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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 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 copy DVD mac (MacBook Pro/Air, iMac 5K, Mac Mini more), including how to copy DVD on Mac, unprotected homemade or protected commercial, with the best mac DVD copy software to DVD/hard drive/computer in original quality.  

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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 copy DVD to DVD discs (make copies), but I'm newbies and don't know how to copy DVD Mac. Someone said I need to copy DVD on Mac then burn it on to a new disc. 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 copy programs, though don't live up with their claims to rip and copy protection DVD, do an excellent job to copy DVD to computer as long the disc is not copy-protected. To backup and copy a homemade DVD on Mac to DVD or hard drive, you can rely on a variety of DVD copy programs for Mac, like MacTheRipper or Handbrake. Below we take the popular DVD copy software for Mac Handbrake as an example to show you how to use HandBrake to copy DVD on Mac (Sierra/El Capitan/Yosemite incl.), well, for non-protected homemade DVD discs.

How to Copy A DVD on A Mac

1To make a copy of a DVD on Mac with HandBrake, free 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 DVD disc to copy on Mac into the DVD drive and launch free DVD ripper for Mac 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 copy DVD Mac 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 to computer (MacBook Air/Pro, iMac 5K, Mac Mini etc).

[Commercial DVDs] How to Copy DVD on macOS (Sierra/El Capitan)- Copy Protected

After we have talked about how to copy a non-protected DVD on a 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 in copy DVD Mac. 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 copy DVD to computer because most of the online DVD copy software for mac will crash or make mistakes like Handbrake can't identify the right, Video/Audio out of Sync etc. Therefore the same copy protection is a problem that Mac DVD ripping software must overcome in order to copy DVD to DVD/hard drive on Mac. So how to copy a DVD on a Mac if it is copy protected? MacX DVD Ripper Pr has an easy solution.

This programs makes it easy to copy encrypted DVD to blank discs on macOS as:
▶ This top DVD copy software for Mac works seamlessly on Sierra/El Capitan/Yosemite or earlier Mac OS;
▶ It can copy any DVD to DVD on mac, be it a homemade or commercial 3D/Blu-ray DVD protected by any DVD copy protections (CSS, region code, Sony ARccOS, Disney X-project protection etc), it's the world's first Mac DVD copy software that can copy 99-title movies, UDF/non-UDF formatted discs, latest-released DVDs and any other types;
▶ Powered by Intel's QSV hardware acceleration tech, it stands as the fastest software to copy DVDs on Mac. 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's the ideal DVD to DVD copy software for those who has a massive DVD collection;
▶ The DVD copy software can not only copy DVD 1:1 ratio into ISO iamge/MPEG-2 for burning onto blank disc, but 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 the best DVD copy software for Mac. Import DVD movie and launch the DVD ripper. 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 copy DVD to hard drive, you can choose any widely used format like copy DVD to MP4, AVI, MOV, MPEG, MP3, etc from the list.
2. To rip and copy DVD Mac 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 users to copy CDs and DVDs and create 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 on how to rip DVD on Mac using Disk Utility:

How to Make A Copy of A DVD on Mac

1Insert the DVD to backup and copy to Mac 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 with the free DVD copy software for Mac. 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 copy DVD 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 copy Mac 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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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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