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Top Ways to Copy DVD on Mac with Best DVD Copy Software and Mac's Disk Utility

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I've copied a DVD on my iMac before, but I've forgotten how to do it and I can't figure it out. I remember that I did use 'Disk Utility'. NOTE: It is a DVD of my cousin's dancing concert and I've copied that before but I need for my Mac to clone DVD again for someone else.
I had to find out the DVD Disney Frozen from countless discs because my 8-year-old sun wanted to watch it again on Mac. The only thing I found was that the DVD was scratched with jam covered on it.

It is a known fact that DVD is a good way to store and enjoy movies, allowing for massive data storage and enabling you to enjoy on all sorts of platforms, from computers to TVs. However, DVD is easily scratched and damaged as its data is exposed, letting precious information it stores vulnerable to everyday wear and tear.

Option to Keep DVD Safe: Make Backup Copy of DVD on Mac OS X

It's a good alternative to buy a new one instead of a damaged disc. But it sounds rediculous to keep spending money on repurchasing DVD you already have. Accordingly, to copy DVD on Mac computer makes sense to keep the original disc safe. Absolutely, there is an overwhelming variety of DVD clone software working under Mac to backup DVD. But it's a little trickier especially when handling new DVD movies as some applications are unable to strip the protection from your DVD. Just follow the tips below and learn how to copy a DVD on a Mac computer.

Make Backup Copies of Protected DVDs on Mac OS Using the Best DVD Copy Software

Still seeking for a professional program to clone a DVD on Mac? MacX DVD Ripper Pro will do you a favor. It is your ultimate solution for DVD archiving, which integrates with Mac DVD copy software and DVD ripper to make a perfect DVD copy for Mac users with 1:1 audio/video quality. You don't have to worry about those DVD protection as it can bypass CSS, Region Code, Sony ARccOS, Disney new Protection, etc and easily choose the right title before backing up DVD on Mac. Whenever you want to duplicate a DVD of newly released movie or make a copy of a wedding DVD for family members, it gives you a good option.

Why do you select MacX DVD Ripper Pro

1. Intuitive interface
The DVD decrypter Mac overmatching other DVD copy software is it is praised for the 100% clean, ad-free, virus-free andsleek UI. Even the beginner will be like a professor and finish the DVD backup process on Mac computer in just three steps without changing any parameter beforehand yet obtaining the optimal result, whether in qualtiy, speed or file size.

2. Four flexible DVD backup modes
This DVD ripper for Mac supports users to copy protected DVD and homemade DVD with selected audio/video tracks in single MPG, backing up full title covering all audio/video tracks. Meanwhile, it also enabels you to copy DVD to MKV with full title and even make 1:1 copy of DVD to ISO image so as to be playable with vlc player and easy burnt to dvd disc.

3. Lightning speed
The multi-core CPU and Hyper-threading technology ensure a 36X faster real-time conversion speed. Especially, the process to copy a 2-hour DVD movie on a Mac OS X is shortened to 5-10 minutes only, depending on your computer configuration.

4. Perfect balance between video quality and file size
The movie you copy or rip is of no quality loss, thanks to its high-quality engine. And you don't have to worry about the size. It's also a solid DVD compressor to shrink DVD on MacBook Air/Pro, iMac 5K with retian display, Mac Mini and more into a manageable file size on your Mac computer as well.

5. Additional awesome DVD ripping features
In addition to copy DVD to hard drive, it helps to convert DVD to MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV, M4V, MP3, AC3 and more and convert DVD to 300+ mainstream devices, covering iPhone, iPad, Samsung, HTC, Windows Phone, Google device, game consoles and more.

How to Copy a DVD on a Mac with the DVD Backup Software

Follow this step by step tutorial, you can clone any DVD, including latest movies on DVD, like Captain America: Civil War, Inside Out, Frozen, American Sniper, Big Hero 6, and more on Mac computer (macOS Mojave incl.) or Windows PC.

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Step 1: Free download DVD copy software on your Mac, install and run it. Load DVD by Clicking "DVD Disc" or "DVD Path" button.

Step 2: Choose "DVD Backup" button on Your Mac. In addition, MacX DVD Ripper Pro also helps to rip DVDs to a wide range of video formats like MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI etc

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

Step 4: After finish the above steps, click the "RUN" button to start copy DVD you want on Mac computer. You can view the backup progress and are able to cancel it at anytime.

Note: If you don't want to have an exact copy of your DVD on Mac but rather watching the DVD movie on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, you may also use this versatile DVD ripping program to convert DVD to iPhone (iphone 6 included), DVD to iPad Air 2/3, DVD to iPod, etc. For Windows users, you can creat DVD backup on Windows with MacX DVD Ripper for Windows.

After the DVD copy on Mac is finished, you can transfer the file to iPhone iPad with MacX MediaTrans. It is a quick and simple-to-use file transfer & manager tool that saves you a lof of hassle of using iTunes to sync video file. It also offers a handful of other good features, transfer music from iPhone to Mac, photos, eBooks, make ringtone for iPhone, and all these can be done in a few clicks.

How to Copy Homemade DVD with Mac's Disc Utility

1. put the DVD into your drive.
2. Check if you have enough hard disc space, preferably more than 5 gigs more for a smooth DVD copy on Mac.
3. Open the Disk Utility and wait until the DVD shows up in the window and click on it once to select it.
4. Go to the File menu, select New and hit New Disk Image from DVD name.
5. Name the new image and select a folder to save the DVD from the Save As dialog box.
6. Set the image format and encryption to None, then click Create and OSX will create the image file with a .cdr extension.

Note: The adoption of Mac's Disk Utility doesn't work for all DVDs. It is only applied for the homemade or non-protected DVDs, which you made using iDVD, for example. To copy protected DVD using Mac OS X's Disk Utility may be a crash, but you would turn to best DVD ripper for Mac, MacX DVD Ripper Pro to complete the process. Plus, if you are using the newest Mac like iMac 5K, Macbook Air/Pro, please take advantage of an external DVD driver to read the disc.

Notice: We only advocate copying and ripping DVDs under the concept of Fair Use and do not 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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