How many Macs come with a SuperDrive these days? That should tell us something about the CD and DVD industry. It’s dying. For those of us with large CD and DVD movie collections the handwriting is on the wall. It’s time to back them up and get them stored, archived, saved.
Add this Mac app to your ‘backup‘ routine and you’ll get a number of useful benefits, including improved battery life when playing movies on your MacBook, exporting ripped movies to iTunes, rip out the trailers and ads, create a DVD archive, backup a movie on a blank DVD without commercials, and save money (because the movie studios want those of us who bought DVDs to now buy the download versions of the same movies).
The app is the popular Mac DVDRipper Pro. The way it works is as simple as ripping can get. Drag and drop.
Drag a movie, drop it onto Mac DVDRipper Pro, let it rip and convert the movie so you can use it in iTunes. iTunes? What’s the benefit? How about a movie with legs? How about a ripped movie which can be viewed on your iPhone and iPad and your TV via AirPlay?
After all, it’s your DVD. The movie commercials all say the same thing when a new DVD is released. “Own it today.” If you own it, you should be able to back it up and view the movie on any viewable device, and that’s what Mac DVDRipper Pro does.
The benefits are obvious. A DVD movie on your Mac doesn’t get scratched or broken and seldom lost. You won’t need to buy a digital download of the same movie. Playing a movie on a MacBook takes less battery power than using the DVD. Skipping the trailers and commercials for other DVDs saves you viewing time. And, getting the movie into iTunes and onto other devices makes it a more convenient way to watch your movies.
What’s not to like? Remember, DVDs are dying. That means DVD players may not be around forever, either. Digital downloaded content is here to stay. Could this be your last chance to rip?