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How to Rip DVD with Handbrake for Mac El Capitan Alternative (incl. Mojave )

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The Mac OS X El Capitan got an update to 10.11.4 that was announced in Apple's 2016 March Event, which keeps the whole world exciting with improvements in stability, compatbility and security, yet you only find handbrake won't work on Mac El Capitan, after the upgrade. Are you in urgent need of a Handbrake alternative? Why? Three "not support" explains: not support being compatible with Mac El Capitan well; not support ripping the newly updated encrypted DVDs like Disney Moana, etc since El Capitan's new security system, "System Integrity Protection", removes libdvdcss that's said to decrypt CSS; not support the self-made DVD uploading to Youtube, Facebook, and other video sharing sites for fun. Undoubtedly, it's time for you to find an alternative to Handbrake for Mac El Capitan/Mojave to tackle the issues mentioned above.

Download Handbrake for Mac Alternative to Rip DVD to MP4 MOV on Mac

Then what is the ideal Handbrake alternative for Mac El Capitan users? Here we strongly recommend you MacX DVD Ripper Pro, which is a professional and easy-to-use DVD ripper for Mac. With simple operation and Mac OS X 10.11/10.12/10.13/10.14 compatible traits, it's second to none to rip DVD to MP4, AVI, FLV and MOV, etc, making it greatly fulfill the DVD copying and ripping process for both amateurs and professionals. What's more, it is regarded as the best Handbrake alternative for Mac El Capitan/macOS Mojave because of its powerful DVD encryption removal tech, DVD backup modes and 1:1 lossless DVD ripping quality.

Comparing with Handbrake Mac version, MacX DVD Ripper Pro owns many advantages as shown in following review:

MacX DVD Ripper Pro


Input options

DVD, ISO Image, DVD Folder, DVD Media

DVD only

Output video/audio formats

100+ (rip DVD to MP4, FLV, AVI, WMV, MOV,  and 8 other mainstream formats)

2 (MKV and MP4(M4V)  )

Sharing-sites options

Support to rip DVD for uploading to YouTube, Facebook, etc


Phones, Tablets, Game Consoles

420+ (rip DVD to iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/6 Plus, iPad Air 2, Samsung Galaxy S9, PS4 and other hot gadgets)

No (Only MP4, MKV and H.264 videos can be played on portable devices)

Copy protection circumvention

Supportive (rip CSS encrypted DVD, rip DVD with Region Code 1-6, rip Disney DVD, rip Hollywood DVD, etc that are encrypted with Sony ArccOS, Disney X-project protection, etc)

unable to rip copy protected DVD due to the removal of libdvdcss from El Capitan/macOS Sierra, even with the aid of VLC

Output file size



DVD ripping speed

1/2 hr-



No DVD burning feature

1. No valid source found while ripping DVD
2. fix Handbrake VLC 2.0 problem
3. Handbrake no title found
4. handbrake error reading from dvd
5. Handbrake large file size
6. Handbrake cannot rip DVD to AVI
7. Handbrake Won't Rip DVD Movies
8. Handbrake doesn't rip whole movie
9. Handbrake won't scan DVD
10. Handbrake Rip DVD to M4V

The above head-to-head review reflects comments from customers, testers and reviewers, and you can easily figure out the better one to rip protected DVD on Mac El Capitan, esp. when you cast an eye on ripping encrypted DVD and ripping DVD for Youtube sharing. It's also superior in ripping time and output formats and size, serving as a better handbrake for Mac.

How to use Handbrake Alternative to Rip and Convert DVD on Mac OS X El Capitan/macOS Mojave?

As told before, what you need is the right Handbrake for Mac El Capitan/macOS Mojave - MacX DVD Ripper Pro (for Windows OS users, free download MacX DVD Ripper Pro for Windows). Now we will show you how to easily convert DVD with this handbrake alternative for Mac OS X 10.11/10.12/10.13/10.14 to whatever formats you prefer:

best handbrake alternative to rip DVD on El Capitan

1Free download this top Handbrake alternative on Mac OS X El Capitan/macOS Mojave, and then fire it up. You can load DVD by clicking "DVD Path" button with DVD movie or DVD folder.

2You can choose the output format as MP4, FLV, MPEG, AVI, etc. for watching on some particular video players, such as VLC, QuickTime, 5KPlayer, etc.; or for uploading to YouTube or other hot video sharing sites.

3You can choose a destination folder on your Mac to save the converted new DVD movies by clicking "Browse". Then click "RUN" button to start ripping with this best DVD ripper 2017.

4 After the DVD ripping, you can playback it in the targeted format immediately or do extra editing, such as add watermarks and effects to the video with iMovie or Windows Movie Maker, thus a new customized video is born.

TIP: This best DVD ripper for El Capitan not only can rip encrypted DVDs, it also can rip DVD with original high quality on Mac El Capitan/macOS Sierra. If you want to watch the converted DVD contents on mobile devices, you can rely on MacX MediaTrans iOS mobile transfer which can effortlessly transfer video to iPhone iPad iPod. Besides, it is also able to export photos from iPhone to Mac, move music from computer to iDevices, manage eBooks on iPhone and more.

Note: The software developer calls for copying or ripping DVD under the concept of Fair Use and does 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. 10, 2018

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