MediaFork – Easy DVD Rips for your iPod, Mac, whatever
MediaFork is a lot like HandBrake, which is fitting because it is based on it. It allows you to easily rip any DVD or DVD source folder to various movie files that can be played on your Mac, PC, and iPod. MediaFork was created because HandBrake development has stagnated, so it’s really taking off where Handbrake left off. Ripping a full DVD can take upwards of several hours, depending on the speed of your Mac’s processor, but after it’s done you can transfer it to whichever media player you deem fit. It is worth noting that MediaFork is issued under the GPL, meaning free!
Note: MediaFork has merged with HandBrake, and is actively being developed. Check out HandBrake
Converting a DVD to an iPod compatible format is easy, and the interface of MediaFork is quite simple to use.
- Insert a DVD into the drive (you can also select a Video_TS folder or DVD image)
- Select an output destination and type (H.264 for the iPod)
- Click Rip and wait
That’s it! When it’s done, simply transfer the outputted movie file to iTunes, or where ever your heart desires.
- Supported sources:
- Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (even encrypted)
- PAL or NTSC
- AC-3, LPCM or MPEG audio tracks
- File format: MP4, AVI or OGM
- Video: MPEG-4 or H.264 (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer encoding)
- Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)
- Misc features:
- Chapter selection
- Basic subtitle support (burned into the picture)
- Integrated bitrate calculator
- Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
- Grayscale encoding