RipIt
RipIt 1.6.6
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Gets your movies off DVD and onto your Mac.   Shareware ($24.95)
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RipIt gets your movies off the disc and onto your Mac, where it's easier to find, organize and play them.

Why Rip Your DVDs?
  • Use your laptop longer!
    Laptops use a lot more juice when they're spinning a DVD and a hard drive.
  • Easily organize your movies!
    Moving files around on your computer is a lot easier than alphabetizing shelves full of DVDs.
  • Find movies faster!
    Use your Mac's built in search tool, Spotlight, to find a movie in your collection... instantly.
  • Peace of mind!
    Movies stored safely in your
What's New
Version 1.6.6:
  • Bug fixes
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor



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RipIt User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Afields reviewed on 17 Dec 2013
RipIt used to be my goto app for getting my DVDs onto my hard drive, but without an update in well over a year, it's become obsolete and useless. Without regular updates, this app is only good for DVD releases prior to the last update of RipIt (August 2012).

I hope they pick up the ball and start supporting this app again - I really used to like it. In the meantime, Mac DVDripper Pro has been working like a charm (regular updates too).
[Version 1.6.6]


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Benbehr reviewed on 29 Oct 2013
In the past I have gotten to like ripit a lot. I have used it to great success to rip most of my old DVD (maybe 2% fails) but recently ripit seems to fail every time.

Since there haven't been any updates I am wondering if development of the software has been stopped all together.

As it is I can not suggest anyone to by this software anymore.
[Version 1.6.6]


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Mrtomato reviewed on 01 Oct 2013
I loved (emphasis on the past tense) Ripit when it was being updated. It's small and efficient and doesn't require some bizarre underground transaction to buy (looking at you MTR!). However, Ripit fails to rip most DVDs these days and nothing seems to be done to fix the problem...Well, that's not exactly true. A lot of DVDs use dummy files so that a ripping program will attempt to rip 80+GB from the disk. Ripit can rip these kinds of DVDs but you need to put in the extra work of finding the correct title to rip. RipIt guesses incorrectly every time. Mac DVD Ripper Pro, on the other hand, offers a very handy all-in-one solution which can save you from ripping the wrong title. I'm sure if the developers had the same enthusiasm for Ripit now as they did a few years ago, they'd have come up with an even nicer solution. Unfortunately, I don't think they have much enthusiasm for this product.
[Version 1.6.6]


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Mcr reviewed on 18 Sep 2013
RipIt was able to successfully decrypt a DVD that Handbrake(with the VLC library) and Mac DVDRipper Pro (the REAL one, not the knock off) were NOT able to handle...both were only able to decrypt about half of the movie, stopping at the exact same point, so definitely related to the encryption scheme.

The DVD was a commercial DVD, released about 5 years ago, by a very well known studio, so whatever encryption scheme it is using, Handbrake/VLC and MDRP have certainly had enough time to figure out, but apparently haven't (I did report it to MDRP).

So thumbs up to RipIt in this case for being able to handle it, so I will keep it in my 'toolbox', although I think HB and MDRP will still remain my first options, and RipIt for those cases they can't handle.

On a side note, just a comment. If VLC Player is able to play the DVD fine, then why wouldn't HB, which supposedly looks for VLC and uses its code to decrypt, fail to decrypt completely?.
[Version 1.6.6]


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Mcr commented on 16 Sep 2013
To follow up to what @Negritude said, I just purchased a five app bundle for $3.70 from the Little App Factory, which included: iRip, RipIt, Grappler, EVOM and Ringtones.

I have used Handbrake/VLC and Mac DVDRipper Pro to decrypt DVDs, still I occasionally run across a few that those apps can't handle, so I'm willing to try this (hey can't beat $3.70, a Starbucks costs more than that!)
[Version 1.6.6]

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Mcr replied on 16 Sep 2013
As of Sept 16, the bundle price appears to be available for another 12 days as of this date, so deal ends on or around Sept 28.
https://paddle.com/bundle/the-little-app-factory-pay-what-you-want-bundle/
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Negritude commented on 09 Sep 2013
FYI, this is currently less than $4 via the Paddle "Little App Factory Pay What You Want" Bundle:

https://paddle.com/bundle/the-little-app-factory-pay-what-you-want-bundle/
[Version 1.6.6]


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romirro reviewed on 13 Jul 2013
nice
[Version 1.6.6]


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Jbucholtz reviewed on 13 Jan 2013
I absolutely love this program! Got it with a Mac Update bundle and it has worked flawlessly. I just got a new MacBook Pro and during the migration lost my license code. I have sent several requests to support since Friday, but have yet to get response. Five stars except for that issue.
[Version 1.6.6]

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Gregorgy replied on 10 Jun 2013
I have the exact same feeling as you - right down to the license response issue. I got the impression it was an automated thing but maybe it isn't.
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Mrtomato replied on 22 Jun 2013
Your license code should still be available on MacUpdate. Under your name on the top right of MU, click purchases. You should find it there.
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srfotog reviewed on 18 Oct 2012
Absolutely wonderful app. I used the demo once and couldn't wait to pay for it. For some reason, though, it won't let me enter the serial number and I'm still using the demo, but I'm sure someone will tell me why soon enough.
[Version 1.6.6]


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Coolmightymouse reviewed on 11 Aug 2012
Great app
[Version 1.6.5]


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Chawya22 had trouble on 13 Jul 2012
Ripit 1.6.4 will no longer run on a PPC Mac.
[Version 1.6.4]


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Steve123 had trouble on 29 Jun 2010
RipIt 1.5 has a memory leak which cases it to bloat to 3+ GB of real memory while ripping a DVD. The same DVD with RipIt 1.4.4 completes without issues. I'd recommend not upgrading until this bug is fixed (slowed my machine with 6 GB RAM to a crawl). I've submitted a bug report to the developer.
[Version 1.5]


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Babyfett had trouble on 29 Mar 2010
Compression not working for me. Remains at 0%. I bought this so I could simply rip DVDs to iPhone format and as a simple alternative to Handbrake and all its settings. But alas it's not working. :(
[Version 1.4]


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gdfsp had trouble on 05 Aug 2009
I also am stuck without a license, as I bought this in December and was given a direct link to download. I've already downloaded and updated through the MacUpdate link, and RipIt is asking for a license. What now?
[Version 1.2.12]


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Colossus9 had trouble on 05 Aug 2009
***NOTE TO THE DEVELOPER***

I have purchased this app back in December. When I d/l this update from here (MacUpdate) it wants a license. When I bought this app I received a direct link from RipIt to download "my" copy of RipIt. Since this update changed the registration system how do "we" obtain our license?
[Version 1.2.12]

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Happy Hour Code, Llc (developer) replied on 05 Aug 2009
A fix is coming soon for this (a few hours hopefully)! :)
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Colossus9 replied on 05 Aug 2009
John that was fast. Not even 30 minutes and its 5am CT. Wow! Letting you know the app does update itself just fine when using the "Check For Updates" within the application and the "I lost my licensed copy" feature on the RipIt website works as well.
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Happy Hour Code, Llc (developer) replied on 05 Aug 2009
Oh, it's 3:24 AM over here and I'm scrambling to get this out... I didn't realize you guys would pick up on the version difference so fast (the reason for the difference was because we're switching registration systems). Anyways, stay tuned for an update! I don't sleep till it's done. :)
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Happy Hour Code, Llc (developer) replied on 05 Aug 2009
The update should now be working for both new and old customers of RipIt. Sorry for the confusion!
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Rammper commented on 05 Aug 2009
Hi,

Same here

When i purchased it on 04/09/08 by google checkout and on 28/05/09 as part of MacUpdate Promo spring Bundle,i only recieved a direct link to download my copy of Ripit.

How can i get my license?

I tried the "I lost my licensed copy" on Ripit website but i only received the dirsct link to download.
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Dru Kepple had trouble on 05 Jun 2009
Sorry to post a question in the review section, but that's MacUpdate's fault for not having a question section!

So, it seems that there's quite a bit of disagreement on this forum about what exactly RipIt is good for. It sounds like some have had some good success on ripping otherwise hard-to-rip discs, and others have not.

Here's a specific question: how well does RipIt handle recent Pixar releases? I've been quite happy with HandBrake (and optionally Mac the Ripper), but they've choked on Ratatouille and Wall-e, and I've had to turn to enormously complex alternate routes that involved PC software, demuxing software, and DVD Studio Pro. If I could just get a decrypted disc image onto my Mac easily, I'm sure this wouldn't be such a pain.

It seems like Disney and Pixar have been putting crazy tough encryption on their discs lately...who can free these discs? Who can liberate this media to its rightful place in iTunes? Is RipIt the One?
[Version 1.2.11]

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Corpsecorps replied on 15 Jun 2009
Seem to be some nasty regressions in recent Ripit versions for many people. In my case, it seems to rip most anything i give it... kinda.

Occasionally the result won't even play with Apple's DVD Player, and when it does, the rip will usually confound just about every re-authoring and conversion tool i try.
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MSM126 replied on 04 Aug 2009
In my experience, RipIt does not do nearly as well as the company and review claims here.

If RipIt claims to have successfully ripped a DVD, make sure you watch it to validate that is the case. I've found that many (about 40% of the ones I've done) do not. Often the issue is chapters are out of order, duplicated or missing.

Like other users, I have also found that other apps that I use in the workflow of converting my DVD library to watch on Plex (plexapp.com) will not work with the output from RipIt.

I think there have been a lot of very shallow reviews done on RipIt. Make sure you evaluate very carefully during the trial period before buying. RipIt, in my experience at least, does NOT work nearly as well as claimed.
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Rubaiyat had trouble on 01 May 2009
I have Ripped a DVD. Handbrake can not see or open the RipIt package containing the VIDEO_TS folder, so I have dragged the VIDEO_TS folder out of the package and Handbrake still can not see it let alone open it.

When you go to RipIt's Help menu it just takes you to a feedback link.

An odd way to assure potential customers that your software works!

Why would you put the extracted RIP in a package in the first place?

I think a modicum of instructions would be a good idea for an app that has such a minimalist UI.
[Version 1.2.5]

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RipIt replied on 04 May 2009
Thanks for taking the time to report this! :) (We respond a little faster through the support channel at support@ripitapp.com.)

The most recent version of Handbrake fully supports the .dvdmedia package. We chose to use the .dvdmedia in order to make the user experience a little more friendly for people, since we all think of a movie as... well, a coherent "thing" and not a collection of files. Also, Apple's own DVD Player fully supports the .dvdmedia package, so on Leopard, double-clicking a .dvdmedia will open the movie in DVD Player and begin playing... pretty much what you'd expect to happen.

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Jason
Customer Service
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St00pid-M0nk3y replied on 04 May 2009
Yeah... update your Handbrake to the latest version. It supports the RipIt files. The VIDEO_TS files made with RipIt worked fine for me with older versions of Handbrake though... so that seems a little weird. Either way... it's fully supported now.
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umijin had trouble on 04 Jul 2008
Thought I'd give it a try, but regretted it. The app boots up and asks for a DVD if you don't have one inserted. Upon insert, the dvd name and size appears, then we get a spinning ball forever. You can't switch to a different app, switch to the finder, or even navigate to 'force quit'. Had to totally reboot my iMac.

I tried it twice with the same result.

Into the trash it goes!
[Version 1.0b4]

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RipIt (developer) replied on 04 Jul 2008
Would you mind telling us what the Title and UPC code (the number under the bar-code on the box) is?

We'd love an opportunity to diagnose/fix this problem.
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umijin commented on 04 Jul 2008
I don't mind telling you this info, but please give me an email address to send to.

I'm not interested in posting my dvd info for public view here or on your feedback page.
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RipIt (developer) replied on 05 Jul 2008
Fair enough. ;)

support@ripitapp.com

We look forward to working through this problem with you.

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Ghostcat rated on 12 Apr 2014

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_alexis rated on 20 Sep 2013

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capeomar rated on 28 Nov 2012

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Pedrotaquelim rated on 15 Nov 2012

[Version 1.6.6]


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License:Shareware
Date:16 Aug 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $24.95
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Why Rip Your DVDs?
  • Use your laptop longer!
    Laptops use a lot more juice when they're spinning a DVD and a hard drive.
  • Easily organize your movies!
    Moving files around on your computer is a lot easier than alphabetizing shelves full of DVDs.
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    Movies stored safely in your computer can't get lost, scratched or broken.
  • Simplify entertainment on the go!
    Why carry around bulky DVD cases or disc wallets when you don't have to?


Direct DL link for v1.6.2 is as follows: https://files.thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/RipIt%201.6.2.zip

This is the LAST version of RipIt to support PPC and requires Mac OS X 10.5.


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