As computers are ditching optical drive, DVD is becoming less compatible with today’s new lifestyle. It’s an obvious move to rip DVD stacks to digital formats for computer, Cloud services, mobiles or any other network attached storage device you may be using before optical drives are gone. In this article, I’m going to show you how to rip DVD on Mac for free. There are a number of great free and paid applications available to do this, like Handbrake for Mac, but my hands-down favorite is MacX DVD Ripper Mac Free Edition. This free DVD ripper for Mac has enough features to handle the job for great outcomes without confusing operations.
MacX DVD Ripper Mac Free Edition Features
- Free convert DVD to MP4, H.264, MPEG4, MOV, M4V, MP3, AC3, and other major formats.
- Convert disc movies to video settings ready for drive-free devices like iPhone, iPad, Android, and other portable phones and tablets.
- Rip protected DVDs and provide full access to the encrypted DVD movies, TV shows, and videos. Keep in mind that the legality of ripping one’s own copyrighted disc varies in different areas. Make sure you check out intellectual property law in your country before ripping protected DVDs.
- Speed up the DVD ripping to 5x faster than other free rippers with support for multi-core processors and Hyper-Threading tech.
Why MacX DVD Ripper Mac Free Edition?
The fact is, there is no lack of free DVD rippers on macOS to rip DVDs to digital formats and portable devices. However, not all of them can accomplish the job equally well. Some can be flawed in design and sometimes slow and complicated, while few have the ability to deal with the DVD copy protections imposed on commercial discs. MacX DVD Ripper Mac Free Edition stands above others for a good reason. Take the famous Handbrake Mac, for example, you can see the differences between MacX DVD Ripper Mac Free Edition and Handbrake for Mac.
|Features||MacX DVD Ripper Mac Free Edition||Handbrake Mac Version|
|Output formats||Various major formats||MP4 and MKV only|
|Ripping speed||250-300fps||Around 120fps|
How to Rip DVD on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac?
Firstly, you need to download the free DVD ripper for Mac on a computer. It’s 100% safe and clean. The free ripper is upgraded constantly to support the latest 32/64-bit macOS Sierra or earlier systems. Follow the steps below and learn how to rip DVD on Mac freely.
Step 1: Insert DVD Disc into Hard Drive
After the DVD ripping freeware downloaded on Mac, double click the dmg file or drag the app to the applications folder and launch it. Then insert the DVD movie you’d like to create a digital copy into Mac’s hard drive and click DVD button to load the disc (you can also select ISO image or disc folder saved on the computer). The program will start to scan the DVD disc and automatically select the correct movie title from the multiple tracks.
Step 2: Select an Output Format
Once the scanning is finished, a window will pop up asking you to select the output format. For less tech-savvy users who don’t know much about the format or codec thing, choose to rip DVD to MP4 as it’s the most widely used. And click Done.
Step 3: Set an Output Folder
Click the Setting button to make the necessary adjustment to the output movie if you like. There are options to trim the movie, cut out scenes, extract high definition soundtracks, add subtitles and do more. After that, navigate to where you want to save the ripped DVD movie on Mac by clicking the browse button.
Step 4: Start to Rip DVD on Mac
Check the High Quality, Deinterlacing to get the best results, and most importantly, check the Safe Mode when you rip some tough discs. Then click Run, and the free DVD ripper for Mac will go into action. The DVD ripping speed depends heavily on your computer system, DVD drive, and the DVD disc. Generally, the ripper takes no more than 30 minutes to rip a full movie disc, about twice the speed than that of Handbrake Mac ripper.
Overall, MacX DVD Ripper Mac Free Edition is a reliable and free DVD ripping program for macOS that offers a mind-bogglingly easy way to rip DVD movies, TV shows, and videos to various digital formats for streaming, playing or storing across any screen in your home – handheld, wall-mounted, or otherwise. It has robust features and bonus options to make it a better DVD ripping choice over Handbrake for Mac. When you need to rip DVD, or have trouble with certain discs using other freeware, turn to MacX, it won’t let you down.