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MacTheRipper is a DVD ripper (extractor). It removes CSS encryption, Macrovision protection, sets the disc's region to '0' for region-free, and is capable of removing RCE region checking. It can also copy ARccOS copy-protected DVDs. This is to backup your legally-purchased DVDs onto your hard drive.

What's New

Version 2.6.6:
  • Improves prescanning to fix crashing problems on certain DVDs
  • Faster prescanning by consolidating code into fewer passes to reduce seeking

Requirements

OS X 10.2 or later

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In response to the confusion and misinformation that persists regarding the state of MacTheRipper (MTR):

1. MTR 2.6.6 is obsolete and abandoned. It was the last version of MTR to be completely free and easy to obtain. It is a PPC-only more...

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Version 2.6.6
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Gary30 Member IconReview+193
Gary30
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Having just embarked on a DVD to ISO backup project, I feel vindicated that I kept one (1) PPC machine around so I can run 2.6.6 along with a couple of other old, dead apps. I am sure there are some newer protection schemes that it does not support, but for my small library of DVD's, creating ISO backups is a snap with this old app.

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Version 2.6.6
Negritude Member IconReview+1082
Negritude
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In response to the confusion and misinformation that persists regarding the state of MacTheRipper (MTR):

1. MTR 2.6.6 is obsolete and abandoned. It was the last version of MTR to be completely free and easy to obtain. It is a PPC-only program, so it will not work on any version of OS X past Snow Leopard.

2. Starting with version 3, MTR became a semi-underground program, where obtaining it was made intentionally difficult by the developer, in order to keep the user base small, and the program off the radar of the litigious content companies.

3. Because of the information obfuscation and hoop-jumping that is required to obtain the latest version, MacUpdate has chosen not to update this listing with any info about versions newer than 2.6.6.

4. MTR is still being very actively developed, with the current version being 4.2.9.1. It works perfectly on Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion.

5. There are cracked versions of the older 3.x releases and early 4.x releases which can be obtained via torrents and various download sites. They have had their binary modified by unknown entities, so you use them at your own risk.

6. MacTheRipper and MTR are the same program. MTR is simply an acronym. There are no independent or new developers, and the same person who has always developed it is still developing it.

7. Unless you are extremely detail oriented and can follow directions to the letter, you should not waste your time trying to get the latest version of MTR. The process will only frustrate, confuse, and anger you. My suggestion is that you look to other programs which you can purchase in a straightforward manner.

The landscape has changed significantly from the days when MTR was one of the few programs that could do what it does. Now you have numerous alternatives like RipIt, Mac DVDRipper Pro, and various anonymous programs like 123CopyDVD and their ilk.

While I truly appreciate the fact that we now have many more choices in this category of software, I still consider MTR to be the best of them all.

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Version 2.6.6
UncleBob1954
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7. Unless you are extremely detail oriented and can follow directions to the letter, you should not waste your time trying to get the latest version of MTR. The process will only frustrate, confuse, and anger you. My suggestion is that you look to other programs which you can purchase in a straightforward manner.

I have to disagree with that , IMHO all that was required was , pay for app , run app , request license (its automated for you ) , install license.
Even the license auto installs itself so no knowledge of the underlaying OS is requires.

It is not that hard to install , no harder that a locked license version of Maya.

And I do agree that there is FAR to much deliberate misinformation regarding this product , most from other developers of similar apps.

4.2.9.1 is NOTHING like the older releases , this app has evolved so much over its life that there is no comparison to the 3.0 and lower releases.

Just my 0.01$

Nicmart
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It sounds deliciously mysterious, but it takes about 3 seconds to google up the developers page and discover that the only hangup is that you need to donate bucks before you can download MTR.

AlexanderBlack8069 Member IconReview+3
AlexanderBlack8069
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It works and it's free. No need to say more. A must have app!

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Version 2.6.6
UncleBob1954
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old version ( 2.6.6 ) is free , but new version is a paid for app.
Developers work hard on there apps , and deserve reward for that work I think.

dwtech Member IconReview+1
dwtech
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Very simple and easy to use DVD ripping program. Best part is it is completely free. No restrictions at all and works at a good speed.

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Version 2.6.6
John Sulman
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It has become a fashion to use Apple's products recently. I am getting along with the trend by purchasing a Mac. Due to its incompatible with these current mainstream of PC hardware and software systems, I am very confused to operate it. I borrowed a dvd disk from my classmate and I wanted to transfer the movies from this disk to my iPhone. However, my unfamiliar with my Mac made me feel awkward. When I was browsing the web one night, I unintentionally found a proper tool named Mac DVD Ripper which might be the one that I needed. I downloaded it free instantly. To my surprise, this tool settled my problem in a few minutes! I want to share my happiness with you who might have the same problem with me.

This Mac DVD Ripper is a multifunctional DVD ripper for Mac OS X software. It is able to rip DVD to various video formats and audio formats, such as MP4, AVI, 3GP, FLV, MP3, WAV and so on. The output files could be supported by all kinds of video cell phones and digital video and audio players and youtube. Of course my iPhone was included. This Mac DVD Ripper could also satisfy your customized needs with the help of these function buttons: "Trim", "Crop" and "Merge". These buttons will instruct you How to Edit DVD.

When referring to this process of solving my problem, there is another tool that must be mentioned. It is a quite powerful tool named Mac DVD Converter Ultimate Suite that contains four main functions: DVD Ripper for Mac, Mac DVD Copy, Video Converter for Mac and Mac DVD Creator. I had used the second function to transfer movies from the disk to my Mac. I was very surprised that the transferring process didn't affect the original disk's parameters. Now I will tell you how did I solve my problem in the next steps.

Step 1.Free download this Mac DVD Ripper, install and launch it. Hit the button "Load DVD", and transfer the movies from the disk to your Mac.

Step 2. Before ripping these movies, you could customize them as your wish in these aspects, such as video resolution, bite rate, sample rate, video encoder and so on.

Step 3. Click the "Format" drop-down list, you could choose the output format. In the "Output Filename" field, you are supported to rename their titles.

Step 4. Click "Start" button and you will get the output files in a few minutes.

Almost any portable devices could support DVD movies with the help of this Mac DVD Ripper. Have you become interested? Then why not have a try? You can free download it here,
http://www.video-converter-mac.org/dvd-ripper-for-mac/

UncleBob1954
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I wish authors of other software would not hijack other apps comments to promote their own apps under the guise of "the happy user"

After going to the URl , it is just the same old peice of software that is released under many different names , skinned with a different UI.

This in in fact the same app that on some sites has scammed users into thinking they are getting MTR. ( they got me on that one)

google "iSkySoft" for bad reports, there are many of them.

This is the MTR entry , please advertise your own app in your own app entry..
Thanks.

UncleBob1954
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http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1248626

there you a whole forum dedicated to these guys and thier apps.

happy reading!

Koibito-San Member IconComment+12
Koibito-San
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Now that you cannot run 2.6.6 on any new architecture or Lion (or higher)... is there a DVD(/BD) ripper that is functionally the same? I have no need to rip commercial discs, but have to get material from digital cameras and DVD-Recorders. This old program was perfect, easy, and fast for that function.

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Version 2.6.6
BertKnabe7420
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There is a newer version but it's not free. Unless something has changed you have to jump through a couple of hoops to get it because of legal restrictions where the author is.

canflow Member IconComment-1
canflow
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I have an iMac. I tried to use mactheripper but get "You can't open the application MacTheRipper because PowerPC applications are no longer supported." How do I fix this?

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Version 2.6.6
Holypoly
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Any Mac OS newer than Snow Leopard, i.e. 10.7 Lion or newer, will no longer support PowerPC applications, and if your Mac is manufactured in 2012 or later you won't be able to downgrade to Snow Leopard - unless you are willing to run Snowy from inside a virtual machine (here's how: http://osxdaily.com/2011/11/17/install-run-mac-os-x-10-6-snow-leopard-in-virtual-machine-on-lion/). Amazon.com still has Snow Leopard installer discs in store as of now, at a rather favourable price (I'm not plugging any specific seller, though). Or, you may simply search MU for alternatives - see "Similar software" section above, although none of them are free.

Linda Roland Member IconReview-2
Linda Roland
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Hello. I am a 55 year old non-technical woman trying to make films on my husband's Mac iMovie. I have converted 8 mm to DVD (that was very difficult) and now want to get those movies into the iMovie programme to make a movie with.

I was told MactheRipper was the answer. I successfully downloaded the MactheRipper programme and (I think) ripped a DVD but I cannot see the footage in the iMovie programme.

I 'saved' the MactheRipper thing to 'movies'.

With the digital stuff from my camcorder the footage appeared like magic on iMovie, but not so with the ripped DVD.

Can anyone please tell me how I now get the ripped DVD footage into the iMovie programme?

Any help that you can give would be really, really appreciated.

I have to give starts to submit this e-mail but at the moment they reflect my lack of technical expertise rather than the programme (I expect).

Regards.

Linda Roland

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Version 2.6.6
consumerx
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Hi Linda,
MacTheRipper is probably not needed for your project. The DVD that the company gave for the 8mm conversion is probably a DVD-r (or DVD+r) which is not too difficult to modify. MacTheRipper is for store-bought DVDs containing films and TV shows.
There are a few options to get a DVD video into iMovie. One method is free and outlined below, but it _only works with some DVDs_. If you have the disc burning software Toast 10 or 11 Titanium ($99), you can do it using its built-in conversion which is very easy. There is also the software dvdxdv ($19.99) and Cinematize ($59.95) that also easily convert from DVD to the iMovie readable DV format. Yet another popular method is using a combination of MPEG Streamclip (free) with a required QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component ($19.99); see http://bit.ly/PrgvD4 .

If you have many more 8mm or 16mm conversions to be done, and you have a miniDV camera, I suggest future conversion go to miniDV tape. This is what I do because MiniDV tape offers better quality than DVD and will import into iMovie using a miniDV camera without issue. Some companies will convert in miniDV format to a hard drive instead of tape if you do not have a camera, but often at a much higher expense (unless a local business will do it to your own external hard drive). Good luck!

The free way (that sometimes works)
1. Insert family DVD video into your Mac computer.
2. Quit DVD Player Application if it opens and starts playing the DVD.
3. Open Disk Utility... Finder>Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility
4. In the Disk Utility window, click on your home video DVD in the left side, and then click New Image icon in top.
5. In the Save As window:
Image Format: compressed
Encryption: none
Click Save
6. Quit Disk Utility when processing is complete (processing may take a long time depending on length of your original DVD).
7. A NAME_OF_YOUR_DVD.dmg file should now be on your Desktop (icon looks like a hard drive).
8. Open iMovie.
9. Double-click NAME_OF_YOUR_DVD.dmg file to mount it on your Desktop.
10. iMovie may automatically state "Camera Detected" and show a window with thumbnail images of the VIDEO-TS movies. If not, click on camera icon for Import (or, File>Import from Camera in menubar).
11. Click Import All to bring in all the contents of the NAME_OF_YOUR_DVD volume.
12. When video is completely imported, eject the NAME_OF_YOUR_DVD volume, and then delete the NAME_OF_YOUR_DVD.dmg .
13. If an error pops up indicating iMovie could not import clips, then you will need to try another a different method using pay software.

Linda Roland
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Thank you so much consumerX.

I am very very grateful for your comprehensive and helpful reply. I am going to give your suggestion a go.

Linda

Aikousha
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Actually, the 2.6.6 version of Mac the Ripper is for ANY DVD you want to remove MPEG-2 streams from... I use it constantly (at least 3 times a week) for removing things from my DVD-Recorder... things from TV and video-cameras.

Codethought Member IconReview+2
Codethought
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Mac the ripper is now in version 4.1.2. If you want more details you should go to the author's ACTUAL website. Not this one that directs you to buying MacDVDRipper Pro.

www.ripdifferent.com/mtr/ and you can find full details there.

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Version 2.6.6
UncleBob1954
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I notified the team here about this , and asked them to correct it.
I made the mistake of thinking I was buying Mac The Ripper , and ended up with the wrong app.
Mac The Ripper Devs advised me what to do ( get money back ) and gave me a free release of Mac The Ripper.

The Mac The Ripper devs maybe a little retentive , but at least they have never sunk so low as to mislead people by hijacking other people websites.

I guess you use what works for you in the end.

UncleBob1954
+3

Mac The Ripper is now at 4.2.7 , The new batch rip to MKV with shrinking if you want is killer! This app can now rip in that mode from as many drives as you have , all ay the same time. I did a box set of Dr H* ( i do own them ) to MKV , with subs and audio , in 15 mins. KILLER!!!!!

UncleBob1954
+1

now at 4.2.9 with an external probe app that can probe the disk layout for you to pass to the app to get past all those tricky discs.

Works for me 100%. Getting updated frequently too.

Bdkennedy1 Member IconComment+271
Bdkennedy1
+2

Garbageware that should be banned from the site for being "free" in which you have to give a fixed donation to the developer to get a license, and if anything goes wrong during the process don't expect any help.

There are better alternatives to this crap.

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Version 2.6.6
UncleBob1954
+2

we get it !, you dont like the developer , you dont like the software , yes, we do get it!

i7Joe Member IconReview+2
i7Joe
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It must be me because I cannot run the program at all. When I try to run it I get a message stating that it's no longer able to run on a PowerPC. I have no idea why I get this because I using a iMac i7 not a PowerPC. Tried many different sites to download it with the same results. Not worth the trouble!

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Version 2.6.6
dohboy24
+1

I ran into the same problem. It turns out upgrading to Lion prevents you from running some older programs that are 'PowerPC' apps. If you click on 'get info' for MactheRipper, you will see under General - Kind: Application (PowerPC).

Macinman
+2

Lion removes all powerpc code from the OS including Rosetta, the libraries used to run powerpc code on an intel mac. If you need to run powerpc code then snow leopard is you latest option.

i7Joe
+1

I guess i'm out of luck and can not run MacTheRipper or is there a walk around, and by-the-way thanks for the help?

Anthony1947
+0

The version of MtR referred to above is 2.6.6. Go to google.com and search for MacTheRipper 3 — it will lead the way.

I found one such link - http://www.mediafire.com/?3mgz2e202zz that you might want to try.

I've been using MTR 3.0r14m on a 2011 iMac running OS X 10.7.4, and it works just great except for those ARCCOS-protected discs (I think they're mostly Disney).

Good luck --

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Downloads 4,723,757
Version Downloads 4,373,235
Type Utilities / Backup
License Free
Date 13 Mar 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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