Fairmount

Version: 1.1 || Release Date: 2010-05-10 || License: Freeware App Owner: joolz34

From the developers site
FairMount is a tool that allows decryption of DVD content on the fly for a convenient access. FairMount does not perform the actual decryption, it simply forwards the data to VLC Media Player which is used for decryption - thus, VLC Media Player must be installed for FairMount to work.

NB: The only DL link is to download fairmount with dvdremaster which is a paid app, but after the download just extract fairmount from the .dmg

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As of this date it doesn't work with 64bit version of VLC.

Fairmount 1.0.3 released.

New icon & screenshot for Fairmount 1.0.3

Wow, I've been waiting for something like this for a long time. . .

This basically means now that if you have a Dual Layer DVD Burner and DL DVD's you can pretty much backup any movie in one step using Toast or DVDRemaster, and if your computer has enough hard drive space you can just copy the DVD straight onto it.

I know I'll be using it to make backups of movies I already own, but what's to stop people from say, going to Blockbuster or using NetFlix to rent and make really cheap copies of movies? In the past you had to use MacTheRipper to rip the DVDs to your hard drive. This was much slower (if you just wanted to make a straight copy to DVD), and didn't always work with copy-protected DVDs (seemed more like hit-or-miss).

I urge people to keep their DVD backups legal (if not, keep it to yourself), because I don't want a few bad apples spoiling it for the rest of us.

Now if only HandBrake would just streamline the process of preserving 5.1 surround sound when compressing DVDs we'd be set. (I guess it also wouldn't hurt of DL DVDs were a bit cheaper too.)