I’ve been watching more movies on my laptop while commuting to work on the train. I’d mostly been happy either buying them from iTunes or just playing the DVD. However, lately I’ve wanted to have a couple available and decided to try some of the dvd rippers.

I’d used “Mac the Ripper” but it’s getting rather dated and since I upgraded to Snow Leopard I’ve been avoiding installing Rosetta to run old PowerPC binaries. So it was out.

I tried Aieesoft’s “DVD Ripper” but the demo wasn’t that impressive and I didn’t like the way the movies were organized. Why no titles?

I ended up trying Ripit and it does just what I want: insert a DVD and it copies it and names it appropriately.

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It worked pretty well.

Price is $19.95 and you get 10 free conversions to try it out. It’s based on the open source Handbrake decoders.