Ripping your DVDs

If you’re looking to backup your DVD movies to your computer or view them on a mobile/tablet device, you’ll need to rip them to your computer first. When you “rip” a CD or DVD, you make a copy of the contents of the disc in the form of a data file that you can play on your computer or other devices. Here are two highly rated programs that can do this for you:

  • HandBrake: Free, works on Mac/Windows/Ubunto and has a lot of advanced options.
  • RipIt: $24.95, for Mac. Very simple and easy to use.