2019 Best DVD Rippers for Mac (macOS Mojave Incl.)

Posted by Bella Brown to DVD Copy, Convert DVDs | Last Updated on Dec.5, 2018

Which is the best DVD ripper for Mac in 2019? As we all know, DVD converters range from free versions that are pretty bare-bones to feature-packed paid ones. It's hard to define the real helpers from the motley crowd, just as a user complained "I've tried a bunch of CRAP and none I've found works even 1/10th as good as I expect."

Okay, it's high time to pick the best Mac DVD copy software 2019. Whether you want to make a safe copy of your movie collection, stream disc to Apple TV, WDTVLive, save DVD on NAS or hard drive or play movies on iPhone, iPad, Samsung or the like, you can find a DVD ripper for macOS High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan etc here.

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2019 Best DVD Decrypter for Mac - Also Year's Fastest

MacX DVD Ripper Pro is the No.1 Mac DVD ripper. Why?
- It deals with any DVD copy protections;
- It rips DVD to mp4, h264, h265, mov, avi, mkv, iso image etc;
- It rips DVD at fastest speed, 5x faster than Handbrake or others;
- It supports latest macOS High Sierra, Sierra or earlier OS.
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2019 Best DVD Rippers for Mac Review Summary

▶ Decryption ability. The 2019 DVD backup program for macOS should be able to remove at least part of the DVD protections and work with most discs.
▶ Output options. It should be able to cover the basic DVD ripping needs.
▶ Speed. A too-slow DVD ripper is literally useless and will easily freak users out.
▶ Okay, it should be neat and clean.

DVD encryption

Input format

Output format

Output presets





MacX DVD Ripper Pro

CSS, region codes, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, APS, and RCE

DVD disc, ISO image, VIDEO_TS folder

h.264, mp4, mov, m4v, mpeg4, mp3, etc.

iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Sony, TVs, YouTube, websites etc



* Lightning-fast
* Rich outputs
* Strong DVD support
* Versatile

* Can't identify main title automatically sometime


CSS (with libdvdcss installed)

DVD disc, ISO image, VIDEO_TS folder

mp4, mkv

Apple TV, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android & Windows



* Fast & reliable

* No built-in DRM support


AACS and BD+

DVD and Blu-rays

Mkv only




* Fast & reliable
* Strong Bluray ripper
* Excellent quality

* Limited functions

DVDFab HD Decrypter

AACS, BD+, RC, UOPS and BD-Live

DVDs and Blu-rays

Full Disc or Main Movie




* Easy and handy
* Rip Blurays

* Loss few images in output

best Mac DVD ripper 2018

1. MacX DVD Ripper Pro

Fastest to cope with any protected or homemade discs.

For those who want to rip any DVD to any format or profile, MacX DVD Ripper Pro is the best. First, it's the only one that deals with all kinds of discs, including new released DVD movies, 99-title DVD, workout or exercise discs, Japanese adult discs and more. Namely, if you can't rip protected DVD with Handbrake, turn to MacX.

Not only that, this macOS DVD ripping tool is the best choice for users with large movie collections. The QSV hardware acceleration tech makes it the fastest DVD ripper for Mac - 5x faster than others. If your computer is highly configured, it takes 5 minutes only to rip a full DVD on Mac. Plus, no matter you want to save a 1:1 ISO image or MKV copy with all subtitles, extras or menus, compress DVD to mp4, mov, avi, or play movies on iPhone Xs/XR/Xs Max, Galaxy S9, you can find a preset in it.

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2. Handbrake

Free compress and convert homemade DVDs to manageable files.

Handbrake has been around for a decade and it's the hands-down favorite for many users. The DVD converter will convert DVD to MP4, MKV encoded in H.264, H.265, MPEG-4 and MPEG-2. Plus, it has several Apple TV, iOS and Android devices built-in. By default, Handbrake won't support DVD with protection, but almost all the DVDs you bought are copy protected. So you will need to install Handbrake libdvdcss library or third-party Apps (VLC) to let Handbrake rip protected DVDs (CSS only).

The free DVD ripper for Mac 2019 is popular among users because it works in most cases at fast speed. The output quality is also excellent. Anyway, with fast speed and reliable performance, Handbrake stays in the same league as many paid programs. Due to the lack support for all the copy protections, we place it as the second best macOS DVD backup software.

2018 best free dvd rippre on Mac

3. MakeMKV

A great choice for ripping the master file from both DVD and Bluray discs.

As its name suggests, MakeMKV is an expert in extracting high quality MKV files from DVDs and Blu-ray discs. This free Mac DVD ripping software is the best choice when a user simply wants to maintain the entire DVD structure intact. Better than Handbrake, MakeMKV is able to remove AACS and BD+ protections from Blu-ray discs, but as for other protections, you're out of luck.

The whole DVD ripping is superfast and easy, and there is no confusing configurations or messing around. You simply insert DVD and choose MKV. But there are obvious constraints. MKV is the only output choice and you can't do any compression with it. You'd better prepare a big storage for the uncompressed HD MKV files.

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4. DVDFab HD Decrypter

Limited options for ripping old DVDs and Bluray discs.

DVDFab is fast enough to hold a seat on the list of 2019 best Mac DVD rippers. As its website claims, the ripper will rip old DVDs and Blu-rays onto Mac in "Full Disc" or "Main Movie" modes only. It excels some free DVD ripper for Mac 2019 as it can remove some known DVD protections, like AACS, BD+, RC, UOPS and BD-Live Blu-ray. The program is shareware, but most of its features are free, including DVD decrypting and ripping. When you want to rip DVD to more outputs or unlock more features, you can pay $45 to $60 for the full version.

How to Rip DVD on Mac Easily

The steps to rip DVD are similar with any ripper. Here we take the best DVD ripper for Mac - MacX DVD Ripper Pro as an example. First, free download the ripper on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or Mac mini:
Download link - https://www.macxdvd.com/download/macx-dvd-ripper-setup.dmg
It also has a Windows version, download link - https://www.macxdvd.com/download/macx-dvd-ripper-pro-for-windows-setup.exe

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Step 1: Insert the DVD
Import DVD movie to your Mac's hard drive by clicking "DVD Disc" button. You can also add ISO image from your computer. Then the DVD converter for macOS will start to load and identify the correct title of the DVD.

Step 2: Select Output Format
A window will pop up asking you to select the output format. To back up the whole DVD info like menu, subtitles, extras etc, copy DVD 1:1 to ISO image. If you want an HD output and don't mind the size, select MKV. To play DVD on mobiles or upload to online sites, there are ready profiles, or you can rip DVD to MP4, AVI, MOV, 3GP, FLV or others as you need.

Step 3: Edit Output Video if Necessary
The best DVD ripper mac has editing features. You can ripTV shows and combine the titles into one. Similarly, you can add English subtitles to a foreign movie, or adjust the video parameters to reduce the file size.

Step 4: Start to rip DVD
Click Run and it will start the ripping immediately. When you rip DVD with strong copy protection, check the Safe Mode box, which can remove many tough restrictions.

Best DVD Ripper for Mac in 2019 - Freely Rip Any DVDs

Best Mac DVD decrypter and ripper of 2019 will freely rip protected DVD movies to M4v, MOV, MP4, MKV, ISO, AVI, FLV and more formats with fast speed and excellent quality for on-the-go playback on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Google phones & tablets.

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