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How to Copy Protected DVD to DVD on MacBook/iMac with MacX DVD Ripper Pro

Copying protected DVD to DVD is not as easy as you imagine. To copy encrypted DVD to DVD, the first step is to remove DVD protection tech from DVD and then you can have chance to clone DVD to DVD. Thus, a DVD decrypter for Mac is a must have. But most common DVD copy software alleging to built in DVD decryption feature is no longer tenable, especially when it faces with the newly released DVDs with deceptive title numbers. These tools, even the world-renown Handbrake, usually crashes, fail to find the right title, output files either larger than 40 GB, mixed up or out of order. Here the high-end MacX DVD Ripper Pro works like a charm when it comes to commercial DVDs, which can copy protected disc to video_TS or ISO image for later DVD burning no matter the DVD encrypted with CSS, Region Code, or the enhanced Sony ARccOS, Disney DRM project.

Step 1: How to Unlock Protection from DVD and Rip Protected DVD to Video_TS

To bypass DVD protection and make a copy of locked DVD on Mac, the all-round MacX DVD Ripper Pro performs these tasks seamlessly without any third party aids. It can hassle-free steer clear of DVD protections (e.g. RCE, CSS encryption, APS, UOP, etc) from Disney, Sony, Paramount, etc. On top of that, it is bundled with 4 DVD copy modes: clone full title DVD on Mac with all video and video subtitles included; backup main title movies only to ensure a small-sized file; copy DVD to Video_TS folder or clone DVD to ISO image with 1:1 image quality for later DVD burning; and convert DVD full title to MKV with high output quality. You can check the all-sided DVD ripper for Mac guide to remove DVD ripping errors and decrypt protected movie DVDs freely.

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Tips: The best DVD ripper for Mac, fully compatible with the latest macOS Mojave, helps to make 1:1 backup of protected DVD to ISO image which is equivalent to a compresssed format of Video_TS and Audio_TS. That's to say, you can extract Video_TS from ISO simply through decompression and finish copying protected disc to Video_TS easily. Follow the steps below and learn how to copy a DVD on a Mac.

Step 1: Free download the software on Mac OS, launch it, and hit the "DVD Disc" button to load the encrypted DVD to be backed up.
Step 2: After the Mac DVD copier analyzes the DVD information, a preset profiles window appears. Go to DVD Backup -> Main Title Content Copy/Clone DVD to ISO Image as it supports making 1:1 DVD copy on macOS, after which you can burn to DVD.
Step 3: Tap "Browse" button to save the DVD you copied on Mac computer.
Step 4: Hit "RUN" button to begin protected DVD backup on Mac.

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Note: This DVD copy software for Mac is designed for users to copy protected DVD on Mac or PC for personal legal use instead of illegal commercial purpose. Please abide by your local law about DVD ripping/copying before doing so.

Step 2: How Do You Burn Video TS to DVD on Your Mac

Note: Before you decrypt protected DVD to blank DVD disc on Mac, make sure the blank disc has enough space to save the ISO or video TS file. You should know that you can clone DVD9 to DVD9, and DVD5 to DVD5 unless you use special tool to split the larger DVD9 to DVD5. Therefore, if the ISO or video TS file is larger than 4.7GB, use a dual layer DVD. Now you can copy protected DVDs to DVD–5, DVD–9, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL and DVD-RAM.

DVD-5: a single layer DVD with 4.7GB of data (around 120-133 minutes of video depending on compression).
DVD-9: a dual layer single sided DVD with up to 8.5GB of data (around 240 minutes of video depending on compression).
Then how to burn the output video TS folder to DVD on Mac? As we are on a Mac, there are multiple ways to make a DVD copy of video TS or ISO files.

The first method to copy DVD from Video_TS is Finder. Then how to burn the output video TS folder to DVD on Mac? As we all know that "Finder" on Mac provides the ability of burning files to DVD if you already have a DVD buner on your computer. But not all the files burn to DVD can be playable by your DVD Player, except Video TS. So this is why we should rip DVD movies to video_TS first. All you need to do now is to insert the DVD you want to copy and right click the video TS folder converted from the original, then choose Burn to Disc to start the DVD burning process. You can also check the new movies on DVD and burn the best DVD movies for lifetime preservasion.

copy and burn Video_TS ISO to DVD

If you want to burn DVD from ISO image directly, you can use Disk Utility or Command Line. Note that the burning ISO feature is now missing from Disk Utility on El Capitan and later (and it's now available in Finder). As the feature no longer exists on OS X El Capitan and later, check your computer system before you copy DVD to DVD. For earlier versions, follow the guide below:

1. Insert a blank disc and launch Disk Utility.
2. From the File menu, choose Open Disk Image and select the ISO to be burned. You can see the ISO file from the list of volumes.
3. Click on "Burn" in the Disk Utility main window. Then it will start to burn and you will receive confirmation once the DVD is burned to DVD disc successfully.

copy and burn Video_TS ISO to DVD

Another method to copy DVD to DVD on Mac from ISO image is using the command line. This way applies to any Mac OS X, including macOS Mojave. Note that you should make sure the command line is correct to avoid any failure. So this method is not suitable for novice or those who don't like technical stuff. Then you can copy protected DVD ISO image to blank disc as per the steps below:

1. Launch the Terminal utility. 2. Locate the ISO somewhere easy to locate like the desktop or user home folder.
3. Insert a blank DVD or DVD-DL into the Mac.
4. Type the following command hdiutil burn ~/Path/To/DiskImageFile.iso and it will start to burn iOS file to DVD on Mac automatically.

How Do You Copy Protected DVD to DVD on Mac for Your DVD Player

The output of the DVD copied is almost the same as the original DVD. You could play them with your familiar DVD Player or keep the DVD you purchased in safe from scratch or any damages.

Besides converting DVD to video TS, best DVD decrypter for Mac OS X, MacX DVD Ripper Pro can also copy DVD to hard drive, USB, ISO image, MPEG, DVD to MKV, DVD to MP4, DVD to FLV, DVD to WMV, etc so that you can watch them with your familiar video player, on popular portable devices, or upload to internet.

Author: Bella Brown | Updated on Jan 21, 2019

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