1. Help
    February 18th, 2015 by Kirk McElhearn
    Everything you need to know about ripping DVDs with subtitles

    If you like watching foreign movies, you may find that, when seeking out new films, you can only get the movie you want in a version without subtitles....

  2. Help
    December 8th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    iTunes: Ripping CDs in 2014, streaming music from Mac to stereo

    I’ve received lots of interesting questions in the last couple of weeks, and here are four of them. I address the increasingly common problem of...

  3. Help
    February 28th, 2013 by Christopher Breen
    When HandBrake won’t rip your DVDs

    Reader Steven Pollock seeks a digital copy of a movie he recently purchased. He writes: I read Macworld’s story about how to rip DVDs with HandBrake and...

  4. Help
    August 21st, 2012 by Christopher Breen
    From DVD to iMovie to Facebook

    Reader Ivan A. swears that the following issue is enough to cause him to pull out his hair. This now-nearly-bald reader writes: All I want to do is...

  5. Help
    February 27th, 2012 by Lex Friedman
    Handbrake DVD fix for VLC 2.0

    We’ve long loved HandBrake, the free, open-source for ripping DVDs. But if you’ve upgraded to the recently-released VLC Player 2.0, you may have...

  6. Help
    September 27th, 2011 by Christopher Breen
    Ripping films with subtitles

    An interested party who would prefer to remain anonymous is curious about ripping DVDs. The Unknown One writes: I am a college film teacher and occassionally...

  7. Help
    September 21st, 2011 by Kirk McElhearn
    Rip CD box sets in iTunes

    I’ve got a lot of music in my collection, and some of it in box sets of varying sizes. From a 37-disc set of Schubert’s lieder, to an 80-disc...

  8. News
    March 4th, 2011 by Kirk McElhearn
    Is this the biggest music download ever?

    UK-based classical label Hyperion Records has released what may be the biggest music download ever. The Complete Piano Music, by Franz Liszt, a digital...

  9. Help
    February 24th, 2011 by Kirk McElhearn
    Four reasons to rip CDs without iTunes

    We recently ran an article explaining How to rip CDs with iTunes. For many people, iTunes is their main music management tool, and using this program...

  10. Help
    February 10th, 2011 by Kirk McElhearn
    Spiffy up your music with album art

    The quickest way to find a CD in a pile of jewel cases is by looking for its familiar cover. Similarly, you can use Cover Flow in iTunes to scroll...

  11. Reviews
    HandBrake still a rockin’ rippin’ application

    When, back in late 2006, we last looked at the free DVD-ripping tool HandBrake, it had just turned 0.9.0. And for its 0.9.0 birthday it gained greater...

  12. Help
    Rip audio tracks from your DVDs

    If you’re a music fan, you probably have a number of DVDs of concerts by your favorite artists. And you may want to listen to the music from these...

  13. Help
    Blu-ray ripping on the Mac

    In the past, we’ve written a lot about ripping your DVDs in order to watch them on an iPhone or an Apple TV. The most-recent version of HandBrake...

  14. Reviews
    New: Olive+THIEL HD music system connects to speakers via Ethernet


  15. Help
    Hands-on with HandBrake 0.9.4

    Getting a movie from a DVD into iTunes isn’t nearly as simple as ripping music from a CD. Thanks to the copy protection on commercial DVDs (and...

  16. Help
    Missing VisualHub? Stomp your videos instead

    A year ago, indie developer shop Techspansion shut down, and the Mac lost VisualHub and iSquint, two mighty heroes of video conversion. Though they...

  17. Help
    Ripping your unprotected DVDs

    We have a long history of discussing ways for ripping the commercial DVDs that you own—from our DVD Ripping FAQ to Jon Seff’s Convert Video For...

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