Mac DVD ripper: How to rip a DVD on a Mac with Movavi Video Converter
Step 1. Install Movavi's Mac DVD ripper
Open the installation file and follow the guidelines that appear in the pop-up window.
Step 2. Add your DVD to the program
Open the program and insert the disc into the drive. Click Add Media, choose Add DVD, then click Open DVD and select the DVD you want to convert.
Step 3. Choose the format
In the bottom of the program window, locate the target format for your DVD video. Can’t find the right one? Go to the Video tab to see all available output video formats. Want to save the video to watch on your mobile device? Go to the Devices tab and explore the available ready-made presets for a wide range of phones, tablets, and players, including iPad, iPod, and iPhone.
Step 4. Rip your DVD on Mac
Before starting the conversion, make sure the program will save your video to the right place. Click Save to to locate a new destination.
If you’re converting your video to any iTunes-compatible media format, or for playing on an Apple device, click Share and check the iTunes option; after the conversion is complete, the output files will be automatically added to your media library.
Now, to convert the DVD to MP4 (or any other format of your choosing) on your Mac, just click the Convert button and wait until the encoding is complete.
* Disclaimer. Please be aware that Movavi Video Converter for Mac does not allow you to convert copy-protected DVDs.
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Frequently asked questions
Is it legal to rip DVDs?
Ripping DVDs on Mас is legal, but only in specific scenarios. Reproducing any DVD that comes with a box or a copyright label, it is illegal to make copies of it.
Does ripping a DVD ruin it?
It is perfectly safe to rip DVDs on Mac. The process of ripping a DVD is much like the one for playing it. Neither the disc nor its contents will be affected.
How long does ripping a DVD take?
There are several factors that affect how long it takes to rip a DVD. These include the video's size, bitrate of the output video, and the DVD converter for Mac that you use. With Movavi Video Converter, you can rip a standard 4.7 GB DVD in about 16 minutes. If you use the SuperSpeed acceleration feature, it will take even less time.
How many GBs is a ripped DVD?
The size of the output video when you rip the DVD on Mac varies. It depends on the size of the original video and the bitrate of the output file.
How do I reduce the file size?
If you want to reduce the size of the video, try converting it to another. With Movavi’s rip software for Mac, you will also be able to trim converted files, enabling you to reduce the size.
How do I import DVDs to iMovie?
First, it’s important to check and see if the file format of the DVD you want to import is supported by iMovie.
iMovie supports the following formats for import: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MJPEG, MP4, MOV, M4V, DV, HDV, AVCHD, XAVC, iFrame, ProRes, AIC, and HEVC.
If your DVD isn’t in one of those formats, you’ll need to rip and/or convert the DVD file using any of the software options above. The encoding is also an important element, but those converters will also take care of it.
Once the file is in a supported format, follow these two paths to import the DVD file:
Drop and drag
Simply drop and drag the file directly into an event or into the libraries list.
Use the Import window
Open iMovie and click the Import icon – it's a grey button with a white arrow facing down. You can also click Media from the toolbar and then Import.
Select the device you want to import from – typically your MacHD – and select your movie.
Click Import Selected.
What is the best DVD ripper for a Mac?
Saying something is ‘the best’ is relative, but here are three superb options:
If you want to rip your DVDs quickly with no quality loss, go with Movavi Video Converter.
If you’re experienced in DVD ripping and don’t need a user-friendly interface, Handbrake is a solid option.
If you want to rip scratched DVDs, WinX DVD Ripper has software to help smooth things out.
What is the best DVD ripper for Mac Catalina?
Movavi Video Converter is a solid option for ripping DVDs on Mac Catalina. The program integrates well with Mac Catalina and allows you to rapidly rip DVDs with no quality loss.
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