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How to Rip DVD to MP4 on Mac (macOS Sierra)?

I love to enjoy movies on the DVD player. But I will have a long trip for my Christmas holiday. It is inconvenient to take a DVD player. I want to rip DVD to MP4 for my iPad Pro. What should I do? Can I sync to my iPad Pro? Because that will save my time. If there are no images loss, buffering and breezing, I think I will have a wonderful holiday. Lots of friends may meet the same question, how to make it that enjoy DVD video on the road? This article would give you idea and some tips.

What's DVD Video Limited in / Restriction

DVD video offers high quality and clear visual clarity, but it has some restrictions that you should pay attention to.

1. If you want to play DVD video on DVD player, you need to prepare the DVD drive that support your DVD type (CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, BD-R, or BD-RE).

2. Some videos/ DVDs labeled "Home Use Only?" Vendors or publishers want to remind consumers that videos and DVDs should not be shown to the public as this is an exclusive right of the rights holder. There is an exception to the public performance rights that allows non-profit, educational institutions the right to publicly perform videos/DVDs for non-profit, educational purposes.

3. You are not able to store the DVD video on Mac or other PC as backup or copy. It can’t live without DVD player.

Tips on Enjoy DVD Video with More Freedom

In order to get rid of DVD player and the above restrictions while playback DVD video, we can use a DVD ripping tool to convert DVD to other video format, I recommend you to convert DVD to MP4 on Mac. MP4 is a great way to provide high quality videos along with compression that gives great file size. Many hosting services, such as Vimeo, now list MP4 as their preferred file format.

As how to rip DVD to MP4 Mac, I recommend a professional DVD ripper software, Cisdem VideoConverter. It is a toolbox that lets you rip DVD to MP4 Mac as well as convert DVD to more than 80+ formats, you can also use it to download online videos or make video conversion.

Price: $ 39.99 (single license for free lifetime update)
Platform: OS X 10.7 Lion + (including 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, macOS Sierra.)

It offers free trial version for all Mac users. You can try it on your Mac with one-click and download.

How to Rip DVD to MP4 on Mac?

Step 1. Insert DVD disc into your Mac. Download and Install Cisdem DVD to MP4 ripper. You would see a simple interface with three window. Go the first window, which can convert video and rip DVD.

Step 2. Drag and drop DVD movies into it. Just like the following image.

Step 3. Cisdem VideoConverter can edit your DVD before ripping it, like trim, crop, add effects, watermarks, 3D effects, subtitles, etc.

If you do not want to rip the movies all, you could crop the movie into several parts then rip them. Or you want to add several movies into a video, you also could click "merge". What is more, you can rip several DVDs at the same time which is a way to save time.

Step 4. Choose the output format. As for a professional DVD to MP4 ripper, we could choose Apple device-iPad .MP4. (All formats are well categorized by terminal devices, like iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Samsung, Tablets, etc.)

Related:Free DVD to MP4 Ripper – HandBrake

HandBrake is a tool letting you convert multiple types of video files into MP4 or MKV format, it can process most common multimedia files and any DVD or BluRay sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection. You can use it to convert DVD to MP4 Mac, and more output formats are supported as below. But the ripping method is pretty complex.

Outputs:
File Containers: .MP4(.M4V) and .MKV
Video Encoders: H.265 (x265 and QuickSync), H.264(x264 and QuickSync), H.265 MPEG-4 and MPEG-2, VP8 and Theora
Audio Encoders: AAC / HE-AAC, MP3, Flac, AC3, or Vorbis
Audio Pass-thru: AC-3, E-AC3, DTS, DTS-HD, TrueHD, AAC and MP3 tracks.

  • Free Download and Install HandBrake
  • Import Source to HandBrake. Click "Source" button and import your DVD disc into HandBrake for ripping.
  • Choose Title and Chapters
  • Select Output Format and Adjust Output Settings
  • Find a Destination Folder for Output Video

But it has the inability to rip commercial DVDs because of its OS compatibility issue,, you may meet its cracks when you update your Mac to the latest OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan. It has an unattractive interface and low conversion speed. For safety, we had better resort to professional DVD ripper application for help.

2016-09-18 00:00:00 / Posted byRosa Reyes to Video Converter Mac Follow @ Rosa

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