5 Best Ways to Rip a DVD to MKV [Windows and Mac]
Fast ripping; Search for subtitles online; Lossless compression
Extract audio from DVDs; Tweak video parameters; Trim, crop, merge and compress DVDs
Windows XP or later; Mac OS X 10.12 or higher
Convert video from nearly any format; Free and open-source; Multiplatform
Windows 10/11; macOS 10.13 and later; Linux
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Top 5 software to convert a DVD to MKV
How to rip a DVD to MKV with Movavi Video Converter
Step 1. Install Movavi’s DVD to MKV converter
You can download the Windows or Mac version of Movavi Video Converter from our site and try it for free. Run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software correctly.
Step 2. Choose the files you want to convert
After the installation process is complete, launch Movavi Video Converter. Insert the video DVD you want to convert into your computer’s DVD drive. To add the DVD to the program, click the Add Media button in the upper left corner, then select Add DVD and click Open DVD. Choose your DVD from the dialog box that appears.
Step 3. Set MKV as the output format
Open the Video tab. In the MKV group, choose an MKV preset. If you want to change codecs, resolution, or other video parameters, click the Cogwheel icon and adjust the settings accordingly. To detect the device automatically, just connect it to your computer and click the Device detection icon on the right.
Step 4. Start converting your videos
Before starting the conversion, specify the folder where you want to save the converted videos. Click the Save to button, choose an existing folder or create a new one, and click OK. Once all the settings are specified, click Convert and wait for the process to finish. The folder with the converted videos will open automatically right after conversion is complete.
Now you know how to convert DVD to MKV in just a few mouse clicks. If you want to burn the DVD-compatible files on an actual DVD, e.g. for watching on your DVD player, try Movavi Video Suite for Windows. Movavi Video Suite includes a large number of software programs for video processing: video converter, DVD/Blu-ray burner, video editor, screen recorder, and more.
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