DVD Ripping workflow

As Part of my attempt to reduce the amount of stuff I have, I have been ripping my DVDs to my Mac; this allows me to store them on hard drive; and not need to get the disks out all the time; Also it allows me to watch them on my mac mini, which has a dead DVD rom drive (at some point I will put two 1 TB hard drives in it).

In General my work flow is to use The Little App Factory’s “RipIt” to both Rip the DVD to a full .dvdmedia folder of the disk, and most of the time also compress the film to an iTunes friendly file. RipIt will usually rip a disc within 35-40min. and then using the CLI version of HandBrake it will automatically the video for iTunes.

If I have only ripped a Disk to .dvdmedia I can then use HandBrake to produce the files for iTunes.