Mp4DVD for Mac

Mp4DVD for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.0.8
  • Total Downloads:
    1,550
  • Date Added:
    May 03, 2013
  • File Size:
    5.66MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac/OS X 10.7

Editors' Review

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Those with large DVD collections may want a program to back them up on their computer hard drives. If so, you'll pass on Mp4DVD for Mac, which didn't work well for us.

Available as freeware, Mp4DVD for Mac downloaded quickly and installation did not require any user interaction. It also didn't include any user instruction, and technical support did not appear to be available. Fortunately, the user interface was easy to use, albeit dated. The program asks the user to drag and drop a DVD icon into it for ripping. There are no options available for file conversion, such as audio and video output formats. The user also has no control over the resolution of the output video file. Once initiated, a menu comes up showing the progress of the ripping operation in an easy-to-read display. The DVD tested started ripping quickly, but stopped approximately halfway through with a large and indecipherable error message. The output file came out corrupted and would not open in any video player application.

While simple, Mp4DVD for Mac's lack of options and poor current functioning mean users should look elsewhere for applications to back up their DVD collection.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Mirror function didn't work for me."

December 31, 2013  |  By gazthewiz

 |  Version: Mp4DVD 0.0.8

Pros

Simple interface. Free.

Cons

I am familiar with (and really like) the free linux application called vobcopy, which does a great job of mirroring video_ts files. I was looking for a program to do the same on iMac. Mp4DVD would not rip some of the same DVDs that I know vobcopy handles perfectly.

Summary

Needs a lot more work to make it useable for mirroring. I have deleted this program from my iMac.

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5 stars

"Wow cnet reviewer!!!"

May 06, 2013  |  By Popmedic

 |  Version: Mp4DVD 0.0.8

Pros

Okay, so apparently cnet reviewers have a hard time clicking on help, when you go to the help in the main menu it takes you straight to an online help file. If the cnet reviewer was able to read, they would have realized the lack of options is BY DESIGN! The product is designed so the user gets the best lossy compression without having to learn what that means. Furthermore, as obviously stated on this site, this product is open-source freeware, that is in its ALPHA pre-release state. Also, this cnet review is obviously a review of an earlier release of the product, because the latest release does have options to output Vob or video_ts files.

It is very irresponsible of cnet to review a pre-release product that changes drastically weekly, hence why it is pre-release. At the very least the reviewer could let the reader know that the product is pre-release updated with weekly builds.

Cons

Pre-release, still has bugs, but is obviously in development stages.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.0.8
  • Added "Create Chapter Index File" option for "Copy VOB only"
  • Added "Mirror DVD" option allowing user to "Mirror" the DVD's VIDEO_TS file.
  • Added "Copy VOB Only" option allowing user to copy the VOB file off the DVD.
General
Publisher Popmedic
Publisher web site http://popmedic.com
Release Date May 01, 2013
Date Added May 03, 2013
Version 0.0.8
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory DVD Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.66MB
File Name Mp4DVD.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,550
Downloads Last Week 5
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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