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How to Rip and Convert DVD to Digital File on Mac


As a frenetic DVD collector, chances are you have piles of DVD collections at home. But now how about them? Just like most Americans, those bulky boxes of discs are either sitting in a box in the closet or gathering dust on a shelf. Obviously, there is no more space for you to collect new DVDs. Ever thought of preserving your DVDs in computer for saving space and further use?

"DVDs are actually quite small and take up very little space if stored without their cases. I personally have over 100 DVDs and know that it isn't realistic to keep all those cases in our tiny house. Therefore I decide to convert DVD to digital copy for space saving in our tiny house."

As all we know, the DVD disc is very sensitive, fragile and easy to get scratched or damaged after repeatedly pulling in and out. However, after converting DVD to a digital video like MP4, MOV, AVI, etc, you are to get released from the irritating loop by liberating space occupied by DVD collection box, protecting the precious DVD collection and allowing DVD movies to be watched on the go. Then here comes the question: How to convert DVD to digital copy? To get the answer, just read on to learn how to make a digital copy in video formats of DVD.

Part One: Free DVD to Digital File via HandBrake

HandBrake is an incredibly useful and free DVD to digital converter. HandBrake is an open-source video transcoder, originally developed in 2003 to make ripping a film from a DVD to a data storage device easier.


1. Open Handbrake and you'll be asked to locate a source. Choose a DVD disk, or a VIDEO_TS folder. You can also choose any other video files as Handbrake will convert standard video files as well.


2. Once Handbrake has loaded your source file, in the upper left-hand corner you'll find the Title drop-down menu. Select that and you'll see a list of all the tracks Handbrake can rip. Choose the title you want to rip.


3. Next you need to decide how high (or low) you want the quality of your ripped content to be. In the video panel, you can drag the Constant Quality slider from left to right to adjust the quality. Alternatively you can set an average bit rate or use a Handbrake preset for a specific device. Once you've chosen your video settings, click the audio tab and make your audio choices.


4. Now that you've got all your settings in Handbrake you can go ahead and rip that DVD. If you're only ripping a single file, press the Start button up top. If you want to batch-rip more content, click the Add to Queue button (also up top) and repeat this process for the addition content. Once you've got it all in your queue, go ahead and press the Start button.

Part Two: Convert DVD to Digital File via Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac

Take the outstanding converting speed and excellent output quality into consideration, I'd like to recommend you take advantage of a more professional and reliable program like Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac. With its help, you can effortlessly rip and convert DVD to MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, FLV, and other 250+ HD/SD formats regardless of any kinds of DVD copy protections. In addition, lots of video presets for portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. are provided to let you get videos to fit a certain device. If you're a Windows user, simply turn to Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Windows, which lets you turn DVD into digital copy on Windows(Windows 10 included). Now download this program and follow the steps to finish your work.

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Step 1: Import source DVD

Launch the DVD Ripper and click "Load file(s)" to load original DVD discs.


Step 2: Choose output format

If you wanna rip DVD to your needed file types, you need specify a format as output format. Click on the dropdown menu of "Format", and then choose your needed one from the multiple output format presets. You can convert to MKV, MP4, MOV, WMV, etc or directly rip DVD for playback on iPad, iPhone, PS Vita, Nook HD, Galaxy Tab and more other portable devices you can think of.


Tip: Click "Settings" button, then you are able to adjust all the settings in the following window to customize the output file quality, including codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.

Step 3: Start to convert

Click the big arrow "Convert" button on the top-right of the interface to start to convert DVD to digital file.

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