How to Rip Blu-Ray Discs on a Mac

My friend and podcast co-host Rob Griffiths has published a great how-to guide to ripping Blu-Ray discs on a Mac. It’s a bit of a complex process, because you need to use a few different pieces of software. But if you – like Rob and I – like to have all our videos in digital form, you’ll want to check out this workflow. It’s efficient, and results in excellent quality videos.

For his example, he uses the recently released Blu-Ray of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, which he got to see live when he visited me earlier this year. You might like this film, if you like Shakespeare.

4 thoughts on “How to Rip Blu-Ray Discs on a Mac

  1. I’m sure this method is superior, but I wonder what the difference is between this and handbrake “apple tv 3” setting.

    I recently “backed up” my dvd and br collection to a plex server. I kept the big budget faves as super large mkv files. All I do now is steam locally to a wired apple tv, but maybe someday when my kids are older and user devices.

    • Does anyone know the optimal settings for an Ipod classic, standard DVD movies that I own, on Handbrake what is the best setting for an Ipod Classic and is there also another setting if I want to have the ability to watch on an Ipod Classic and an Ipod Touch or Iphone in the future?

  2. I’m sure this method is superior, but I wonder what the difference is between this and handbrake “apple tv 3” setting.

    I recently “backed up” my dvd and br collection to a plex server. I kept the big budget faves as super large mkv files. All I do now is steam locally to a wired apple tv, but maybe someday when my kids are older and user devices.

    • Does anyone know the optimal settings for an Ipod classic, standard DVD movies that I own, on Handbrake what is the best setting for an Ipod Classic and is there also another setting if I want to have the ability to watch on an Ipod Classic and an Ipod Touch or Iphone in the future?

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