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RipIt4Me is a freeware utility that helps you backup your copy protected DVDs. Recently released DVDs are now very often equipped with stronger copy protections - such as ARccOS and RipGuard DVD. Programs like DVD Shrink or DVD Decrypter cannot handle these types of discs. RipIt4Me is fully automated and the wizard will guide you through all the necessary steps involved. If you prefer, there is also a true "1-Click" mode that will perform all the involved steps automatically for you.

Released:Mar 23,2007
File size:197.3KB
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Use DVD Fab Decrypter to rip and then use RipIt4me to shrink it.

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Version (22 March 2007)

* Added an automatic updater. When a new version is available, RipIt4Me offers to download and install it for you. If you answer yes, the application closes, and the updater launches, fetches the app, puts it in the right place, and launches it again. If DVD Decrypter is currently ripping, the rip is aborted. If the VOBs are being cleaned, the cleanup is also aborted.
This of course, will only work the next time we have an update.
* Added code to detect whether the DVD appears to be protected. This is displayed in the main window during Step 1. If the DVD isn't protected, there's a new button in Step 1 to open the DVD with DVD Shrink directly.
* Added "Open .ini file" to the Main menu.
* Added handling of missing titles in video_ts.ifo as experienced in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Greece).
* RipIt4Me now terminates AnyDVD "the right way" (by sending a WM_CLOSE message to its main window in the tray, instead of killing the process).
* In any VTS that's excluded from the rip, the replacement IFO now only contains 1 title and 1 PGC.
* Attempted to fix the problem with DVD Decrypter running out of resources... Let us know if the new code helps!
* Attempted to fix a crash that could occur when a VTS had too many VOBUs. This was possibly responsible for the crash on "Vientos de Agua". Please, try and report? Thanks!
* Fixed a PUO problem in the analysis code that could cause some PGCs to not be cleaned appropriately.
* There was a serious problem in the analysis code related to Sprm[5] (TTN number). Now fixed.
* Attempted to fix the "Not a DVD" problem that some users have had in If that still does not work, post the debug log you get during Step1.
* In Movie-Only mode, a bug in Step1 could cause the IFOs to be copied in the last used target directory (instead of a temporary directory in %TEMP%).
* The psl import code now works when the path includes "(" or ")".
* The "Save logs" function now also copies the FinalIFO BUP files.
* The DVD Decrypter version was not being checked upon startup, no matter what your preferences were! Now fixed.

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How to copy a DVD-9 using Ripit4Me and DVD Shrink 3.2

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Best used with DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink.
This rips DVDs only, no ISO files or Blu-Ray.
This is a wrapper around the free program DVD Decrypter. This combo can rip 95% of all DVDs. A few special titles like Avatar or Toy Story cannot be copied. Sometimes I can make backups of scratched DVDs that barely play then make a clean copy that works. It can also help convert home DVD Recorder discs that will not play on other equipment. Generally you will want to activate most of the check boxes in the software setup. I like to remove all prohibitions so you can skip past legal stuff and advertising, ignore tiny files, drop VOBs not linked, etcetera. I also like to skip the advertising and go direct to the menu. Key features - you can rip the movie only or include the menus.

The program works best in 'wizard mode'. When you begin. it will show the size of your output files depending upon the type of rip chosen (movie only, movie and menus, or ALL). Some protection schemes may show an output file of 30 or 40 GB, but this will only exist temporarily on your hard drive and the excess files will be deleted in the later cleanup steps.

First it checks for 'protected sectors' and writes a temporary list to your drive.

Next you hit enter to begin the Decrypter step. Decrypter will show the files selected for ripping with blue highlights. This is the slowest step. So do something else while it works. After Decrypter is done, you need to hit the Enter Key 8 times! This is because a series of insignificant error messages will appear about 'can't set ....'. These should be ignored. Decrypter will give a completely different type of message if it failed reading your disc.

Next you hit enter so it will check the rip for empty title sets and other 'junk' in the IFO's (index file objects). A very quick step.

Next you will hit enter for cleaning the VOBs (video objects). This will remove file padding, empty sectors, and phony vob's created by some protection methods. VOB cleanup may take a few minutes, it varies with each disc.

Finally you can tell it to skip to the main menu and skip the advertising at the beginning of most dvds.

Optionally, you can start the program DVD Shrink to remove stuff and compress files so everything can fit onto a single layer DVD.

Review by BillA on Aug 16, 2018 Version: OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Another obsolete software package that hasn't been maintained for a decade and it cannot handle current encryption. Not worth your time unless your DVDs are over a decade old.

Review by dave m on Jul 1, 2018 Version: 1.7.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

Very easy to use tool. Very grateful to the developer. Thank you.

Review by efini93 on Apr 15, 2011 Version: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

This is a simple update to my last review of RipIt4Me last August, 2008 .
One word ... FANTASTIC !
After ripping perfect cloned backups in both Movie Only AND Full DVD Modes(for DL Discs), I have actually settled into a comfortable routine ( no headaches or stress).
Thanks to the RipIt4Me Controller (Which This App Is) , all ripping/decrypting tools work together seamlessly ... and give top-notch results on DVD+R(and +DL) Media , preferred dvd media for all dvd players (uses the same data block structure as commercial dvd media...Movies , etc) .
I'm gonna try putting together a guide (as far as my setup and procedure goes),
'cause I'm at the point that some people (close friends&family) are kind-of peeved that I'm ripping&burning full quality dvd backups in 30 to 38 minutes ! While they're spending big bucks on "buggy" copy software , with less than satisfying results .
One friend actually bought 3 different rippers/decrypters ... something like $200 worth of "One Click" automated warez ... Still takes him an hour+ ,And maybe a coaster(or 2) , to get the same results I do .For Zero Dollars and Half The Time .
Once you know the steps and when to properly use them , this app "RipIt4Me" can really surprise you , as well as other avid ripping affecionados .
PS : No Updates Are Needed ...EVER !!!

Review by Skullwurx on Oct 20, 2008 Version: OS: Win98 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

I used RipIt4Me to "attempt" backing up a recently released DVD. Previous attempts to do this using DVDshrink, DVDdecrypter, and even DVDfab Platinum failed. But, while RipIt4Me wasn't able to do the complete job, it did remove enough of the crap so that DVDfab Platinum could finish the job.

Development on RipIt4Me stopped 18 months ago. So, in the case of recently released DVDs, it may no longer be valid as a standalone ripper. BUT, it has now been added to my arsenal of "tools" that facilitate a successful rip for backup purposes. For a more long-winded version of this review, see this forum topic:

Review by AlecWest on Oct 16, 2008 Version: OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

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