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Legally Convert DVD to Digital Copies MP4 MKV AVI on Mac and Windows

How quickly digital technology moves on! Nowadays we are accustomed to watch movies on YouTube, 4K smart TV, and Netflix, etc., and the once-dominant DVD shelf is no longer the focal point in your room. Those bulky boxes of discs are gathering dust on a shelf. In some ways, they are outmoded.

Would you feel a tad regretful that your favorite DVD discs are just quietly sitting in a box in the closet? Why not liberate your movie collection by making it easy to rip and convert DVD to digital copies for playback on your iPhone iPad? Trust me it couldn't be better if you do so, for you can watch your DVD movies on mobile device anytime anywhere. But how to make this happen? Well, read on and you will get it.

How to Digitize Homemade & Commercial DVD Discs

MacX DVD Ripper Pro can do it! No.1 fast speed to rip any DVD movies to digital MP4 MOV MKV AVI MPEG-2 VOB, MP3, etc. (commercial & homemade) without the bother of DVD encryption tech like CSS, Region Code, UOP, Disney X-project protection, Sony ARccOS, etc. 100% clean & safe, No spyware, malware, virus!

Prior to the DVD digitization, let me ask you a question: do you know which digital format you want to convert DVD to, MP4, AVI, MKV, or ISO image? Alright, if you are uncertain about this, let me explain the mainstream digital format first.

Part 1: What is the Best Format for Storing Digitalized DVD Movies?

Case One: If you thirst for suitable file size and great video quality, you are recommended to digitize DVD discs to MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, etc. widely used video format so as to playback on iPhone iPad Android with no hassle.

For Apple iPhone iPad iTunes users, you are suggested to rip and convert DVD to digital MP4, MOV, M4V format, which are supported by iPhone iPad iTunes and can provide you with superb video quality and proper file size.

For Android Samsung Sony HTC users, it's advisable for you to opt for converting DVD disc to digital MP4, AVI or MKV. Not only they are accepted by Android device, but also they are able to address your specific needs. See, MP4 balances well between movie quality and file size. AVI is the second-to-none choice for the one who pursues with smallest possible file size. MKV, on the contrary, is bigger than others in size but better in quality.

convert DVD to digital ISO image
convert DVD to digital ISO image

Case Two: Providing you are itching to make a digital copy of DVD movie with 1:1 lossless quality without caring file size, then copying DVD to ISO image or a single MPEG-2 file fits the bill. Here backup DVD disc to ISO image is highly recommended.

Pros of Clone DVD to ISO image:

  • Untouched DVD quality, better than MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, MPEG-2;
  • Directly playback DVD movies on VLC player, Mplayer, DAplayer, Stream Player, etc.
  • Convenient for later DVD burning;
  • Easily for DVD movie storing and DVD library building.

Part 2: How to Legally Make Digital Copies of DVDs on Mac and PC

After the above introduction, you might be clearer about what digital format you wanna convert DVD to. But here comes the question: how to rip and convert DVD disc to digital format like MP4, AVI, ISO image in a legal way? Well, you need a professional assistant to do you this big favor. Here the cutting-edge MacX DVD Ripper Pro is the one you can trust on.

Regardless of the homemade DVD or commercial encrypted DVD discs, it can easilyget rid of CSS, Region Code, UOPs, RCE, Sony ARccOS or Disney Fake. With this mighty DVD to digital software by your side, you are allowed to convert (encrypted) DVD to MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, MKV, as well as copy DVD to ISO image or a single MPEG-2 file size with 100% unaffected video quality thanks to its High Quality Engine and De-interlacing tech. Of course, the converted digital DVD copies are only allowed to legally use for personal purpose.

How to Rip and Convert DVD (Protected) to Digital Format for Playback on iPhone iPad Android?

Here I take Disney movie Big Hero 6 DVD disc for instance to show you how to convert copy-protected DVD to digital format for playback on iPhone.

Step 1: Free download and launch this top-ranking DVD digital video converter on Mac, click "DVD Disc" button to import the DVD movie Big Hero 6.

Tips: MacX DVD Ripper Pro is especially desgined for Mac users and works flawlessly on Mac OS X 10.12. But for PC users running even on Windows 10, you can check its windows version .

Step 2: To convert DVD Zootopia to digital format, you can go to Apple Device and select "iPhone 12" mode.

convert DVD to digital MP4
convert DVD to digital MP4

Step 3: Specify 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: Click "RUN" to start to decrypt and convert Disney DVD Zootopia to digital MP4 for iPhone on your Mac computer. The whole copying process will accomplish with solely mins, and then you can find the digitalized DVD movies in the destination folder.

How to Make a Digital Copy of DVD Movies with 1:1 Lossless Quality?

Step 1: Fire up this best- all-in-one DVD copy program on Mac, click "DVD Disc" button to import the DVD movie you want to copy.

Step 2: Go to DVD Backup and select "Clone DVD to ISO Image" mode. This DVD copy program also allows you to backup DVD to a single MPEG-2 file, make a digital copy of DVD main title and rip DVD to MKV format.

convert DVD to digital ISO image
convert DVD to digital ISO image

Step 3: Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.

Step 4: Hit "RUN" button to start copying DVD to digital ISO image on your Mac computer.

Notice: We only advocate converting DVDs for legal personal use, instead of illegal reproduction or distribution of copyrighted content. Please obey your local DVD copyright law before doing it. DO NOT do harm to others' lawful rights and interests.