In my experience, the VLC program takes care of the copy protection. I don't have a blu-ray DVD player for my MacBook Pro, so I haven't ripped any blu-rays... but get and install the VLC app on your Mac, then Handbrake can easily rip your DVDs. They have a great forum that I have used once or twice for problem DVDs, but so far, I have been able to rip every DVD that I own....
Originally Posted by seabrook
In my experience, ripping takes about 20 minutes up to an hour per DVD... but the result is most excellent. And, for the record, I only rip the DVDs that I own... makes viewing them (especially for the grandkids movies) a painless and damage-free experience.
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