DVDRemaster
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Duplicate, burn or convert DVD movies to iPod, iPhone or Apple TV.   Demo ($49.99)
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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 streams from your DVD that can also be reused in other video
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
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later





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DVDRemaster User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 8.x:
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John-Prokos commented on 18 Feb 2014
I had licenses for both software titles before they merged.
[Version 8.0.3]


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Negritude commented on 17 Nov 2013
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.
[Version 8.0.3]

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MuchMac replied on 06 Dec 2013
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.
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Mar6473 replied on 04 Jan 2014
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.
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M.Luther replied on 17 Feb 2014
@ 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?
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Jreffner reviewed on 25 Oct 2013
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.
[Version 8.0.3]

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Andrew-Scott replied on 26 Oct 2013
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.
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Jreffner replied on 26 Oct 2013
Andrew-Scott,

Thanks for the info. I hope it is going to live on. It is a great app.
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Fightingcat reviewed on 27 Apr 2013
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.
[Version 8.0.3]


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Stageon commented on 21 Apr 2013
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!
[Version 8.0.3]


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GeoProf commented on 14 Dec 2012
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?
[Version 8.0.3]


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GeoProf commented on 24 Jul 2012
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?
[Version 8.0.1]

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sjk replied on 01 Aug 2012
Yup, like I already mentioned in a reply to Balzercomp.
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Misha replied on 01 Aug 2012
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.
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sjk replied on 01 Aug 2012
Thanks for the listing update, Misha.
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Cgc replied on 16 Aug 2012
Seems like every app adds "pro" to it. Kind of an annoying trend as they aren't professional level apps, just good.
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Fightingcat reviewed on 20 Jul 2012
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.
[Version 8.0.1]

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camlf replied on 29 Dec 2012
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.
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Fariborz commented on 18 Jul 2012
DVDRemaster 8 is not yet available on Mac Store. How can users who bought it from the store upgrade to the latest version? Thanks.
[Version 8.0]

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MeggyGrrl replied on 18 Jul 2012
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.
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Fariborz replied on 18 Jul 2012
Hello Megan Cooke and thank you very much for your advice. All the best.
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Balzercomp replied on 20 Jul 2012
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.
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Fariborz replied on 20 Jul 2012
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.
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sjk replied on 20 Jul 2012
@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.
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Bontfaen replied on 01 Aug 2012
It's available now for a specially reduced price on the AppStore for a limited period.

Mike
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Stike commented on 16 Jul 2012
Does it also convert Blu-ray streams or images?
[Version 8.0]


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Umijin had trouble on 06 Apr 2010
I got a strange error message updating from within the app - said it couldn't be run on my OS (have the 10.6.3). Hope others install in a different way until it can be worked out.
[Version 6.3]


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Shoder had trouble on 20 Aug 2009
I've tryed and re-tryed but is very hard use this tool to convert movie for the iPod.
The user of DVDRemaster (Verry good piece of software) can't modify manually the crop of black bars...
The result (without this features) is not usable (for me...)
We will wait for manual crop feature...
[Version 5.2]


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thekidfromtheredbank had trouble on 19 Aug 2009
Am I missing something, or is it impossible to use more than one audio-track for MP4-Conversion?

That's really a must. I want the original audio-track AND my native language. I guess this round goes to Handbrake which supports up to 4 different audio-tracks.
[Version 5.2]


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Shoder had trouble on 29 Jul 2009
It seems IMPOSSIBLE to crop the video during (for example) a simple iPod conversion.
Removing the black bar is mandatory for any DVD to File conversion and I don't understand why this great software can't do it....
Thank you the same...
[Version 5.1.6]

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Shoder replied on 29 Jul 2009
Sorry It's my fault! I have not see the specific check box....
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Sarah Bandicioli had trouble on 26 Jun 2009
Hi, Please!!! I need keys for DVDREMASTER V.5.1.4. I bought this product but I can't to register!!!!! How can i do???? Thanks! Sarah do Carmo Bandicioli (p.s.: I did not received email with my keyboard. And I can't register with keyboard's number that i see on my watchlist).
[Version 5.1.4]

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abrasif (developer) replied on 26 Jun 2009
Hi Sarah,

I replied to the emails you sent us. The best thing is to discuss this over email.

Thank you.
Etienne
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Nate456789 had trouble on 12 Jun 2009
I just purchased the package deal and was pretty excited about trying DVDRemaster Pro 5.1.3.
I have been using Handbrake 0.9.3 for about 8 months and have been pretty happy with it. Plus it is free. I have converted about 700 movies for my apple Tv with very few problems.
I have two surround sound setups. Bose and just a Newer Sony Bravia system. Both take digital inputs for audio. This is essential for true surround and movie theater sound.
I was disappointed to see (Or not Hear) the true Dolby 5.1 signal was not passed thru in the Apple TV file like HandBrake does.

I can not find any other settings allowing me to do AC3 Pass thru. Am I missing something here? If anyone knows I would really like to give this software a fair shake.
I am just glad I bought it in the bundle. I have already figured out there are a few duds in the bundle. I was really hoping this wasn't one of them.
How can you have a real home theater with out true 5.1 surround sound?
Another plus with Handbrake is after the conversion it will open metaX and add the encoded movie to the que for tagging.
This application has some strong competition (That's free even!)
[Version 5.1.3]

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Nate456789 commented on 12 Jun 2009
FYI
if you are expecting to have full 5.1 dolby surround sound from AppleTV / ipod converted files -

This is the official response from the developers.

"This is something that DVDRemaster doesn't currently support. However, this is a feature
that will be included a in subsequent release. We will keep you posted."

They do not support AC3 audio pass thru.
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kdimitt had trouble on 10 Jun 2009
I may sound really stupid but I thought ripping a dvd and copying it is against federal law. It sounds like this is rather common and not a problem so I am surprised that government hasn't stepped in and shut down the sale of these programs. So am I way wrong and doing this is legal or what?
[Version 5.1.3]

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Anonymous commented on 11 Jun 2009
If you own the DVD it is perfectly legal for personal use.
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mbuckingham had trouble on 28 May 2009
How do I install this? What do I move to Applications. I just seem to get a folder with everything in it.
[Version 5.1.3]

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misha replied on 29 May 2009
Just copy the DVDRemaster Pro app to you Applications folder.
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Leong Beng had trouble on 02 Jul 2006
I just purchased DVDRemaster 3.0. Encountered different problems playing DVDs remastered using different DVDRemaster settings on Sony DVP-NS52P DVD Player. Movie cannot play at all when DVD was "Full remaster". Movie played for just over a min before it 'hanged' then the player automatically switched off, when the 'Movie Only' option was chosen. I decrypted the movie using MacTheRipper onto Hard disk, before using DVDRemaster to compress then burn onto DVD. All remastered movies played fine using Mac DVD Player or VLC on Mac. Suspected root of the problem could be due to incompatibility of the said Sony DVD Player (12bit/108 MHz VIDEO DAC / DVD+RW/+R/-RW/-R Playback)?
[Version 3.0]



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[Version 8.0.3]



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[Version 8.0.2]



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Roes rated on 14 Sep 2012

[Version 8.0.2]


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Date:13 Dec 2012
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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 streams from your DVD that can also be reused in other video editing applications.

Features:
  • Soft subtitles: Switch subtitles on and off as you please and preserve subtitles in mutliple languages. Resolution-independent subtitles are always displayed at the best quality possible for your device, big or small.
  • Custom cropping: Manually customize the removal of black borders and get a highly precise cropping when using this feature in combination with the preview feature.
  • Fine-tune your selection: With additional and more detailed information about the size of each element, you can now better fine-tune the remasterization of your movies and shows
  • Preserve mutiple audio tracks: when converting your movies and shows for your video player. This is ideal to retain several languages or audio commentaries.
  • Faster than ever: with its new enhancements, you will have access to your DVDs, movies and shows even quicker.
  • Surround sound: enjoy the full surround sound experience. The high-quality surround material is preserved when converting your movies and shows for your Apple TV.
  • Convert to video players even faster: bring your movies and shows onto your video players faster with improved H.264 support. You can now convert to H.264 using turbo.264 thus freeing you computer so you can work on what matters to you.
  • DVD backup made easy: From viewing your movies to selecting the languages you wish to keep and burning the final backup DVD, everything is built into a simple but yet powerful interface.
  • Recompress with ease: No need to worry about complicated settings; everything is summarized into easy to use presets. Simply select a destination device and you are readyto go.
  • Convert for video players: Watching your favorite movies and shows on the road using your video iPod, iPod Touch and iPhone or enjoying them at home on your Apple TV has neverbeen easier.
  • Automatically include movie information: Easily locate and classify movies in your library using titles, genres andmany others. Finding the movie you are looking for is now a piece of cake.
  • Prepare and execute multiple conversions: Never run out of movies to watch again. Prepare several conversion tasksahead of time and let DVDRemaster execute them without supervision.
  • Easily navigate between chapters: It is easier than ever to find scenes in a movie on your iPod, iPod Touch or iPhone. Thanks to the new chapter markers, you can jump from one chapter to another.


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