The handwriting is on the wall. The end is near. If time cures all sores, time also marches. Time brings in new technology and rejects old technology.
DVDs are dinosaurs, and your days are numbered. Remember items? 78s, 33s and 45s? 8-track? Cartridge? CDs? DVDs? These days, streaming video is all rage, and it means that those of us with mountains of movies in DVDs are sitting in a dinosaur field. Here's what you can do before it's too late.
R.I.P. Or Rip In Peace
Enter any Apple Store and you will be pressed hard to find a Mac with a SuperDrive built-in. If you want to watch DVD movies, or burn a CD or even rip a CD on your Mac, you probably need extra external SuperDrive. Discs are so in the last century.
What if you have a large collection of DVD movies and you want to keep them backed up with your Mac? Check out Mac DVD Ripper Pro. Think drag, drop, rip, convert, save. But hurry up. The end is close.
What you get when ripping your DVDs to your Mac is a digital backup of the original that can be played on Mac, PC, iPhone and iPad, Apple TV and many other devices.
Let's face it. DVDs soon become a fading part of media history. DVDs are fragile. They get scratched, broken, stolen, lost. Rip the DVD to your Mac and copy it to other storage devices, and create a 21st century archive library. It also plays movies.
These movies can also work on PCs, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, even most Android devices, so you're a bit futuristic.
For MacBook owners, the digital file version of a DVD The movie uses less battery than a DVD. Mac DVD Ripper Pro comes with the ability to rip only the movie, leaving advertising and promotional trailers backward (also saving a lot of storage). Ripped movies may be dropped into iTunes to be shared with other Apple devices.
There may be some time when an external SuperDrive that rips CDs and DVDs, and detecting both, becomes difficult to find. The end is near. The dinosaur is on its last leg. Rest in peace. Mix. Burn. has been replaced by Rip. Save. View. What's next is the last chance to rip.
I just searched the Apple Store. It revealed a USB SuperDrive for $ 79. From what I can tell from a last minute search, there are no Macs that have a built-in SuperDrive. A similar search on MacSales showed a larger list of SuperDrive-like alternatives ranging in price from about $ 40 to $ 130 for a Blu-ray burner; both external devices.
The end is near.