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DVD Shrink for Mac to Backup & Rip Protected DVD

DVD Shrink for Mac

Have you ever experienced a true carving of copying and compressing DVD in a smaller size for enjoying on the road trip? Grab DVD Shrink for Mac, the best DVD ripper for Mac to shrink and backup DVD movies, compressing DVD 9 to DVD 5, burning into DVD and automatically removing copyright protection. Not only this but also copy DVD 9 to DVD 9, DVD 5 to DVD 9, DVD to ISO Image/DVD Folder with original audio and video quality.

But since a long time DVD shrink Mac haven't updated, many people encountered problems while using it to compress DVD, especially on the latest Mac OS X 10.10-10.12. It failed as message box like "DVD Shrink encountered an error and cannot continue." always popped up. How to solve this problem? Instead of shrinking DVD, creating a backup and then burn your DVD files or discs with different software, Mac alternatives to DVD Shrink will help you to copy and compress DVD perfectly.

Top Three DVD Shrink Alternatives for Mac

MacX DVD Ripper Pro to Compress DVD

No.1: MacX DVD Ripper Pro
As one of the best DVD copy softwares, MacX DVD Ripper Pro is a great authority on DVD copy and ripping on Mac OS X (macOS Mojave included). It provides the best solution to copy DVD to ISO or DVD Folder with all extras, subtitles and audio tracks, as well as rip any DVDs to MOV, MP4, FLV, M4V for playing on iPhone Xs/Max, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Surface with high quality. Either way carries your point of shrinking DVD by compressing DVD size greatly for storage, future burning, and watching DVD movies on portable devices on the moving.

In addition, what superior than other DVD backup softwares is the powerful decryption function of removing the DVD copy protections, such as CSS encryption, RCE region protections, ARccOS copy protection, even rip Disney encrypted DVDs. The latest DVD movies like Beauty and the Beast, Doctor Strange can also be shrunk by MacX DVD Ripper Pro.

MacTheRipper to Copy DVD

No.2: MacTheRipper
MacTheRipper is a free DVD ripper for Mac OS X. It can extract commercial DVD movies to your hard drive, in ISO Image or VOB files. It did compress DVD size when backup DVD movies, yet delivering a smaller compression ratio than any other DVD Shrink for Mac alternatives. Third-party software is needed to substantially reduce the DVD size by converting VOB to MP4, MOV, M4V. As far as I can tell that MacTheRipper is an easy and fast alternative in aspect of copying DVD without too much compression.

RipIt to Rip DVD

No.3: RipIt
Transferring DVDs to your Mac with ease and speed is what RipIt devotes itself to doing all the time. There are two ways to backup DVD to Mac through RipIt: Ripping DVD copies everything to the Mac, the movie extras, subtitles and alternate audio tracks for playing on DVD players and compressing DVD to create a smaller video file that you can export to iTunes and sync to an iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The second way reduced the DVD size greatly to some degree achieved the equivalent effect of DVD Shrink for Mac. Moreover, it usually takes around a half hour to copy DVD Mac. Compressing a disc will take longer to complete.

Comprehensive Comparison of the Best DVD Copy Software

DVD Shrink for Mac

Latest version: 4.1 | Sept 25, 2014
OS Support: Mac OS X
Licence: Free
Salient Features: Backup and compress DVD
Users Rating: ★★★☆☆

MacX DVD Ripper Pro

Latest version: 4.5.8 | June 30, 2015
OS Support: Mac OS X (macOS Mojave included)
Licence: Free to try | $ 39.95
Salient Features: Rip, backup and compress DVD
Users Rating: ★★★★★


Latest version: | Aug 5, 2015
OS Support: Mac OS X (except Mountain Lion)
Licence: Free (before version 2.6.6)|$40.00
Salient Features: backup DVD
Users Rating: ★★☆☆☆


Latest version: 1.6.8 | Aug 12, 2015
OS Support: Mac OS X(Yosemite/El Capitan included)
Licence: Free to try | $ 24.95
Salient Features: Rip and compress DVD
Users Rating: ★★★☆☆

Different strokes for different folks on various aspects of shrinking DVD. For those who want to shrink DVD for storage in case of scratches, at the same time rip DVD to MP4, MOV, M4V for offline watching on iPhone iPad, MacX DVD Ripper Pro is strongly recommended for its powerful ripping and compressing function and easy-to-use interface as a DVD Shrink for Mac alternative.

Best DVD Shrink Alternative to Copy/Backup DVD on Mac

how to copy a DVD

Step 1: Add DVD. Free download the Mac DVD Shrink alternative and launch it. Insert your desired DVD to hard drive of your PC and click "DVD" to import the DVD.

Step 2: Choose the output formats. Click "DVD Backup" icon to determine your target format. You can choose to backup DVD originally with multiple tracks and subtitles or backup a single one. Alternatively, standard formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV etc are also available for MacX DVD Ripper Pro as you want to shrink DVD greatly to save storage space by selecting other profiles such as "General Profiles".

Step 3: Specify output file path. Click "Browse" button to choose the destination of DVD to be shrunk.

Step 4: Start shrinking DVD. Click "RUN" button to start the fast DVD shrinking Mac.

Tips: You can use DVD shrink for Mac to copy DVD for a backup or for later watching on mobile devices, the latter requires sync process. No itunes, no sync, no waiting, MacX MediaTrans is a good choice, enabling you to transfer DVD movies to iPhone iPad etc. by simply clicking Add. It allows to mount iPhone as hard disk drive to store more data, including videos music photos ducoments and many more. Serving as iPhone file manager at the same time, it can help you edit and organize iPhone iPad iPod music videos and other media files in the easiest way.

Notice: We only advocate copying and ripping DVDs under the concept of Fair Use and don't encourage any illegal reproduction or distribution of copyrighted content. Please abide by the local DVD copyright law before doing it.

Author: Bella Brown | Updated on Dec 5, 2018

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