The Next Track, Episode #37 – Ripping DVDs and Blu-Rays, with Rob Griffiths

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8 thoughts on “The Next Track, Episode #37 – Ripping DVDs and Blu-Rays, with Rob Griffiths

  1. Hey Kirk, didn’t you just call out Cult of Mac for promoting piracy? And now you are discussing how to rip dvds and blue-ray.
    In the cult of mac post you said,”I’m well aware of the valid reasons for wanting to remove DRM – hey, I’d love to be able to play the movies and TV shows I bought from the iTunes Store in Plex – but the very headline here is promoting piracy.”

    Seems a little hypocritical, no?!

    Personally, I feel if you bought it you should be able to enjoy it however.

    P.S. I thoroughly enjoy your podcasts

    • Did you read what I read about the Cult of Mac thing? I made it very clear that if you own a disc it’s up to you. I have no problem ripping discs I own; that is in no way piracy.

      • I stand corrected. I was equating bought iTunes files with streamed Apple Music files. I confused the two as I don’t use either very often.

        Just out of curiosity, how would one even access the streamed Apple Music files in order to remove DRM?

        • Files you download from Apple Music are in the Apple Music folder in the iTunes Media folder. They’re not sorted by artist or album, so it takes a bit of work to find a specific file. But they’re not hidden.

  2. Hey Kirk, didn’t you just call out Cult of Mac for promoting piracy? And now you are discussing how to rip dvds and blue-ray.
    In the cult of mac post you said,”I’m well aware of the valid reasons for wanting to remove DRM – hey, I’d love to be able to play the movies and TV shows I bought from the iTunes Store in Plex – but the very headline here is promoting piracy.”

    Seems a little hypocritical, no?!

    Personally, I feel if you bought it you should be able to enjoy it however.

    P.S. I thoroughly enjoy your podcasts

    • Did you read what I read about the Cult of Mac thing? I made it very clear that if you own a disc it’s up to you. I have no problem ripping discs I own; that is in no way piracy.

      • I stand corrected. I was equating bought iTunes files with streamed Apple Music files. I confused the two as I don’t use either very often.

        Just out of curiosity, how would one even access the streamed Apple Music files in order to remove DRM?

        • Files you download from Apple Music are in the Apple Music folder in the iTunes Media folder. They’re not sorted by artist or album, so it takes a bit of work to find a specific file. But they’re not hidden.

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