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RipIt Reviews1.6.9

13 June 2016

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Macinman
Macinman
Sep 9 2021
1.6.9
0.0
Sep 9 2021
0.0
Version: 1.6.9
Am able to confirm the website seems to be gone for this. I use MacDVDRipper Pro, and MakeMKV for my media management. Both are both actively supported and can be purchased. MakeMKV is essentially free, but without a serial the beta releases expire. So a serial prevents this, and I think it's a great program, especially for ripping Blu-ray discs, so I paid to support the developer.
hetzelri
hetzelri
May 19 2021
1.6.9
0.0
May 19 2021
0.0
Version: 1.6.9
Seems like The Little App Factory has been shut down. Can't get a serial number, and their website is nonexistent.
Brightshade
Brightshade
Oct 9 2016
1.6.9
0.0
Oct 9 2016
0.0
Version: 1.6.9
Used to be very reliable, but version 1.6.9 crashed constantly and is unusable under Sierra.
anonymous-wallaby-5697
anonymous-wallaby-5697
Jun 13 2016
1.6.9
4.0
Jun 13 2016
4.0
Version: 1.6.9
Does The Little App Factory have an explanation why version 1.6.9 must be downloaded manually? This plus their news page* being full of spam makes me very suspicious. * http://thelittleappfactory.com/news/
Moebian73
Moebian73
Jun 9 2016
1.6.8
0.0
Jun 9 2016
0.0
Version: 1.6.8
Today I was burning a backup of 2 DVDs & all it says on the DVD image in the app's window is "Upgrade to macdvdripper" instead of the title of the movie. I've had this purchased for awhile now, anyone having this problem?
Strider72
Strider72
Feb 7 2016
1.6.8
0.0
Feb 7 2016
0.0
Version: 1.6.8
Can anyone comment how well it handles subtitles? I prefer "soft" subtitles that can be turned on or off. (Some apps do "hard" subtitles, where the text is added to the image and can't be turned off while viewing.)
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jan 9 2015
1.6.8
5.0
Jan 9 2015
5.0
Version: 1.6.8
This Application is great.It is now configured for Yosemite and it works well. I like it better than MSRP.
ben-24
ben-24
Jan 3 2015
1.6.8
0.5
Jan 3 2015
0.5
Version: 1.6.8
Crashes on Launch. OS 10.6.8 Looking for a better application now to backup my DVDs. Any suggestions?
H3L0
H3L0
Sep 27 2014
1.6.8
2.5
Sep 27 2014
2.5
Version: 1.6.8
This in it's day was the top app to back up my DVD collection. Now days just like DVD's it's just Obsolete. If the dev's would add Blue Ray support then it would be worth buying.
Rsmacupdate
Rsmacupdate
Sep 5 2014
1.6.8
0.5
Sep 5 2014
0.5
Version: 1.6.8
I have purchased this and thus am an owner and user and have been for a while. Since v1.6.8 crashes on start up and it seems the developer has not responded so after commenting to solicit a response from the developer, I am reluctantly going to give it the rating a crashing app without apparent support deserves... a zero, however, zeroes are not possible so I rated it a 0.5 until they get this fixed. I am now back to using 1.6.6 until they get this fixed.
Tom11
Tom11
Sep 1 2014
1.6.8
0.5
Sep 1 2014
0.5
Version: 1.6.8
Crashes on Launch. OS 10.6.8
Rsmacupdate
Rsmacupdate
Aug 29 2014
1.6.8
0.5
Aug 29 2014
0.5
Version: 1.6.8
I'll just comment for now to give the developer a chance to fix the problem before I give a rating. v1.6.8 crashes whenever I try to start it on Mac OS X 10.8.5 just as it has been doing for others here. As far as I can tell the developer has not commented on it yet. I will be staying with 1.6.6 for now.
wintermute
wintermute
Aug 23 2014
1.6.8
4.5
Aug 23 2014
4.5
Version: 1.6.8
Just tried this for the first time... the current version works great! It's the only app that could rip one of my DVDs-- Mac DVD Ripper Pro couldn't do it, Handbrake couldn't do it, but this program ripped and converted to m4v with a single button press. Sweet!
The Macgician!
The Macgician!
Aug 21 2014
1.6.8
0.0
Aug 21 2014
0.0
Version: 1.6.8
For everyone else using pre-10.9 versions of OS X and experiencing RipIt crash upon launch, this is from TLAF support: "Unfortunately there is an issue with the [1.6.8] update for users who are not currently using OS X 10.9 or higher. The [1.6.8] update [is intended for] users wanting to use RipIt on OS X 10.10, so at the moment we recommend reinstalling the previous version [1.6.6], which can be found here: https://files.thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/RipIt%201.6.6.zip "
Agf-
Agf-
Aug 20 2014
1.6.8
0.0
Aug 20 2014
0.0
Version: 1.6.8
v1.6.8 crashes on start on Mac OS 10.8.5!
Ken-Burns-Effect
Ken-Burns-Effect
Aug 20 2014
1.6.8
0.0
Aug 20 2014
0.0
Version: 1.6.8
Lo and behold, app update and today also on MU Promo!
HappyPig0
HappyPig0
Aug 20 2014
1.6.8
1.0
Aug 20 2014
1.0
Version: 1.6.8
Wow to the price. I paid $10 for this a few years ago when it was. Since then with no updates how do they charge this much. I moved to DVDFab and yesterday they released 4k ripping!! DVDFab does everything including blu-ray and my 3D blu-ray. lossless MKVs, ISO and Mp4. It's very good. Buy Ripit with caution.
Macfool
Macfool
Aug 13 2014
1.6.8
4.0
Aug 13 2014
4.0
Version: 1.6.8
The purchased and registered v.1.6.8 works fine on 10.9.4. • The Preferences have changed. Which may address some concerns noted by random non-owners. • Rips as fast if not faster than previous versions. • Will not successfully rip rental DVDs as some previous versions did. • Could not find any titles which couldn’t be moved to Mac Mini media server. (Although there are probably some?) So far so good.
Shock-J
Shock-J
Aug 13 2014
1.6.8
0.0
Aug 13 2014
0.0
Version: 1.6.8
Ok. So they're updating it to keep it running on the newest version of the OS, but NOT updating it to maintain compatibility with the latest DVD releases. Newcomers should be VERY weary of paying $25 for this.
Iturtle
Iturtle
Aug 13 2014
1.6.8
3.0
Aug 13 2014
3.0
Version: 1.6.8
that is what I call a miracle! an update!!! I was sure this app was dead. compression option still in beta :( I am really disappointed with the new developers. 3 stars because it still works in 80-90% of all cases.
Revco
Revco
Aug 13 2014
1.6.8
0.0
Aug 13 2014
0.0
Version: 1.6.8
Nope. 1.6.8 crashes on launch under Snow Leopard.
MarkH1261
MarkH1261
May 24 2014
1.6.6
0.5
May 24 2014
0.5
Version: 1.6.6
I've been using Ripit for several years -- it was great when they were offering regular updates, but it's been a couple of years since the last update. Over the past year Ripit has failed to rip about half of the DVD's I have tried. You're better off buying one of the other DVD ripping packages out there for the Mac which are kept up-to-date.
Afields
Afields
Dec 17 2013
1.6.6
1.0
Dec 17 2013
1.0
Version: 1.6.6
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).
Benbehr
Benbehr
Oct 29 2013
1.6.6
1.0
Oct 29 2013
1.0
Version: 1.6.6
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.
Mrtomato
Mrtomato
Oct 1 2013
1.6.6
3.0
Oct 1 2013
3.0
Version: 1.6.6
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.
Mcr
Mcr
Sep 18 2013
1.6.6
5.0
Sep 18 2013
5.0
Version: 1.6.6
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?.
Mcr
Mcr
Sep 16 2013
1.6.6
5.0
Sep 16 2013
5.0
Version: 1.6.6
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!)
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Sep 9 2013
1.6.6
0.0
Sep 9 2013
0.0
Version: 1.6.6
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/
romirro
romirro
Jul 13 2013
1.6.6
4.5
Jul 13 2013
4.5
Version: 1.6.6
nice
Jbucholtz
Jbucholtz
Jan 14 2013
1.6.6
4.0
Jan 14 2013
4.0
Version: 1.6.6
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.
srfotog
srfotog
Oct 18 2012
1.6.6
4.5
Oct 18 2012
4.5
Version: 1.6.6
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.
Coolmightymouse
Coolmightymouse
Aug 11 2012
1.6.5
5.0
Aug 11 2012
5.0
Version: 1.6.5
Great app
O-e-d-r-u-e-m-m-e-r
O-e-d-r-u-e-m-m-e-r
Aug 11 2012
1.6.5
0.5
Aug 11 2012
0.5
Version: 1.6.5
Is The Little App Factory out of business? I received no reaction when inquiring about a serial number for a license I purchased a while ago, though I was sent by the software to their website to get a new SN. They don't reply (at least not within two days) - neither to emails to their suport address nor to when sending a question through their web form. The 'get new SN' supposedly is an automated process, so something should have been sent to me right away. What a pain - I have a valid license but can't use it anymore. A shareware at 25 bucks should be supported in a better and more customer oriented way... Olaf PS: And yes, I did check my spam folder....
capeomar
capeomar
Jul 26 2012
1.6.5
5.0
Jul 26 2012
5.0
Version: 1.6.5
It is a great little piece of software. The only drawback is when it is compressing, it usually gets stuck or freezes around 99.2 or 99.9%. Although, the end result is perfect, the software appears to not end its cycle, but maybe it is, it just doesn't show graphically.
SprintiPhone
SprintiPhone
Jul 23 2012
1.6.2
2.5
Jul 23 2012
2.5
Version: 1.6.2
Easy, straight forward app. It is a little bit touchy about scratches on disks, but in general I haven't had too many problems. If it does work with RipIt, then I'll try HandBrake, but usually that also won't work on the same disks
Radar68
Radar68
Jul 15 2012
1.6.2
4.0
Jul 15 2012
4.0
Version: 1.6.2
Following on from my previous post I have heard (very quickly) from the developer. They say : "Sorry, the update caused an issue with compression, so we have reverted back to the previous version while we work it out. You can download the previous version from or website: http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/ We hope to have the issue fixed next week and will then re-release the update." I'm guessing they are therefore saying NOT to use 1.6.4 until it is fixed. Very pleased by the quick response and subsequent follow up mail I received, again very quickly, seems that they have found an issue and are correcting it. Well done TLAF
Radar68
Radar68
Jul 15 2012
1.6.2
4.0
Jul 15 2012
4.0
Version: 1.6.2
In the brief period that 1.6.4 was available I updated my machine. Now when launching to rip a DVD I own its says the DVD is encrypted and needs some more software installed to decode it. Apparently this is an anonymous process an I can remove it at any time from the PREFS/COMPRESS menu. No mention of what this software is or where it being installed. I have accepted the install but nothing extra seems to get installed although the software then performs OK. I have mailed the developer but no reply as of yet. Strange 1.6.4 has been pulled and a little worrying. Also the developer really needs to update the Handbrake CLI plugin to 0.9.6 from 0.9.4. Overall the product works OK but support seems to be none existent (website hasn't been updated this year) and the sudden disappearance of 1.6.4 needs explaining ASAP.
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
Jul 13 2012
1.6.4
0.0
Jul 13 2012
0.0
Version: 1.6.4
ok now the link is back to normal,,, unfortunately it gives the old 1.6.2 version instead of 1.6.4
Oldluddite
Oldluddite
Jul 13 2012
1.6.4
0.0
Jul 13 2012
0.0
Version: 1.6.4
link for 1.6.4 doesn't work here or on website.
chawya22
chawya22
Jul 13 2012
1.6.4
0.0
Jul 13 2012
0.0
Version: 1.6.4
Ripit 1.6.4 will no longer run on a PPC Mac.
Setanta5
Setanta5
Apr 29 2012
1.6.2
3.5
Apr 29 2012
3.5
Version: 1.6.2
The only reason I wanted RipIt! was to allow me to buy Region 1 DVDs (of old films were never issued in Region 2) and convert them to Region free. I was very disappointed to find that it was unable to rip Region 1 DVDs from my Region 2 drive. I wrote to support and they replied three days later saying that it in recent years cross-ripping has become so unreliable that it's not worth supporting. My solution was to convert an old laptop's DVD drive to Region 1 and use RipIt on that laptop. The good news is that the ripped DVD image was now region-free so I could burn that onto a DVD and play it on any DVD/Blu-ray player. So I'm happy with RipIt and would recommend it.
GGfromCP
GGfromCP
Apr 29 2012
1.6.2
1.0
Apr 29 2012
1.0
Version: 1.6.2
Don't know why this has such a high rating. Virtually every DVD I've tried has failed to work with this app. Bought this to load some of our DVDs onto the iPad for our kids on car trips, but doing Compress has failed with 5 DVDs. Was curious whether Rip works any better, but alas no. Money out the window.
thinair73
thinair73
Apr 24 2012
1.6.2
0.5
Apr 24 2012
0.5
Version: 1.6.2
A rip-off by definition. Use HandBrake instead of this phoney prg!! As you know, Ripit installs an unaccessible version of HandBrake on your system and acts a cutsey front end GUI for HandBrake. Why?? HandBrake is FREE & easy to use GUI and, unlike Ripit, has never failed me. HB works on any file format whereas Ripit can only work on physical DVDs. Download your own version of HB (and VLC too) and you will never look back. Both are FREE and well supported prgs. HB works right off the bat with the standard presets plus offers many options. Like accessing embedded audio tracks (commentaries, etc)- try doing *that* on Ripit.
mcnite
mcnite
Apr 22 2012
1.6.2
5.0
Apr 22 2012
5.0
Version: 1.6.2
bought 123copydvd platinum. It was worthless whether I ran it on my Mac using Parallel or installed it on a PC. No help was offered when I complained and they wouldn't even trade me for the Mac version (which no doubt doesn't work either). Total Rubbish!!! Ripit is simple and it works; I used the trial version to test it and downloaded 3 movies without any problems so I bought it. Thanks for a great product that does what it promises!
Michael-Sebrecht
Michael-Sebrecht
Apr 21 2012
1.6.2
5.0
Apr 21 2012
5.0
Version: 1.6.2
The normal asking price is just to high! But with the MU sale for $10 it is a bargain. Otherwise, just use Handbrake.
Dirty-Hairy
Dirty-Hairy
Jan 25 2012
1.6.2
5.0
Jan 25 2012
5.0
Version: 1.6.2
Excellent too for backing up my purchased dvds. I can safely store my originals away and when the kids want to watch a movie they can watch the rip instead of ruining my dvds. Comments below about Mac The Ripper are overly exaggerated. The old free MTR was quite good. MTR is now a scam. You donate money and pray you don't get booted from the forum and lose access to the latest and useless versions.
sjk
sjk
Jan 23 2012
1.6.2
0.0
Jan 23 2012
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
Visit Developer's Site link here still refers to defunct http://ripitapp.com/ instead of http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/.
Steve123
Steve123
Jan 9 2012
1.6.1
3.5
Jan 9 2012
3.5
Version: 1.6.1
All of my rips now crash when I play with VLC, but they seem to play okay with Apple's DVD Player. When I rip with Mac DVDRipper Pro they play flawlessly on VLC. This didn't used to happen. I'm using version 1.6.1.
Poikkeus
Poikkeus
Jan 5 2012
1.6.1
4.5
Jan 5 2012
4.5
Version: 1.6.1
While I like MacTheRipper, RipIt is every bit as easy to use, and takes about the same amount of time. Once you drop in a DVD, it will rip the disk, and will show you a rotating disk image with time remaining in the operation, with a percentage finished. I haven't tried the Compress function. I particularly like the reliability of the rip, as well as the price - a discount since it was purchased as a part of a MacUpdate bundle.
moxtr
moxtr
Dec 4 2011
1.6.1
4.0
Dec 4 2011
4.0
Version: 1.6.1
Easy,peasy