Fairmount
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  • Fairmount has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Metakine
Fairmount has been acquired by DVDSuki Software and has been merged into Mac DVDRipper Pro.

Fairmount is a free open-source companion to the VideoLAN Client to make encrypted DVDs readable by any application.

Fairmount is a free tool which allows on-the-fly decryption of DVD content for convenient access. Fairmount does not perform the actual decryption, it simply forwards the data to VLC Media Player, which is used for the decryption. Hence, VLC Media Player must be installed for Fairmount to work.
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • Features better error reporting when no adequate version of VLC Media Player is found.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

*Previously available here



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Fairmount User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Max66 reviewed on 14 Nov 2013
After Metakine stopped development, a fork was created and is still active. The latest version is 1.1.3 and can be found here: http://freecode.com/projects/fairmount

I would suggest to update this page with the new developer link and version information.
[Version 1.1]


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Negritude commented on 08 Sep 2012
The MU download, "*Previously available here", which points at the MetaKine site, does NOT contain Fairmount.

Fairmount 2.0 beta is not to be found anywhere. That's gone for good.

However, Fairmount 1.1 is still available here:

http://download.cnet.com/FairMount/3000-2139_4-97114.html

Also, using the original source code, someone compiled a slightly tweaked version and posted it here:

https://github.com/pmetzger/Fairmount/
[Version 1.1]


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Mac Os X 4ever reviewed on 01 Jul 2012
Does anyone know of a working link to download version 2 beta?
I have been looking everywhere for an update.
I still have v1.1
[Version 1.1]


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+4

Slavek reviewed on 08 Oct 2011
Really FAIR!
[Version 1.1]


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PorkPieHat commented on 14 Jul 2010
It used to be that Fairmount required you to have a version of VLC with the same processor architecture as Fairmount (in terms of 32-bit or 64-bit). I remember a couple of times in the past year or so that a new version of Fairmount refused to work because my version of VLC was 64-bit and Fairmount was only 32-bit (I was using the nightly beta builds of VLC at the time). But now that the REGULAR version of VLC is 64-bit, Fairmount 1.1 (which is still 32-bit) doesn't complain at all.

Could it be that Fairmount didn't really need VLC to have the same architecture, and that it no longer complains about the discrepancy because its developer simply hasn't yet rewritten Fairmount and DVDRemaster in 64-bits, and he doesn't want to be hassled about it?
[Version 1.1]

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Swyatt2170 replied on 18 Oct 2010
Not wishing to contradict a previous comment about the 32-bit Fairmount working with 64-bit VLC, however as a current VLC 64-bit user, I attempted to install Fairmount and on running the application it would not execute as it could not find the 32-bit VLC. It prompted to install or find the 32-bit version and would not let me continue otherwise.

I did not want to mess around with VLC versions, so I decided to abandon Fairmount, however I am wondering whether the user who made the previous comment had both versions running on their Mac without realising? Or perhaps had VLC 32-bit and Fairmount 32-bit running prior to upgrading to VLC 64-bit?

I await Fairmount 64-bit.
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R33c3 reviewed on 13 May 2010
Great App!

I had some issues but it was VLC's fault. I used CleanApp to get rid of VLC completely, then I reinstalled it. The update is good fixes some issues with new copy protection. The only problem with this program is, that it isn't that fast. Buts its free so.
[Version 1.1]


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Macsweep commented on 25 Dec 2009
It has in the past worked like a charm. Now some of the new DVDs it chokes on before it even gets started. I updated to the latest VLC too, but it was still a no-go.
[Version 1.0.6]


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Anndra reviewed on 11 Dec 2009
Sneaky. You have to download their commercial software to get the free stuff? I'm not happy with that.
[Version 1.0.6]

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Misha replied on 11 Dec 2009
Why, what's the big deal? You'd still need to download a file. Still need to trash the DMG when you're done with it. It's not like you need to give up your personal information or credit card to get the download. 2 stars because they're trying to promote their software which pays their bills so they can also create software they give to you for free? Hmm.
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Ben-Marko replied on 10 May 2010
Misha, Anndra's point was pretty obvious. She doesn't want to download anything but the software that is listed. Not anything else, which is what this does. Not a huge request, the developer can still make a profit off of their commercial software through another listing/link. Anndra only wanted to know why she had to download two different applications when the listing was clearly for only one. That is all.
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Ploinkr commented on 10 Dec 2009
Hey, I see you're in Montreal; do the name & icon have anything to do with... Fairmount Bagel?
[Version 1.0.6]

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Abrasif (developer) replied on 10 Dec 2009
Exactly, glad you got the joke =P
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R33c3 commented on 10 Aug 2009
Fails on new DVD's. I tried this on the new stuff, it worked on some, but failed on others. Ive been using this program since 1.0.2 Ripit seems a better option im afraid to say but yeah. This program needs to be updated more reguarly.
[Version 1.0.4]

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Bucho replied on 20 Sep 2009
I'm just wondering what version of VLC you have installed (as Fairmount depends on VLC to do the actual decrypting)?
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R33c3 replied on 26 Oct 2009
The newest version...

Vlc even had problems playing Bolt at one stage for me... And I do recall it being a beta... but I'm not sure. Anyway, MacDVDRipper Pro seams to do the same job for $10. If anyone has any troubles, go for that.

Cheers,

Reece
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WeHo had trouble on 22 Apr 2009
Guys! Hello ! The download link connects to DVDRemaster 5.1.2 by the same developer. So do the links on developers website. Does anybody check this stuff. Watch this get deleted! Oh well !
[Version 1.0.4]

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misha commented on 23 Apr 2009
The reason why DVDRemaster is downloaded when downloading Fairmount is that the latter is distributed with the DVDRemaster package.

froesilix rated on 26 Mar 2013

[Version 1.1]



Agrazzo rated on 29 Feb 2012

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Tot54 rated on 10 Dec 2011

[Version 1.1]



bss rated on 30 Nov 2011

[Version 1.1]



Glawrie rated on 12 Jun 2011

[Version 1.1]



Rail16 rated on 29 Mar 2011

[Version 1.1]



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Starkos rated on 15 Feb 2011

[Version 1.1]



Ptigui rated on 29 Dec 2010

[Version 1.1]


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Date:10 May 2010
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Fairmount has been acquired by DVDSuki Software and has been merged into Mac DVDRipper Pro.

Fairmount is a free open-source companion to the VideoLAN Client to make encrypted DVDs readable by any application.

Fairmount is a free tool which allows on-the-fly decryption of DVD content for convenient access. Fairmount does not perform the actual decryption, it simply forwards the data to VLC Media Player, which is used for the decryption. Hence, VLC Media Player must be installed for Fairmount to work.


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