7 Best Ways to Convert DVD to MP4 on a Mac 
List of the best DVD to MP4 converters for a Mac
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How to convert DVD to MP4 on a Mac with Movavi Video Converter
Step 1. Download and install Movavi Video Converter
The installation file for Mac computers is in the DMG format. After it is downloaded, open it up. The DMG will mount and a Finder window will pop up. Follow the instructions in the window to move Movavi Video Converter to your “Applications” folder.
Step 2. Launch the software and add your DVD
Double-click on the program in your “Applications” folder to open it. You can also find it from Launchpad. When it is open, you'll see a button in the upper left corner that says Add Media. Click on that and select Add DVD, then Open DVD. From there, navigate to your DVD drive and locate the VIDEO_TS folder. Highlight it and click Select Folder.
Step 3. Select a preset
In the lower section of the screen, you'll find the Video tab. Go to tab and find the MP4 group. From that group, select a preset that best fits your needs.
Step 4. Start the conversion
Look for the Save to button in the bottom right of the window. After clicking on that, you'll be prompted to specify a location to save your converted files. Pick on location and press Convert. Now you just need to wait for it to convert the DVD to MP4.
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Frequently asked questions
▶️ How do I use Movavi's free MP4 to DVD converter for a Mac?
Here’s how to convert files with Movavi Free Video Converter.
Download and run the app.
Download Movavi Free Video Converter
Click Add Media > Add DVD and hit Open DVD. Select the VIDEO_TS folder containing the files you want to convert.
Pick a format for output files.
▶️ Is ripping a DVD legal if it’s for personal use?
Every DVD that contains copyrighted works opens up with a warning that it is illegal to copy the disc. In most cases, it is true that performing a DVD-to-MP4 conversion will violate copyright laws. If you are only copying the DVD for personal use, and do not distribute the converted files, however, it is unlikely that the authorities will pay any attention. To be safe, we suggest you always check with your local laws before you use a DVD-to-MP4 converter on a Mac for copyrighted DVDs.
▶️ How long does it take to convert a DVD to MP4 on a Mac?
Many people ask how long it takes to rip a DVD to MP4 on a Mac. The problem with the question is that it varies depending on a lot of factors. The speed of your hardware, the size of the DVD, the performance of the software's algorithms, and more can all play a role in determining how long the conversion will take. In general, we recommend planning on a conversion taking somewhere between 40 minutes to an hour and a half.
▶️ How do I save a video from a DVD to my Mac?
Sometimes, you don't want your Mac to rip a DVD to MP4, but rather want an exact digital copy of the disc on your Mac. It is easy to perform this task using Disk Utility:
Insert the DVD into your computer. Mac will automatically launch the DVD player. You can exit out of that.
Go to the Utilities sub-folder in your Applications folder and open Disk Utility. On the left, you'll see an entry for your DVD drive, and then an indented entry for the DVD itself. Select the latter one.
Click on Save As and tell the program where you'd like to save the file. While in the dialog, set the Image Format to DVD/CD Master.
You now have an exact copy of the contents of the DVD on your Mac.
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