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Best Free DVD Converter for Mac that Works 100% with CSS Copyright Protection

If you've ever embarrassed with DVD rip erros using some free DVD converter for Mac software, you are in the right place. MacX Free DVD Ripper is shared for you to convert and digitize any protected DVDs to MP4, MOV or so on Mac with 100% successful rate.

By Bella Brown to DVD converter, encryption|Last updated on Nov 16, 2018

Amid a decline in worldwide PC shipments, Apple's Mac sales have held steady, according to new PC shipping estimates from Gartner. Thus, there appears more related applications for Macintosh computers to address more and more Mac users' needs. Among them, free DVD converter software for Mac is a typical case. Mac users have no need to envy Windows users for their multiple choices in DVD conversion. Now, you also have dozens of options to choose from, not only the common Handbrake, MacTheRipper, or DVD Shrink for Mac, but more excellent rising stars.

In this post, we're going to introduce the solid Mac DVD converter freeware, which can compensate what those tools can't do. If you're still frustrated with the failure in DVD decryption, choppy rips, DNLA errors, unknown media type errors, or ridiculously slow DVD conversion, try the following free DVD converter for Mac.

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MacX DVD Ripper Mac Free Edition

MacX DVD Ripper Free Edition is a 2-in-1 free DVD converter for Mac that can free rip DVD to digital formats for playback on iPhone iPad Android with flawless DVD quality and also a DVD decrypter to skip encryption tech from DVD disc.

Pros: Circumvent CSS, Region Code, UOPs, and other common encryption techs from DVDs and free convert DVD to MP4, MOV, iTunes ProRes, MP3, etc without 3rd party application or codecs.

Cons: If you need to free copy DVD or backup DVD to ISO image, MPEG-2 file, you need to look somewhere else.


With an intuitive interface, you will find the whole DVD disc to digital conversion is just a child's play. After launching this software, you will be greeted with three input options: DVD disc (homemade & commercial), DVD Folder and ISO image. You can freely choose the input files grounded on your personal condition.

After DVD files loading is finished, this free DVD converter software for Mac will automatically detect the correct title of the DVD movie and then tick it in the front box. Followed by a click on "RUN" button, and it literally takes less than 3 seconds to start to rip DVD free on Mac.

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DVD Decryption

Maybe you're curious about the DVD decryption procedure. Ok, actually this will be done before DVD converting process. You just can't see and feel it. Without any 3rd-party DVD decrypter help, this Mac DVD converter freeware can automatically get rid of the anti-piracy encryption tech from commercial DVDs, no matter the protection in Sony DVD, Paramount DVD, Warner Bros DVD, Lionsgate DVD, Disney DVD, beachbody DVD or Japanese AV DVD.

In a bid to ensure a higher success rate in DVD decryption, you're suggested to tick "Safe Mode" when you free rip protected DVDs like bad sector copy protection in workout DVD, etc. Though the DVD ripping speed will be affected, it becomes more smooth during the DVD decrypting and conversion process.

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Output Format

As for the output format, you can find more output profiles than Handbrake and DVD Shrink offered. This free DVD converter Mac lets you free convert DVD to MP4, MOV, M4V, iTunes ProRes, Apple TV, MP3, AC3, etc. formats so as to extend your viewing options to iPhone, iPads, Android, tablets, Roku box, game consoles, etc. - quite nice when you're travelling or on a trip.

Certainly, granted that you're disposed to directly rip DVD to iPhone iPad Android, you can try its advanced version - MacX DVD Ripper Pro, which provides you with 350+ programmed profiles for iPhone 7/Plus/SE/6s/Plus/6, iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4/Air 2, Galaxy series, Sony, Huawei, HTC, Nokia, Microsoft, Surface Pro 4, Google Pixel, Motorola, Xbox One, PS4, Zune, etc.

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Edit DVD

Different strokes for different folks. Every user has different needs for the same DVD movie. This free DVD ripper for Mac gives you much freedom to customize your output DVD movies. To hearing impaired users who really need the subtitles, you can rely on the best DVD ripper for Mac to choose the built-in subs with multiple languages or add external SRT subtitle to DVD for foreign movie.

For those who plan to cut off the commercials or the opening prelude, you can use the "Trim" feature. And in case you require to remove the unwanted black borders to better fit your device aspect ratio, you take advantage of "Crop & Expand" featue to reach your goal. And the movie Flip and Rotate funtions are also available for you. You can specilize your movie at random.

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Speed & Quality

There are some DVD Shrink users on forum.macrumors saying that the DVD Shrink takes between 30m to 1hr to complete each DVD ripping. They can't imagine how much time it will take when it comes to their 700 DVD discs. That's quite off-putting, right? Thankfully, this DVD converter Mac freeware help you solve the speed problem.

With hyper-threading tech and muitl-core CPU (up to 8) utility, it can make full use of your CPU cores on your Intel i3, i5, i7 computer, assigning once one-core workload to 8 cores to accomplish simultaneously. Maximize your DVD ripping speed up to 36X real time.

And thanks to de-interlacing tech and High Quality Engine, this free DVD ripper can live up to its promise to give you a lossless output video quality.

output quality & speed

MacX DVD Ripper Mac Free Edition delivers on its basic promise: free rip and convert DVDs. It does in a manner that is simple to use, fast in speed and flawless in output quality. It even works 99.99% with most DVD encryption. However, if you need to rip DVD to MKV VOB FLV AVI AVCHD WMV and 1:1 backup DVD to ISO image, MPEG-2 file with 100% work for DVD anti-piracy protection, only its MacX DVD Ripper Pro is worth your consideration.

It has the largest number of output video formats in the world - rip DVD to MKV MOV MP4 H264 H265 AVI VOB MP3 AC3 DTS and more, backup DVD with main/full title and convert DVD to any mobile device with 350+ profiles. What's better, it can 100% work with any DVD copyright protection, no matter any type of DRM from Hollywood DVDs or the protection from workout DVD, beachbody DVD, yoga meditation DVD or AV (Japanese) DVD. And it's enhanced with Intel Quick Sync Video hardware acceleration to speed up DVD to digital (H264 codec) conversion up to 250-320 FPS, 5 mins to finish the DVD conversion task!

Tips: If you want to watch converted DVD on iPhone iPad, you are recommended to turn to top-rated file transfer software, MacX MediaTrans, which allows you to transfer DVD movies from Mac to iPhone without iTunes sync in a blazing fast speed. And it can also remove Apple FairPlay DRM from iTunes purchased M4V movies, TV shows, M4P audio books, M4P Apple Music, etc. and sync iTunes purchases from iPhone iPad iPod to Mac, hard drive, Android phone/tablet, game consoles, Rokubox, Plex, smart TV, VLC player for limitless playback.

Note: this software developer only allows users to remove DVD copyright protection and convert DVDs for legal personal use. Do Not rip DVDs for any piracy, illegal distribution or other illegal activity. Do Not impair other's legal benefits.

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