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Tutorial - Ways to Rip DVD and Blu-ray Videos on Mac

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1. Free DVD/Blu-ray Ripper for Mac

Whether you're wanting to become the next Bob Dylan or start your own podcast, there is of the best software around to help you make this a reality. Free DVD/Blu-ray Ripper for Mac allows you to record audio directly from Mic, CD player, line-in devices, web pages or iChat, Skype, Real player, iTunes, QuickTime, VLC, etc. The recordings can be saved into any formats you need.

Step 1. Insert a DVD and Pick What to Rip

Firstly you need to insert your DVD into your Mac's disc drive and launch Free DVD/Blu-ray Ripper for Mac. By default, there will pop up a dialog box and ask you to select the DVD mounted on your Mac, choose the video DVD and click "Open". After the scan of DVD, choose the title from the dropdown menu of "Title".

Insert a DVD and Pick What to Rip

Step 2. Specify Output Settings

Click the "Toggle Presets" button at the right top of the program window. In the presets drawer, click "Devices" there will listed some options like Universal, iPod, iPhone, iPad, AppleTV, Android and so on, choose the one you need.

Choose the output folder for the ripped files by clicking "Browse" and then choose an output format from the menu of "Format". In "Video" tab, choose the video codec, framerate, output quality and specify encoder settings.

Specify Output Settings

Step 3. Start Ripping

Now, hit "Start" button to start ripping DVD and some ripping information will be displayed. The DVD video will be successfully ripped in no time.

More Advanced Settings:

Audio: alter or remove audio tracks;
Subtitles: find whatever subtitle or captioning data comes on your DVD and decide which to include in your ripped file;
Chapters: import or export chapters;
Click "Picture Settings" to specify the picture size or choose to Deinterlace/Decomb so that the output videos play better on computer screens;
Click "Preview Window" button to make sure you've chosen the right title before you start encoding;
Click "Add to Queue" button to add several items to the encoding queue

Start Ripping

2. MacTheRipper

MacTheRipper can rip DVD content for free for Mac users, but it just rips the DVD menu and all to your hard drive in VOB file. It also needs a third party software to convert VOB to MP4, AVI or other formats. So if you would like to rip DVD directly to the format you desire, you'd better to take a look at Free DVD/Blu-ray Ripper for Mac.


3. Mac DVDRipper Pro

Mac DVDRipper Pro is a similarly simple program. It rips only the entire disc—offering no feature or episode extraction. It can rip a disc either as a DVD Player archive or as a n.iso image file.

Mac DVDRipper Pro

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