MacTheRipper users run into bad sector errors constantly when ripping DVD. Generally, a bad sector is a sector on a computer's disk drive that cannot be used due to physical damage to the disk surface like scratches, and artificial damage - the copy protection measure like Sony ARccOS which deliberately creates bad sectors in DVD, especially the DVDs of Hollywood movies 2020 to prevent DVD copy software from accessing it. That's why you encounter bad sector error using Mac The Ripper to rip DVD.
Feasible Solution to Fix MacTheRipper Bad Sector Error
Both of the two damages cause catastrophic failure while playing DVD or copying DVD. For the physical damage, the bad sector error can be resolved by cleaning the DVD disc with some wet cloth. But things will become a lot more complicated with the latter since Sony ARccOS has reportedly defeated many famous DVD rippers including MTR. It is said you may update to the latest version 3.0 with a donation of $50 to fix DVD bad sector error. But purchasers have to make inquiries on furtive forums for MTR download, which causes a ton of complaints on tech forums like MacRumors.
Fortunately, there's an alternative to fix DVD with bad sectors with MacX DVD Ripper Pro. This DVD ripper for Mac has been updated within a month to run perfectly under Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, etc. It is able to copy DVD with bad sectors as easy as ripping the homemade and unspotted DVD.
How to Copy and Rip DVD with Bad Sectors Using Mac The Ripper Alternative
Step 1: Load DVD Movies.
Free download, install and run this DVD ripper on Mac and import the DVD you want to backup by hitting "DVD Disc" button or "DVD Path" button.
Step 2: Choose Output Profile.
In the automatically pop-up profile window, choose the output format as you like. It is capable of ripping DVD to iTunes, iMovie, MP4, MOV, AVI, iPhone, iPad, Samsung, HTC, WP8, PS4, etc. Here we take rip DVD to MP4 as an example.
Step 3: Specify Output Folder.
Click "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.
Step 4: Start DVD Ripping
Click "RUN" to start ripping DVD with bad sector on your Mac computer.
If you'd like to put the converted DVD movies to iPhone iPad for on-the-go watching, you can use MacX MediaTrans to sync music between mac and iPhone iPad iPod, backup iPhone photos, export 4K videos from iPhone, iPad Pro to free up space with ease.
Note: The latest version can parse DVD main titles of the latest protected DVD movies like Inside Out. So whether Sony DVDs or Disney DVDs can be easily ripped without worrying about the Sony ARccOS or Disney X-Project protection. Please feel free to download MacX DVD Ripper Pro now.
Notice: We only advocates copying and ripping DVDs under the concept of Fair Use and does not encourage any illegal reproduction or distribution of copyrighted content. Please abide by the local DVD copyright law before doing it.