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When you reach this page, it means that your DVD is copy-protected or encrypted by DVD copy-protection technologies.
Then what is DVD copy protection or encryption ?

DVD Copy Protection (DVD DRM, DVD Encryption) is a blanket term for various methods of copy protection for DVDs. Such methods include DRM, CD-checks, Dummy Files, illegal tables of contents, over-sizing or over-burning the DVD, physical errors, and bad sectors. Many protection schemes rely on breaking compliance with DVD standards, leading to playback problems on some devices.

- Quote from Wikipedia

How to Choose Good DVD Ripper Software to Rip Copy-Protected (Encrypted) DVD on Mac OS X?

"Speed, High Quality, Support all types of Encrypted DVDs";

How to choose the right solution for ripping copy protected DVDs on Mac OS ? The capability of ripping all the latest encrypted DVDs absolutely should be the most important factor for consideration, as well as multiple options of output formats and super high output quality video for iPhone, iPad and Android.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro is one of the few solutions on Mac, having ability to access all types of copy protected DVDs on MacBook (Pro/Air), iMac, Mac Mini, such as CSS encryption, Sony ARccOS encryption, RCE Region protection, Disney X-project DRM, UOPs, etc. It constantly updates to support the latest copy protection measures. MacX DVD Ripper Pro enables to perfectly handle the newly released DVDs such as Iron Man 3, Monsters University, Despicable Me 2, Star Trek Into Darkness, Pacific Rim, The Wolverine, Fast and Furious 6, Man of Steel, World War Z, Thor: The Dark World, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Frozen, etc. So it would be a perfect solution for you if you want to backup the copy-protected DVD collections on Mac OS.

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MacX DVD Ripper Pro Main Features:

  • Backup protected DVD movies by removing Disney DVD protection, CSS, Sony ARccOS, RCE.
  • Rip DVD to mainstream video formats, including H.264, FLV, MP4, MOV, AVI, MP3 and so on.
  • Rip and Transfer DVD to iPhone/5S/5C, iPad/Air/Mini, Apple TV, Android, Surface, PS4, etc.
  • Blazing fast DVD ripping solution offers up to 36x real time converting speed on Mac OS.
  • Backup DVD to ISO, MKV, single MPEG-2 file with original Video and Audio quality.

How to make sure your DVD is an Encrypted DVD ?

  • The DVD can not be copied, if you try to copy the DVD, the Mac OS will tell you "You don't have permission to access some of the items".
  • Generally, it can't be read directly by typical software. You can't play region 2 DVD on region 1 MacBook DVD player device, or DVD Region Error.
  • The DVD Disc content size is more than 40 GB (file system has be changed) Read Disney published DVD with a New DVD Copy-Protection technology.
  • The DVD has 99 titles or more, or you can't mount the DVD disc on Mac OS.
  • Handbrake tell you can't read the Disc, or DVD Disc Error, DVD Bad Sector, even crashed on the DVD scanning.
  • You can't rip the whole DVD with some other company's DVD ripper, or just crash.

List of DVD Copy Protection technologies ( MacX DVD Ripper Pro supports all of those types)

  1. a) Commercial DVD CSS encryption
  2. c) DVD Region Code Enhanced (RCE)
  3. e) User operation prohibition (UOP)
  1. b) Sony ARccOS DVD protection
  2. d) Disney New DVD Copy Protection
  3. f) The Analog Protection System (APS)

List of Latest Copy-Protected DVD Movies from Disney, Warner & Paramount. (MacX DVD Ripper Pro supports all new encrypted DVDs )

Frozen Gravity Hunger Games Catching Fire
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The Wolf of Wall Street Monsters University

Now, you can use MacX DVD Ripper Pro to rip the latest protected DVDs such as Frozen, The Hobbit: The Desolution of Smaug, Thor 2 The Dark World, Gravity, back up DVD movies The Hunger Games Catching Fire, 12 Years a Slave, 300: Rise of an Empire, etc. It shall be noted that ripping and converting commercial DVDs are only for personal legal use. Please comply with your local DVD copyright law and apply the DVD contents for fair use.

How to Copy and Rip Protected DVD to MP4, FLV, MOV, MPEG, AVI, iPhone, iPod, iPad on Mac - You need MacX DVD Ripper

Step 1. Load DVD Movies or DVD Folder.

Click "DVD" button to import the DVD files after you insert the DVD disc you want to rip. You can also load DVD Folder or DVD ISO saved on your computer.

Step 2: Choose Output Video/Audio Format.

Select the output video or audio format you desire. You could choose the video formats and portable devices as you need, such as MP4, FLV, AVI, MPEG, MOV, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android etc.

Rip protected DVD on Mac

Customize The Output Video (Optional)

It offers multiple options for you to make personalized videos as you desired.

* Trim segments, Crop video size, Merge file

Trim - If you'd like to convert a segment of the DVD movie, you can trim the clips by dragging the left or right bar under the video preview windows or setting up the start time and end time by using trim feature

Crop - the Crop & Expand windows allows you adjust your movie's aspect ratio to Full Screen, 16:9, 4:3, 1:1, and you can also cut off the black edges you don't want to keep.

Merge - You might want to keep only some of video clips as a single video one. Select the wanted titles from the main window, chosse the status 'On' for merge.

* Adjustable Parameter Settings

For Advanced users, this DVD ripper for Mac gives you the choice to adjust the decoder/encoder parameters to suit a particular use. The output settings can be tailored in terms of video codec, video bitrate, frame rate, aspect ratio, resolution etc.

* Add External Subtitle File

You can attach your preferred language to the movie files so as to watch them with understandable speaking. Open the Subtitle tab and select "External Subtitle File" button to add the language subtitle you preferred.

Step 3: Select Destination Folder.

Specify an output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.

Step 4: Start Conversion.

After finish the above steps, click the "RUN" button to start conversion, you could view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime.