Thankfully, those days are gone, completely replaced by the DVD generation, which is quickly being replaced by streaming movies and TV shows from the internet. If you’re still into DVDs, here’s a way to rip them to your Mac and six ways you’ll love doing it.
Rip. Mix. Burn. Without The Burn
In the early days of the iMac, Apple promoted Rip. Mix. Burn. and launched iTunes so we could all take our music CDs and copy them to the Mac. You know, for backup and safekeeping.
Then along came the iPod and we digitized entire CD libraries and used the iPod to play music. The CD became the backup.
DVDs may disappear from the shelves one day in the future, but for now, DVDs remain a good source of home movie viewing. Who among us doesn’t have a collection of DVD movies and TV shows?
It’s time to rip those DVDs to your Mac. You know, for backup and safekeeping. That’s what DVDRipper Pro does. This handy little app can change how you view and use DVD movies.
Protect DVDs: By ripping your DVD movies and TV shows to your Mac, DVDRipper Pro acts as a backup creation tool. The DVD becomes the backup, and you can watch the DVD on your Mac and avoid loss or scratches to the DVD.
Time Shifting: Who doesn’t like time shifting. That’s what makes DVRs so popular. What not do the same with your DVD rentals. Instead of rushing to get them back to the store within a day or so, rip them to your Mac, view them when you want. Win. Win.
Save Battery Life: Most Mac users are MacBook owners, and that means battery life is a premium. Running a DVD in the Mac notebook uses much more battery power than the ripped movie, so your Mac’s battery lasts longer while you view movies.
Manage DVD Collection Digitally: Forget worrying about organizing a bookshelf wall of DVDs. Copy them to your Mac as a backup and manage the entire collection (or, whatever you want to watch), right from your Mac. Label, move, group the movies just like a bunch of Mac files.
Import To iTunes: Wait. We don’t want to lug the Mac everywhere just to watch a movie. Doesn’t the iPad and iPhone work for movies. Yep. Rip a DVD to your Mac, import it into iTunes, and make it ready to sync up with your iPad or iPhone or run on your big screen TV using Apple TV.
Mac DVDRipper Pro runs on Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion. The only real negative is that not all DVDs will rip (haven’t found a movie that doesn’t– yet), and each movie takes awhile to rip to your Mac (depends on the Mac), so find some chores to do while the ripping takes place.
Using DVDRipper Pro is as easy as selecting a ripping mode, then stuffing a DVD into your Mac, and then click Rip. The rest is just waiting.