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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 ):
- 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 )
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.
Moving right along, Click on Save As Disc Image in the bottom right hand corner. As illustrated below.
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
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.
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 )
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 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
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.
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.
- Open Toast
- Select Data Disc -> DVD-ROM (UDF)
- Drag VIDEO_TS files into Toast
- Click Save As Disc Image
- Mount Disc Image
- Open Mac The Ripper
- Click Go
- Open Toast
- Select Video -> VIDEO_TS Folders
- Drag Newly Created VIDEO_TS files into Toast
- 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
I found this great application for MacOSX that allows you to download YouTube Videos
Get Tube lets you save videos in four different formats (mp4, mov, mp3, avi). The download process itself is a little unintuitive: not only does it only work with Firefox or Safari, but you also need to have one of the browsers open to a video to be able to download. Downloading with Get Tube can take a little while, but you’ll be able to follow the whole operation thanks to a process bar.
Get Tube won’t work if there are multiple videos opened up in the browser. Similarly try to avoid having multiple tabs opened as to seems to confuse the program.
Get Tube lets you select the folder to which you’ll save videos, although the default is normally your download folder.
As to image and sound quality, you’ll find they are exactly the same as you would have online.
You can download it here: