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DVDRemaster has been acquired by DVDSuki Software and will be merged into Mac DVDRipper Pro. Contact dvdremaster@metakine.com if you have any questions.

DVDRemaster recompresses large DVDs so they can be burned on a standard DVD or convert them so they can be watched on your video iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad Apple TV and many other portable devices. DVDRemaster accommodates both novices and experts with its simple but yet powerful interface.

DVDRemaster also allows you to extract raw data more...

What's New

Version 8.0.3:
  • Fixed a bug when exporting a program with no audio
  • Added a format for Apple TV 1 / iPod Classic

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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John-Prokos Member IconComment+33
John-Prokos
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I had licenses for both software titles before they merged.

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Version 8.0.3
Negritude Member IconComment+1082
Negritude
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Here's the official final word from the Metakine web site:

"DVDRemaster has been acquired by DVDSuki Software and is no longer for sale. Parts of it will be integrated into Mac DVDRipper Pro."

That means that DVDRemaster is no longer going to be a standalone product. That sucks.

I always found DVDRemaster to be the best alternative to the recently problem plagued DVD2OneX.

Oh well, life goes on.

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Version 8.0.3
MuchMac
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DVDRemaster was/is my go-to application for high quality subtitles when I can't get good subtitles (= CC) with Handbrake. I hope all of the subtitle capabilities makes it into a future version of MDRP (which I also own). FWIW, I have had zero issues running DVDRemaster on Mavericks; found Metakine support to be responsive and helpful via email Q&A when I had questions.

Mar6473
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I've upgraded DVD Remaster through 4 versions I think. What a drag. Companies should sell a lifetime license where you could get your money back if they close down. I'd pay extra upfront for something like this.

M.Luther
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@ Mar6473 - You do realize Metakine had expenses related to the development and support of the DVD Remaster software over the years, right? How do you expect Metakine (or ANY software developer, for that matter) to refund every penny you and every other user paid into the product over the years?

Jreffner Member IconReview+83
Jreffner
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This app is no longer listed on Metakine's site. Is it discontinued?

It was the best at what it di, but just like the last person to post, there were problems with versions 7 & 8 that were never resolved. I suppose thats because they knew it was going to be abandoned. Sad, this was a very easy and flexible transcoder. I especially loved the ability to do hard or soft subtitles.

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Version 8.0.3
Andrew-Scott
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Metakine's website says:
"Where is DVDRemaster?
DVDRemaster has been sold to the company making Mac DVDRipper Pro. If you purchased DVDRemaster from us and need support, please contact us by email."

I own a copy of MDRP and I still choose to use DVDRemaster because of the control it gives over subtitles, etc.. But doesn't work under Mavericks. I've emailed them and hope for a response soon.

Jreffner
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Andrew-Scott,

Thanks for the info. I hope it is going to live on. It is a great app.

Fightingcat Member IconReview+78
Fightingcat
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I spend a lot of time to this app. Since version 4 I used it and was happy with it until the point who I bought an Apple TV. For the latest Update from version 7 to 8 I waste my money (again).

What's happen?
Near the (silent) end of version 7 I was starting a conversation with the support around coding my videos with Dolby Sourround 5.1 for my Apple TV. My problem is, that if I coding a video with a dolby digital 5.1 track, it takes a lot of time on my Apple TV (3. Gen) to load and start the movie.
My hope was was, that I can found a solution with metakine to let coding my videos correctly, place them in iTunes and select them from my Apple TV with a quick playback after selecting the movie. I also give them the tip, that a coding with Dolby Sourround 5.1 will work perfectly when I using the free HandBrake application, who's Open Source.
The developer promised me, to look at this problem to fix it with a future update, but they don't.
A few months later, they deliver version 8 and at this point I was knowing, that I never will got a fix for my "5.1" problem in version 7, so I decide to buy version 8 to. I'm still waiting for a fix of that and I'm not the only one.

Also you need to know, that DVDRemaster is not able to rip DVDs who are copy protected. With version 7 they also delicver the tool "FairMount" who was for free. This tool using the source of the VLC Media Player to mount each DVD as an image to safe it on the Hard Drive of your mac. With Version 8 they announced, that metakine has sold the app to Mac DVDRipper Pro. Since them you are not longer able to download FairMount for free.
So if you want to safe a DRM protected DVD, you need Mac DVDRipper Pro or RipIt, who are booth shareware to. Booth applications can convert movies to an iOS format to btw. Well... You have not so much settings as on DVDRemaster.

The only good thing of this application is, that it looks nice and easy and it works good with subtitles. But you can do the most with the Open Source Application HandBrake to. This Softare came with different predefinied settings to for different devices and you are also able to edit each config and safe them for later, when you want. Only the Subtilte thing is sadly not the best on HandBrake.

With this deal you didn't safe realy much money (and there where be much better deals in the past for this software). It's an to expensive application for that what you can do with it. And be warned, that you must pay for each big update 9,99 US Dollar. And don't trust the low version numbers. The next version can berelased soon...
Version 4 was relased in 2008
Version 5 was relased on Feb. 2009
version 6 was relased on Dec. 2009
Version 7 was relased on Feb. 2011
Version 8 was relased on Jul. 2012

My tip:
If you just want to safe a DVD on your HD and search for a simple solution to convert it for you iOS devices, spend your money to Mac DVDRipper Pro or RipIt. They also came with a quick and good solution to convert a video. If you want to have a better control on the final coding for other decives, give HandBrake a try, who's for free. The price for this application is overpriced.

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Version 8.0.3
Stageon Member IconComment+4
Stageon
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I have the latest version of RipIt already. Does DVDRemaster do anything significantly different that that app? Or is it just a competitor and they basically do the same thing... rip from DVDs and transcode to various video/audio formats? Thanks!

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Version 8.0.3
GeoProf Member IconComment+889
GeoProf
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DVDRemaster 8.0.4 cranks up the CPU to 77% on my Late-2006 2.16 GHz Core2Duo iMac with 2 GB of RAM running Mac OS 10.6.8, and to 35% on my Mid-2012 2.9 GHz Core i7 MacBook Pro with 8 GB of RAM running Mac OS 10.8.2. The CPU remains cranked up until I finally have to close the app.

Anyone else having this problem?

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Version 8.0.3
GeoProf Member IconComment+889
GeoProf
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Though this MacUpdate page says DVDRemaster Pro, v. 8.0.1 no longer says ‘Pro' anywhere, nor is that word to be found on the developer’s website anymore. What gives?

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Version 8.0.1
sjk
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Yup, like I already mentioned in a reply to Balzercomp.

Misha
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The name was simply changed with 8.0 and "Pro" was dropped. There is no Pro/non-Pro version, it's just one version. I have updated the name of the MacUpdate listing, thanks for pointing it out.

sjk
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Thanks for the listing update, Misha.

Cgc
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Seems like every app adds "pro" to it. Kind of an annoying trend as they aren't professional level apps, just good.

Fightingcat Member IconReview+78
Fightingcat
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I using this applications since a long time for now and buy the upgrades several times. The god thing is, that this software is very easy to use. You have an little all rounder who can rip DVDs (you need FairMount if the DVD is protected and VLC 1.X), converting the movies in different formats (Quicktime Movie, iPod/iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and more) or export single files from the DVD with only less clicks. So you will make nothing wrong if you search for an simple solution to safe your DVD's on the Mac.

That's are the good things. The bad part is the very long time who this app need to convert a movie. I have no idea why this happen, because HandBrake doing it quit faster and it's for free. On my core 2 duo a full DVD copy who's safed on my HD needs around 40 minutes, on DVDRemaster I need to wait over one hour for an final result. This can happen because of some video-settings, not sure but I'm very happy to with the results of HandBrake.

The other negative thing is the support for the Apple TV in combination with Dolby Surround (AC3 Passthrough).
I have made a lot of different testings with the latest version of DVD Remaster Pro 7 and now with 8 to, but it's ever the same result. If I'm choosing the Dolby track and a non-coding for that track, the Apple TV 3 will need a lot of time to start the movie (around 6 minutes). This is unacceptable for me. I try the same stuff with HandBrake and on this app it works absolutely perfect. My movie has a stereo and dolby channel after the export and the movie starts immediately on the Apple TV.

I explain this problem in several mails to the developer and he collect all my informations, but he can't say me anything about the status or future plans. Now they deliver an update of DVD Remaster 8 and in the change log is still nothing around the bad coding around AC3 Passtrought. This makes me a bit angry.

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Version 8.0.1
camlf
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I have the same issue regarding the AC3 passthrough. Since movies from the iTunes store have both AAC and AC3 sound tracks and play perfectly, a simple inspection should provide enough clue to fix this.

Fariborz Member IconComment+286
Fariborz
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DVDRemaster 8 is not yet available on Mac Store. How can users who bought it from the store upgrade to the latest version? Thanks.

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Version 8.0
MeggyGrrl
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It's only available from the Metakine's store from their website at the moment from what I can see, I assume they will update the description above when it's available in the MAS to include now available in the Mac Store.

Fariborz
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Hello Megan Cooke and thank you very much for your advice. All the best.

Balzercomp
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There's no upgrade through the MAS. Metakine provided DVDRemaster 8 as a new application and removed DVDRemaster 7. This way they can avoid the MAS rule of free updates. Like MeggyC wrote, to update your version, you have to switch form the MAS-version to the version that one cane download from the Metakine site.

Fariborz
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Hello Balzercomp and thank you for your reply. I had imagined that it would be this way because it's not the first time I experience such a problem thanks to policy changing of some Mac developers. Sometimes this issue is the other way round i.e. developers decide to sell exclusively on Mac Store and no longer support their products in the traditional way. There have always been cons and pros for such behaviors. Some users consider it an offense that Apple charges developers exorbitant fees to sell their products on their site and attack indiscriminately all users who dare to buy on Mac Store (just see the negative smiley I got for daring to ask a simple question on Mac Store). Others just agree that this policy keeps their products always up-to-date without further hustle and bustle and therefore buy only on Mac Store. I don't know who's right or wrong here and don't support any particular group. What I know best is that such conflicts always end against the innocent end users like us and add another headache to our already troublesome daily life! Thanks again for your kind reply and cheers.

sjk
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@Balzercomp:

> Metakine provided DVDRemaster 8 as a new application and removed DVDRemaster 7.

And there's only one v8, with the "Pro" features but without that name suffix; separate Pro/non-Pro versions are gone. I sent MacUpdate an update request last week to remove "Pro" from the product listing here.

Bontfaen
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It's available now for a specially reduced price on the AppStore for a limited period.

Mike

Stike Member IconComment+34
Stike
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Does it also convert Blu-ray streams or images?

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Version 8.0
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Version 8.0.3
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Version 8.0.2
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Version 8.0.2
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Version 8.0.2
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Date 13 Dec 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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