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DVD Ripper Review: Top 4 DVD Ripper for Mac


If you search on Google or search engine for a Mac DVD Ripper, a large amount of results comes out, almost in the same description: to make the discs playable on any portable devices in an easy way. Which one should you choose? Here we just share what's at stake and what customers care most when choosing the best Mac DVD ripper.

Speed: Good Mac DVD ripper tools use multi-core processing, enables to copy a DVD besides encoding it, make use of GPU encoding & parameter settings. Besides, computer config, RAM, DVD drive read speed also influence ripping performance. (Read more:speed up DVD ripping process).

Decrypting ability: What good is a DVD ripper for Mac when it cannot handle commercial DVDs since many new DVDs are encrypted. So capable DVD ripper software for Mac shall not only support homemade DVDs but rip copy protected DVDs.

Output Quality: No one like the DVD rips turn out bad. The best DVD ripper Mac users will love it's outputs videos without quality loss. Take a mind enjoying HD films is of great pleasure, but it takes at the cost of huge file size and slow ripping speed.

Easiness: Not everyone is good at parameter settings. Instead, a drag-n-drop interface, with ready-made device profiles and simple steps, will be must-have in evaluating best Mac DVD ripper. Plus, tech support and user guide are appreciated.

With the basic tips given above, and take other features such as: format, quality, speed, easiness, features, users feedback, professional reviews and questionnaires, etc into consideration, here we've complied the top 4 DVD rippers for Mac for you.

  • Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac
  • Handbrake
  • Mac The Ripper
  • RipIt

A DVD ripper is usually used for copying the audio and video content of a DVD to a file encoded in AVI, MP4, MPEG, WMV or other video formats. The ripped file saves in a hard disk or other media device for further editing, backup, sharing or playback without the need to load a DVD.

Brorsoft has the most powerful crack technology. Both HD DVDs and standard DVDs can be ripped to all popular SD and HD (3D) video formats like 4K/1080P/720P H.264/H.265 MP4MOVMKV, M4V, WMV, FLV, AVI, 3GP, MPEGand more.

Meanwhile Brorsoft DVD Ripper also provides the preset formats for over 175 hot devices (iPadiPhoneAndroid,Surface tabletSamsung GalaxyXbox, PlayStation, NAS, Panasonic/Samsung/Sony/LG Smart TVs/HDTVs/3D TVs). Simply select the profile to rip DVD for playback on your device with optimized settings and never worry about the video incompatibility!

It provides two model for you: Copy DVD Main Movie Only or Backup DVD Whole Structure. This is great because it means you'll always have access to the movies you paid for.

Click here to rip DVD on Mac >>
version Version Number: data Build Date: 2009-2-1
size File Size: 37.24M osOS: OSX 10.5 or later
1. Support all DVD protections.
2. Ready-made preset profiles for latest mobiles.
3. Mac-style interface and easy navigation.
1. Single color on the interface.
2. Lack the ability to burn new DVD disc.

Handbrake is the pioneer in the field of DVD rips on Mac, Windows and Linux, praised for its open source, great ease of use, better image quality, conversion presets and DVD encoding features.

This free DVD ripper for Mac rips homemade DVDs to MP4 and MKV and relies on VLC to crack the DRM on discs, though sometimes it doesn't work.

Nowadays, its 64-bit 0.10.5 version offers a speed boost of up to 10% compared with 32-bit version. On the 64-bit version on a 2.66GHz quad-core Mac Pro with 8GB of RAM, Handbrake took 31 min and 41 sec to rip a 62-minute Six Feet Under using the Apple TV preset, which is a little longer than Brorsoft DVD Ripper.

Click here to rip DVD with Handbrake >>
version Version Number: 0.10.5 data Build Date: 2016-2-12
size File Size: 27.6M osOS: OSX 10.6 or later
1. High-quality DVD ripping program with a wealth of tweaking options
2. Free and open-source
1. Consume a lot of CPU and other resources while ripping.
2. The output formats are limited to MP4, Apple TV and iPhone/iTouch.
3. Limit tweaking options.

MTR is as famous as Handbrake, which is classically simple yet free DVD ripper running on Mac and creates a playable copy of a DVD on Mac's hard drive by steering clear of copy protections, e.g. CSS, RCE, UOP, Macrovision protection. The operation is pretty easy and quality isn't an issue with MTR as it doesn't encode the DVD into any format but only save DVD in video_ts folder.

You have to note MTR's free version 2.6.6 doesn't work on OSX newer than Snow Leopard and stopped development due to legal issue, but you can access the mystery paid version that works on the newer Mac by signing up to forum.

Click here to rip DVD on Mac with Mac The Ripper >>
version Version Number: 2.6.6 data Build Date: 2009-6-22
size File Size: 1.1M osOS: OSX 10.6 or older

1. Free, fast and reliable.
2.Select regions.
3. Intuitive interface with clear manual.

1. It's difficult to get hold of the latest version.
2.You are not allowed to rip DVD to MP4 MOV and other file formats.

If you think making a copy of a highly encrypted DVD is a chore, RipIt is also a good DVD ripper for Mac alternative. The program somehow works the same as Mac The Ripper, touting limited DVD extracting feature but offering you simplest DVD decoding procedures. You just extract the files from the newer discs so that you can make copies of them instead of alphabetizing shelves full of DVDs.

But attention shall be paid that RipIt needs generally 6-8 GB of hard-drive space to rip a feature-length DVD if without compression, which is 6-7 times larger than those when you rip and compress the main title DVD to H264 using Brorsoft DVD Ripper.

version Version Number: 1.6.9 data Build Date: 2003-6-12
size File Size: 21.6M osOS: OSX 10.9 or later
1. Easy to use.
2. Slick interface.
1. Consume a lot of CPU and other resources while ripping.
2. The output formats are limited to MP4, Apple TV and iPhone/iTouch.
3. Limit tweaking options.

Side-by-Side Features Comparison of the DVD Ripping Software

  Brorsoft DVD Ripper Handbrake Mac The Ripper RipIt
Input Formats
yes yes yes yes
DVD discs
iOS images, DVD folders yes no no no
Output Formats/Devices
Rip DVD to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP3, etc;
Convert DVD to iPhone (7/7 Plus), iPad (Pro), Samsung Galaxy S7/Note 7, etc.
300+ Preset Profiles MKV and MP4 no no
Decrypting Ability
Remove all types of copy protections such as CSS, Sony ARccOS, RCE, Disney X-project, etc.
yes no no no
Support Latest DVDs
Backup the latest protected DVDs from Disney, Warner, Paramount movies
yes no no no
Support Multi-core CPU, hyper threading tech.
33.6 min/dvd to mp4
8 min/copy mode
42 min/dvd to mp4
No copy mode
No rip feature
45 min/copy mode
No rip feature
12 min/copy mode
High Quality Engine, Deinterlacing, Force A/C sync.
High Midium High High
Easy navigation, preset profiles, Mac-style interface.
yes no yes yes
Edit Function
Edit out any unwanted part, merge movie titles, add language subtitles, extract images, etc.
yes yes no no
Parameter Adjusting
Adjust video bitrate, resolution, frame rate, add letter box or stretch to full screen, change the output video aspect ratio.
yes yes no no
OS X up to macOS Sierra
yes yes no no

In conslusion

Making DVD backup copies or ripping your DVD into more convenience digital foramt on Mac is a great idea. It ensures that you'll have access to your favorite DVD movies and TV shows long after the original DVD discs have become obsolete. Brorsoft DVD Ripper - a full array of DVD ripping, copying, converting and editing tools, make it easy to create copies or rips that are identical to the original for you.

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