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DVDRemaster Reviews8.0.3

14 December 2012

Duplicate, burn or convert DVD movies to iPod, iPhone or Apple TV.

Steve-Wisotsky
15 June 2009
Version: 5.1.3

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I've had DVD Remaster since the promo in 2008. After getting the new version of DVD Remaster Pro in the latest promo, I emailed Metakine about gifting my original copy (version 4.x). Without hesitation they emailed the new registration info for my daughter. I replied with a thank you and asked them if they could send me the link to download the 4.x disk image. Was I surprised when I got an email back with the following: "I sent you a license for DVDRemaster 5.x Pro so she can just download the latest version from our website" How many companies would do that? A great gesture from a great company (and great software). Thank you Metakine!
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MyronV9060
10 October 2020
Version: 8.0.3
I have been using Toast Titanium 14.2 for a very long time, and it has been doing everything I've needed it to do... except for the occasional need to use DVDRemaster to compress a VIDEO_TS folder down to 4.5GB to fit on a standard DVD before burning with Toast (which otherwise says the file appears to be corrupted). Now I want to move beyond macOS Mojave to Catalina (or Big Sir) which requires 64-bit applications. My question/problem is: since DVDRemaster is no longer an available and supported option, does anyone know if there is there a reliable 64-bit replacement for DVDRemaster that someone can recommend to simply recompress a VIDEO_TS folder down to fit a standard size DVD? Or if Toast Titanium 19 has an improved VIDEO_TS Fit-to-DVD video compression burning such that I am unlikely to need DVDRemaster like I occasionally needed before? Unfortunately, Toast Titanium does not appear to be as reliable as it once was, based on some of the more recent reviews, but I will need to upgrade to it anyway for the 64-bit support. I have tried Mac DVDRipper Pro and it rips DVDs just fine, but it is unable to burn the larger VIDEO_TS folders to a standard DVD. It apparently does not have any video compression routines, contrary to the statements I've seen that DVDRemaster would be incorporated into it. In the mean time, I plan to use my older Mac with High Sierra to run Toast Titanium 14.2 and DVDRemaster (along with RipIt) until something comes along that will meet those needs on a 64-bit macOS system. Any suggestions would be most welcome.
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Robk
01 December 2019
Version: 8.0.3
Here is an update. On my Mac running High Sierra, DVDRemaster Pro v7.2 (App Store Version) and DVDRemaster v8.0.3 (Download version) appear to run just fine. But when I first run DVDRemaster v8.0.3, I always get this message "Do you want the application “h264daemon” to accept incoming network connections?". Click Allow and all will be fine or change your Firewall settings accordingly. It is a pity that the program is no longer being developed. There really is not a good alternative for Mac users who want to compress DVD's.
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5
jeteacher2002
22 February 2019
Version: 8.0.3
Can anybody help me and advice me as to how I may retrieve my Licence Key code for my DVDremaster which I purchased quite sometime ago. Unfortunately I had a lot of problems with my Mac El Capitan and since then I have lost so many folders and files including all of my Licence key codes for lots of software products which I had bought in the past. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.
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JamesHarrisPhoto
19 July 2017
Version: 8.0.3
I'm using the latest version of Sierra, and this app still works flawlessly, I will continue to use it until it no longer works. Yes, some of the technology has been incorporated into Mac DVDRipper Pro (MDRP), but the vast array of editable compression features has not. I still use this for compressing a dual-layer DVD into a single layer.
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Solo68
12 November 2015
Version: 8.0.3
Does anyone know if version 8.0.3 works on El Capitan?
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bryanc-villegas
18 November 2014
Version: 8.0.3
Oh, my god! It has been merged! Can't believe in it!
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jprokos
18 February 2014
Version: 8.0.3
I had licenses for both software titles before they merged.
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SickTeddyBear
18 November 2013
Version: 8.0.3
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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jreffner
25 October 2013
Version: 8.0.3
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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2.5
Fightingcat
27 April 2013
Version: 8.0.3
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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Metamatician
21 April 2013
Version: 8.0.3
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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GeogProf
14 December 2012
Version: 8.0.3
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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GeogProf
24 July 2012
Version: 8.0.1
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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3.5
Fightingcat
20 July 2012
Version: 8.0.1
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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Fariborz
18 July 2012
Version: 8.0
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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Stike
16 July 2012
Version: 8.0
Does it also convert Blu-ray streams or images?
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Scrivens
15 July 2012
Version: 8.0
Just a heads up - Fairmount is no longer shipped with DVDRemaster, so keep your old copy.
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SickTeddyBear
14 July 2012
Version: 8.0
Thank you, Metakine! My upgrade from 7.2 to 8.0 was free, with no hassle! :-)
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uniquemhg
17 March 2012
Version: 7.2
I've spent over two hours trying to make Fairmount work and detect VLC media player 32 bit. Nothing doing. Support material seriously lacking.
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Mebear
10 January 2012
Version: 7.2
I have had this application a long time and have gone thru a number of upgrade cycles. The app has consistently gotten better. It is very easy to use and it has always done what I needed easily - the key is easily. Keep up the good work.
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SickTeddyBear
26 December 2011
Version: 7.1.4
I found this interesting tidbit of info on the developer's web site: "The two recompression modules distributed with DVDRemaster are developed and released under the GNU General Public License. This means that their source code is available." http://metakine.com/products/dvdremaster/developers.html
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smtips
13 November 2011
Version: 7.1.3
I thought I'd give this a try (again) because I have a stubborn dvd. As in the past, I am stunned at the lack of quality output with this app. Not only does it not save a file as an MP4 when I select it, saves it as .m4v, but the quality is horrible. Artifacting all over the video. I cannot recommend this. You should compare MPEG Streamclip and VisualHub (VH has been discontinued for a long time but still works fine)to this, you too will be amazed at the awful output this does.
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Mikebenda
09 October 2011
Version: 7.1.2
I've been trying out the demo and it seems like a great application. It runs quickly, without hiccups, and seems to accept any DVD I give it. The presets are also a good thing. The only thing that's stopping me from buying it is the price. The developer is asking, twice the price of Ripit, which is an excellent app and does the same thing. I just need something to put get of my DVDs onto my iPad so that I can watch them during flights. At a $25 price point I'd buy this in a second.
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Rinkus
15 September 2011
Version: 7.1.2
A MUSTHAVE!
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Afcgbbob
15 September 2011
Version: 7.1.2
Although DVDRP is a very good item for converting in using and implementing I have yet to see any program out there that can do what VisualHub can do. VH is the swiss army of video converters. It can switch any type of video format into another and is so simple to use that you can figure it out on your own. I have tested so many video converters over the years and I have found all of them to be average due to limited amount of material you can put on them, too complex to use, or just does not produce that quality that VH does. How many Video Converters can put on a single sided disc up to 9+ hours plus in Dolby 2.0, control the amplitude in the sound and a rich variety of controls for the video. For the latter section I did have to refer to the manual. I am not knocking DVDRP it is good but, it just does not match VH in ability. Sadly the guy wrote VH gave on at version 1.3.5 and there is no way to buy it or even find a serial number for it. But, he did leave the source code to open to anyone who wanted to try to carry on the project. I guess you would call this a combination review and commentary. I use VH 1.3.4 where through hard work through Google I found a password to it and have used it for years now. I can put up to 12 shows of V on one disk which is an entire season. There may be a little in quality but, it is better than 2 shows to a disk box set. I just wish someone would look at the source code and see if they could carry on with VH because if the original programmer di he would of had a truly commercial software that he could have sold for $69.99 - $100. I have reviewed Mac sw for over 25 years and I know a winner when I see one and in my years I have yet to be wrong. End of Line... PS: For those that might be curious about my tag at the end of most of my comments, that was how I would end my articles that I wrote for different mags and ezines like atpm.com
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blotterg
01 August 2011
Version: 7.1.0
Love this app, though I wish it were compatible with more....
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madeforipod
23 June 2011
Version: 7.0.4
When it comes to ripping and remastering you can rely on DVDRemaster but for exporting I wouldn't recommend it. I tried every single export option and I must say that the picture quality is very bad, especially if there is a rapid movement in the scene. In order to get a decent quality I first had to export the movie as a .mov and that convert it with Handbrake to m4v. On top of that you must now that you CAN'T have the subtitles the way they are in the DVD. DVDRemaster has a feature called Soft-Subtitles, which turns subtitle images into text by running optical character recognition algorithms. This is a good feature, because in iTunes when you open the movie you can select multiple subtitles and you are not forced to burn the subtitle. But Soft-Subtitles only works for english, because when it comes to other languages such as german or french, it does not recognize the special characters and converts them to silly letters, which makes it very difficult to read. So overall it is a good app for ripping and remastering but for exporting to other formats (such as m4v, mov, mp4 or for your iDevices) or adding subtitles other that english it won't satisfy you.
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Macrobert
17 June 2011
Version: 7.0.4
I got an e-mail from Metakine today saying that only this weekend, until June 19, 2011, I can transfer my license of DVDRemaster 7.0 to the Mac App Store for $4.99 (or € 3.99 in my case, for European users). Though I did feel a bit compelled (as in: why should I pay for this since I already have a license for DVDRemaster Pro), a sense of urgency , brought on by, as the email states, the "limited time opportunity" to "transfer my license" to the MAS, made me decide to do so (also because I will be too busy this weekend to contact Metakine and ask them about this hurry to transfer in this way the license to the MAS on such short notice, even with the incentive of 90% off the price.) After downloading from the MAS and restarting, I now have version 7.0.3 (!), where before I had 7.0.4. As mentioned, I already had a license for DVDRemaster Pro. After restarting, there now is no mention of a license or my name, as licensee. Maybe because from now on it is being handled by the Mac App Store? Anyway, I am wondering when I will be able to again update (via the MAS) to V 7.0.4 again...
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Walruscp
17 June 2011
Version: 7.0.4
You can buy this on the MAS for $5 this weekend (June 17-19). Nice if you want to transfer your license, upgrade, or purchase for the first time.
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4.5
pauljpimentel
21 May 2011
Version: 7.0.3
awesome customer support
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5
Paolo-Paulsen1
18 April 2011
Version: 7.0.2
I was searching for some software to save my DVD collection on my Macbook just to have the possibility to watch a movie when I am not home. I tried quite a few apps just like handbrake and mactheripper and stuff like that. Finally, I came across Mac DVD Ripper, which only copies the content to hdd but doesn't shrink it. They recommend DVDRemaster Pro for Mac so I tried the trial and I have to say, that (at least) ripping and shrinking is done very easily with just a few clicks. It's that easy: insert DVD. Select what you want (either the complete DVD, just the main title or convert it for your portable devices). DVDRemaster scans the DVD and you can set the options (i.e. the specific quality, audio, subtitles, single or double layer and so on). Then you set the place where to save or burn to and that's it. Simply press Start and everything is up to your hdd/recordable. And I have to say it's quite fast and without any worries. It just works. And if you have copy protected media, there's this tiny little tool called Fairmount which uses your VLC Player to decrypt it on the fly. So that's what I call a program. It's just your perfect companion. And it won't let you down.
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pgray
18 March 2011
Version: 7.0.1
Absolutely fabulous, but... I'd love to see more pre-set workflows built into the Application. Such as a one-click option that would copy the video_ts folder to your hard drive, re-encode video according to your settings, and finally delete the copied video_ts folder. Not surprisingly, encoding a DVD from your hard drive takes significantly less time than running off the disc itself. And yet each step needs to be done manually currently?
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Robk
17 March 2011
Version: 7.0.1
I recently upgraded from DVDRemaster Pro v7.0.0 to 7.0.1. AFter the upgrade, DVDRemaster Pro failed to launch. It would just keep on bouncing on the Dock and it would turn on Video Mirroring. Dragging any Window was VERY slow. I had to FORCE QUIT DVDRemaster Pro. Then I had to restart my laptop in order to turn off video mirroring. I trashed the DVDRemaster Pro app and the plist file. Then I reinstalled v7.0.1. Same problem. I then reinstalled the older version 7.0.0. Now DVDRemaster Pro is working again. If you are having problems, you may want to go back to version 7. P.S. I am running Snow Leopard 10.6.6 on a 2010 Macbook Pro.
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JoSchu
14 March 2011
Version: 7.0.1
The new feature to include multiple audio and subtitles tracks is absolutely great. The subtitles can be included soft so you can turn them on/off and choose between them. With the fix in 7.0.1 subtitles will be shown perfectly on apple TV. It's not only a breeze to convert a DVD including multiple audio and subtitle tracks. I also do not know any other software which includes subtitles soft (Handbrake can do it, if you have the subtitles as files, it will not extract them from DVD).
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Jimblue
13 March 2011
Version: 7.0.1
now this is what i call a nice update.
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Reel-mac
07 March 2011
Version: 7.0.0
This software is very easy to use and I it seems rock-solid. It does everything it claims to do, but I wish I could do two things more: 1) Override the "MY_NEW_DVD" destination folder. Even when I custom-name a VIDEO_TS folder, DVDRemaster will still sometimes name everything "MY_NEW_DVD," which makes the batch export feature useless in some cases (because everything is named the same). 2) Export and/or Remaster selected chapters. For instance, if I want to export only chapters 3 and 10 from a training DVD and have them merged into one single VIDEO_TS. These aren't criticisms, because I like the software and it works well, but just suggestions based on my personal use.
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4.5
0advena0
15 February 2011
Version: 7.0.0
I've had DVDremasterPro for ages. It's a stable & solid piece of software & only requires minimal monkeying around to get things set up perfectly. I'm nearly positive it has never crashed on me and the one time I had to talk to the devs they were quick and responsive. Highly recommended.
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Monzterdk
12 February 2011
Version: 7.0.0
this app seems like a good investment ! but i have a question ! i use a 8core (hyper-threaded)64bit CPU does this program make use of the 64bit cpu's like Handbrake is able to I.E. when i am converting this option is alpha & Omega... The rest looks like a must have !! ..../ Monzterdk
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Tpromix
10 February 2011
Version: 7.0.0
yearly updates, best features, FAST, gorgeous and reliable...! is there more?
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Lotsofjoy
09 February 2011
Version: 7.0.0
I've been a mac user since day 1 (seriously... for all you old timers, my first mac was a Lisa. You youngin's can google it! LOL). I love this software. I've tried Handbrake, I used to own DVD Copy (before it went belly up), and I've tried a bunch of others that were so bad I don't even remember what they were called. DVD Remaster is the most comprehensive and user friendly of them all. I know it's not free, but I'd rather have something this through and easy to use. I've been on board since version 4 and I'll be buying upgrades for as long as they let me!
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Gwofl
08 February 2011
Version: 7.0.0
Ce qu'il y a de bien avec DVDRemaster, c'est l'ensemble. Le logiciel est formidable, une référence absolue en la matière, à la fois qualitativement et "ergonomiquement" ; le staff est vraiment génial, et n'hésite pas à vous apporter des réponses rapides et personnelles, concrètes, efficaces, à la hauteur d'un grand service clientèle. Bref, si le logiciel peu devenir un peu cher notamment lorsque se surviennent les rares MàJ payantes, la qualité et le suivi personnel sont au rendez-vous : quoiqu'il arrive vous ne regretterez pas votre achat ! Bravo Metakine !
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2.5
Snow440
08 February 2011
Version: 7.0.0
This is for sure the best software I've ever used to backup my DVD's into my MBP and Iphone 4, (I use RipIt application to "rip" them all). Also the customer service is absolutely fast.
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4.5
Walruscp
05 February 2011
Version: 7.0.0
Great application that works as advertised. That said, I am not sure the new features being offered alone are worth the price of a paid upgrade for most users. Personally, I expect more for a new version jump and don't see any reason to pay for an upgrade from 6 to 7.
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lrowan
04 February 2011
Version: 7.0.0
DVDRemaster is an absolutely imprescindible app for all people that have to manage video files. In tems of reducing the size of an DVD9 file to an DVD5 one it's simply the better, no doubt. Fast as no other app is. But there's many other features. In this moment I don't know if there is a trial version, but if it is so, you must to test it. I have used it for years and I'm very satisfied and it is each time better.
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5
fr0z3ng33k
03 February 2011
Version: 6.4.0
I use Ripit and Handbrake along with this app. If a movie wont copy with one product I use the other, but these three which I call the tri"fect-a" are incredible! A must buy!!!
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4.5
BruceInHawaii
06 January 2011
Version: 6.4.0
This is a great product that is easy to use. I use it to take videos that I've ripped and reformat them so they can be added to iTunes. I had a tech question and the tech support is outstanding.
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DjPadz
02 January 2011
Version: 6.4.0
This is a great application for converting DVDs for use with iTunes. It has that perfect balance between ease-of-use, and advanced features for those who are so inclined. Updates are frequent, and the author is very responsive to support emails. The fact that it's bundled with FairMount makes it that much more convenient. Don't shy away from it because of the price; there are other products out there that do what DVDRemaster does, but they lack the polish and ease-of-use, not to mention the level of support from the developer!
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Juraj-kuban
14 December 2010
Version: 6.4.0
Stable version with frequent updates, nice feature is multilingual support for media files. Missing possibility to pause converting, the offer of settings not so easy, also more parameters to set up should be welcome, also conversion one format to another - all in one apps.
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Mrmkirsch
04 October 2010
Version: 6.3.4
I rely on this program exclusively to convert DVD content to movie files for viewing via Apple TV. For a long time I used the included FreeMount software, but after coming into possession of iRip via a promo package, I now use iRip to image DVDs and then use DVD Remaster Pro to do the actual conversion. One think I like but was not aware of until recently is the ability to specify the actual filename for the output file, and to include other information such as the year of the movie, the genre, and "comments" which, when imported into iTunes, show up on the TV screen in the Apple TV Movies menu. Definitely worth owning this application!
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anonymous-mule-4061
24 September 2010
Version: 6.3.4
Very nice program. Easy to use: 5 minutes with the Help menu was enough to grasp the essentials, and get up and running. Decently fast (which is adjustable according to quality desired), and I really like that it doesn't eat up the CPU like similar programs I've used. Just a few of the nice features are: the ability to do a full remaster, or copy only the main movie, or any particular part of a disc; remove the UOPs (User Operation Prohibited flags); compress dual-layer down to a single layer; and the ability to choose the blank DVD before the encoding so that it is all one step. Many other features to explore. Like that they put out Fairmount, too, which was nice.
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