Best DVD shrink and burner for mac

vbimport

#1

Someone said to get Toast, and I saw a friend using it and really didn’t like it. So if there is a better one out there please do share. The thing I didn’t like about Toast is that you cant take out the extras without the menu. So if someone knows of a DVD burner that can for mac that would be great.
Thanks,
Tyler


#2

I’m not a Mac user, so I just know a few basics. MacTheRipper is the main decryption/ripping tool.

But as far as I am aware, there aren’t any free tools to shrink the dvd down to single layer size to go with MacTheRipper. The commercial programs that are available for this include DVD2OneX, Roxio Popcorn and DVDRemaster.

By the way, if you find a free program for compression using OS X, please post back here. I’d like to know of it.


#3

Yeah I looked at all of those and I am specifically looking for a program that I can delete the extras and keep the menus and so far I have found nothing.


#4

Basically you want something like Vobblanker for Mac then. Have you looked at myDVDEdit? http://www.mydvdedit.com/

It gets pretty deep into dvd structure, but I only glanced through the guide and don’t know if it will do what you want.


#5

Oh ok but is there anything like toast that actually just has it as an option.


#6

Does anyone know a program or an easy way to do this, it would be really appreciated.


#7

tyler1234
There aren’t that many mac users around here. I doubt you’ll get many more responses. I suggest going to the mac video forum at afterdawn and asking there: http://forums.afterdawn.com/forum_view.cfm/56
Would probably help to mention all the programs you have tried that don’t meet your needs.

Or start a post at videohelp.com, though the number of people who use macs there may be fairly small too.


#8

Shrinky-dvd-ink here’s the link http://shrinky-dvd-ink.com/products/products.html. Google is your friend use it, that’s how I found this.


#9

Ok thanks everyone, nothing was really what I was looking for but I just have one more question. Does a 45% reduction do that much to the quality of the movie?


#10

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2022849]I’m not a Mac user, so I just know a few basics. MacTheRipper is the main decryption/ripping tool.

But as far as I am aware, there aren’t any free tools to shrink the dvd down to single layer size to go with MacTheRipper. The commercial programs that are available for this include DVD2OneX, Roxio Popcorn and DVDRemaster.

By the way, if you find a free program for compression using OS X, please post back here. I’d like to know of it.[/QUOTE]

Well you probably dont have VMware fusion install on ur Mac, but I rip with MacTheRipper and switch over via VMWare fusion (which lets you run windows on mac) and just use dvd shrink there and it works for me!


#11

Since no one else has mentioned it, Handbrake is listed as the best ripper over on Lifehacker. It runs on windows, mac, and linux. Oh, and it is free.

http://handbrake.fr/?article=9


#12

[quote=Whappo;2165113]Since no one else has mentioned it, Handbrake is listed as the best ripper over on Lifehacker. It runs on windows, mac, and linux. Oh, and it is free.

http://handbrake.fr/?article=9[/quote]
Handbrake is a converter so you can change the dvd files to a file that plays on a mobile device. But it is a good free program to have also.