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Ripping Encrypted VIDEO_TS folder on a Mac

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I recently ran into a situation where I ended up with a folder of VOB, IFO, etc… files. Naturally you should just be able to open Toast, click on VIDEO_TS folders and drag the VIDEO_TS folder into Toast, but what happens when Toast tells you that it can’t burn because the files are CSS encrypted ???

The solution is quite simple actually. You’ll need to applications for this ( Do a Google Search ):

  • Toast
  • Mac The Ripper

Once you have downloaded and installed these 2 applications, you can follow the simple step by step tutorial below ( Note: If you are already familiar with these applications then you can skip to the very bottom for a quicker tutorial ):

Creating A Disc Image Using Toast

 

 

Open Toast, and select DVD-ROM (UDF) under the Data Disc Tab, see the image below ( Depending on the version of Toast you have installed your screen may look different from mine )

Toast 9 Titanium

Toast 9 Titanium

 

 

Drag the VIDEO_TS folder into the big empty white space, make sure that the folder is named VIDEO_TS and that all of the VOB / IFO / BUP files are contained within this folder. You should now have something that looks similar to the image below.

Toast 9 Titanium with VIDEO_TS folder

Toast 9 Titanium with VIDEO_TS folder

 

Moving right along, Click  on Save As Disc Image  in the bottom right hand corner. As illustrated below.

Toast 9 Titanium Save As Disc Image

Toast 9 Titanium Save As Disc Image

 

You should see a box pop up similar to the one below. Again depended on which version of Toast you are using. Pick a location and give it a name, then click Save. I always like to save directly to the desktop. Makes it easy to find :)

Toast Titanium 9 Save As Disc Image

Toast Titanium 9 Save As Disc Image

 

 

You will be presented with a window similar to the one below, showing you the progress of writing the Disc Image. Once the writing has completed, you should have a new image file.

Toast 9 Titanium Writing Disc Image

Toast 9 Titanium Writing Disc Image

 

Open up this new image file by double-clicking it. This should bring up Toast and you should have something that looks similar to the image below. ( Again please keep in mind that you might see something different here depending on the version of Toast you have ) 

Toast 9 Titanium With Image Mounted

Toast 9 Titanium With Image Mounted

 

Note: Once I double clicked on my image file, Toast opened up and automatically mounted the image as a DVD and as soon as that happened DVD Player launched and started playing. If this happens, just close out of DVD player.

For now we are done with Toast, now we need our other application, Mac The Ripper.

 

Decrypting With Mac The Ripper

 

Open up Mac The Ripper if you did everything right you should see a something similar to the image below. Notice that at the top it tells you your disc size and underneath that it should say FULL DISC EXTRACTION. You can play with the settings, I usually just leave all the defaults. Click on Go

Mac The Ripper

Mac The Ripper

 

 

Mac The Ripper will create a new folder with the name of your Disc Image on the Desktop ( That’s a default setting and that’s where the folder will be unless you’ve changed the setting ). When Mac The Ripper completes the Extraction process you should see 2 folders inside the folder it created. You’ll see a VIDEO_TS and an AUDIO_TS. All we care about is the VIDEO_TS folder. You can now close Mac The Ripper, we’re done with that.

 

Burning With Toast

 

Alright, let’s do a recap. So far, we’ve dragged our encrypted VIDEO_TS folder into Toast, Created a DVD-ROM UDF Disc Image. We then mounted this disc image as a DVD and decrypted it using Mac The Ripper. We are now left with a folder on our desktop with the name of our Disc Image file that has a VIDEO_TS folder inside of it. 

We now need to use Toast to Burn this VIDEO_TS folder to a DVD. This is a pretty straight forward process and shouldn’t need to be explained in great detail, however since I’m nice, I’ll do it anyway.

Open Toast and click on the Video Tab, then click on VIDEO_TS Folders as illustrated in the image below

Toast 9 Titanium VIDEO_TS folders

Toast 9 Titanium VIDEO_TS folders

 

 

Drag the VIDEO_TS folder that was created by Mac The Ripper where it says Drag VIDEO_TS folders into this area. Once you’ve done that, click on the Big Red Circle to Burn the DVD

That’s it, wait for the DVD to finish burning and put it into your DVD player to watch and enjoy.

 

Quick Tutorial

For those of you who are already familiar with the software and just want to know the steps you need to take then you can follow this quick tutorial.

  1. Open Toast
  2. Select Data Disc -> DVD-ROM (UDF)
  3. Drag VIDEO_TS files into Toast
  4. Click Save As Disc Image
  5. Mount Disc Image
  6. Open Mac The Ripper
  7. Click Go
  8. Open Toast
  9. Select Video -> VIDEO_TS Folders
  10. Drag Newly Created VIDEO_TS files into Toast
  11. Burn, Wait, Eject, Insert, Enjoy

 

Hopefully this tutorial was useful to someone out there. I would hate to think that I’ve wasted my time putting this together just to improve my typing skills. As always, comments are welcome as well as donations :)

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24 Responses to “Ripping Encrypted VIDEO_TS folder on a Mac”
  1. Bonzo says:

    Just what I needed. Thanks a lot.

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  2. Chris says:

    You’re welcome, glad I could help out

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  3. rockhead says:

    Thanks for those clear step-by-step instructions! Solved my problem. Did you possibly have a similar tutorial for how to convert avi files into dvds?

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  4. Chris says:

    rockhead, thanks, are you looking for a way to do this on a Mac or a PC ? Let me know and I’ll write up a quick tutorial.

    Thanks,

    Chris

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  5. rockhead says:

    I’m trying to do it on a mac. I have tried using toast, xilisoft dvd creator, etc, to convert avi files into dvds that I can watch on a standard dvd player. I have not had any luck. But when I have a video_ts file, I have no problem converting that onto a dvd. Any help would really be appreciated!!! Thanks a million

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  6. Wilbur says:

    I have no problems converting video files to DVDs. I have Toast 9, but I remember it working on Toast 8 as well.

    Toast has a number of modes (Data, Audio, Video, Disk Copy, and Convert). I haven’t figured out what the Convert mode does, because the other modes seem to do everything one might wish to do in DVD production.

    In any event, if you select the “Video” mode (in Toast 9, an icon which looks like a TV screen with a cinema “slapstick” behind), you will see that it has a number of sub-modes (on Toast 9: DVD Disk, Image File, VIDEO_TS Folders, and Audio Files). Select the Video Files, and the main window of the program will have an open space with a message saying “Drag video files into this area”. Drag the files you wish to burn and start the recording.

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  7. Chris says:

    Wilbur,

    Thanks for the informative comment

    Chris

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  8. Felipe says:

    One of the best tutorials i’ve ever seen. Thanks.

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  9. Chris says:

    Felipe,

    Thanks, I’m glad you found it useful.

    Chris

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  10. CYL says:

    Thank you so much for this!
    It was just what I needed!

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  11. Eireoxford says:

    Chris, thanks so much for taking the time to create such a thorough, beneficial tutorial.

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  12. Tore says:

    This is awesome chris
    exactly what i needed, i already did download MTR because i was googling how to do this and found out that MTR is a very good program overall … easy to use and very effective.
    but yeah, i was stuck so bad until i found this tutorial and it worked like a charm, although i was using toast 8, it did not change the outcome at all.

    thx man
    appreciate this

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  13. Chris says:

    Tore,

    You’re welcome, glad you found it useful.

    Chris

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  14. Chris says:

    Eireoxford,

    Glad you found it useful.

    Chris

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  15. jimclip says:

    Thanks for the tip…..works great!!

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  16. Fernnie says:

    Man you really saved my ass!! it worked with a Walt Disney movie… thanks!!

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  17. Yoshi says:

    HI! Great Tutorials!

    But i have a problem with this ons :(

    When i open MTR it says: ” I/O Error Can’t read title set into ”

    I did exactly what you did.
    I am using Toast 10 titanium

    I Hope you could help me :)

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  18. Chris says:

    Yoshi,

    What version of OS X are you using?

    Chris

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  19. aguanteflema says:

    i did just as you told… the TS folder that Mac the ripper extracted still has CSS… what i had done wrong?

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  20. dingdongping says:

    dude…thank you.

    worked perfect. just what i needed.

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  21. thelonggoodbye says:

    Chris, I just came across this and I cannot thank you enough! I’ve had a decrypted VIDEO_TS folder that I didn’t know what on earth to do with, and now thanks to you, I’ve cracked it. Your step-by-step instructions with diagrams made it so much easier. You rule!

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  22. Chris says:

    Thanks, you’re welcome

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  23. json says:

    I am having the same issue as aguanteflema. Do you know if this works in Toast 11 Titanium? I have used MTR for years and it works perfect when ripping straight from a DVD. I am thinking that this must be an issue with Toast 11. If you have successfully done this on 11 and could let me know I would appreciate it. This is really getting to me. I have done everything and it should work but it isn’t.

    Thanks

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  24. Smokepainter says:

    tried this with MTR 3.0-R14 and it will not read the mounted dvd image. The dvd opens DVD player fine and plays but MTR will not see the virtual disc. any thoughts?

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