and hit the road. It’s easier said than done, but worth the effort.
Buy Those Movies Again, Please!
How many ways are there to keep Hollywood movie moguls in business? We bought VHS videos back in the day. When DVDs hit the streets, we paid for videos again.
The same thing happened to our music collection.
We once had music records. Then cassette tapes. Then CDs. Then songs from the iTunes Store.
In every case we were buying our media and then buying it again and again. It’s time that gravy train took a different turn. If Netflix is your friend, the you’re going to love Mac DVD Ripper Pro.
Rip Those Movies Once, Please
Modern technology makes it easier to use media, yes, but seems to want to charge a format rental fee. Mac DVD Ripper Pro is a Mac utility that lets you transfer your DVD movies to your Mac.
It’s a good way to back up your movie collection. It’s a better way to time shift those movies you rent from Blockbuster or Netflix. It’s also a good way to save your MacBook’s battery life on the road.
Don’t carry DVDs. Rip them to your Mac and carry it instead. How? Fire up Mac DVD Ripper Pro, stick in a DVD movie, and let your Mac do the rest. Start with the basic preferences.
Select where you want to store the DVD. The default settings are usually sufficient. Pop a DVD into your Mac and check the settings.
When you’re ready, click the Rip button and make lunch. Mac DVD Ripper Pro does the rest. It copies your DVD (including most copy protected discs) and puts the movie on your Mac so you can play it back whenever you want.
What about putting the movie on your iPhone or iPod touch or iPod? DVD Remaster is a utility that can take the DVD movie and convert it for use on other devices.
Since Mac DVD Ripper Pro is quite affordable, what’s the downside?
Not every DVD can be ripped. DVD Remaster is substantially more expensive. So, is there yet another way? Yes. But it’s not for the faint of heart.
Handbrake is the tool of choice for geekier Mac users who want to rip DVDs and store them on a Mac. It’s also free.
Maybe one day we’ll be able to buy our media—movies and music—and move them easily and effortlessly from Mac to PC to phone to wherever—without having to pay for them over and over. Until then, tools like Handbrake and Mac DVD Ripper Pro and others will have to help our cause.