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Zack Mahdavi
03-26-2004, 10:48 PM
Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone has found a definitive guide to ripping and encoding on Mac OS X? I've used several programs in the past, including DVDibbler, DVDBackup, and others, but most of them have a lot of settings to play with.

I'd really like to rip a DVD and encode it for viewing on a Pocket PC. I've been able to get that far with DVDibbler, but the picture isn't resized correctly. I don't know the correct crop and scale settings...

Thanks for your help! :)

Jason Dunn
03-27-2004, 01:47 AM
I can't help you with the Mac side of things, but on the Pocket PC, it should be 320 x 240, or perhaps smaller if you're cropping out the black bars on the top and bottom of a widescreen format video.

Mr. MacinTiger
06-02-2004, 03:00 AM
Check out versiontracker.com for Mac the Ripper...It is hands down the best ripper out ther and version 2 is supposed to come out soon. For encoding I either use Cleaner 6 (which lets you encode to WMV format) or DVD2One X, which is pretty slick as well.