MediaFork – Easy DVD Rips for your iPod, Mac, whatever

Feb 28, 2007 - 7 Comments

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.

  1. Insert a DVD into the drive (you can also select a Video_TS folder or DVD image)
  2. Select an output destination and type (H.264 for the iPod)
  3. 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.

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For those interested, here is the MediaFork feature list:

    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
    Outputs:

  • 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

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  1. anon says:

    According to the Handbrake dev(s), I think, this is going to take the official Handbrake name soon and become the continuation of the original Handbrake project.

  2. Vladimir says:

    Looks good to me

  3. Rod DLM says:

    At the end the image looks perfect but I just hear a buzzz instead of the original sound, have you notice that? if so, did you solve it?

    Regards

  4. David says:

    Inserted the dvd, pressed open and it sounds like a car on a cold morning and nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?

  5. Darrell says:

    Windows users can try

    http://mrbass.org/dvdrip/

    It rips DVD’s to image files at least

  6. marko says:

    thanks a lot for dvd help

  7. Shawn says:

    Whenever I try to use mediafork I insert the dvd (thor) and detect the disc and then press open then mediafork quits unexpectedly. I can’t figure out what the problem is. Any thoughts?

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