MacTheRipper is a DVD Ripper (extractor) for Mac OS X. It can extract commercial DVD movies
to your hard drive, minus all the copy protection and region controls put in place by DVD publishers. Mac
The Ripper removes CSS encryption, Macrovision protection, and sets the disc's region code to '0' for
region-free by default, and is capable of removing RCE region protection as well, making an unrestricted
copy of any DVD movies you own.
It doesn't rely on the DVD drive to get the CSS decryption keys, so that means that you do not need to
play the DVD with DVD Player in order to rip it to your hard drive unprotected. MacTheRipper is also
capable of removing UOPs, or User Operation Prohibitions, which are the settings that prevent you from
skipping or fast forwarding certain parts of DVDs, such as FBI warnings, previews, logos, intros, etc. Mac
The Ripper is also able to extract discs with the new ARccOS protection, as well as DVDs that have been
damaged or improperly mastered.