Which software to use for DVD Backup

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  1. ishg

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    I'd like to backup a few DVDs to my MacBook. Just to make it clear, none of them are copyrighted (they are videos of my ballet performances taken using a Sony Handycam), so I don't think it's illegal to do this. I don't want the DVDs to be converted to .mpeg or .avi, I just want them to remain as VIDEO_TS folders. I've tried using MacTheRipper and DVDBackup. The ripping process is usually completed, though when I try to play the VIDEO_TS folders in Apple's DVD Player, they don't play or stop at a certain point. Sometimes, it seems like parts of the DVD are missing. What software should I use to get a playable rip? Is Roxio Popcorn worth it?
     
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    You don't need any other software.

    If your requirement is for the DVD not to be converted, then you just have to copy the VIDEO_TS folder to a folder in your internal drive.

    When you want to play it on your Mac, boot up DVD Player. From the menu select
    File > Open DVD Media
    and navigate to the location of your saved VIEO_TS folder.
    Select the VIDEO_TS folder and hit play on the DVD Player Controller.
     

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