Coping DVD to Hard Drive on Mac allows you to play DVD movies with QuickTime freely without inserting DVD to DVD Drive again and again. The favorite tool I like using to rip DVD is a open-source called Handbrake. Handbrake for Mac can convert DVD to MP4/MKV for you to stream DVD movies without DVD Drive.
Backing up DVD with Handbrake is easy on Mac. You only need to load DVD movies and choose the container you want then click “Start” to begin the process. You can follow the steps below to start DVD ripping process on Mac.
Steps to Rip DVD with Handbrake 1.0.7 on Mac
Step 1: Download and install Handbrake:
Step 2: Load DVD movies
With HandBrake running, insert a DVD and HandBrake will begin to analyze it. HandBrake will divide up the DVD by logical groups called Titles, each representing a different block of content on the DVD. The one that’s feature-length is usually the movie you’re trying to rip. If you are ripping a TV Series DVD to Episodes, you can uncheck the feature-length movie and then group titles with 20-40 mins to rip in sequence using the Add to Queue button.
Step 3: Choose format to output
You can choose MKV or MP4 container to output from “Contain” button. Older Handbrake for Mac version shows “Format” button.
Step 4: Start to rip DVD on Mac
Once you’ve got it set up the way you want, click the Start button on the toolbar. HandBrake will then begin to rip DVD disc. Once it’s done it’ll pop up an alert.
The speed of decoding will vary directly on the speed and capability of your Mac. Macs with more cores can decode and rip content from DVDs faster.
If you rip protected DVD with Handbrake on Mac, when you load DVD to Handbrake for Mac, you will get the alarm:
Don’t panic. That just because Handbrake can’t rip protected commercial DVD. And if you try to rip them using HandBrake the first time, you’ll get an error message like this which will give you the option of installinglibdvdcss.pkg. Just download it then you can decrypt commercial DVDs with Handbrake for Mac.
Handbrake for Mac Alternative to rip protected DVD Directly
El Capitan apparently broke Handbrake ripping copy-protected DVDs. It appears that El Capitan’s new security system, “System Integrity Protection”, removes libdvdcss. If you can’t rip DVD with Handbrake on Mac El Capitan, you can disable SIP, simply reinstall libdvdcss and you’re good to go. Or you can use the Handbrake for Mac Alternative – Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to rip DVD including commercial DVDs on Mac El Capitan. This DVD Ripper can remove DVD encryption including CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney x-project DRM, etc then convert DVD to lossless MKV, multi-track MP4/MOV/AVI. It also can rip Blu-ray like MakeMKV.
How to rip DVD with Handbrake 1.0.7 Alternative?
Step 1: Run DVD ripping tool and click “File” to load the DVD discs. Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray ISO, DVD discs, DVD folders, DVD IFO/ISO are all supported.
1.You can add more than one DVD movies at a time for its batch conversion function.
2. You can choose desired subtitle and audio track and forced subtitle below the chapter list.
Step 2: Click “Format”, you can choose the desired format in “Common Video” or “HD Video” profiles. On the other hand, you can choose the optimized preset for mainstreaming multimedia players, like PS3/PS4,TV, HD Media Player, etc. If your devices support MKV format, you also can choose lossless MKV format.
Step 3: Click big red “Convert” on the UI to begin copying DVD to MKV on Mac El Capitan. Locate the generated video in output folder.
With Handbrake alternative, you don’t need to install other tool but can rip protected commercial DVD directly. And if you purchase ByteCopy for Mac in this Summer Holiday, you can get 20% off discount. For Windows users, please turn to Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows. The Summer Vacation Promo for ByteCopy for Windows is that you buy ByteCopy, you can get a free Video Converter. The video converter you can get free listed here.
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