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How to Copy A Protected/Homemade DVD on A Mac to DVD/Hard Drive


It's a daily job to make a copy of a DVD on Mac to safeguard it against any damage and enjoy the movie video on iPhone iPad Android phones and tablets. It's simple that many DVD ripper for Mac software has offered the answer. To make it easier, here we share a detailed guide on how to copy a DVD on a mac, which covers the most-frequently asked questions about DVD duplication, including how to make backing up DVDs (unprotected homemade and protected commercial) on Mac in original quality with the best mac DVD copier, whether you need to make a perfect 1:1 replica of a disc or save to Mac hard drive.  

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How to Copy Protected DVD on Mac Effortlessly

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• 1:1 copy DVD to ISO image, MKV, MPEG2 on Mac (High Sierra/El Capitan/earlier).
• Backup DVDs protected with Disney Fake, Sony ARccOS, UOP, CSS, RCE, etc.
• World's no.1 fast speed with hardware acceleration tech.
• 4 DVD Copy modes. 5 min only to copy a full-length DVD.
• Rip protected DVD to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, H264, MP3, iTunes, etc.
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[Homemade DVDs] How to Copy a DVD on a Mac - Non-Protected

"I have homemade DVD discs with video footage of weddings, christenings, holidays etc. I now want to make copies of these dics to another DVD, but I'm newbies and don't know how to realize this. Someone said I need to make a DVD replication. It all sounds so easy but I just don't know any DVD copy software for Mac that will allow me to do this."

There are many Mac DVD copiers, though don't live up with their claims to rip copy protection DVD, do an excellent job to copy DVD to computer as long the disc is not copy-protected. For mac users who want to backup and copy a homemade DVD to hard drive, you can rely on a variety of programs, like MacTheRipper or Handbrake. Below we take the popular Handbrake as an example to show you how to use HandBrake to save a copy of DVD movie on Mac, for non-protected homemade discs.

How to Copy A DVD on A Mac

1Free download the DVD copying software on your iMac 5K, MacBook, MacBook Air/Pro etc. The latest version works on 64-bit Macs running OS X 10.6 or later.

2Now insert the disc to DVD drive and launch HandBrake. Once the scan is complete, HandBrake chooses what it thinks is the main title, but you can click the pop-up menu next to Title and choose the item you want to encode.

3Choose a preset. Choose a preset you'd like to rip DVD to, like an iPhone or an Android tablet.

4Once you pick your preset, there are a few settings you might want to tweak, depending on your specific needs. When you're all set, click the Start button to copy DVD content to your Macbook or iMac.

[Commercial DVDs] How to Copy DVD on macOS (High Sierra incl.)- Copy Protected

After we have talked about how to make a replica of a homemade disc on Mac, let’s look at the copy protected commercial DVDs. If you want to rip movies out of DVD to your mobiles, or want to make a copy of a DVD on Mac to stay away from the physical discs, you may encounter problem. This is because your bought DVDs are normally placed with certain protection measures, like a movie disc from Disney, Paramount, 20th Century etc.

The copy protections make it trickier to deal with the discs because most free tools will crash or make mistakes like Handbrake can't identify the right, Video/Audio out of Sync etc. So how to copy a region-locked or other severely encrypted DVD on a Mac successfully? MacX DVD Ripper Pro has an easy solution.

This programs makes it easy to copy encrypted DVD to blank discs on macOS as:
▶ Work seamlessly on High/Sierra/Sierra/El Capitan/Yosemite or earlier macOS;
▶ Duplicate standard 9GB DVDs or others, be it a homemade or commercial DVD protected by any DVD copy protections (CSS, region code, Sony ARccOS, Disney X-project protection etc), it's the world's first tool that can copy 99-title movies, UDF/non-UDF formatted discs, latest-released DVDs and any other types;
▶ Powered by unique level-3 hardware acceleration tech, it stands as the fastest software for DVD ripping and copying. E.g., it takes less than 5 minutes to copy a 2-hour full-length DVD into ISO image and even faster for main title copy. It is ideal for those who has a massive DVD collection;
Copy DVD 1:1 ratio into ISO iamge/MPEG-2 for burning onto blank disc, also convert DVD to Mac supported MP4/MOV/M4V files or other popular formats like AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, MPEG4, H264, MP3 and more.

How to Copy DVD on Mac to DVD/Hard Drive - Protected/Unprotected

How to Copy A DVD on A Mac

1Free download MacX DVD ripper Pro. Import DVD movie and launch it. Then click "DVD Disc" to load the disc.

2Choose a mode you want to copy DVD on Mac (MacBook Air/Pro, iMac 5K, Mac Mini etc) to. There are three modes you can go:
1. To backup DVD to hard drive, you can choose any widely used format like DVD to MP4, AVI, MOV, MPEG, MP3, etc from the list.
2. To rip DVD to iPhone iPad Android on Mac, you can either choose one of the device supported formats as per the guide above, or select the device directly from the list if you don't want to bother.
3. To copy DVD to DVD on Mac, go "DVD Backup" from option list and select "Clone DVD to ISO Image" mode. Then you can burn ISO image to DVD with iDVD or other DVD burner.

3Select an destination folder to save the digital copy of the DVD movie ripped on Mac by clicking "Browse" button.

4Click "Run" to start the DVD copy Mac process with this DVD copying software for Mac. You are free to copy any new movies DVD this way.

Tips: For those who learn how to copy a DVD on a Mac for watching on iPhone iPad, they can resort to MacX MediaTrans, a file transfer tool that delivers a way much easier and faster than iTunes to transfer DVD movies to iPhone iPad etc. The iPhone transfer can move iTunes purchased content, converted DVD movies, music, recorded video, ringtones, playlists, photos and more media files in batch between iPhone iPad mobile devices and computer as well.

How to Copy a DVD on a Mac with the Built-in Mac Disk Utility

For Mac users, the built-in feature Disk Utility is a useful tool that allows copying CDs and DVDs and creating virtual images of physical discs other than those DVD copy software for mac. Note Disk Utility will NOT work for all DVDs, namely most commercial DVDs with copy-protection mechanisms disk duplication are not applicable and the output file is virtual image only. Below is a simple guide:

How to Make A Copy of A DVD on Mac

1Insert the DVD in DVD drive. Click "Applications," then click "Utilities" and select "Disk Utility."

2Click on the icon for the DVD in the left-hand pane. Click "File," then click "New" and select "New Image from [your DVD's name]". Type a name for the image and select "DVD/CD Master" under "Image Format." Click "Save" to create the disc image. After copy DVD to computer in image file, take out the original DVD.

3Click on the name you chose for the disc image, then click "Burn" at the top of the window. Insert a blank DVD and click "Burn" to copy the image to a DVD on Mac.

Note 1: Note that not all Macs have hard drive. How to save a solid copy of the whole disc on Mac Macbook, MacBook Air Retina, MacBook Pro or iMac 5K with no drive? You will need to get an external DVD drive first.

Note 2: It's worth noting that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and most media companies argue that commercial DVD copying and ripping is illegal and you shouldn't copy or convert any bought DVDs and Blu-ray Discs for any reason.

Notice: We only advocate using this DVD ripper to copy and rip DVDs under the concept of Fair Use and users are not encouraged to reproduce or distribute any illegal copyrighted content. Please abide by the local DVD copyright law before doing it.

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All-around DVD copping software for Mac

MacX DVD Ripper Pro is able to painlessly copy any DVD on mac, homemade or commercial 3D/Blu-ray DVDs protected by any DVD copy protections.

• Rip protected DVDs: Support class and new DVDs with Disney Fake, Sony ARccOS, CSS, Region Code, etc.
• DVD backup: Copy DVDs to ISO image or a single MPEG-2 file; backup DVD with original video/audio quality in a few minutes.
• Rip DVD to iPhone iPad Android devices: Able to rip and convert DVD to iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPad mini 4/Air 2, iPod, iMovie, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+/Note 5, etc.
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