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#53012 - 12/01/19 02:03 AM Importing movies
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I'd like to import my Cowboy Bebop DVDs on to my MBP while I've still got a working disc drive, but I know nothing about what's involved.

I've Googled the subject, but I'm confused by what I've read.

Will someone please point me in the right direction?

Thanks.
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#53013 - 12/01/19 04:47 AM Re: Importing movies [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: London, UK
I use this app, which works very well: Mac DVDRipper Pro. It's $25. Rips can be played with VLC Media Player.

Handbrake is free, but I don't know if it will do what you want. I think it's more for file conversion.

Finally, I use DVD2OneX2 to burn rips to DVD, but it's 32 bit only.
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#53015 - 12/01/19 05:51 PM Re: Importing movies [Re: freelance]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Thanks for the steer.

As it happens, Mac DVDRipper Pro offers a 5 rip free trial, and Cowboy Bebop, including the movie, only runs 4 DVDs, so I"m free and clear.

Now I"ve got to work up the energy to actually do the deed, which I suspect will be time consuming.
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#53016 - 12/02/19 12:06 AM Re: Importing movies [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: London, UK
Stick a DVD in your drive, launch the app (it finds the DVD) select whether you want a whole DVD rip or just the main program, click start and it will take about 20 minutes. Repeat. Begin line dancing.
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#53017 - 12/02/19 12:09 AM Re: Importing movies [Re: freelance]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Thanks for the clarification; I was anticipating the ripping happening in real time.

I haven't got a clue how the "main program" differs from the "whole DVD." (I'm pretty darn near the farthest thing there is from a DVD maven.)

...and "line dancing?"

Thanks.
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#53018 - 12/02/19 12:42 AM Re: Importing movies [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: London, UK
The whole DVD includes any trailers, special programs, etc. Main program is just the movie.

If you have plenty of space, choose to rip the whole DVD. You can always rip the movie at a later date, but it will count against your free allowance. Four DVDs will be about 30Gb.

To me, Cowboy Bebop sounded like some sort of dancing might be going on!

Ha! I just did a quick search – Cowboy Bebop couldn't be further from line dancing! Sorry...
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#53019 - 12/02/19 01:31 AM Re: Importing movies [Re: freelance]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: London, UK
As Cowboy Bebop is multiple episodes, you'll want to rip the entire DVD. You'll get a .iso file, which the current VLC will open and play.
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#53020 - 12/02/19 01:54 AM Re: Importing movies [Re: freelance]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Thanks! It's beginning to sound easy.
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#53026 - 12/04/19 02:37 AM Re: Importing movies [Re: freelance]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: freelance
As Cowboy Bebop is multiple episodes, you'll want to rip the entire DVD. You'll get a .iso file, which the current VLC will open and play.

That worked a treat. Thanks

Now I've got to carve some time out of my busy sleep schedule to watch the entire series plus movie and make sure the rips were successful.
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#53033 - Yesterday at 10:22 AM Re: Importing movies [Re: freelance]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: freelance
To me, Cowboy Bebop sounded like some sort of dancing might be going on!

Ha! I just did a quick search – Cowboy Bebop couldn't be further from line dancing! Sorry...

Clarification: In context, a "cowboy" is a bounty hunter.
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