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DVD to MKV Ripper - Rip Protected DVD Movies to MKV, iPhone, iPod, iPad on Mac


MKV, short for Matroska Video, aims to become the standard of multimedia container format. MKV is regarded as the best format to backup DVD movies because:
1. MKV holds all audio, video and subtitle streams in a single movie file.
2. MKV is open source and free. By ripping DVD to MKV format, you can play the movie on any media player or mobile devices as long as it contains the codec pack.
3. MKV is flexible, allowing you to get the desired video, audio and subtitle tracks.
4. MKV packages the DVD content without en-decoding and therefore the lossless video quality is retained. While ripping DVD to other formats, many of them do not deliver high quality after ripping. The image even gets blurry. Since an ordinary DVD movie is often 7-8 GB in size, if we convert DVD to FLV, MP4, AVI video formats, the size would be only hundreds of MB. This is because the code compress process would destroy or ditch most of unimportant data.

Best Free DVD to MKV Ripper for Mac OS X (macOS Big Sur incl.)

The best way to keep the balance between size and quality is ripping DVD to high-quality MKV. And such task can be done with a DVD to MKV ripper. But chances are you may be bogged down to the DVD rip errors (see Handbrake won't scann DVD) and plagued with as many as 99 titles, leaving common MKV DVD rippers nothing to choose or even crash at the end.

Never is the case with MacX iMKVmaker. The reason why choose iMKVmaker is that the DVD to MKV ripper is built in a unique DVD analysis engine which will automatically choose the right title from the copy protected DVD before ripping and assist you to rip DVD movies to MKV in smaller size yet keeping high quality with crisp image and excellent sound. Furthermore, MacX iMKVmaker also allows you to rip DVD to MP4 and transfer DVD to iPhone, iPod, iPad on Mac OS.

How to Make MKV from DVD with the DVD to MKV Ripper for Mac

Step 1: Import DVD File.
At the outset, free download DVD to MKV ripper and launch it on your Macbook Air/Pro, iMac etc. Add DVD or Video_TS folder to MKV for conversion. Or run the program first, and Insert DVD into your DVD-ROM. The DVD will be detected automatically.

Step 2: Choose MKV as the output format.
If you just want to rip DVD to MKV MPEG-4 by default settings, just click the "RUN" button to begin the DVD dics to MKV ripping conversion.

Step 3: Select audio and subtitle track (optional).
This is especially helpful for those whose mother language is not English. You just need to click the adjusting button on the right of each title.

Rip DVD to MKV on Mac

Step 4: Select Output File Destination.
Select Output Folder. Specify an output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the "Output target" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.

Step 5: Start DVD to HD MKV Conversion.
After finish the above steps, click the "RUN" button to start conversion, you could view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime.

With the user friendly interface, the free DVD ripper for Mac provides us easy to use and fastest DVD ripping experience and high output quality since it holds all Video/Audio/Subtitle tracks and pass-through the current title to MKV file format. So the converted MKV files have a sharp image and superb quality, almost the same as the original.

Besides iMKVmaker, there is an advanced edition available, MacX DVD Ripper Pro, which works with all new DVD movies and supports most popular output video formats, like MP4, H.264, HEVC, AVI, FLV, MPEG, MOV, MKV, Video TS, MPEG-2 as well as 400 + portable devices or applications, including iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV, Galaxy, iTunes, QuickTime, etc. Advanced functions like parameter setting, DVD video trimming, level-3 hardware acceleration, etc will smooth the DVD to MKV ripping process. After you have ripped DVD discs to MKV, you can of course play MKV on Mac computer like Macbook Air/Pro, iMac etc.

Author: Bella Brown | Updated on Dec. 5, 2018

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