Thursday, March 5, 2009

How to use Mac The Ripper to rip DVD to iPod, iPhone, etc. on Mac?

Part 1. Use MacTheRipper to minus the copy protections for free

Step 1. Download and install MacTheRipper
You can download it from: To install Mac The Ripper, simply mount the .dmg archive by double-clicking it, and copy the MacTheRipper application to your Applications folder (or wherever you want it ), along with this "Mac The Ripper Manual" if you need it.

Step 2. Convert DVD for free
To use Mac The Ripper, you should insert your DVD movie into your DVD drive and launch the Mac The Ripper application. Then, you should set the RCE options if applicable. If Mac The Ripper displays 'DISC RCE: -CLEAR-' after scanning the DVD in the drive, you can leave the 'RCE Region' popup menu on 'OFF', as it is by default. Only (and always) set the 'RCE Region' to 'OFF' when it says that RCE is '-CLEAR-'.
Once you've selected the type of extraction and options you want, you can go back to the 'Disc' tab and click the 'GO!' button (or hit the 'Enter' or 'Return' key) to start the extraction.

Step 3, Finish extracting movie from DVD
You can find a folder in the save location. The output files extracted by MacTheRipper are saved as .VOB format.

Part 2. Convert the .VOB files to other video, audio formats compatible with iPod, iPhone, PSP...
After using Mac The Ripper to minus the copy protections, we can use iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac to convert .VOB files to formats that compatible with popular players such as iPod, iPhone(iPhone 3G), Apple TV, PSP etc.

Step 1:
Download and install Video Converter for Mac, you can Download the latest version for free.

Step 2:
Run iSkysoft Mac Video Converter, click 'Add' button to import the .VOB files, choose the output format, then click 'Start' to start the conversion, the default setting works perfectly.If you want to put the video on PowerPoint, you can choose .AVI as the output format (PowerPoint understands mpeg, asf, avi, wpl. wm, wmx, wmd, wmz, dvr-ms, mpv2, mp2v, mov, etc.).

Step 3:
After the conversion is finished, You can transfer the converted files to the players. For example, use iTunes to transfer the mp4 video to your iPod, here are the steps:
Open iTunes and click "File" to add your converted videos to iTunes library.
Plug in your iPod to you Mac, then iTunes will detect your iPod.
Select your iPod device on the left panel of iTunes, click "Movies" tab, check the videos you want to sync and click "Apply", done.

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