MP4, MOV, FLV, MPEG, H.264, etc, so that you can store your DVD in safe from any damage or enjoy DVD movies on your portable devices on the go. Here we listed three of the 2015 most popular free Mac DVD ripper software for you to choose the one which is the most suitable for you.
They are MacX DVD Ripper Free Edition, HandBrake and MacTheRipper respectively. Many people may hear that Handbrake is an open source DVD ripping software and MacTheRipper is a widely used free DVD ripper for Mac OS. Then what is MacX DVD Ripper Free Edition? Below we provide an overview for each of them for you to better know what they work as.
MacX DVD Ripper Mac Free Edition
MacX DVD Ripper Mac Free Edition is not as famous as HandBrake or MacTheRipper at present. But it is still worth your attention, even more. It is an innovative yet free DVD ripper for Mac working under Mac OS X (El Capitan included), designed with a handy of options for ripping DVD free to multiple output video and audio formats, beyond Handbrake and MacTheRipper. This free Mac DVD ripper enables you to rip both homemade and protected DVDs by removing the DVD copy protections, such as CSS encryption, RCE region protections, ARccOS copy protection, even rip Disney encrypted DVDs for you to backup your legally-purchased DVDs on Mac computer, be it iMac 5K, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, or 2015 Macbook.
As one of the best DVD ripper for Mac, it supports ripping DVD to MP4, DVD to MOV, DVD to FLV, DVD to MPEG, DVD to iTunes videos, thus you can enjoy DVD movies by your iPhone (iPhone 6/6 Plus), iPod, iPad (iPad Air 2/Mini 3), Mac computer, QuickTime, iTunes, even upload them to share with your friends. Flexible parameter settings and advanced functions will assist you to make stylish videos by clipping video segment, removing subtitles, changing video size, etc. Multi-core CPU and hyper threading technology will ensure you the fastest speed yet without losing any output quality, thanks to the high quality engine. MacX DVD Ripper Free Edition makes it the go-to Mac version of apps like DVD Shrink or DVDFab.
Handbrake is an open source DVD ripper working under Mac, Windows and Linux, which can only convert DVDs to MP4 and MKV, with support for iPhone, iPods, PSPs, Apple TVs, PS3s. But Handbrake rip DVD that is homemade/unprotected or can be played by your DVD player if without the help of third party software, VLC media player, not to mention the Disney new copy protections. In addition it is not stable, sometimes even crash, especially when running on Mac OS X 10.11. And if you would like to upload a commercial or home-made DVD movie to youtube.com video sharing website or to your web page or blog, HandBrake can't help at all. MacX DVD Ripper Free Edition would be the HandBrake alternative to solve this problem.
MacTheRipper can break copy protection and rip DVD content for free, but it doesn't encode its rips to other formats. 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 other formats. So if you would like to rip DVD directly to the format you desire, you'd better to take a look at MacX DVD Ripper Free Edition.
How to Rip DVD Free on Mac OS with MacX DVD Ripper Free Edition
Then how to rip DVD with MacX DVD Ripper Free Edition? The guide below will show you how easy it is to rip DVD to MP4, FLV, MOV, etc free on Mac OS with this Free DVD ripper.
Step 1. Add files
Download free DVD ripper on Mac OS X (El Capitan included), install and run it. Click "DVD Disc" or "DVD Path" button to import the DVD files.
Step 2. Choose Output Formats
Select the output format as you wish, like convert DVD to MP4, DVD to FLV, DVD to MOV, DVD to iTunes, etc.
Step 3. Choose Output Folder
Click "Browse" button in output setting area and select a destination folder to save your converted video.
Step 4. Start Ripping
Click "RUN" to start the conversion. You can view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the DVD converting process at anytime.
For those who would like to rip DVD to more output formats with advanced functions, MacX DVD Ripper Pro would help you. Besides, it also features the functions of making 1:1 DVD copy to a single MPEG2 files with original audio and video quality.