The Last DVD and Blu-Ray Ripping Guide You'll Ever Need | Maximum PC
We’ve become so accustomed to the ease and convenience of iTunes and blink-and-you-miss-’em CD rips that we forget how in the mid-1990s, ripping a CD was a time-consuming process fraught with peril. Shoot, ripping a single disc to a 128Kbps MP3 could take eight hours on a 200MHz Pentium! Fast forward a decade and faster hardware and better software have made CD ripping so mainstream your mom does it. Now, ripping DVDs is our great challenge. Copying and transcoding the disc’s video into more efficient formats involves math an order of magnitude scarier than what’s required to rip audio CDs. A machine that will rip the latest Miley Cyrus CD in mere moments could take hours to extract and convert your copy of Alien vs. Predator to an iPod-friendly format. But with the right software, a quad-core-equipped PC, and a little know-how, you can cut your disc-rip time from hours to 30 minutes. Plenty of tricks and traps still await first-time rippers, but we’ll show you the basics and then wal
dvd ripper instructionsLifehacker - AutoBrake Automates DVD Ripping - dvd ripping
Windows only: Rip your media hassle free with AutoBrake, a handy tool for automating HandBrake the free DVD ripping tool Lifehacker readers love. Once you take a few minutes to set up AutoBrake by selecting where you want your video files to be saved and what quality you'd like the files to be ripped at, from there out it's fire and forget. You pop a DVD into the DVD drive and AutoBrake starts the ripping process. From start to finish it requires no input from you. Neither AutoBrake nor HandBrake have any built in tools for breaking DVD encryption to allow you to back up your DVDs, for that you'll need an application like previously reviewed DVD43 to act as a mediator. For another great tool to make your media ripping effortless check out our own homegrown DVD Rip, which automates DVD Shrink in a similar manner. AutoBrake is freeware and requires HandBrake. AutoBrake is Windows only.Five Best DVD-Ripping Tools - dvd ripping - Lifehacker
You pay good money for your DVDs, but they're hardly the only format you need these days. These five ripping tools ensure you can back them up, keep them on your media server, and load them on your favorite portable player.