DVD ripper tool, how many ways do I love thee? In an age of streaming movies, TV shows, and music, it’s great to have an old fashioned tool on our Mac that simply does the obvious. Guess what Mac DVDRipper Pro does? Bingo! It rips DVDs and stores them on your Mac.
That’s a good thing. And it’s a not so good thing. The good thing is what you want. What’s on the DVD to be on your Mac. That’s also the bad thing. The DVD is only on your Mac.
Tale Of Two Worlds
No matter how we look at it, the movie and television industry is opposed to what we want to do. We want movies and TV shows everywhere we go.
We don’t want to pay again and again for the same movies and TV shows and music, right?
That’s not what the rich fat cats in the content industry want.
They want us to pay again and again for everything. Records to cassettes to CDs to digital downloads.
VHS tapes to DVDs to digital downloads. We pay again and again. But what if I want to take the movies I paid for with me on my Mac? Danger, Will Robinson!
Carry It Again, Sam
Taking movies with you means lugging around DVDs, DVD cases, and risk scratches and gouges and breakage and theft.
DVDRipper Pro is the Mac app that makes ripping easy and fun, but with a single gotcha. Pop a DVD movie into your Mac, fire up DVDRipper and the movie gets ripped and stored onto your Mac.
Easy enough, right? The benefits? Keep your DVDs stored at home, away from backpack or briefcase carnage. If it’s a rental DVD it means you can rip the movie then watch when you want to.
It also means your Mac’s battery lasts longer when you’re on the road. DVDs spinning around in your Mac suck up a lot more juice than your Mac’s hard disk drive.
The only gotcha is that the ripped movies are ripped to your Mac, not to your iPhone or iPad, so they’re only as mobile as you and your Mac.
DVDRipper Pro makes it easy to manage the ripped movies, but they’re on your Mac, not available to be burned onto another DVD without using another tool, such as DVD Remaster.
There are a few other ways to rip and burn DVD movies and TV shows, such as HandBrake. Read all about it in Free: The Best Mac DVD Ripper For Free Movies. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it’s priced right.