MacTheRipper – Download and Alternatives
Mactheripper is a Mac OS X (Snow Leopard, Lion) application which allows users to create a playable copy of a Video DVD. The software is capable of extracting DVD movies to your hard drive. It removes Content Scramble System (CSS) encryption, Macrovision protection and sets the disc’s region code to ’0′ (zero). The utility is also capable of removing RCE region checking and can also copy ARccOS copy protected DVDs.
Mactheripper 2.6.6 is the current public release version of the application while Mactheripper’s latest version is 4.1.5. The latter can be downloaded from the MTB-4 forum which can be accessed only after registering and getting approved by the administrator. Because of some legal issues Mactheripper 3.0 and higher version (Mactheripper 4.0) are not free and are sold for an undisclosed sum of money.
Ripping DVD To iPod, iPhone and iPad Using Mactheripper
- Download and Install Mactheripper
- Insert DVD disc into your Mac computer and launch the application
- Select the type of extraction and then go back to the “Disc” tab and click ” Go” button to start extraction.
After the extraction is over, you need to find a folder in the save location. The files extracted by Mactheripper are saved in .VOB format.
In order to use the software one needs
- Mac OS X 10.2 or higher versions
MacTheRipper on Snow Leopard & Lion
MacTheRipper 2.6.6 (free version) does not work on Mac OS X Lion or Snow Leopard. However, its privately released paid versions are released in MTR form which does work on all Mac OS platforms including Lion. Once you purchase the software, an option to download the MTR is there. MacTheRipper 3.0 (or later) works on Snow Leopard.
Mactheripper 2.6.6 Free Download
The only free version of this software which is available for public download is version 2.6.6. One can download it here:
Post this version release, the developers made this is a paid software and also made the whole application very secretive, even not disclosing its price to general public.
Some of the alternative programs to Mactheripper are
- DVDFab DVD/HD Decrypter
Being a privately developed and supported application, its updates are really hard to get. This is perhaps the only major disadvantage of this utility apart from its confusing user interface. However, Mactheripper is a great utility which allows you to rip DVDs and enjoy movies in your leisure time.